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I like that. Faith does play a part in reaching our goals and facing challenges.
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6/2/13 1:09 P

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That is so true. It'd be better if we didn't have to go through rough times to pray.
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6/1/13 8:08 P

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When times are rough I find its is easier to pray

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6/1/13 4:08 P

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Sorry about the custody issues you've been dealing with.

Yes, Wesley knew all about using faith to live out our lives and the challenges life brings. I feel like I'm having to get back to my faith on several levels. On some of my other teams I've talked about finally June or celebrate June. One of the things I'm celebrating is that God has never forsaken my family in the midst, even though my feelings didn't always follow. I guess that is why we have to be careful about giving too much power to our feelings.
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6/1/13 3:55 P

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Ah stress, did I ever have life without it? Can't remember. My son has been embroiled in the world's ugliest custody battle over his two little girls for the past 4 years. He was given custody almost two years ago and the three of them live with us, but the ex is a violent person (that keeps us on pins and needles!) and just won't leave things alone and we are now facing a jury trial. Anyway...

My book club is currently reading "Prayer" by O. Hallesby and I've found it to be very helpful. I've been praying daily for our ex DIL and her family for years, but Hallesby has some very concrete ideas for approaching prayer and he's opened my eyes to the places I've let pride get in the way.

Wesley said he had to start every day with two hours of prayer just to get through. I'm certainly not at that point! Baby steps, always baby steps.

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6/1/13 3:42 P

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April and May have been stress filled months. I'm feeling some relief in that area, but it's gotten me thinking about stress on several levels. One is the impact of faith. My family has had a stressful two years, but the last couple of months I've found that my faith has helped get me through. Nothing special, just focusing on the presence of Christ. I've found the book, Jesus Calling to have been very helpful as I focus on Christ in the midst of turmoil.

What about the rest of you? John Wesley was all about living our faith. How do you live your faith in the midst of life? and how does your faith help when life gets hard?
Cindi

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