Persevering through Pain to Freedom  – Part 7 in the Perseverance Series

Persevering through Pain to Freedom – Part 7 in the Perseverance Series

Tweet I am excited to introduce you to a series that begins seven weeks ago and  continues through next week with three of my incredible friends. Below is the introduction for the series that has been taking the place of my Vlog “Lessons from the Lake.”   Next week, I will round out the series and have a new video  on the topic as well.  If this is your first time here, check out the video below, and then scroll down to start reading  my friend Patti Krank’s post.   Together we will share insight, challenges, and our faith through our journeys of perseverance. Please join myself, Mary Geisen, Holly Barrett, and Patricia Krank as we learn from each other and share encouragement with our own stories of perseverance. [Tweet “Come join @MyOldThingsNew, @HollySBarrett, @MaryGeisen and me for part 7 in our series on perseverance.”]                            If you missed any of the series so far, you can check them out here: Part 1 in the Perseverance series (Bravely Overcoming Fear) can be found HERE, Part 2 (Persevering in Recovery) can be found HERE,  Part 3   (When Prayers Remain Unanswered) can be found HERE   … Part 4 (The Sting of Rejection) can be found HERE ….  Part 5 (Wishing, Waiting, & Pursuing) can be found HERE … Part 6 (Turn and Face the Changes) can be found HERE     Today my friend Patti will be sharing what it looks like to persevere through the pain and to walk in Freedom.  As you begin to read Patti’s post below, I know you will find yourself bobbin your head...
Why God? & Tune In Thursday #13

Why God? & Tune In Thursday #13

Tweet As I prepared to write this post, I saw several news stories cross my social media feed (Monday evening).  Enough to make me ask my husband what was going on.  He always has the news on somewhere in the house.  He explained to me that there was yet another act of terrorism in a public setting with a tragic ending for many people.   It’s at times like this that ALL I want to do is ask Why?   Why God?  Why did this happen?   We choose to #TRUST #GOD even when we want to ask #Why ?Powered By the Tweet This PluginTweet This   It’s human nature to ask “why”, it starts almost as soon as we can talk.   As a child, I wanted an explanation for everything, just ask my mom.  She would tell me to do something and I would ask Why?  She would explain it and I would ask why about something in her explanation.   I am sure I was exasperating as a child, but I simply wanted to know Why!   I could always tell when I had crossed the line in asking “why” too many times, she would come back with, “Because I said so, or I told you so.”   Uh oh, now I was in for it.   That’s ok, because, my kids, especially my daughter did the exact same thing to me.  Sorry mom.   We however, do the same thing to God.   When tragedy strikes, when things don’t go our way, or they don’t work out the way we had hoped, we are left...
Turn and Face the Changes – Perseverance Part 6

Turn and Face the Changes – Perseverance Part 6

Tweet   I am excited to introduce  a series that began five weeks ago and continues with part two for the next three weeks.  This series on perseverance is one I have been doing with three of my incredible friends. Some weeks, I will share a “Lessons from the Lake” Video  on the topic as well.     Together we will share insight, challenges, and our faith through our journeys of perseverance. Please join myself, Mary Geisen, Holly Barrett, and Patricia Krank as we learn from each other and share encouragement with our own stories of perseverance.                                    [Tweet “Come join @MyOldThingsNew, @HollySBarrett, @MaryGeisen and me for part 6 in a series on #perseverance.”]   Part 1 in the Perseverance series (Bravely Overcoming Fear) can be found HERE, Part 2 (Persevering in Recovery) can be found HERE,  Part 3 (When Prayers Remain Unanswered) can be found HERE   … Part 4 (The Sting of Rejection) can be found HERE ….  Part 5 (Wishing, Waiting, & Pursuing) can be found HERE …   Today Holly will be sharing about persevering in change, something I know all too well.   In fact, in 2015 I shared 5 things I was learning as I was making  The Journey through Change.  You can check it out Here if you wish. Whether we like it or not, things never stay the same. Change, is going to come. We can run from it, try to hide from it, but we can not escape it.  Eventually it finds us. John Maxwell says, “Change is inevitable. Growth is Optional.” Sometimes, I wish change would be optional. Then again,...
The Lost Will Be Found & Tune In Thursday # 12

The Lost Will Be Found & Tune In Thursday # 12

Tweet Thank you for joining me today  for the Tune In Thursday linkup … before we get to today’s post, I want to apologize for not getting around to commenting on everyone who linked up last week.  I do love reading all the posts you link here each week, and I look forward to connecting with you that way, however my travel, teaching, and book rewriting schedule has been rather full.   My goal with hosting this link up is three fold: 1. Build authentic community with those of you who link your posts. 2. Encourage and Inspire 3. Provide a fun place each week for you to share the message God has placed on your heart. I am working on a survey that I hope to have posted here in the next week or two and you can weigh in on the importance of me visiting/commenting on each post, or the possibility of highlighting a post each week. One final thing,  as  I continue to work on rewrites with my publisher, I am looking for individuals  who are interested in being a  featured guest writer over the summer months here on Tune In Thursday.  More details will be coming in the next few weeks regarding this as well, but feel free to message me if you are interested.   The Lost Will be Found Side Note: Today’s post originally debuted on our church blog (www.rclacey.com) back in April – Enjoy! Have you ever lost something that you valued or dearly treasured?   Maybe the item lost was a person or a relationship?   Maybe a piece of jewelry? Or money? An item of clothing?...
Wishing, Waiting and Pursuing ~ Perseverance Part 5

Wishing, Waiting and Pursuing ~ Perseverance Part 5

Tweet I am excited to introduce you to a series that began four weeks ago and continues with part two for the next four weeks.  This series on perseverance is one I have been doing with three of my incredible friends. Some weeks, I will share a “Lessons from the Lake” Video  on the topic as well.   Together we will share insight, challenges, and our faith through our journeys of perseverance. Please join myself, Mary Geisen, Holly Barrett, and Patricia Krank as we learn from each other and share encouragement with our own stories of perseverance.                          Part 1 in the Perseverance series (Bravely Overcoming Fear) can be found HERE, Part 2 (Persevering in Recovery) can be found HERE,  Part 3 (When Prayers Remain Unanswered) can be found HERE   … Part 4 (The Sting of Rejection) can be found HERE ….   [Tweet “Come join @MyOldThingsNew, @HollySBarrett, @MaryGeisen and me for part 5 in our series on #perseverance. Persevering in #Purpose.”] As we continue our series on Perseverance for the next four weeks, we want to share our stories of overcoming and also ones of looking forward to remind ourselves how God walks alongside us through it all. My friends, Mary Geisen, Holly Barrett, Patricia Krank and I want to leave you with hope as you persevere in your everyday lives.   Today Mary will be sharing about persevering in purpose, but first let me ask you a few questions:   Have you ever asked yourself what does God have for me to do?   Have you ever found yourself dreaming and wishing for God’s plan to unfold in your life?   Have you ever found yourself...