In this new series, Finding Joy Again, we are going to be digging deep into the topic of joy.
• What is it?
• Is it even possible to have joy in my life again?
• If so, how do I get there?
• How can I hold on to it and not keep losing it?
Before we can have joy again, there is a seed that needs to be planted; the seed of hope.
Most of us are familiar with Nehemiah 8:10, that the joy of the Lord is our strength, but chances are pretty good this verse hasn’t been explained to you in a way that takes all the pressure off of you and turns it into a seed of hope that can be planted in your life.
Listen to this episode as host, Laura Diehl, shares what God has been teaching her about planting the seed of hope that can be nourished to eventually grow into the fruit of joy. Not a euphoric happiness, but a strength that can carry us through the rest of our time here on earth while we wait to be reunited with our children.
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Calvin Joseph Kendricks Jr. was born on June 17 and is forever 28.
Joe Luzzo was born on June 18 and is forever 17.
Tony Posatiere was born on June 18 and is forever 38.
Alyssa Tyner was born on June 19 and is forever 2 ½.
Kari-Lee Birrell was born on June 19 and is forever 25.
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Remember to Hold On Pain Eases; there is HOPE!
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Grieving Parents Sharing Hope (GPS Hope) is here to walk with parents through the darkness of child-loss, guiding them to a place of hope, light and purpose.
It is a safe place for anyone who has lost a child from this earth. There is no shame or judgment in where you are in this journey, including if you are struggling in your relationship with God or your faith has been completely shattered.