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Uplifting Gift Ideas for Loved Ones Enduring Difficult Days

Uplifting Gift Ideas for Loved Ones Enduring Difficult Days

Meaningful gift giving has always been important to me. I love finding the perfect experience or item to give to someone special in my life. With the holidays approaching, I put together a gift guide full of ideas for loved ones in your life who are enduring challenging circumstances. You might even find a few ideas for yourself.

I hope these ideas provide you with inspiration not just this holiday season, but all throughout the year to spread generosity and cheer to those who may need it.

What I Read: November

What I Read: November

While recovering from surgery, I had extra time to read this month. The content consumed ranged from lighthearted to difficult to read. At the conclusion of a few of the fictional books, I was left to deal with all the emotion I experienced while reading. 

How to Convince Yourself to Keep Going When it Feels Impossible

How to Convince Yourself to Keep Going When it Feels Impossible

The mind is a powerful tool. It can help us, or hurt us; propel us forward, or hold us back. Our mind can be used to our advantage or disadvantage – it’s a choice we have the ability to make.

We don’t always have the ability to control our circumstances, but we do have the ability to control our mind, and in turn, the power it holds over us. When the going gets tough, I’ve learned to use mental strength to pull me through.

A Simplified Approach to Studying God’s Word

A Simplified Approach to Studying God’s Word

To gain a deeper understanding of who God is and how I can be in connection with Him, I’ve always turned to an important resource: the Bible.

Since I was a kid I’ve read and studied the Bible, but it wasn’t until this year that I felt I found a simplified approach to studying God’s word.

Pause to List the Good

Pause to List the Good

On Sunday, I broke down in tears not once, but twice. I was six days post-op from an achilles lengthening procedure.

Time and time again, I have learned the best medicine anytime I’m feeling low is to focus on the good. This past month, Emily P. Freeman shared a list of good things in her monthly letter, which enticed me to write my own as I worked through my Sunday slump.

What would you include on your list? Find out what’s on mine.