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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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Today we will be discussing how journaling can lead to inspiration when coupled with prayer and study. Journaling has allowed us to remember past experiences, find gratitude, and see patterns in our lives. We also discuss the power of daily study in helping us feel centered.

LEARN: Read Post- It’s been a journeyBecoming a Widow, The Power of Words

ACT: Questions to ponder and journal about:

1. How does recording your journey help you see the blessings?

Challenge: Reflect back on your journey.  Write down the things you have learned.

SHARE: your experience

LEARN: Read Post- Take Upon MeWidowhood is a Blessing

ACT: Questions to ponder and journal about:

2. What has your pain taught you? What can it teach your children?

Challenge: Reflect on the pain you and your family members have felt.  Look for lessons that you have learned because of the pain.  Spend sometime recording what you learned.  How does reflecting help change your perspective?

SHARE: your experience

LEARN: Read Post- Widowhood is a BlessingThe Plan of… Happiness? Pt. 1: Consecrated Trials

ACT: Questions to ponder and journal about:

3. How can pondering and journaling help you get answers when you are struggling?

Challenge: After you read inspirational material or when thoughts come into your mind, take some time to think deeply about them and to write you feelings and thoughts.  Notice how pondering and journaling makes a difference in your understanding.

SHARE: your experience