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  1. In Courage,

    We should all be willing to share our hard stories. You never know who needs to hear that they aren’t alone. Going through aging parents’ dementia/psych issues was not easy for me. Days were super hard. It was God & the love of family & church that got me through. Now I readily talk about it when others are going through the same ordeal. Sometimes I offer pieces of advice to assist them, if needed. Just things I learned the hard way.

    Blessings 🙂

  2. My dear brother-in-law got word yesterday that his precious bulldog has bone cancer & he’s had to make the hard decision to put Harley down. We & other family members have been in that position of knowing when to say when for our beloved fur family members. I expressed 2 spiritual parallels from this situation. God made us for community to share each other’s burdens & joys. And Jesus died on the cross to save us at the perfect time in eternity. He’s also coming back to establish His perfect kingdom at just the right time. As we expectantly wait for His return may we be about encouraging others & pointing to the perfect hope of Jesus even as our hearts feel like they are in a vice. Blessings (((0)))

  3. Every day shows me I’m more alone here. Online there’s others who feel alone as I do but in person I’ve got Christians telling me how to diminish my light when I’m already telling them how alone I feel.

    • Praying now that the Spirit will rehearse the truths that you are not alone to your heart & that you will be given in person encouragers to help you fight the battle of loneliness. No diminished light only truth & Jesus dear sister.

    • I agree with Ruth’s comments and am sending a you a hug. I am married, belong to a small group at my church and see more of my family than the rest of the year, yet I feel more lonely during the holidays. Everyone is so busy and family obligations and large gatherings take the place of real connecting for me (I have chronic health issues that make it more difficult to keep up). Ironically, I miss Jesus during Christmas!

  4. Oh, our great is our God. Thank you for sharing your story. Thank you for ‘opening the door to let hope come through once more…’. I will let my light shine as I go through the valley, as I rise out of the valley, and when I reach the mountain top. Praise God for his goodness and mercy towards us, especially to me! Amen !!!

  5. Thank you for this devotion. So important to know we are not alone, that others can come along side us, like God in skin to encourage us, support us and pray for us, and love us. I pray for all those struggling and to be reminded you are not alone, God is with us every second of the day, even if we don’t feel it. I too struggle and continue to Trust God and to be surrounded by a few people that care and love me.