Your opinion matters more than you know! Last week (Open Doors – Blossom Tip 13), I mentioned that I’m writing a book to help women walk out of loss, into a new season of life. I’m stuck on a title, and I need your help.
Imagine you’re in a bookstore, looking for a book to help heal your heart and move forward. Which of these three book titles do you like best?
- Rise: Moving Forward When Your Heart Keeps Looking Back
- When Time Doesn’t Heal: Creating a New Beginning From Your Ending
- Blossom: Growing Forward When You Can’t Go Back
Which title grabs you, makes you want to pick up the book? Comment below, tell me if you prefer 1, 2, or 3.
If none of them appeal to you, let me know! That’s important feedback. And, if other ideas pop into your head, feel free to share. For example, one reader suggested “Arise”, instead of “Rise.” I’d love your thoughts – big and little, positive and negative.
How Merry is Your Christmas?
The holidays can be bittersweet if you’re coping with a difficult relationship, the loss of a loved one, or a major life change. Even long-ago losses and memories can resurface at Christmastime, making it a little less merry and bright.
How are you feeling this Christmas season?
Coping with loss over the holidays is a recent discussion on our She Blossoms Facebook Group. Feel free to join us, whether you need a hug or have comfort to share. We’re a welcoming, friendly group – and we offer lots of encouragement, hope, and light.
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Two readers recently asked for tips on how to find peace when you’re struggling with anxiety and fear. I know well those anxious, fearful feelings — they were unwelcome visitors on many a dark night. In 3 Ways to Find Peace When You’re Anxious and Afraid, I share three of my most Blossomy tips.
When you’re dealing with death, divorce or a difficult time, the hardest thing is to keep trusting in God — and in His plan for your life. Learn how to hold on to your faith and hope in How to Trust God After a Heartbreaking Loss. A heartbreaking loss feels like it ruined your life, and it can take years to truly recover and heal. Sometimes it takes even longer to start trusting God again.
A Christmas Blessing
May you enjoy unexpected Blossoms of love and light this season. May your eyes and heart be open to surprising bursts of joy, hope, and grace! May your spirit be filled with the love and peace only Jesus can bring.
If your Christmas isn’t bright or merry, I pray you find comfort and love in the people around you. May you delight in our Father’s presence even if your life isn’t exactly the way you want. May you take time to seek the beauty of Jesus’ face and be filled with guidance of the Holy Spirit.
May your heart be filled with love, your body refreshed, your spirit revived! And, may God show up in your life in unexpected, delightful ways.
Laurie's "She Blossoms" Books
Growing Forward When You Can't Go Back offers hope, encouragement, and strength for women walking through loss. My Blossom Tips are fresh and practical - they stem from my own experiences with a schizophrenic mother, foster homes, a devastating family estrangement, and infertility.
How to Let Go of Someone You Love: Powerful Secrets (and Practical Tips!) for Healing Your Heart is filled with comforting and healthy breakup advice. The Blossom Tips will help you loosen unhealthy attachments to the past, seal your heart with peace, and move forward with joy.
When You Miss Him Like Crazy: 25 Lessons to Move You From Broken to Blossoming After a Breakup will help you refocus your life, re-create yourself, and start living fully again! Your spirit will rise and you'll blossom into who you were created to be.
Previous “She Blossoms” Newsletters
- Open Doors – Blossom Tip 13
- Your Secrets – Blossom Tip 12
- You Matter More Than You Know – Blossom Tip 11