Growing Forward When You Can't Go Back

Growing Forward When You Can't Go Back

by Laurie Pawlik

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After life is shattered by loss or a traumatic experience—whether big or small—it can seem impossible to heal or even move on. Deep down you believe God intends good for you, but you just don't have the energy or strength to figure out how to move forward.

Author Laurie Pawlik has been there, and here she shares how she flourished despite multiple losses. Through practical tips and thought-provoking questions, she helps you take small yet powerful steps toward healing and letting go. She also offers insights and encouragement from the lives of strong women in the Bible. You'll glimpse the painful losses these women experienced and learn how they flourished despite seasons of hardship and grief. You'll discover how God shows His presence and power in the valleys, deserts, and storms. And you'll feel a fresh sense of hope that, with God, you can redefine yourself, remake your life, and grow forward into a beautiful new season.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781493417179
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 01/01/2019
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 22,970
File size: 4 MB

About the Author

Laurie Pawlik, MSW, is a writer with 25 years of teaching, social work, and Bible study experience. She's been published in magazines such as Woman's Day, Reader's Digest, and Women's Health, and is best known for her popular She Blossoms blog. She and her husband live in Vancouver, BC, Canada. Find out more at

Table of Contents

Growing Forward 13

1 Re-creating and Replanting with Eve 19

Spirit Blossom-The Promise

Heart Blossom-On the Mend

Soul Blossom-Bittersweet

Body Blossom-Uphill Backward

Brain Blossom-Fill-in-the-Blanks

2 Sprouting with Sarak 37

Spirit Blossom-The Retreat

Heart Blossom-Your Impact

Soul Blossom-Jar of Blossoms

Body Blossom-Love Notes

Brain Blossom-Smart Decisions

3 Digging Deeper with Hagar 55

Spirit Blossom-A Time for Everything

Heart Blossom-The Letter

Soul Blossom-Risk

Body Blossom-Turn-Around

Brain Blossom-Mind Map

4 Uprooting with Naomi 73

Spirit Blossom-Nose-to-Nose

Heart Blossom-Surprise!

Soul Blossom-Friends

Body Blossom-Change of Identity

Brain Blossom-Change Your Mind

5 Starting Fresh with Ruth 91

Spirit Blossom-The Next Step

Heart Blossom-Open Doors

Soul Blossom-Interdependence

Body Blossom-The 80/20 Rule

Brain Blossom-Write Back

6 Growing Roots with Martha and Mary 109

Spirit Blossom-Regifting

Heart Blossom-Don't You Care?

Soul Blossom-Hallelujah Anyway

Body Blossom-Bumpy

Brain Blossom-Bucket of Energy

7 Reviving Your Heart with Hannah 125

Spirit Blossom-Vegas

Heart Blossom-Basket of Blossoms

Soul Blossom-Praying in Color

Body Blossom-Memory Lane

Brain Blossom-Under the "B"

8 Renewing Your Purpose with Esther 143

Spirit Blossom-What Then?

Heart Blossom-Your Secrets

Soul Blossom-God's Secrets

Body Blossom-Fast Times

Brain Blossom-Labels

9 Growing Forward with Mary Magdalene 161

Spirit Blossom-Seeds

Heart Blossom-Kindred Spirits

Soul Blossom-Open Hands

Body Blossom-Manna

Brain Blossom-Regoaling

10 Blossoming into Life with Mary 179

Spirit Blossom-Saying Yes

Heart Blossom-Becoming You

Soul Blossom-T-Shirts and Totes

Body Blossom-Surprise!

Brain Blossom-Blessings

Notes 199

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