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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 GeisenHolly Barrett, and Patricia Krank as we learn from each other and share encouragement with our own stories of perseverance.




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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, when I read quotes like the one below, I understand the necessity of change.

If we don’t change, we don’t grow. If we don’t grow, then we aren ‘t really living. Gail Sheehy

I want to live, really live, and in order to do so, then things must change in my life.  I don’t want to stay the same.  I want to grow, and mature and become a better, stronger, more loving version of who I am now.

tweetthis twitter_handles=”@dare2hear, @debbiekitterman”]I want to live life to the fullest, so today I embrace #change.[/tweetthis]

Holly says, “When change arrives, we have three choices. We can run from it. Or stubbornly try to resist it. But we always have the option to embrace it. Embracing change may sound like a tall order, but it is possible!”

Holly goes on to share a couple of suggestions to help you get through the changes in your life… start reading her post below and then click on over to read the rest.

Turn and Face the Changes

By Holly Barrett


A lot of words have been written about change. Songs have been sung. Tears have been cried. And heels have been dug in.

Yeah, that last part may just be me! Because in the last 10 years, I have faced an awful lot of change. …


Click  HERE OR, the Picture below to head on over to read the rest of Holly’s Testimony Tuesday Post.



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