Blog: grace

How To Feel Good When You’re Feeling Bad-by Heidi McLaughlin

Posted: December 9, 2018

We’re a generation that’s not good with feeling bad.  Yet there are those days or seasons where life just feels bad.  I’m not talking about a depression or severe anxiety that needs tender loving counselling or therapy; it’s the dailyness and sometimes ruggedness of a certain season. Like sadness or loss of something precious and valuable, or the month of December known as…Christmas. Christmas is difficult for many people.   Christmas is the season where you are supposed to feel good. We all want our life portrayed like the magical Holiday movies of people skating at Rockefeller Center, houses covered in lights and Christmas presents with huge, perfect bows. It’s the magic and pleasure we all hope to experience.  But sadness or grief confuses our expectations and priorities. On one hand we want all that goodness and fun, yet somehow it seems wrong and too much work. Both my husbands…

Posted in: adversity, alone, Beauty from the Inside Out, care, Christ, Christmas, could, death, decisions, Encouragement, Expectations, Faith, feeling bad, feeling good, Freedom from Busyness, gifts, God's love, grace, grief, happy, Hope, joy, Laughter, Overcoming Struggles, presents, shoud, should, trust

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There is nothing Whimpy about GRACE

Posted: August 10, 2015

There is nothing soft or whimpish about grace. It takes strength to smile with grace when someone offends us and makes us feel foolish or inadequate. It’s had to express grace when there is adversity and it feels like our whole world has been turned upside down. I find “grace” a hard word to understand. That is why today I am showcasing my friend Kathy Carlton Willis’s Bible Study GRIN WITH GRACE.  Kathy’s writing really hit a nerve in my heart. Her stories ring true and her wisdom can be trusted because she has lived this journey of grace. Kathy says, “While writing this series, I dealt with multiple health issues, surgeries, cancer and hospitalizations. At the same time, I moved to a different town, diving in to a new church ministry with my husband. Very little in life seemed familiar or comfortable. But God infused grace into each challenge and turned…

Posted in: adversity, Bible Study, grace, Kathy Carlton Willis, smile, weaknesses

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