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Happy Holidays 2020

This year, the Holidays may look a little different for us all

We may not be able to see our family, friends, and loved ones and our celebrations may be a little simpler. This can bring feelings of sadness, disappointment, or loneliness. I recently read the following words in a book titled, “Looking For Lovely” by Annie F. Downs:

 
“Transformation and suffering [come] in a pair.”
“God has something for you here.”
“I need beauty. I need to see the lovely in my every day.”
“Grace”
“Hope is an expensive commodity, not easily won, always fought for, and the result of a process that may take some time.”
“If you want to be full of hope, you have to suffer a bit. You have to find purpose in the suffering so you don’t give up.”
“… be branded by perseverance.”
 
I pray this Holiday season and year to come you will find hope, perseverance, grace, transformation, beauty, and the lovely in your every day. 

Alicia received her Bachelor of Science degree in Youth/Social Ministry from Crown College in 2012 and went on to graduate from Argosy University, Twin Cities with a Master of Arts degree in Marriage and Family Therapy. Prior to working with Lighthouse Counseling, Alicia interned at a private practice in downtown Minneapolis.

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