The world needs the loud ones, Lord knows y’all keep me entertained, and are often the ones who push me to use the God-given quiet confidence I’ve got. But for the girls who prefer back porch sitting to front row dancing, a good conversation to a big celebration, and quiet bravery to loud boldness, the world needs you, too.
How often do we hide things because we are afraid of someone’s reaction? Are there times we lug our desires and dreams around, secretly hidden from anyone’s sight? When our children, friends, or others choose to share their pain, plans, or dreams what is our reaction?
Today, what are you expecting? I’ve come to expect a lot of things. As many of us prepare to send our kids back to school in the most unusual ways, we expect frustrations and unknown challenges. I’ve admittedly been dreading this year, and my attitude has shown it. The thought of my children spending one more minute alone on their Chromebooks makes me want to scream. At least it did, until God woke me up with two words: expect me.
How do we find a pace and rhythm that allows for maximum efficiency and makes the best use of what we’ve got to work with?
The world will always give us the opportunity to choose, this I know. God simply says we should choose life, and here’s what I’m learning that means.
If you feel like you don’t have the energy to do the things you need to do, much less do what you want to do, this is for you.
As a Bible study leader, if there is one question that I have been asked more than any other, it would be something along the lines of “I have a hard time understanding the Bible when I read it on my own, how do you make sense of it?” The truth is, the Bible actually has some helpful instructions to guide us in figuring out this particular puzzle, go figure!
Some are losing routines and lifestyle, others income and resources, and devastatingly some will have their earthly life come to an end at the hand of this thing. It all begs the question: with so much loss, what will be gained?
By: Gena Anderson This photo was taken the first day of a fun get-away to Vegas. My husband joined me for a work trip, and we were enjoying the experience, looking forward to the next few days. Funny how expectations can be so far from reality, especially when life takes an unexpected turn. The nextContinue reading “Experiencing Loss: permission to grieve”