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To the Hopeless Heart: The Sun Will Rise Again

And then the sun rose again.Do you know the power of these words? Then, darling, I hope you rise with the morning to shine with hope. For those who know the power of the sunrisehave known the terrors of the night. And I hopeeach new day you rise to shineanyway. I first heard about sackcloth …

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Lift Up Your Eyes

Have you ever watched Charlotte’s Web?  On Wilbur’s worst day, Charlotte sings,  “Chin up, chin up Every little time your spirits wilt Chin up, chin up Give your attitude an upward tilt Twinkle, sparkle Make a little fun begin You’ll be on the right side Looking at the bright side Up with your chinny chin …

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Dear Wilting Rose: God Can Restore You

Dear Rose,  Wherever you go, it feels like there’s always someone who has it all together. The girl who posts perfect photos of herself in brand new cute outfits has a boyfriend while you wear your older sister’s jeans and no one has given you a second glance. The confident girl who can walk right …

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Don’t Let Your Pain Become A Wall

You’re hiding again, curled up by the window, tears streaking down your face. With a frustrated sigh, you wipe at your cheeks, trying to stop crying. You’re breaking down again, as if this hasn’t already happened a half dozen times this week. Why are things like this? Why can’t you just hold it together?  Beside …

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You Are Not Worthless, Even If You Feel Wilted

Wilted A rose stands in a vase, its head drooping, the outer petals curling inward like an unraveled mind. It is neglected, forgotten, the water long since dried up. The rose will soon be tossed out. It is wilted. You stand in your room, alone, your head lowered, your shoulders curled inward like a deadened …

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