Have you ever experienced a hard place: times of confusion, fear, sorrow, loneliness? Relationships may fail; precious dreams die. Summers are scorching; winters appear bleak. Questions are asked; answers won’t come. Our circumstances vary, but we all go through them. If you find yourself between a rock and a hard place, here are 12 things to remember that can encourage you.
Sometimes the things we hold dear slip through our fingers like shifting sand. Life changes overnight, and fear wells up like an oil well about to spew. And you’re left, wondering. What happened? What now? When the future suddenly seems uncertain, where is your security?
When you’re feeling all stressed out and no place to go, how do you handle that stress? And if you’re tired of wearing the same stress-filled wardrobe, how can you change it? Here are five ways to help you redress your stress:
Reflections about 9/11 vary for all of us, depending on where we were, and how it affected us. But after all these years, one constant remains. From my own poetic reflections about 9/11, here is a backward look, as well as a forward look at those events: