I see the images. Kids walking single file. Hands grasping the shoulders in front of them.
I want to run to them, protect them, comfort them in their fear. Tell them they are safe, they are loved in the middle of this horrific and seemingly God-forsaken world.
Luke 2:1-20 (NIV)
It happens sometimes. Most years Christmas is a time of joy, filled with decorations and celebrations, gatherings and festivities. Still, there are some years my journey to the manger feels more lonely, more overwhelmed, more soul-weary, and saddle-worn than I could have imagined.
It was a routine procedure. Nothing to worry about.
It was the tipping point. The beginning of the fall. No, it wasn’t a crash, a sudden impact dive that you didn’t see coming. I saw this coming. I could feel it making its way toward me and yet, I was entirely helpless to stop it.
Have you ever experienced a broken place in your life? Ever walked through the loss of a relationship, physical or emotional abuse, depression, anxiety and felt your heart shatter into a thousand tiny little pieces before it burned into nothingness.
I am so privileged to share my testimony with Certified Life Coach and Speaker, Ginny Priz, alongside nine other amazing ladies who have experienced some of life’s greatest challenges and who have experienced God breathing new life and new hope into the driest, deadest places as only He can.
There is hope. There is a future. There is beauty that can arise from the ashes!
I pray you click over and watch these women as they share their hearts and their stories.
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Blessings and Merry Christmas!
It was an earlier night than usual. Thankful to be leaving the office ahead of schedule, I began to pull down the driveway and head for home. I still had a few minutes before the sun set. It was a warm, yet lovely evening.
Lately I feel like I’ve been running at full speed for, well it seems like forever, and I just hit a brick wall.
Do you ever have those times? Times when you’ve finished a project or season God called you to, and just in the moment when you are ready to dive headlong into the next mission, when you can feel the adrenaline pumping full-force through your veins, He calls you to rest.
Sometimes maybe dreams don’t come true.
I held tightly to Psalm 37:4b (NIV) that He will give you the desires of your heart. I had memorized that verse as a little girl and recited it faithfully as I dreamed of what my life would be.
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