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What to do When You Think You'll Never Smile Again

How do you move forward when your entire world just fell apart?

After unexpectedly losing her husband in the middle of the night to natural causes, Lisa Appelo found herself a single mother of seven just trying to get out of bed, struggling through the deep disappointment as she journeyed to lean on God for all things and teaching her heart to beat again. Whether you have lost a loved one, a job, a dream, a friendship, a home or your financial stability, you aren’t alone.

Statistics show that 12.5 million people are grieving. Listen as Colleen and Lisa share biblical encouragement for all who grieve and how you can find your smile again.

Listen in to learn:

· How grief isn’t a one size fits all
· The importance of dealing with bitterness
· Tools for grief (including lamenting)
· What things may bring comfort and what may not
· Why Satan’s schemes are the biggest battle

Lisa's Site: Lisa Appelo

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8/11/2022

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About Reframing Ministries

Reframing Ministries was created and is wholeheartedly committed to caring for caregivers and those living with significant challenges. As a ministry, Reframing embraces those who suffer. We understand that life is messy and painful; we also know without healthy support, surviving well is impossible. At some point in your life, you will need care on some level, and you will be called to provide care for others who are suffering. Because of Colleen’s experience as a caregiver, ongoing physical pain, her education in psychology and certification as a life coach, Reframing Ministries is equipped to come alongside families, communities, and churches with resources purposed to equip you to live well and help others live well. We offer help and hope through books, written articles, inspiring interviews, online support groups, personal emails, podcasts, and a collective network of authentic world influencers.

You are here for a reason! YOU matter! Your story is so important. Reframing Ministries invites you to embrace life’s challenges, learn how to shift your perspective, walk alongside other’s in need, and be an inspiration to others as the light and life of Jesus shines through you.

Subscribers get instant access to our free 5-Day Patio Video Devo Series. In these brief video devotionals, Colleen shares real-life, raw moments and the truth that sustains through trials to help you care for your soul and for others.  Subscribe here.

About Colleen Swindoll Thompson

For all who have ventured through domestic abuse, parenting a child with multiple disabilities, identity theft, medical mayhem, a difficult divorce, betrayal from trusted Christians and the like . . . I understand.

As my faith was sifted to the core, a hope-filled foundation began to take root through a relentless examination of God’s truths and a daily dependence on the empowering work of the Holy Spirit.

My experience as a caregiver, ongoing physical pain, education in psychology, and certification as a life coach have given me an unwavering passion to encourage and equip caregivers and their families with truths and tools that help them live well regardless of life’s ever-changing circumstances.

I’ve spent most of my life living in the states of California and Texas. In 1993, I graduated with a degree in Communications and a double-minor in Education and Psychology. My husband is my hero, and combined we have five witty, creative young adult children. I treasure time with my family, reading on quiet afternoons, and, when my body lets me after back surgery, fulfilling my never-ending wish to win yard-of-the-month through gardening.

 

Contact Reframing Ministries with Colleen Swindoll Thompson

Mailing Address
Insight for Living
Post Office Box 5000
Frisco, Texas 75034
USA
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(800)772-8888