How to Stay Resilient During a Blue Holiday Season

How to Stay Resilient During a Blue Holiday Season

Holidays are supposed to be “happy and bright,” right? But every year I hear from people for whom the holiday season is anything but that. This year, 2020, there are even more reasons to feel blue; a COVID-19 pandemic, a contentious political season, economic uncertainty. And you could add to that list for yourself. But it’s possible to stay resilient even during a blue holiday season.

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Are You Praying for a Miracle? Or for Magic?

Are You Praying for a Miracle? Or for Magic?

You pray and pray and wonder why your prayers aren’t answered. If God loves me, why doesn’t He answer me? Is it because He doesn’t care? Am I doing something wrong? Such questions are common, and they don’t make God upset with you. But a more helpful question often is, Are you praying for a miracle? Or for magic?

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Finding Breakthrough from Guilt as a Parent

Finding Breakthrough from Guilt as a Parent

When you’re hoping and praying for a breakthrough for your child, most parents struggle with a measure of guilt. If only you had done things differently, maybe your child wouldn’t be in the mess they’re in. Your head knows that’s only part of the story, but those thoughts may be the ones that keep you awake at night. It’s time to find breakthrough from guilt as a parent.

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Are You Hoping or Doing for Your Breakthrough?

Are You Hoping or Doing for Your Breakthrough?

When you feel stuck and little seems to change, humans tend to fall into one of two ditches. Some people dig in and determine to “try harder.” Other people give up. And sometimes you go from one extreme to the other, and back again. So what really is your role? Are you hoping or doing for your breakthrough?

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