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We invite you to act on the things you have been reading and to discover the difference that acting makes in your healing.

Below are a list of readings that each have specific questions to ponder and journal about.  After you have completed the readings and the questions, we invite you to try one of the challenges.  Keep track of your progress and then use the link to post back about your experience either on the forum or in the comment section of the related blog post. As you LEARN, ACT and SHARE your experiences you will find growth and healing in the process. Be patient with yourself.  Move forward at the pace that you and your circumstances allow, but try to do a little everyday and you will find relief from the pain of your grief.

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LEARN: Read Post- The Darkest LightGreater Miracles, Walk Away

ACT: Questions to ponder and journal about:

1. How can you use grace to better choose forgiveness and set aside anger?

Challenge: Evaluate your expectations of others.  Pray to be able to see the things you can change and to to see the good.  Pray to let go of the anger and let His love fill you.  Keep a journal of your thoughts and impressions as you prayer.  Do this for 3 weeks and then report back on your experience.

SHARE: your experience

LEARN: Read Post- The Tempting RoadBattling Self-Doubt and Weakness to Better Access the Power of HeavenThe Need to ChangeIn the Flow Being Watchmen of our Thoughts

ACT: Questions to ponder and journal about:

2. How can controlling your thoughts help you resist the temptation to act in anger or to dwell on feelings of bitterness and hate?

Challenge: Make an active effort to watch your thoughts.  Identify and disregard the ones that will not lead your life in a positive direction.  Pray for strength and help to do this daily and journal about your progress.

SHARE: your experience

LEARN: Read Post- Finding Peace

ACT: Questions to ponder and journal about:

3. How does bitterness and negativity prevent you from healing?  How can choosing to trust God help you overcome these feelings?

Challenge: Pray and make a decision to actively choose to set aside feelings of bitterness or hate towards God.  Look for ways this experience can help you grow or that it has brought good.  Pray for understanding about the purpose of your loved ones death.  Journal about your thoughts and continue to patiently pray and wait for understanding.

SHARE: your experience