Posts Tagged ‘Sadness’

When the Holidays Hurt (Part 2)

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! At least….that’s what the songs will tell you. But when life throws blow after blow, the holiday season can just make the ache you were already feeling intensify. And maybe this year, there’s a knot in your stomach in the place where that “holly jolly” feeling usually resides. My now typical dread of the holiday season started early this year. After not getting to see my family… … Continue reading

If You’re Looking for a Sign

“Look on the bright side!”  “Yes you can!”  “No excuses!” These were a few of the signs I spotted as I walked through a home decor store, and all I could do was roll my eyes. First, let me say that there is nothing wrong with having one of these in your home. I’m so thankful for people in the world who are eternal optimists and are such natural encouragers that even their wall art… … Continue reading

The 5 Songs You Need When Tragedy Strikes

It seems like one thing after another these days. If it’s not an earthquake or a hurricane then it’s a shooting. There is a tragedy all around us. In these moments, we cling to our faith more than ever. These things are the hard reminder that this broken world is not our home. Music can bring truth and hope to our souls when we need it most. These songs have helped us and maybe they… … Continue reading

3 Life Changing Lessons About Trials I Found in the Latest Pixar Movie

Inside Out has quickly become the movie of the summer for adults and children alike. For those of you who haven’t seen it, this may have a few spoilers so take that as caution. I don’t want to ruin the movie for you. This is one of the most creative, brilliant movies I’ve seen in a while. There are 5 “personalities,” Joy, Sadness, Anger, Disgust and Fear inside the mind of a little girl, Riley.… … Continue reading

Sometimes We Need To Shut Our Mouths

When our friends are hurting, there is always pressure to find the right thing to say. I’ve always had good intentions when I’ve said, “I’m praying for you” and “there is a reason for everything.” However, these statements can do more harm than good. When someone is truly experiencing hardship they don’t want to hear in that moment that there is a reason. They sometimes can’t even stomach that thought if they are going through… … Continue reading