CHALLENGES WOMEN FACE aka DEAR JULIE

Losing My Joy

Meeting Today’s Challenges Head-On!

December 15, 2015

Dear Julie: With the holidays upon us, the annual struggle with my kids is at the boiling point. They want so many things I can’t afford. I read stories about Christmas past, how children were content with one small gift because they understood the family didn’t

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The Promise of An End to Earthly Suffering. (And Then What?)

This morning, amid piles of furniture and clutter and dust, we cleared a spot in the living room and shared a bagel. Our house has been torn up for a week while installers finish the new floor. In the end, it will be worth it, but the days drag on.

Then I think of

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The Promise of Joy!!!!

My friends, today I refer you to Susanne Lakin’s wonderful post on the We CAN! blog at http://canblog.typepad.com/canbookmarketing/2009/12/my-entry.html#more. The post is called “Zoom Out” and it offers helpful insights on a promise from Psalm 30:5 which says “weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning.”

When do you find it hardest

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A Promise to Lift Your Spririts

They say that depression is highest around the holidays, especially Christmas. Having experienced a “low” over Thanksgiving, I now understand what a downer depression can be.

Could God ever want me to be depressed?Then where does depression originate?And what is the antidote for it?

Consider this: “The joy of the Lord is your strength” (Nehemiah

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A String of Selah Pearls – Psalm 49:14-15

Positioned gracefully across the Book of Psalms is a string of seventy-one pearls, lovely beads of wisdom followed by the admonition SELAH which means, “Pause, think on these things, meditate.”

Psalm 49:14-15 “Like sheep they are

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