Making Friends with Monsters

Making Friends with Monsters

How I Use Gratitude to Defeat Stress

I haven’t been coping very well lately. There has just been too much to stress about: stuff going on at work, uncertainty around next year, changes with jobs for both my hubby and my son, not to mention my daughter’s wedding in two short weeks. It has just been all too much, and...

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The Secret to Surviving Stress

The Secret to Surviving Stress

This week has been overwhelming. The steady waves of complicated life just seem to keep coming and coming and coming. It’s been relentless. Stuff going on at home, a really busy season at work, a friend’s cancer diagnosis. The list just seems to get longer and longer. I could go on, but you get the picture. You have your own relentless life and your own overwhelming list.

 

So, how do I deal with this well? I find myself wanting to withdraw, wanting to cry, wanting to give up, but having to keep going. The secret to surviving this season is...

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Is God Really Good?

Is God Really Good?

I work in Pastoral Care. In my first year in the job, four families in our church tragically had children die. I discovered that year how hard it was for me to just walk in the background of the pain that was around me. It was exhausting! I knew that without proper self care I would not last long in a pastoral care role. One of the keys I have found was finding in myself the confidence to truly believe that God is really good.

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