Jun 3, 2021
We would be hard pressed to find anyone right now who isn’t
going through a hard time, just have experienced a hard time, or
headed into a hard time. Yet hard times often challenge our joy. In
today’s episode, we talk with guest, Heidi McLaughlin, who
experienced several hard times in a row and yet shares with us how
she learned to discover joy in the midst of hard times.
Quotables from the episode:
- God is a God of an “upper-story.”
- Don’t try to figure God out—trust that He has your situation
- People often come into our lives to act as sandpaper to
us—helping refine our rough edges.
- Don’t despise the deserts and fires of life. It’s in the fire
that our priorities change.
- We have to plant that which we want to experience in life. If
we want companionship, we must be a companion to others. If we want
kindness, we must be kind to others.
- Joy is the portal of heaven.
- 1 Thessalonians 5:16–18 NIV “Be joyful always;
pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is
God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.”
- Isaiah 55:8-9 NIV “My thoughts are nothing
like your thoughts,” says the Lord. “And my ways are far beyond
anything you could imagine. For just as the heavens are higher than
the earth, so my ways are higher than your ways and my thoughts
higher than your thoughts.”
- Colossians 2:7 NLT Let your roots grow down
into him, and draw up nourishment from him, so you will grow in
faith, strong and vigorous in the truth you were taught. Let your
lives overflow with thanksgiving for all he has done.
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About Heidi McLaughlin:
Heidi McLaughlin’s passion is contagious as she inspires her
audiences to grasp the truth that there is nothing more beautiful
than a woman who knows she is loved. Heidi speaks all over North
America and overseas and is an award-winning author. She has
written several books, Study Guides and hundreds of articles and
blogs. Her upcoming book is called FRESH JOY!
Heidi has been widowed twice and is the mom and step-mom of a
blended family of 5 children and 12 grandchildren. Heidi has
experienced much tragedy but has learned how to recapture her
Hosted By: Dr. Michelle Bengtson
Audio Technical Support: Bryce Bengtson