Everyday Life & Practical Tips

Helping Shut-Ins Not Feel Shut Out

Being shut in doesn’t have to mean being shut out. In this episode, author Kathy Carlton Willis and I chat about how she’s made the most of needing to stay isolated during COVID-19 and how she’s made it into a ministry to others. Get practical ideas for how you can serve someone who’s shut in at home.

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Mended Relationships Between Mother and Daughter

In this episode, I talk with daughter and mom, Blythe Daniel and Dr. Helen McIntosh, about experiencing restoration and healed hearts in broken mother-daughter relationships. They talk about their book, Mended, and share their story of how Helen turned a difficult childhood into a ministry. I invite you to check out their website ourmendedhearts.com. 

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How to Be Free to Move Forward

Sometimes what keeps us stuck in the past is our own mindset. The apology from an offender might never come. And restitution might not be possible. But what if we could move forward and not punish ourselves for things we can’t undo? The future is wide open for us to repurpose our struggles into something that gives us new purpose.

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How the Past Could Hinder Our Progress

Life’s rearview mirror frames our regrets for things we have done—failed relationships, financial blunders, poor decisions, and situations we wish we could do over. It also frames the things done to us—circumstances that were outside of our control such as abuse, a troubled home life, taunting from bullies, racial discrimination, and abandonment. If we get stuck on that view, it could hinder us from seeing the wonderful future God has ahead of us!

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