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Day 7 Project GRAPEful

Project GRAPEful Sharing Grape Stuff’s Day 7 Project GRAPEful… Project GRAPEful continues…Recap: We aim to bless our readers who, for the most part, have had a very difficult year in 2015.  For the next 21 days until Thanksgiving day, we will be sharing inspiring stories and things we are “GRAPEful” for.  We pray these tidbits […]

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Day 6 Project GRAPEful

Project GRAPEful Sharing Grape Stuff’s Day 6 Project GRAPEful… Project GRAPEful continues…Recap: We aim to bless our readers who, for the most part, have had a very difficult year in 2015.  For the next 21 days until Thanksgiving day, we will be sharing inspiring stories and things we are “GRAPEful” for.  We pray these tidbits […]

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Day 5 Project GRAPEful

Project GRAPEful Sharing day five of Grape Stuff’s Project GRAPEful: Project GRAPEful continues…Recap: We aim to bless our readers who, for the most part, have had a very difficult year in 2015.  For the next 21 days until Thanksgiving day, we will be sharing inspiring stories and things we are “GRAPEful” for.  We pray these […]

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God only allows our struggles to go so far

So the other day I was reading Psalm 91, “He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart. You will not fear the terror of night, nor the arrow that flies by day,” -Psalm 91:4-5  I began thinking of all the struggles […]

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I’ll trust you, Lord.

As many of my readers know, the past 18 months have been very difficult for my family and me.  We’ve dealt with catastrophic hardships like a car accident in which we flipped over; natural disasters such as the lightning strike, a flash flood, and a small house fire; health issues like gallbladder surgery which is aside from […]

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God held my hand

I told you all I’d update you on my progress and, well, I gave it the old college try, but I just couldn’t choose joy with the tools that devotional talked about…the one I told you about last week. I found myself crying more and being frustrated more and my struggles increased. So last Wednesday, I […]

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Devotional tells how to…Just Choose Joy

As I talked about last week, I am going through a 21 day devotional on depression in which I found some interesting tidbits.  As promised, I will share what she suggests and how it is working for me. Some of the things she suggests to do are things I’ve done in the past, but to […]

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Just Choose Joy?

Do you struggle with depression or anxiety or chronic illness? Do your friends and family tell you to just choose to be happy? Does that work for you? Me either. But here’s something I found. One of the criticisms I, and many chronic illness sufferers, have with the “Just Choose Joy” movement is that they […]

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Deliver Me

Two weeks ago, I shared the dark place I was in after my year of faith that never (always) was and my husband’s job loss. This week I want to share how God has begun to deliver me from that dark place into His light.  As is usually the case with God, it’s a series of small […]

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Stress isn’t the same as unbelief

This week, I had planned to share how God is leading me out of a very dark place, but something came up that I felt lead to address. When a Christian reveals that she is stressed, some of her Christian friends will try to console her by saying to just have faith-as if belief in God will […]

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