When you don’t feel like celebrating. When you’re filled up with grief, the blare of holiday cheer scraps the tender skin of our hearts. The juxtaposition of merry and bright slams into the ache of loss. Is there a place for mourning in the merry making that has become synonymous with Christmas?
Sweet friend, are you relying on your own efforts or the approval of others to affirm your value? Has your heart run dry from trying to meet your needs with everything and anything but Christ, our true source of life? Join me today as I share a story of how God reminded me I was relying on my own efforts.
Soul thriving is something we all want, and God desires for us to thrive in faith. I am so excited to introduce you to a new ministry for military gals, Planting Roots: Strength to Thrive in Military Life. I’m sharing today at Planting Roots, and this post fits right in with our Soul Strength series.
We search and inspect, looking for every flaw. We measure and count, grading and comparing that which is precious before GodAs if we are the judge and the jury. Truly, we are often kinder to others than to ourselves. What if I learn to let go of the standards I have defined for myself?
Soul, take time to recharge.
Take care of your soul, nurture yourself when you need it. Life is often a crazy, hectic race, and if you don’t pace yourself…no one else will. Know what I mean?
The world of a child is small–the neighborhood is the size of a universe. Somehow, the world expands and the challenges facing our children change. As each year passes, adulthood calls and the future opens. Together, let’s pray them forward into tomorrow, laying a foundation of faith that their steps may be firm.