Originally posted January 17, 2019
You’re deep into January now. You set your jaw when the ball dropped welcoming the new year. You promised, this year would be your year. This time you’d make it for sure. You made resolutions and have white-knuckled it for days now.
But now you’re weary and losing hope.
Or … you’re in ministry and watching those around you struggle with addictions that seem to own them. How do you help?
You’re in need of a Recovery Revival. Recovery comes in different shapes and sizes.
- Maybe you want to lose ten pounds.
- Maybe you want to better yourself in other ways.
- Maybe you want to get out of a violent relationship.
No matter what your goal is, stop struggling alone. Check out Jonathan Daughtery‘s blog, What Might Recover Revival Look Like. He shows how God takes white knuckles and turns them into praising hands.
Everyone is broken. Some problems seem worse than others, but each can be healed.
You set the goal. Made the resolution. If you can’t do it on your own, reach out for help.
To my lady friends (or to men who know a lady). Check out Jillian Lancour and her Clothes and Curves website. She is truly a friend to all women.
I love this woman! I met Jillian a few years ago and immediately connected with her. Besides being one of the funniest women I know, she focuses on what her purpose is: to share Jesus with hurting ladies. She makes you laugh while building you up at the same time. Then she makes you think.
Check out her September 13, 2019 blog, Shouldn’t Christian Women Be the MOST Confident?
Leave her a note and tell her how her blog effected you. She’s so nice … she may write you back.
Love you , Jillian. Keep smiling.
Finally! Learning to Bloom Again: Walking through Forgiveness After Divorce is available. Not only is it available, but for May 8th, it’s free.
Check it out, and see there are promises waiting for you.
Let me know what you think. I’d be tickled pink if you’d write a short review.
If you’ve never heard Dr. Rick Rigsby, take a moment and listen to what he has to say. Goalcast’s recording of a speech he gave at the school where his father, a third-grade dropout, and worked as a cook …and it went viral.
His lesson is simple, yet powerful. Don’t let your circumstances define you. Don’t let labels that others put on you say who you are. If you fall down, take a moment, but get back up! What’s the problem with trying again? Keep learning. Keep loving. Keep moving forward.
I understand his philosophy. My own father dropped out of high school, yet I that he was one of the wisest men I ever knew.
Don’t want to track him down on Youtube? I’ve saved you a few steps.
Check out my article in the last Leading Hearts magazine. Begin your own mason jar full of blessings!
Holidays can bring the best–or worst– out of us. Wish you were single and dodge all the landmines of holidays while in a relationship? Or what if you’re single. Would you like … for just a few days … to have a plus-one? Check out Rosie Culture’s latest post. via Missing Being Single And Missing Being In A Relationship
Writing isn’t as glamorous as it may seem. There are long hours with no promise of success. You sweat. Dream. You claw your way from one page onto another. You pull words and together then delete others. It can be a challenging process.
Now try writing after suffering TBI (Traumatic Brain Injury).
That’s what Martin Johnson does. Read his guest post on Almost an Author, Writing with a Disability. You’ll want to cry. Then cheer. But one way or another, you’ll see the writing process differently. Thanks, Martin for sharing your journey. You can follow Martin on Twitter at
Some blogs are so profound they touch your heart. Other blogs stay with you because of their simplicity and honesty.
Cory Lebovitz’s post falls into the category of the latter when writing about serving others.
Thank you, Cory, for reminding us that service isn’t for the lofty. It’s for us all.
Check out Cory’s post.
Mitch Teemley writes the best blogs. They’re funny, insightful, thought-provoking or just down-right entertaining. Here’s another post that may have you nodding your head in agreement.
Treat yourself and follow this guy!
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