"Unforgiveness is like drinking poison and expecting the other guy to die." — Karen Jensen
Is it just me, or are there days when it just seems like everything’s wrong and nothing is right? Truthfully, I have had more than one day like that in my life. And here’s what I’ve learned over the years.
First, this too shall pass. Even though things seem to be crashing all around you, it’s all part of the devil’s plot to get your eyes off God and onto temporary life conditions. It’s a smoke screen! Today is not a life sentence, no matter what the devil says. If you are determined to stand on the Word and keep believing, this situation is temporary, subject to change in Christ.
Second, everything is not really wrong. I know, I know – it seems like it. But there are truly a LOT of great things going on in your life. Yes, right now! Take a moment to dwell on them. Write them down, even. Be thankful for the good things. It will help the bad ones fade into the background a bit.
Now, take a couple of deep breaths, and get proactive in the middle of all the H-E-double-toothpicks going on around you. Here are three things you can do when everything’s falling apart:
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MARCH 2016 This month was our second wedding anniversary! We celebrated multiple times, but one of those times was a wonderful lunch at the beautiful Philbrook mansion in Tulsa, then a stroll through the gardens (seen here). It wasn't quite warm that day, but it was sunny and warmer than Minneapolis, and we had a great time!
FEBRUARY 2016 One of the highlights this month was attending Winter Bible Seminar/Worldwide Homecoming at Rhema in the middle of the month and getting to see so many wonderful friends who came from all over the world! This picture is with Pastor Tracey Turner from Burlington, Vermont, where I was blessed to preach last fall. It was a great week in Tulsa!
JANUARY 2016 Happy New Year to one and all! We were blessed to see our little Dixie girl the first part of January, and take family pictures together. We also traveled to Oregon for my mom's funeral, where I delivered the eulogy. It was an honor to be part of celebrating her wonderful life, and a blessing to see so many family members.
Lots of people have asked me how Bob & I met, so here’s the story:
In June 2012 I was writing Why God Why? and I “just happened” to be writing about the grief process – how there are stages to go through if you’ve suffered loss, but how no one else can dictate how fast or slow, easy or hard, you go through each stage....
We just finished your Parenting DVD series in our church. I am so grateful for this teaching! The timing was perfect for my husband and me. At the end of each session I felt more encouraged and equipped in my role as a parent. I can do this! Having the worksheets that went along with the videos will be invaluable reminders of what was taught.
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