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What to Do When Hard Times Come

“The diamond cannot be polished without friction, nor the man perfected without trials.” Anonymous One of the best ways I learn, is by watching others walk through life. I am grateful for the godly group of women with whom I pray with. Ob


“When life is sweet, say thank you and celebrate. And when life is bitter, say thank you and grow.” Shauna Niequist Life is bittersweet. It’s full of bitter moments and sweet ones. The bitter instances make the sweet ones sweeter. H


“We can always choose to perceive things differently. You can focus on what’s wrong in your life, or you can focus on what’s right.” Marianne Williamson The scene in II Chronicles, chapter twenty, did not paint a pretty pictur

Hand in Hand

“God incarnate is the end of fear; and the heart that realizes that He is in the midst…will be quiet in the midst of alarm.” F. B. Meyer As a sensitive little girl, hurtful comments at the dinner table would send me running to my ro

Life is Difficult

“Troubles are often the tools by which God fashions us for better things.” Henry Ward Beecher The simplest statements are often the most profound. Several years ago the opening sentence of M. Scott Peck’s book, The Road Less Travele