When My Poodle Looks at Me

When my beloved poodle looks at me, I feel like he’s saying, “You are really really loved! You are cherished, accepted, beautiful, my favorite person…and everything’s going to be okay!”

I believe that God says all these things to His children when He sees them. He loves each of us as if we were the only one. Continue reading “When My Poodle Looks at Me”

A Powerful Promise for the Broken Hearted

The LORD is close to the brokenhearted; he rescues those whose spirits are crushed. Psalm 34:18
I love that God makes a point to tell us in Psalm 34 that He is CLOSE to the broken-hearted. He didn’t have to tell us that. The Word already tells us that God is “with us.”
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Dear God, I Need Your Perspective

Dear God, I need your perspective. Things don’t make sense. I’m unsure what to do and which way to go. Help me see things from your perspective, and to trust you, even when I don’t understand. Thank you for loving me, and hearing my prayer. Fill me with your peace and joy, and guide me, as I go about my day. Amen

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Are You Tired of Feeling Sad? [12 Tips to Overcome Sadness]

I’m tired of being sad. I’m tired of being tired. What will I do?

When life losses its luster and disappointment weighs the heart, we typically struggle with feelings of sadness. Feeling sad isn’t bad or wrong. It’s a God-given emotion.  But when sadness lingers, it can be hard to endure.
So what do we do? 
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Happiness Tip [Believe God is Working All Things For Good]

“And we know that God works all things together for the good of those who love Him, who are called according to His purpose.” Romans 8:28

Happiness Tip #2: Believe that God works all things together for good

Heartache and tragedy are all around us. Just this week our hearts broke as we watched on the news images of Notre Dame Cathedral in flames. In moments of pain, we definitely need time to mourn. Grieving is healthy, and allows time to process our pain. One of the greatest truths to cling to during difficult moments is found in the Bible, in Romans 8:28: Continue reading “Happiness Tip [Believe God is Working All Things For Good]”