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What to Do When Tragedy Strikes

What To Do When Tragedy Strikes

When Tragedy Strikes

 

//  Have you ever had one of those weeks… or months… or years… when you CAN’T handle one. more. thing on your plate?

“This is enough now. I need relief.”

“I can’t do it anymore. God, You need to help me now.”

“I’m finished.”

We’ve ALL felt those emotions at one time or another, haven’t we?

  • Perhaps, like some of my friends, it’s been a week with sick kids and little to no sleep.
  • Perhaps, like another friend, you’ve just received an astronomical repair bill that you have NO way of paying.
  • Or maybe there are relationship tensions that are filling your life with unimaginable stress.   Read more

Slow and Steady Won the Race – Don’t quit!

//  “Slow and Steady won the race.”

Do you remember the story about The Tortoise and the Hare? How different would it have turned out had the tortoise chosen to have a real pity party instead of plodding away, step-by-step?

“It’s not faaaaaaair. My legs are too slow. My shell is too heavyyyy.”

Can you imagine?

“There are rocks in my waaaay.”

Can you see the path lined with forest animals gathered for the event? Go, rabbit! Go!

“Slow downnnnnn. You’re going too faaast.”

Perhaps the spectators would smile with pity at the cumbersome creature.

“I don’t waaant to.”

Or perhaps they’d roll their eyes at the pathetic underdog.

“I can’t do it.”

Either way, the tale wouldn’t have had the same impact, would it?

“I quit.”

Thank goodness, that wasn’t the moral of this story. Slow and Steady does indeed win the race.    Read more

10 Scriptures to Comfort Your Grieving Heart

10 Scriptures to Comfort your Grieving Heart

Yesterday, we lost a dear friend. A sister, co-worker, beautician, friend, wife, and a soon-to-be mommy. She was a beautiful soul, and our community has been rocked with shock and grief.

Natalie…

I’m sure when Martin kissed her goodbye yesterday morning, he didn’t expect it to be forever. I’m sure when the obstetrician saw her the day before that, he would’ve never dreamed it would be the last ultrasound. Twenty-five weeks along and their baby girl was thriving and growing. All was well.  Read more