Hope for the Hurting during the Holidays

How to have Hope while Hurting during the Holidays

As we prepare to celebrate Christmas and revel in the Holidays, I’m taking a moment to speak to those who are hurting in heartbreaking silence.  I want to encourage you to have hope during this time of the year and every day. Whether suffering from loneliness, heartbreak, or maybe you’ve lost a loved one around …

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Have you ever wanted to pray but just didn’t know what to say? Until words come, pray these two ways to stay close to God. You might be amazed at how God blesses you when you simply show up willing to listen to His voice.

How to Pray When Words Won’t Come

There are times in our lives when words fail us. Even in our walk with God we can find ourselves speechless. Have you been there? Have you ever wanted to pray but just didn’t know what to say? Maybe you’ve been through a difficult time and you’re wondering if God is still there? You try …

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Why Does God Allow Pain and Suffering?

 

Why does God allow pain and suffering?  As I mention on my “About me” page,  I was so confused every night as I lay in the hospital bed having suffered a massive stroke in the summer of 2010.  This is the question that I asked myself as I lay with my entire left side paralyzed in the hospital bed every night.  I was terrified, worried, and upset.

While going through the shock and denial of it all, I finally began to understand that there was a reason God allowed the stroke to occur. I know it sounds crazy but the stroke was the best thing that happened in my life!  I want to share with you 5 specific reasons that I God allows pain and suffering in our lives all of which I’ve experienced. I pray it will be encouraging and also a help to yourself or loved one when they are suffering.Why does God allow Pain and Suffering

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