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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 Heart Has Endless Room For Love: Part 1 CharityTogether We Stand

ACT: Questions to ponder and journal about:

1.How can you choose to see people differently so you can feel more charity for them?

Challenge: When you catch yourself being judgmental, tell yourself a story about that person that will help you see them in a different light. Practice doing this and after 3 weeks journal how this has helped you in your relationships with others?  Do you feel more peace?

SHARE: your experience

LEARN: Read Post- Suffering Helps Us Have Empathy and Understand Other’s Pains and SorrowsWhy would a loving God let us suffer?“If They Only Knew…” Putting on a Brave Face

ACT: Questions to ponder and journal about:

2. When you feel despair, pain or sorrow, how can choosing to turn outward instead of inward help lessen your pain? How does understanding the purpose of feeling sorrow help you better cope?

Challenge: When you feel sorrow, despair or pain remind yourself what suffering can teach you.  Choose to turn outward and comfort someone in need.  Journal about how your choice changed how you felt.

SHARE: your experience

LEARN: Read Post- Crack the Walls

ACT: Questions to ponder and journal about:

3. What relationships need mending in your life? What walls are preventing you from having fulfilling relationships? How can forgiving and loving others unconditionally help you break down walls?

Challenge: Look carefully at the walls you construct to protect yourself.  Evaluate how they harm your relationships.  Actively choose to work on breaking down those walls.  Pray specifically for help, for love and for forgiveness.

SHARE: your experience