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...
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...
Perseverance Series #3 When Prayers Remain Unanswered

Perseverance Series #3 When Prayers Remain Unanswered

Tweet I am excited to introduce you to a series that begins today and continues for the next eight weeks with three of my incredible friends. I plan to share a “Lessons from the Lake” Video  on the topic as well.  Check out both videos, the first is the introduction to the series, and the second is a little  bit about the topic my friend Patti Krank wrote about today.   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, AND Part 2 (Persevering in Recovery) can be found HERE.  Today it’s my friend Patti’s turn to share – read her post below!  Then Come back next Tuesday to read my post on Persevering through Rejection.   [Tweet “Come join @MyOldThingsNew, @HollySBarrett, @MaryGeisen and me for part 3 in our series on perseverance.”]   PERSEVERANCE PART 3 – WHEN PRAYERS REMAIN UNANSWERED By Patti Krank “Every day I call to you, my God, but you do not answer.  Every night I lift my voice, but I find no relief.” Psalm 22:2 NLT Have you ever found yourself in the same place as the Psalmist, feeling abandoned and hurt over prayers that have gone unanswered? I firmly believe that God delights in answering our prayers and yet . . . when the answers are long in coming, and the situations more painful than I feel I can bear, I’ve...
Perseverance in Recovery – Lessons from the Lake

Perseverance in Recovery – Lessons from the Lake

Tweet I am excited to have you join me for week #2 in the series on perseverance, which continues for the next seven weeks with three of my incredible friends. If you missed my friend Mary Geisen’s post last week on Perseverance Through Fear, you can check it out by clicking here. As of now, I plan to share a “Lessons from the Lake” Video  that goes with the topic as well. Please check out today’s video, it is my introduction to the series, and not part of the text below. I am sorry.  This week, I was not able to record a video to go  with what my friend Holly Barrett wrote about today. (I am totally blaming jury duty, nasty windy, rainy weather which prohibited recording outside last week, and preparations for a women’s retreat I am speaking out this coming weekend). 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. Come join @MyOldThingsNew, @HollySBarrett, @MaryGeisen and me for week#2 in the series on perseverance.Powered By the Tweet This PluginTweet This To Persevere in Recovery   …..  By Holly Barrett I saw a meme online the other day that basically said a beautiful smile hides an injured soul so that no one can really tell how broken you are. I’m not sure if that’s a sadder commentary on our need to hide…or on others’ need not to know. Either way it reminded me of some days within my own recovery journey – days that were long and hard and often felt like...
God – The Good Gift Giver

God – The Good Gift Giver

Tweet Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows” (James 1:17 NIV). I’m a GIFTS Person!  I love to give gifts; I love to get gifts. The way I feel and express love is through the giving and receiving of gifts. I am the type of person that has to buy the perfect gift. I will agonize over getting and finding just the right gift. That’s what a person with the love language of gifts does. But, I am also the person that can’t keep the gift a secret. I get so excited by finding just the perfect gift, I want to give it right away. Although, in my defense, I will say that I am way better than I used to be. In our house it goes down like this: I am out window shopping and having fun with my friends. I really am not looking for anything in particular but remembering that my husband’s birthday is coming up. Then I see it. Elephant bookends– my husband loves elephants! I contemplate and agonize over whether this would be something he would want in his office or even like and then I buy them. I get home with the intention of saving it for his birthday … and then I can’t contain myself. My joy at finding the perfect gift for the one I love is bursting at the seams. I can’t wait. “Hey honey, guess what I got you today?” He looks at me with a smile in his eyes, “It’s not my birthday yet....