…Now is your time of grief, but I will see you again and you will rejoice, and no one will take away your joy.
John 16:22 NIV
Does life leave you feeling like you need a pick-me-up? Something delightful? Something that puts a smile on your face despite the circumstances you are dealing with in life right now?
I’ve tried retail therapy and chocolate. Ice cream soothes me too. But knowing I’ll be being broke and overweight doesn’t really delight my soul.
Last week one of our Peace after Divorce Workshop (Christian divorce support group) facilitators shared […]
Yesterday I had to have an MRI on my neck. If you’ve ever had an MRI you know it is an eerie experience. Being a bit claustrophobic, I found it helpful to keep my eyes closed as they slid me into the narrow tube.
Thank goodness the technician gave me a call button and talked to me through the speakers in the tube between tests. Okay, maybe I’m a wimp but lying still in a magnetic tube with loud boom, boom, boom, and cling, cling, cling sounds for 15 minutes is an intense and uneasy experience. I sang repeated verses of […]
Life was so stressful that I seemed to live with my fists clenched. It was how my body dealt with the tension. I knew I had the habit but still often found myself clenching my fists.
Divorce can do that to you. (As can so many things in life.)
I mentioned it to a pastor friend. He looked at his hand and clenched his fist just as he could see me clinching mine. “You’re not meant to go through life like this,” he said.
Slowly, he lifted his hands and opened his fingers palms up. He looked down at his palms and then […]
When your marriage has been a big part of your purpose in life you may feel useless or at least question your purpose when your marriage ends. An emptiness of purpose saps your energy and steals your joy.
You do have a purpose! God made you to be in relationship with him and he wants to empower you with purpose.
Because this is so important I have decided to give you a FREE reading from the Christian divorce recovery book Peace After Divorce.
Finding Purpose in Your Life
It’s in Christ that we find out […]
Dark skies and gray days leave us longing for the warmth and light of the sun. Too much time without the sun can leave us feeling down if not depressed. Likewise, the spin-off of divorce can color our days dark and gray leaving us feeling like we are in a constant shadow, hidden from the sun.
We cannot control all of the effects of divorce any more than we can control the weather. Things often just do not go our way. But how often do we choose to live in darkness when we could be walking in the light? How do […]