LIGHTEN UP – (unpacking heavy emotions)

You’re likely reading this blog because you wrestle with a situation that will not, I said WILL NOT, leave you alone! I call it your ‘this’ – that one thing that you simply cannot get beyond.

For years my ‘this’ as a single mother was a concoction of anger, mixed with a cup of fear and two tablespoons of resentment.  I still loved my former husband.  And just when I thought I was getting over him, he’d pick up the kids for the weekend. I’d melt the second I laid eyes on him.  Then all of my heartaches would spiral out of control once again.

Whatever your status in life – whether married, separated, single again, widowed, or whether you’ve adopted kids or never married, you’ve all experienced at one time or another a ‘this’ – that thing that tilts you upside down, an unrelenting annoyance  creating undesirable feelings. Much like an over-packed suitcase, it leaves you feeling like you’re dragging around a hundred-pound duffle bag without rollers. So what’s one to do?

I’m glad you asked! That’s the title of the upcoming Arise Ministries online Bible Study – LIGHTEN UP – (unpacking heavy emotions).  Like you perhaps, I’m personally guilty of stuffing my emotional suitcase with unnecessary clutter.  So how can we take these hefty emotions that remain zip-locked in our souls and replace them with a mind-set that works for us and not against us?

Let’s ask King David in the Bible.  Like me, he was an emotional character – sometimes wonderfully sensible and other times totally off balance. Yet, God called this ordinary man with all his wobbly feelings, a man after His own heart.  Why? Well, I just I can’t wait to tell you!

So mark your calendars and sign up NOW.  The live 8 week Bible study – LIGHTEN UP – starts Sunday night – September 18th, and ends November 6th.  Join me along with an online chat each week.  And if you miss the session, you can watch it anytime on our website.

Friend, I can see it all now.  Yahoo! You’re already beginning to LIGHTEN UP with great anticipation of exchanging your emotional poverty for God’s prosperity.

I can’t wait for us to begin our time together. Grab your suitcase, girlfriend, and let’s unpack. 

About Pam Kanaly   

Aloha! I’m Pam Kanaly, President and co-founder of Arise Ministries. But actually, I think Arise found me wanting to bless single moms years ago. Ministry was never on my mind as a kid. All I wanted to be was a hula dancer. So Mother enrolled me in the tiny tots’ class. Guess God knew I’d have two grandbabies born in Hawaii. I love the great outdoors. You might even find me spending time with my husband grizzly bear watching or camping. In fact, it was on a turkey hunt that God gave me the name Arise Ministries in 2002. I suppose it’s a good thing that I majored in Grammar in college since I love to write words of encouragement to single moms.