Resources

BOOKS:

A Grace Disguised:  How the Soul Grows through Loss, Jerry Sittzer

Authentic Happiness, Martin Seligman
Breakthrough, Tim Clinton & Pat Springle
Calm My Anxious Heart, Linda Dillow
Captivating, John & Staci Eldredge
Choose Joy, Kay Warren
Crazy Love, Francis Chan

Discerning the Voice of God, Priscilla Shirer
Ditch the Baggage, Nancy Alcor
Don’t Retire, Rewire, Jeri Sedlar and Rick Miners

Fervent, Priscilla Shirer

For the Love, Jen Hatmaker
For Men Only, Shaunti & Jeff Feldhahn
For Women Only, Shaunti & Jeff Feldh ahn
Get out of the Pit, Beth Moore
Grieving With Hope, Samuel Hodges & Kathy Leonard
Heaven is for Real, Todd Burpo
The How of Happiness, Sonja Lyubomirsky
If You Want to Walk On Water, You’ve Got to Get Out of the Boat,

     John Ortberg
Immediate Obedience, Rod Loy
It’s Not About Me, Max Lucado

Life After Death, Tony Cooke
Making Peace With Your Past, Tim Sled
90 Minutes in Heaven, Don Piper
One Minute Prayers for Women, Hope Lyda
Pathways to Purpose for Women, Katie Brazelton
Plan B, Pete Wilson
Praying for Purpose for Women, Katie Brazelton
The Purpose Driven Life, Rick Warren
The Sacred Romance, Brent Curtis & John Eldredge
Twelve Extraordinary Women, John MacArthur

Twelve Extraordinary Men, John MacArthur
Search for Significance, Robert McGee

She Believes, Debbie Lindell
The Power of a Praying Woman, Stormie Omartian
The Story, Max Lucado & Randy Frazee

Uninvited, Lisa TerKeurst

Wild at Heart, Discovering the Secret of a Man's Soul, John Eldridge
Women of the Bible, Ann Spangler & Jean E. Syswerda
Your Best Life Now, Joel Osteen

WEBSITES:

www.jamesriver.org (John Lindell, James River Church,Springfield, MO)

          Sermon Series:  Heaven   What Will We Be Like 

          Heaven:   What Will It Be Like
www.joycemeyer.org (Joyce Meyer ministries)
www.joelosteen.com (Joel Osteen ministries)
www.saddleback.com (Rick Warren, Saddleback ministries, CA)
www.mercymultiplied.com (Nancy Alcorn ministries)
www.livingfree.org (life controlling issues)
www.griefshare.org

www.klove.com (Christian radio)

www.sevenbillionones.org (Randy Bacon, Springfield, MO)
www.AACC.net (American Association of Christian Counselors)
www.guideposts.org
www.lostandfoundozarks.com
www.churchinitiative.org
www.16personalities.com
www.freestrengthstest.workuno.com
www.authentichappiness.com VIA Character Strengths & Virtues
www.divorcecare.org
www.singleandparenting.org
www.dc4k.org (divorce care for kids)
care.ac/vjvn budget/spreadsheet
www.aarp.org

www.encounterministries.org

www.asbestos.com/support/mesothelioma-grief-guide/

www.drugabuse.gov

niaaa.nih.gov   (National Institute on Alcohol Abuse & Alcoholism)

www.coxhealthfoundation.com/to-receive/wellness-for-warriors/

 


SUPPORT GROUPS:
See www.griefshare.org for locations
See www.livingfree.org for locations
See www.lostandfoundozarks.com
See www.jamesriver.org
See www.griefwatch.com
See www.divorcecare.org for locations

https://www.facebook.com/WellnessforWarriors/


 

DEVOTIONALS:
www.griefshare.org. daily emails
www.joycemeyer.com daily emails
www.joelosteen.com daily emails
www.divorcecare.org daily emails
One Minute Prayers for Women, Hope Lyda

Praying God's Word:  Breaking Free from Spiritual Strongholds
Praying for Purpose for Women, Katie Brazelton

Jesus Calling, Sarah Young

Through a Season of Grief, Bill Dunn and Kathy Leonard

She Prays, Debbie Lindell

 

SCRIPTURE:
“We know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose." (Romans 8:28, NKJV)

“(God) is able to do immeasurably more than all we can ask or imagine, according to His power that is at work within us." (Ephesians 3:20, NIV)

“He comforts us in all our troubles so that we can comfort others." (2 Corinthians 1:4, NLT)

“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit." (Romans 15:13 NIV

“This is my command – Be strong and courageous! Do not be terrified or discouraged for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go." (Joshua 1:9, NIV)

“God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power, love, and a sound mind." (2 Timothy 1:7, KJV)

 

"Everything is possible for one who believes." (Mark 9:23, NIV)


 

QUOTES:
“When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us.” Helen Keller

“The secret of life isn’t what happens to you, but what you do with what happens to you.” Norman Vincent Peale

“Plan A is always my first choice. You know, the one where everything works out to be happily ever after. But more often than not, I find myself dealing with the upside-down, inside-out version where nothing goes as it should. It’s at this point the real test of my character comes in. Do I sink, or do I swim? Do I wallow in self-pity and play the victim or do I shift gears and make the best of the situation? The choice is mine. After all… Life is all about how you handle Plan B.” Suzy Toronto

“Watch your thoughts; they become your words.
Watch your words; they become actions.
Watch your actions; they become habits.
Watch your habits; they become character.
Watch your character; it becomes your destiny.

(unknown source)
 

 

PRAYERS:


Dad’s Blessing:
Dear Heavenly Father, we thank you for thy
wonderful care over us through this night. We thank you
for this day and for the blessings of life.
We pray thy choice blessings on our home. Bless this
food to the nourishment of our bodies.
Pardon and forgive us of our sins and at last save
us. These favors we ask in thy name. Amen.

 

Homer S. Dunlap
Author, 1932

 

POETRY/SONGS:

Your Love

Slipped and buried in the rubble of sin

Trapped in a prison of my own ruin

Suffocating from debris, darkness envelopes me.

Choices made drew me further away.

At the end of the road, nowhere to go.

Opening my eyes, I look to the skies.

God, I see Your glory.

Your truth I now believe.

I embrace Your love in every part of me.

Your love has saved me.

Your love has freed me.

Your love has forever changed me, and

I will worship you.

I will worship you.

Christ's sacrifice transformed my life.

I lived in defeat, now I'm complete.

More alive than words can describe.

From the inside out, I have no doubt

With Him I'll be, throughout eternity.

This gift given me, you can also receive.

 

Your love has saved me.

Your love has freed me.

Your love has forever changed me, and

I will worship you.

I will worship you.

(Copyright 2010 by K. Divine.  

Used by permission of K. Divine 10/16)

"Battle Hymn of the Republic," Mormon Tabernacle Choir

"God is Alive," Steve Fee

"Hope in Front of Me," Danny Gokey

"I Can Only Imagine," MercyMe

"I am not Alone," Kari Jobe

"Just as I Am," David Phelps

"Mary Did You Know," Voctave & Mark Lowry

"Oceans (Where Feet My Fail)," Hillsong UNITED

"Run to You," Annie Casler James River Church

"The Prayer," Andrea Bocelli and Celine Dion

"You'll Never Walk Alone," The Martins

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES:

COUNSELING:
Counseling Dept. Or Living Free office, James River Church,

     Springfield, MO  (417-581-5433), www.jamesriver.org
Lost and Found Grief Center, Springfield, MO (417-865-9998),
     www.lostandfoundozarks.com

Chrissy Sims Photography,

      https://m.facebook.com/RanneImagery

LIFE COACH:

Cindy Williams, Liberation Life Coach, Bolivar, MO

       http://liberationlifecoachingllc.com
 

In 50 years of life, the biggest lesson I have learned is this - there is always change.  Things change.  People change.  Times change. Weather conditions change.  Places change.  If we want to not just survive, but thrive, in this wonder we call life...we must change also.  We can choose to change for the better.  You can choose to live your dreams instead of daydream.  

 

As your Life Coach, I can help you define your goals and implement a plan to reach those goals.  I would be honored to travel a spell with you on your life journey.  Cindy Williams

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