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Transitional Friday: Home is where Heart is

Transitional Friday: Home is where Heart is

For years I was unhappy with where I was living.  I did not want to be there.  I was fighting a spiritual battle, between what I wanted and what God wanted for my life. There were times when the situation weighted so heavily on my heart that it gnawed away at me and I became angry. Then a few months ago, God opened amazing doors for a new job in a new city an hour away. I realized during this…

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Transitional Friday: When God Answers Prayers

Transitional Friday: When God Answers Prayers

        I’ve discussed discouragement and waiting for God, but eventually He will answer? However, what happens once you finally have prayers answered? I’ve had prayers answered that showed me this was not God’s will for my life and took me down a dark path.  I’ve also had prayers answered that only God could orchestrate and proved this was God’s will for my life. Thank God for answered prayers Ask God if this is His will for my…

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Transitional Friday: Why Doesn’t God Answer My Prayer

Transitional Friday: Why Doesn’t God Answer My Prayer

For years I waited, longing and struggling to change and improve my circumstances and situation.  After leaving an abusive relationship, the journey to heal and recover took years. I wondered if I would ever find the person I’d lost along the path. I longed to be able to stand on my own two feet and to find a way to do this, but nothing seemed to be working. I wondered if God heard my cries and prayers!  Had He forsaken…

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Transitional Friday: 10 Lessons I learned from Job Searching

Transitional Friday: 10 Lessons I learned from Job Searching

          Even before unemployment kicked in, I spent two years searching for a position. Searching for a job is very overwhelming and frustrating. What I learned is: There are so many options it is overwhelming There are times when there seems to be no options to choose from Narrowing down a job position is essential Although I want to rush the process, the company has other concerns that can slow things Networking is essential Persistence pays…

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Transitional Friday: Psalms 121:7-8–The Lord Will Protect Us

Transitional Friday: Psalms 121:7-8–The Lord Will Protect Us

Last week, we discussed God’s protection as we watches over us.  This week we are again reminded of this promise. 7 The Lord will keep you from all harm— The Lord will watch over and protect His children from harm.  As we discussed last week, both known harm and unknown harm.  I personally can think of several harmful situations God has protected me from.     he will watch over your life; God doesn’t just watch over us for an hour or a day and…

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Creative Thursday: 5 Benefits of Collaborating with Others

Creative Thursday: 5 Benefits of Collaborating with Others

Often working together with a partner or team is a great way to open doors and stretch your creativity. Several reasons collaborating are beneficial: Brainstorming—when working together you’re able to bounce ideas off of one another and to brainstorm together.  You can both bring new ideas and slants that can be considered and discuss the pros and cons of what will work best, why and how. Networking—Collaborating with others offers networking opportunities that may not otherwise be available to you. …

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Transitional Friday: 10 Steps to Making a Decision

Transitional Friday: 10 Steps to Making a Decision

    Last week we discussed how much our decisions matter. Often when we’re in a transitional period, we don’t know which way to turn.  We often wonder what is the best path and how to decide. Here are a few tips, I’ve discovered the hard way: Pray about the situation and seek God’s will Pretend a friend came to you with this situation.  How would you advise a friend? Journal your thoughts and feelings about the situation. Make a…

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