“How could church people be so mean?” I thought to myself. Just a few hours earlier, my pastor-husband had been told to turn in his resignation. Now, I was the sole supporter of our little family of four with only a part-time job. Bitterness and anger raged inside of me. I vowed, “I will never forgive the men who did this to us.”
When we fall, we must choose whether or not to say, “Help, I’ve fallen and I can’t get up.” It’s not a sign of weakness to ask for help. Did you know there are ways to increase your chances of survival in a fall, even if it is accidental (like from scaffolding around a building project) or recreational (as in the case of an adventurous skydive)? In the same way, you and I can learn to thrive after we slip and fall in the trials and challenges life brings. These lessons, when applied, can prepare us for the times when life knocks us flat on our faces. We know that it’s not a matter of if but when we fall.
We don’t have to be victimized by our past, held captive to our thoughts or imprisoned by how others perceive us. Trusting God moves us ahead unhindered; our progress becomes secure as we apply God’s Word to our circumstances and allow Him to move us from deception to truth.
I am Sheryl Giesbrecht. I am a woman, wife, mother, daughter, employee, writer, speaker, friend, mentor, runner. These titles describe things I do and relationships I have, but they do not describe who I really am. I am a
Success is not possible with shortcuts. Accomplished people work hard with discipline and grace, plus a lot of prayer.
“Therefore we do not lose heart, though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by
Are you an extrovert? You like to be the life of the party, right? Or would you prefer to be behind the scenes? (Introverts are the ones who usually plan the party. LOL!) People are different—in their personalities and
“Take your vitamins, watch your diet, exercise regularly.” I remember my mom’s stern voice giving these directions. How harsh these words of advice seemed at the time. Yet, now I realize her instructions and guidelines were filled with godly wisdom
Love this refreshing advice from Kay Arthur, inspired by 2 Timothy 2:15: “Be diligent to present yourself approved to God as a workman who does not need to be ashamed, accurately handling the word of truth.”
3 Goals for Life
Happy New Year!
How’s it going? By now some of us have tried and failed to implement new habits. Have you felt frustration, guilt, shame? Hey, I’m an over-achiever with high goals, and I get frustrated when I miss
So how is it going achieving your New Year’s goals? We are just a few days into 2016. Have you been successful? So-so? Or #goalfail?
It makes a difference to ponder why we actually decide to make