Perseverance

No Problem Too Big For God

No Problem Too Big For God

 

Jesus was in the stern, sleeping on a cushion.  The disciples woke him and said to him, "Teacher, don't you care if we drown?"  He got up, rebuked the wind and said to the waves, "Quiet!  Be still!"  Then the wind died down and it was completely calm.  He said to his disciples, "Why are you so afraid?  Do you still have no faith?" 

Mark 4:38-41

 

 

Imagine Jesus is standing in your home asking you the same questions.

"Why are you so afraid?  Do you still have no faith?"

How will you choose to answer Him?  The storm you're enduring is indeed rough and scary.  But what good will you do in sitting there allowing the worry to consume your every thought?  Don't let this trial you're facing destroy you.  Instead, put your faith in God.

Remember, there is no problem too big for God to handle.

 

 

 

 

 

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Reclaiming Your Spirit of Power When All Feels Lost

Reclaiming Your Spirit of Power When All Feels Lost

It's not very often we, as wives and moms, get the opportunity to receive sound advice or life encouragement from someone who really knows what they're talking about.  You know...from a professional.  Someone who knows, because they've been trained specifically on how to inspire and encourage us.

Well, today I'm very excited to introduce you to my good friend, Sharon Larson, of SharonTogether.com.  Sharon is a life coach whose mission is to help her clients discover how to be their best.   She knows just how to inspire you to be all God created you to be.

Beautiful.     Worthy.      Extraordinary.

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Statistics don’t ever make us feel better. Sure, it’s nice to know that you don’t stand alone in the unemployed list. 13.1 million U.S. citizens can join you. More than forty-two percent of those who are jobless have been so for over twenty-seven weeks. But it doesn’t really help to know this, does it?

To you, this is real life. It’s devastating. It’s heartbreaking, dream demising, budget altering, image compromising, fear inducing, and downright scary. Like ...

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Working Our Way Through Not Working

Working Our Way Through Not Working

It's often difficult to find others who are going through similar circumstances with which we can relate to or learn from.  Especially (and surprisingly so) with unemployment.  Sometimes it just helps to know there's another married couple out there going through the exact same thing.

So I'm excited to be able to introduce you to Suzanne Blair of Frugal Friends Network.  She and her husband experienced their own lengthy season of unemployment as well, and Suzanne agreed to share some of her story and some really helpful tips for Working Your Way Through Not Working.

After you read what Suzanne has to say, be sure to click over to Frugal Friends Network and check out their website.  It's a really great money saving resource.

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When my husband was laid off from work, it was during which time my daughter, Sierra, was passing away. It was a blessing in that he was able to be with me during that difficult time; however, due to medical bills and both of us having debt ...

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Facing Our Relatives During Unemployment

Facing Our Relatives During Unemployment

When my husband and I were going through our long journey of unemployment, one of the most difficult things we had to deal with was facing our relatives.

His parents boldly spoke their mind about the situation, often without thinking of how painful their words touched our already bruised egos.

My parents chose silence on the issue, which was equally painful in a passive aggressive sort of nature.   It was the "let's not talk about the giant elephant in the room because we strongly oppose the decisions you've made to deal with it," silence.

Honestly though, I don't know what we would have done without the support we were blessed with (both emotionally and financially) from our family.  Even though many days I wanted to avoid them at all costs, God continued to push me into their presence either in person or by phone.  Despite our personal embarrassment, they did comfort us.  Even though we felt like they were judging us, they did still care for us.

Can You Relate?

When we're facing a difficult circumstance in our life, God ...

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While We Wait…

While We Wait…

One of the ways my husband and I have kept communication open between us, and Christ at the center of our marriage has been through regularly reading a couples devotion together.   This time we share with the Lord has helped strengthen our spiritual bond with one another.  It has also played a huge role in our ability to persevere in faith through our lengthy season of unemployment.

A while back I posted about this very topic on my other blog, ChristianSuperMom.   I wanted to share it here too, because I think you will find it encouraging and uplifting.

The couples devotion book we are reading is this one.

 

15 Minute Devotions For Couples, by Bob and Emilie Barnes

I'm going to share an excerpt from this devotion that speaks volumes to the transformation that takes place as we wait patiently for God's timing.  When my husband and I read this, we had a very big "Aha!" moment.  I hope you will as well.

Here it is:

Not Yet

One day in ...

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