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Lenten Weekend Wisdom: Emotional Life

How is your emotional life?

Are you filled with joy or our you focusing on your grief? Are you grateful for what you have or are you striving for more, more, more?

Your emotional life is a window into what is truly important to you and what you are really living for.

Paul David Tripp – Journey To The Cross; A 40-Day Lenten Devotional (Day 12)

My being frustrated with various aspects of life probably shows a lack of faith and trust that God has my day, my week, my town, my county, my state and our country in His hands. Yes, I know it and I speak it but do I really believe it? Maybe I do not.

Am I willing to humble myself before God during Lent and ask him to make me get frustrated less? The best way to do that is for Him to put me in situations that would frustrate me. Oy!

What about you? Do you really have faith and trust that God’s got your day, your week, your state, or our country in His hands? Or are you also ruled by frustration or some other unhealthy emotion?

Bio: Michele Kearns is the founder and HUG© (Hope Unites Globally) Award-Winner of JoyReturns. She shares her widowhood adventures hoping to inspire widows to move through grief and rebuild their lives. A graduate of Kent State University with a Bachelor’s degree in communications, she’s currently a virtual logistics contact center representative. She’s also managed call center teams, co-facilitated a grief support group, and helped small businesses with various writing assignments. Michele is a bookworm, and a lover of music, chocolate, red roses, and golden retrievers. She is also the amateur photographer behind the blog OgleOhio.com.

Lenten Wisdom: Changes

And at the heart of that change is a conscience that has been cleansed by the transforming grace of the blood of Jesus.

Paul David Tripp – Journey To The Cross; A 40-Day Lenten Devotional

Today look back on the past week and see if your behavior was a reflection of the cross changing you. Do you have a clear conscience? Did you avoid sin? If not, did you repent? How will your behavior next week be different?

As for me, I will attempt to be less frustrated with my customers and focus solely on soulutions to their problems.

Bio: Michele Kearns is the founder and HUG© (Hope Unites Globally) Award-Winner of JoyReturns. She shares her widowhood adventures hoping to inspire widows to move through grief and rebuild their lives. A graduate of Kent State University with a Bachelor’s degree in communications, she’s currently a virtual logistics contact center representative. She’s also managed call center teams, co-facilitated a grief support group, and helped small businesses with various writing assignments. Michele is a bookworm, and a lover of music, chocolate, red roses, and golden retrievers. She is also the amateur photographer behind the blog OgleOhio.com.

Lenten Weekend Wisdom: Let It Go, Let It Go

Here is another quote from Paul David Tripp’s book Journey To The Cross; A 40-Day Lenten Devotional.

God intends suffering to pry open our hands wo we let go of the things of this earth and hold more tightly to Jesus.

Paul David Tripp – Journey To The Cross; A 40-Day Lenten Devotional (Day 4, pg 29)

What are you holding to tight?

Sit at the foot of the cross and Let It Go. Hold tight to Jesus instead.

This week make some quiet time and reflect on what you are holding on to that you can cast aside and hold on to Jesus.

Bio: Michele Kearns is the founder and HUG© (Hope Unites Globally) Award-Winner of JoyReturns. She shares her widowhood adventures hoping to inspire widows to move through grief and rebuild their lives. A graduate of Kent State University with a Bachelor’s degree in communications, she’s currently a virtual logistics contact center representative. She’s also managed call center teams, co-facilitated a grief support group, and helped small businesses with various writing assignments. Michele is a bookworm, and a lover of music, chocolate, red roses, and golden retrievers. She is also the amateur photographer behind the blog OgleOhio.com.

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