You Can Get Bitter or Better! Includes Study Guide All of us, at one time or another, face sorrow, grief, or loss--these challenges spare no one. The question is, How will we respond to these challenges? In this new edition of his uplifting book, James W.
Moore shows us that we have a choice. We can become bitter, or we can ask for God's help to grow into better people. The author shares his supportive a Includes Study Guide All of us, at one time or another, face sorrow, grief, or loss--these challenges spare no one. The author shares his supportive and upbeat message through compelling stories of healing through faith, hope, and resilience. Each chapter features a key passage of Scripture, as well as inspirational examples of the way others have dealt positively with life's challenges.
James W. Moore also offers uplifting advice to show how, through God's help, we can see problems as opportunities, convert defeat into victory, grow spiritually, and look at change as a way to begin a new and more meaningful way of life. Get A Copy. Paperback , pages. Published May 1st by Dimensions for Living first published More Details Original Title. You Can Get Bitter of Better: When trouble comes, when disappoiintment breaks your heart, when sorrow grips your spirit, You Have a choice Other Editions 7.
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Sep 20, J. Ewbank rated it liked it Shelves: a-good-read , religion. This book by James Moore was used by our Sunday School class and it gave us many hours of discussion and good Christianity. The topic is well done and provides many examples. We enjoyed it. Amanda Cain rated it liked it Jan 10, They were reliving a memory or experiencing life again as if it were the first time, but as the end draws nearer, a drastic shift in mood and demeanor is evident. A patient who was once friendly and jolly can quickly become quiet, reflective, and despondent.
I've seen patients break down and cry, not because of their current situation, but because they were mourning old ones. These times taught me a lot about how to be just what that person needs towards the end of their life. The somber tone and tired eyes let me know that what they had to say was important and worth hearing. What mattered most is that someone who cared was there to hear it.
We are students, thinkers, influencers, and communities sharing our ideas with the world. Join our platform to create and discover content that actually matters to you. So, it is looking like I am about to leave my teenage years behind. I think that I want to reflect back on this time in my life and think about what I want to keep with me in my twenties and maybe some things I can let go. My teenage years have been full of love from my family and friends; hard work to make good grades in school and creating art.
I developed several great friendships that I have held on to across the miles even though I went to college 14 hours away from our previous home. I am so thankful for the friendships I have made in college as well.
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It seems like friends you make in your childhood and younger years can really stand the test of time. Maybe it is because when you became friends you were truly who you were. Everyone was genuine and didn't put up walls to protect themselves. You got to know someone on a deeper more personal level more quickly than if you had met later in life. I also think we laughed even more as children and that always creates good memories to look back on.
So I think in my twenties I will try to hang on to the "childish" way of making friends. I will try to show my true self and will accept them for who they are, and we will laugh I think a good thing to let go of is always trying to make dead-end relationships work. When we were children on the playground and we tried to play a game together or jump rope and it just wasn't working, we would run off and find someone else. It was easy. It was just natural. Now sometimes I find myself trying to stay in a relationship by being overly nice, giving gifts, trying to find what pushes the persons "good" buttons.
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I might spend so much time trying to figure this person out that I leave out more solid relationships that are worth my time. So in my twenties, I will try to be more realistic about who to spend my time on. Some people are just never going to stand the test of time. I can continue to be cordial but won't let them rule my time and thought life.
As children, we loved our parents and siblings and would show love to them in a myriad of ways. Maybe it was hugs, pictures on the fridge, good night kisses, playing games, or just quality time spent together as a family. Starting my twenties, I am mature enough to realize the value of these people in my life.
Thankfully, I have always known this. I was never the type that was embarrassed if someone saw me walking with my Mom or Dad or being dropped off in the Mom Van somewhere. I always knew these people loved me more than anyone else I was about to meet. But in my twenties, I plan to keep up with my family even when I am eight hours away from them. We are never too old to need the love of family. As weird as it is to say goodbye to my teenage years, it's honestly helped me to soak in the precious moments of everyday life and treasure them even more.
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Every year when birthdays come around, it always serves as a reminder how quickly the days, months, and years fly by. I think that has been one difficult part of this birthday season.
It's hard to say goodbye to the past, without a clear map of the future. But, I must remind myself that this is why growing up is a beautiful thing- as we live life and experience new things, we are better prepared for what the future may hold. Everything that I have experienced in my 20 years has served an important purpose- to make me into the person I am supposed to become.
Yes, life is always changing and so am I Very hard.
But one thing to remember is God is always constant. He will never change. No matter what number is on your birthday cake, He is always there He is the Rock that we will always be able to cling to. Isn't that a wonderful thought? Even if we don't know what's in His plans for us in the coming year, it's important to make Him a part of our plans. Rather than worry about change, let's embrace it all- the good and the bad- and look to the Lord to see how He will guide and shape us. Teenage years- the time has come. I must say goodbye to you now.