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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: 9 Ways to Bounce Back from Failure

Transitional Friday: 9 Ways to Bounce Back from Failure

    There are times when no matter how much we try, we continuously face failure.  There have been several areas of my life, where nothing I’ve tried has succeeded.  I continue to face one failure after another.  Over time, this is enough to make anyone grow weary, frustrated, overwhelmed and even defeated. So how do you continue to move forward when nothing is working? Don’t Give Up—if you are pursuing a dream, never give up, no matter how much…

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Transitional Friday: When Change isn’t your Idea

Transitional Friday: When Change isn’t your Idea

Life throws us a curve ball at times and change is forced upon us.  This can be through the loss of a job, loss of a loved one, abusive relationship, natural occurrence, decision of another person, tragic accident and number other causes. So, how do you deal with change when it isn’t your idea? Cry—sometimes we just need to cry and express our pain.  There are times when there just aren’t words.  Mourn your loss—a loss is a loss, regardless…

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Transitional Friday: Ecclesiastes 3: 18-22, The Purpose of Life

Transitional Friday: Ecclesiastes 3: 18-22, The Purpose of Life

We are wrapping up our look at Ecclesiastes 3 and a season for all times. I also said to myself, “As for humans, God tests them so that they may see that they are like the animals—God tests us to show us that we have the beastly quality of animals and will prey upon others.  Surely the fate of human beings is like that of the animals—man is frail      the same fate awaits them both—their existence is temporary As…

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Creative Thursday: Worshiping God With A Creative Spirit

Creative Thursday: Worshiping God With A Creative Spirit

Often we think that we can only worship God through prayer and Bible study.  This is a great way to worship God and very important, but it’s not the only way to worship God.  There are some creative ways that we can also worship our Lord and Savior.   Journaling—journaling is very popular and you hear many people talking about journaling.  Journaling allows you to pour out your feelings on paper.  I often find that when I pray I can’t…

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Transitional Friday: For Everything There Is A Season

Transitional Friday: For Everything There Is A Season

In Ecclesiastes 3, we are told that for everything there is a season.  There are seasons of life that we love and seasons that we can’t wait to get finished with.  While we wait for the next transition, the waiting is often the most difficult aspect of our situation.  In our humanness we wonder what God is doing, why it’s taking so long and when He’ll be finished and life will be better.  At least, that’s what I wonder. So…

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