My husband and I have been going through memorabilia from the past, including letters that we wrote to each other while dating. Would you believe that one year he was away at college, we wrote to each other every day? Re-reading those letters together has brought many a smile–and tear–to our hearts. Texts, e-mail messages, and social media posts have replaced much of the art of letter writing. And that’s sad to me. Because those represent time and sacrifice from the giver unlike any other gift. Loving words from the heart bleed gold, no matter how or when expressed. What …
Perfect is a matter of perspective. I get it. Every morning, I wake up refreshed. Okay, most mornings. Same objectives. The same desires. And the same hopes.
What do you do when you’re the leader, the teacher, the parent, the grandparent, the friend or the spouse–and you can’t seem to find the motivation or energy to encourage those under your care? Where do you find encouragement for yourself?
If we can believe and activate these truths about God, they will change us inside and out.
Is finding hope in impossible situations like Job loss, financial crisis, rebellious children, disappointments, rejection, unexpected illness, possible? Absolutely!