3 THINGS I WISH I KNEW WHEN I WAS 20 YEARS OLD

LIFE MOVES SWIFTLYI wish I had realized how swiftly life moves. Like most 20 year olds, I somehow thought life would go on forever. I saw people in their 30s, 40s, even 60s and above and never pictured that I would be “one of them.” I took life for granted. I never thought about my own mortality. I got caught up in the fast track and the busyness of life. As I look back, I wish I had taken more time to enjoy and appreciate each day. I now realize I missed so much and I regret it. I wish … Continue reading 3 THINGS I WISH I KNEW WHEN I WAS 20 YEARS OLD

WHAT IS THIS THING CALLED DEATH?

Life is precious.It comes just once.That’s what makes it so special.We have but one chance at it.However, death often comes twice.The first time is when somethingdies within us while we yet live.This is the worst of the two deaths.It’s being alive but feeling dead.It’s living but feeling suffocated by lossand carrying the burden daily.The second death is physical..We will all experience a physical death.To everything there is a season…a time to be born and a time to die.Though we must all walk throughthe valley of the shadow of death,we need not fear the journey.Death is merely the passage we taketo … Continue reading WHAT IS THIS THING CALLED DEATH?

BELIEVE IN THE POWER OF LOVE TO HELP YOU OVERCOME

Believe in the powerful of love to help you overcome.Where there is discouragement, love encourages..Where there is failure, love inspires.Where there is pain, love heals.Where there is weariness, love rejuvenates..Where there is sadness, love uplifts.Where there is a broken heart, love mends..Where there is separation, love reconciles.Where there is loss,, love comforts.Where there is hurt, love forgives.Life does not give you more than you can handle.Love provides what you need to overcome.Believe. Continue reading BELIEVE IN THE POWER OF LOVE TO HELP YOU OVERCOME

WHY YOU NEED TO MOURN

To everything there is a season……..a time to mourn.To mourn is to grieve the loss of a loved one.It’s an important God-given emotionthat helps deal with deep sorrow.Each person grieves differently.There are no rules to follow to tell youhow to grieve or for how long.It’s your grief, yours alone.It’s okay to do it your way.The truth is you will grieve forever.You will not someday “get over”the loss of a loved one.What you will do is learn to live with it.You will eventually heal and be whole again,but you will never be the same.After all, a piece of your life is … Continue reading WHY YOU NEED TO MOURN

HOW TO HEAL A HURTING HEART

There are many things that causea heart to hurt.It can hurt from unkind words.Disappointment and failurecan be painful experiences.Separation and losscan be heart damaging.Rejection can cause wounds.Mistakes can cause painful regret.Loneliness can bring heartache.Abuse is shattering.Even little things can cause big hurts.But when the heart hurts, even breaks,there are ways to heal it.Remind yourself that a broken heartis not a broken life.It is not a broken dream.A heart filled with pain does notdestroy your inner goodness.It does not destroy your strengthto survive.You are still whole.Remember that the human body,including a hurting heart,is equipped to heal.Allow it to happen.Don’t pick at … Continue reading HOW TO HEAL A HURTING HEART