Growing Forward

Growing Forward

Ways to Spend the Second Half of Your Life for Women Over 50

5 Ways to Make the Second Half of Your Life Meaningful

How will you spend the second half of life? Who will you be, what will you do, where will you go? Maybe you’re a woman over 50 who is looking for meaningful ideas for the rest of your life. If so, you are not alone. I’m turning fifty in four months, and I can’t wait!

Grief for My Husband

Comfort and Hope as You Grieve Your Husband’s Death

I recently picked up a book called It’s Ok That You’re Not Okay by a widow who witnessed the accidental drowning of her young, fit husband. “Grief for my husband” may have been the reason Megan Devine wrote her book and started the Refuge in Grief website, but her insights and practical tips for coping with grief will help anyone coping with loss.

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Here You Are…and There You Go

“What do you want to have spent your life doing?” I wrestled with that question all day Saturday. Sunday came, and so did Pastor Craig’s sermon about where we go (the bad place? the good place?) after we breathe our last.

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What Does God Want You to Do?

Asking “What does God want me to do?” is normal — especially if you’re trying to decide what to do about a troubled relationship, job, family situation, health challenge or other major life issue. Here’s the good news: figuring what God wants you to do may be easier than you think.

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How to Blossom Into Who God Created You to Be

You’re a new creation in Jesus Christ – but how do you actually become a different person and live in inspiration, joy, love and faith? These three tips for blossoming into who God created you to be are inspired by my own recent experience.

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3 Steps to Forgiving Your Sister for Hurting You

Your sister hurt you. It won’t be easy to forgive her, but forgiveness is the healthiest choice you could ever make. Forgiving a toxic, unhealthy, or even abusive sister isn’t about becoming a better person or even restoring broken family relationships. It’s about healing your heart, spirit and soul so you can move forward with freedom, peace, and joy.