Soldier On, Friends

Gina Butz courage, faith, trials 0 Comments

There is a constant battle waging for our souls, and I for one sometimes grow weary of fighting it. There are days I realize I’m battling discouragement, pessimism, lies, apathy, and it would be the easiest thing to let them sideline me. I know there’s truth that cuts down all those negative emotions, but it take energy to fight my way …

When Gratitude Is Hard

Gina Butz gratitude, trials 3 Comments

This is the month of the year when we are reminded to be thankful. Pinterest is cluttered with suggestions for ways to count our blessings. At work someone has a thankfulness tree, and a sign inviting others to write on a leaf and add to it. Among the turkey and pilgrim decorations are plates and napkins and signs bearing the word, “Thanks.” …