Read last week's devotional, here. Sometimes, when the storms in our lives just won't quit, it feels tempting to give up in some way. In the midst of the long days and nights of motherhood which military spouses so often face aloneloneliness and exhaustion can wear you down.
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Jesus Christ told us that we would have tough times, but He also reminded us that He would always be with us. Be strong in Him and seek peace by keeping your mind on Him. We must stop dwelling on the bad.
Over the course of a few weeks many years ago, I read two stories of stark contrast. One concerned a promising high school football player who fractured his neck during roughhousing and became paralyzed from the chest down. Within several years, he committed suicide.
Resilience in the Christian sense is not toughness. I first heard it in blaring out of a store window on Main Street in Heidelberg, Germany, where I was stunned by the number of people who were singing along. True, English-language music is wildly popular among German adolescents, but the people I observed ranged far beyond the teenage years.
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E-mail Rod. As the Catholic church responds to more allegations of sexual abuse of young people by priests, an increasing percentage of Catholics are re-examining their commitment to the religion. Thirty-seven percent of U.
Sherri Mandell wrote in Road to Resilience that the Jewish concept of resilience does not mean impermeable. According to Jewish thought, it is not an attitude, but a process that allows us to become reshaped. If we do, that means we have failed, and if we can't quite fit back into the mold--we want to give up.
Scripture: 2 Timothy The greatest men and women of the Bible were not super-people but they had with great resilence. To be resilent means that you are a person with an ability to bounce back from defeats, discouragements or hardships.