Grief

People who are battling a serious illness or loss are probably also experiencing grief. Going through grief is a much-needed process, but it can also take a long time. We need to learn how to face and grieve our losses. We hope that you find encouragement and endurance for your journey here.

Grief

Prayer is Work

July 6, 2017

Then he prayed, “Oh Lord, God of my master Abraham, Give me success today, and show kindness to my master Abraham. GENESIS 24:12 (NIV) We tend to thin...

Grief

A Prayer of Thanks

July 6, 2017

God heard the boy crying, and the angel of the Lord called to Hagar from heaven and said to her, “What is the matter Hagar? Do not be afraid; God has ...

Cancer

Glimpses of Heaven Part I

April 24, 2017

God my shepherd! I don’t need a thing. You have bedded me down in lush meadows, you find me quiet pools to drink from. True to your word, you let me c...

Grace

Confidence in Loving Kindness: Special Needs (Kindness)

March 3, 2017

EXCERPT FROM MENDED: (OUT OF THE RAG PILE, BACK ON THE HANGER BY DEBBIE WOODS (PUBLISHED BY HIGHERLIFE PUBLISHING) Be gentle with one another, sensiti...

Grace

CONFIDENT IN THE FATHER: My Father Vs. The Father

February 24, 2017

EXCERPT FROM MENDED: OUT OF THE RAG PILE, BACK ON THE HANGER BY DEBBIE WOODS (PUBLISHED BY HIGHERLIFE PUBLISHING) Always be humble and gentle. Be pati...

Grief

CONFIDENT IN THE LIFE OF FREEDOM: The Righteous Brothers

February 9, 2017

EXCERPT FROM MENDED: OUT OF THE RAG PILE, BACK ON THE HANGER BY DEBBIE WOODS (PUBLISHED BY HIGHERLIFE PUBLISHING) Christ has set us free to live a fre...

Grace

Confident in His Acceptance – Mended: Straight A’s (Accepted)

January 27, 2017

EXCERPT FROM MENDED: OUT OF THE RAG PILE, BACK ON THE HANGER BY DEBBIE WOODS (PUBLISHED BY HIGHERLIFE PUBLISHING) Even before he made the world, God l...

Depression

My Cry For Help

August 24, 2016

Listen, God! Please pay attention! Can you make sense of these ramblings, my groans and cries? King-God, I need your help. PSALM 5:1-2 (THE MESSAGE) I...

Grief

The Treasure of Relationships

November 7, 2014

Then the Lord God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone.” GENESIS 2:18 (NLT) It is not good for anyone to do life alone but there was a time i...

Grief

Under the Pressure of Suffering

January 22, 2014

A healthy spirit conquers adversity, but what can you do when the spirit is crushed? PROVERBS 18:14 (THE MESSAGE) If we live long enough – broken bodi...

Grief

A Different Perspective

January 13, 2014

Having come face to face with a life-changing illness, I now have a different perspective on life. DAVE DRAVECKY Although we may not realize it, each ...

Cancer

When Life is Hard

September 25, 2013

A cheerful heart brings a smile to your face; a sad heart makes it hard to get through the day. PROVERBS 15:13 (THE MESSAGE) The topic of conversation...

Depression

Learning to Laugh Again

September 4, 2013

The nights of crying your eyes out give way to days of laughter. PSALM 30:5 (THE MESSAGE) Fortunately, the good news for all of us who have endured or...

An Awakening from Brokenness

Ministry Born Out of Brokenness

August 22, 2013

Three different times I begged the Lord to take it away. Each time he said, “My grace is all you need. My power works best in weakness.” 2 CORINTHIANS...

An Awakening from Brokenness

Who We Truly Are

July 30, 2013

What marvelous love the Father has extended to us! Just look at it—we’re called children of God! That’s who we really are. 1 JOHN 3:1 (THE MESSAGE) So...

An Awakening from Brokenness

Show Me

July 17, 2013

Come quickly, Lord, and answer me, for my depression deepens. Don’t turn away from me, or I will die. Let me hear of your unfailing love each morning,...

An Awakening from Brokenness

Remember

May 15, 2013

Going through the motions doesn’t please you, a flawless performance is nothing to you. I learned God-worship when my pride was shattered. Heart-shatt...

Grief

My Dilemma and The Answer

May 1, 2013

I can anticipate the response that is coming: “I know that all God’s commands are spiritual, but I’m not. Isn’t this also your experience?” Yes. I’m f...

Discovering Who I Am

I Need Something More

December 9, 2012

I can anticipate the response that is coming: “I know that all God’s commands are spiritual, but I’m not. Isn’t this also your experience?” ROMANS 7:1...

Discovering Who I Am

One Comeback After Another

November 13, 2012

Have mercy on me, O God, because of your unfailing love. Because of your great compassion, blot out the stain of my sins. PSALM 51:1 (NLT) Who am I? I...

Counsel

Accepting Wise Counsel

September 25, 2012

The purposes of a person’s heart are deep waters, but one who has insight draws them out. PROVERBS 20:5 (NIV) I admit it – I did not want to go to cou...

Discovering Who I Am

Admitting My Weakness

September 11, 2012

So now I am glad to boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ can work through me. That’s why I take pleasure in my weaknesses, and in th...

Counsel

When Wounds & Weakness Overwhelm Us

July 24, 2012

Save me, O God, for the floodwaters are up to my neck. Deeper and deeper I sink into the mire; I can’t find a foothold. I am in deep water, and the fl...

Grace

Discovering God’s Grace

April 4, 2012

Thanks be to God for his indescribable gift! 2 CORINTHIANS 9:13 Thirty-one years ago I accepted Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior and my world was ro...

Grace

Discovering God’s Grace

March 27, 2012

And God is able to make all grace abound to you. 2 CORINTHIANS 9:8 One of the most enlightening and freeing times in my personal spiritual journey was...

Anger

Lighten Your Load: Do Away With Double Pain

January 24, 2012

Dear friends, do not be surprised at the painful trial you are suffering, as though something strange were happening to you. 1 PETER 4:12 No one wants...

Endurance for the Journey

Lighten Your Load: By Establishing Your Priorities

January 11, 2012

Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a huge crowd of witnesses to the life of faith, let us strip off every weight that slows us down HEBREWS 12...

Anger

Cling to His Promises

September 20, 2011

I cling to you; your right hand upholds me. PSALM 63:8 I wanted to run away but I couldn’t. I was angry. He had me stuck between a rock and a hard pla...

Depression

Even Kings Get Depressed

August 31, 2011

“My soul is in anguish. How long, O LORD, how long?” PSALM 6:3 Before I went through my own valley of suffering and depression, whenever I would read ...

Depression

An Unwanted but Common Companion

August 18, 2011

“Where then is my hope? Who can see any hope for me?” JOB 17:15 Whenever we go through a season of suffering, unfortunately, depression can be an unwa...

Endurance Resources

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