When the hard times of life descend, leaving a trail of destruction, how do you deal with them? No matter who you are: blue collar or white collar, parent, grandparent, single or senior, writer or teacher, here are five ways to make hard times better:
Patience. We all want it–usually right now. What do you do when it’s not your best virtue? How can you develop more patience?
It’s not exactly a Bible promise we like–at least not at first. Who wants to boast of weakness? Power and strength are what enamor us, especially when the task is our idea. When we’re operating in our own strength, who gets the credit? But when God gives power in weakness, who gets the glory?
Good Intentions This year would be different. After all, gardens take work–and energy. I planned to minimize and maintain, nothing excessive this year. No need to buy new flowers. That’s why I planted perennials. It all started with five bags of mulch–one bag per rose. That should make a soft cushy bed for my new rose garden and an easy way to discourage weeds. Veggies from previous years, too deprived of necessary sun, lost their place to this heartier variety of Knock-Out® rose.
Who doesn’t need God’s strength? If you’re feeling weak and in need of a divine touch, here’s something for you to remember: