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Journeywomen


Dec 3, 2018

On today’s episode of the Journeywomen podcast, I brought back my friend Amy Waters to discuss navigating the holidays when it just feels hard! We covered it all, from unmet holiday expectations to weightier stuff, like gathering together after the loss of a loved one. Amy offers us lots of tips from her perspective as a counselor, and of course, she points us to the hope we have in Jesus as we’re in the thick of the holiday season.

 

So you’ll know her a little better, Amy is a Licensed Professional Counselor, Women’s Bible Study leader, disciple maker, and self-proclaimed theology junkie. Amy spent nearly 10 years on staff at Pine Cove as a Conference Director and it was there that God gave her a passion for ministering to women and families.  She earned a Masters in Marriage and Family Counseling from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in 2011 and is currently counseling at the Alethia Counseling Center in Tyler, TX. I cannot wait for you to hear from Amy today!

 

 

AMY’S RESOURCES

Counseling

Treasuring God in our Traditions by Noel Piper (free PDF!)

Talk through your expectations with a trusted friend

 

AMY’S SIMPLE JOYS

Pie Breakfast at Thanksgiving

Cup of coffee with her mom and sisters for “happy time” at Christmas

Cooking

 

CONNECT WITH AMY

Website

Instagram

Twitter

 

SCRIPTURE REFERENCES

1 Peter 1:13

Romans 8:32

Jeremiah 15

 

DISCUSSION QUESTIONS

 

  1. Do you anticipate anything being difficult this holiday season? If so, what?
  2. What are the scripts you desire to change?
  3. What is this holiday actually about?
  4. How can we glorify God as we go about this holiday season?
  5. Where can you see the hand of God in your holidays already? Pray and ask him to give you eyes to see him working in and through the coming weeks.



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