A Time for All Things Under Heaven

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This is certainly a time in history where it almost feels like the earth is birthing. Seems we have been in labor for a very long time now. We have seen wars come and go, trends cycle and come back, and technology expound into things we never dreamed of in days that have passed. Some call it the end times, others a time of new beginnings. I suppose we all see it through the eyes of our own beliefs and perspectives.

The Bible tells us there is a time for all things under heaven. Through my eyes its a time of joy and a time of weeping. Some things are hard to watch and others are joyous and loving. I’m not sure they are both balanced equally. Maybe only God knows that equation.

I do know things are changing. We are changing. Our hope is we change in a good way. Maybe we can heal wounds, uplift our faith, listen more, and have more empathy. Our hearts all ache and rejoice at the same time. Change and labor is always hard. Usually it all comes with a lot of wounded emotions and tears. We do have hope though! Joy always comes after the hardest parts. I know I felt that joy when my babies came out of me and I held them the first time in my life. Maybe we will get that joy from God as He holds us closely after the hard part is over?

For now we see violence and destruction, but also deep conversations and understanding. It’s hard not to be angry when labor becomes more than we think we can bear. Since the promise to us from God is we will never be given more than we can bear, then we know we will make it. I know our tears are a watering place where healing and love can begin where it has been lacking.

When the season gets to be more than we wish it ever was, remember that this too shall pass. All things pass; this is no different. Our season is just that; seasoning brings flavor to things that are bland and in need of work. If we do the work, we will have the reward.

Loving you from here,

Dr Jenine Marie Howry, PhD

CEO Jenine Marie Coaching and Ministries LLC 

Here is Your Weekly Wisdom! The Storm

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The storm always passes eventually and this one will too!

You have probably heard the expression, “this too shall pass”. If not, take it in now. Lately our country has faced a lot of natural storms. If you are alive you will always have storms in your life. There is no getting away from them. Seasons pass year to year and as humans we have them as well. Isn’t it like God to cycle everything created? I know you probably wish the storms would just go away but they are a fact of life. The bible says, “it rains on the just and unjust alike.” Remember this truth when you think you are the only one. You are not!

There are times when it is so tempting to give up in the midst of the storm. There might also be times when you will end up having to yield to the storm as it passes through. Within the experience there is a choice just like with natural storms. You can rebuild or walk away. The choice is yours to evaluate which one you desire.

Remember God is in you and outside of you as well. You are never ever alone in any storm. Jesus walked on water defying the laws of nature. I read once if you want to walk on water you have to get out of the boat.  There is actually a book about this written by John Ortberg if you want to check it out. This tells you that some storms require movement on your part.

Whatever your decision in the midst of a storm, remember the eye of the storm will give you a breather to strengthen for the next round. You will survive and when you look back it will only be a memory in your head that you can now learn from, forget, and move on. (Just don’t go back and follow the storm!) Once it passes it has passed. Leave it there.

Love you from here!

Dr. Jenine Marie Howry

Jenine Marie Coaching and Ministries LLC