Friday, June 19, 2009

Fresh Starts

Throughout our lives, there will be seasons where we need a fresh start. A new beginning. An event has taken place that has turned our world upside down. It might have been of our own doing - more often, not.

We are deeply impacted by a relocation. Illness. Job loss. Financial devastation. Family upheaval. Divorce. Death.

What do we do when tragedy strikes?

Noted Christian psychologist Gary Collins shares some thought-filled observations.

Applauding those who start anew ~

"Yet this I call to mind and therefore I have hope: Because of the Lord's great love we are not consumed, for His compassions never fail. They are new every morning. Great is Your faithfulness"
- Lamentations 3:21-23.


  1. Fine reading this evening, Linda. Timely encouragement and guidance, speaking "afresh" from four years ago. Thank you.

    That little robin's egg-shell tugged at my heart, just like the ones I occasionally discover in the spring (often with a mixture of sadness at the thought of a soon-to-be-abandoned nest, and great joy in the precious life just begun).

    Collins' article is another helpful resource. And a lovely verse here, offering new insight into the "seasons" of transition -- because the very grace, compassion, and faithfulness that will keep us from being "consumed" during times of upheaval are, amazingly, what He makes available to us *daily*.


    1. You are the OFFICIAL COMBER OF THE ARCHIVES! Thanks for continuing to unearth the oldies but goodies, and bring put them back on the table, GH!


Welcome to the table, friend!

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l'll be dropping in to visit you sometime soon ...


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