Ruthann J. Weece

How to ‘Refocus’, Even in the Midst of Something Hard

How to ‘Refocus’, Even in the Midst of Something Hard

I’ve expended a lot of energy over the years on trying to get my mind off of something. I have this crazy way of cyclical thinking…you know the kind of thinking that keep you up all night worrying.  I’ve tried all sorts of ways to refocus, but I never considered it had anything to do …

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Getting Through The Valley

Getting through the Valley

It’s so easy to get lost going through a valley.

Because we often don’t realize how long the valley really is until we’re standing in the middle of it.
We grieve, we grow and we even sometimes trip over the rocky terrain we’re traveling through, because the valley is a place we experience all sorts of trials.
It can be scary and can be one of the hardest places we ever navigate through.

These are the Days…Of Vulnerability and Healing

These are the Days…Of Vulnerability and Healing

These are the days ….Of healing, of reentry and learning how to live following a crisis. And these are the words I penned following the most recent episode of my favorite podcast…’The Next Right Thing’ with Emily P. Freeman. Emily, the host of this podcast described what she does when she feels ‘stuck’ in her …

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Change is Hard But Necessary for Healing

Change is Hard But Necessary for Healing

Warning: A confession from the depth of my soul  ‘Its time for a change.’  This statement’s been reaching deep within today… As we’re preparing for a new transition it’s been uncovering some unhealed spaces of my heart.  Because although God knows I’ve been begging him to end this season, this change requires a whole lot …

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There’s Struggle in the Valley, but it doesn’t Last Forever

There’s Struggle in the Valley, but it doesn’t Last Forever

Several years ago my family decided to make the trek up a high peak in the continental divide. I had heard tales of our son’s adventures up these mountains and I wanted to experience it. I had no idea though just how much it would whip me.  I thought I was in pretty good shape …

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Though You Overwhelm Us, We Will Praise You

Though You Overwhelm Us, We Will Praise You

Worship accomplishes what we cannot do for ourselves.  And perhaps this is what our battles are about more than anything else. . Worship Over Worry…it’s a phrase that’s made it’s way into our daily lives as it’s etched itself upon our hearts and our walls.  This woven beauty was delivered to our house just last …

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