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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- A Trouble-free LifeWhy would a loving God let us suffer?The Plan of… Happiness? Pt. 1: Consecrated TrialsWidowhood is a Blessing

ACT: Questions to ponder and journal about:

1. What does experience and suffering do for us? What can it teach you? How does understanding that trials help us become better give you courage to face them well?

Challenge: Look back on some of the trials you have faced in your life.  Journal about some of the things you have learned as a result of those trials and experiences. Write about how what you are learning can help you face current trials.

SHARE: your experience

LEARN: Read Post- When Burdens Seem too Difficult to Bear

ACT: Questions to ponder and journal about:

2.What is the purpose of multiple trials? How does looking at those times as an opportunity to turn to God instead of God’s punishment or absence allow you to overcome the darkness?

Challenge: In the next month when times of darkness hit practice turning to God through prayer, scripture study and by reaching out to show love to others.  Record how doing those things help you and any insights you gain.

SHARE: your experience

LEARN: Read Post- If I Were to Go Back

ACT: Questions to ponder and journal about:

2. Looking back, how would your perspective today help you get through your trials? What can you learn from that to help you today?

Challenge: Spend so time thinking and writing about past trials.  What patterns can you see?  What do you learn from those experiences with the perspective of time.  How can what you have discovered help you today?

SHARE: your experience