Archive | August 2015

scripture friday.

And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God

and are called according to his purpose for them.

– The Bible

Marcy Leigh / Foter / CC BY-NC-ND

Marcy Leigh / Foter / CC BY-NC-ND

regret.

If we could just go back.

If we could have another chance.

If only we saw that coming.

Our shortcomings and weaknesses can teach us if we look at it that way. We can’t change what happened.

We are not perfect.

heureux- / Foter / CC BY-SA

heureux- / Foter / CC BY-SA

“To have regret is to be disappointed with yourself and your choices. Those who are wise, see their life like stepping stones across a great river. Everyone misses a stone from time to time. No one can cross the river without getting wet. Success is measured by your arrival on the other side, not on how muddy your shoes are. Regrets are only felt by those who do not understand life’s purpose. They become so disillusioned that they stand still in the river and do not take the next leap.” — Colleen Houck

Why Exercise is Good For Your Heart

” Emotional pain is the worst pain one can have, there is not an ointment, pill, or an injection that can reach deep enough to heal a broken heart. However, dwelling and negative thinking will only make that pain worse. Exercise is a distraction that can get you to stop thinking those negative thoughts.” – S.C. Rhyne

eternity.

As I was walking the other day, I looked up into the sky.

I felt such exhilaration and freedom!

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Then I thought- seven-billion people live on a ball of rock covered with 2/3 of water, perfectly positioned to inhabit life, and surrounded with darkness in a space so large we wonder where its boundaries are.

Beyond the clouds is more than our finite minds can fathom. It’s understandable how we are focused on here and now because we are human. Our problems are many. There is great suffering in this life.

But in eternity, the answers are there. 

My New Reality … Notice I Did Not Say New Normal

I have met some mothers in the blogging world who have lost their children. Some lost young children. Some lost older children.

It’s all the same.

Below is a link to a mother’s blog that articulated the pain that is so common among grieving mothers.

My New Reality … Notice I Did Not Say New Normal.

scripture friday.

And who of you by being worried can add a single hour to his life?

And why are you worried about clothing? Observe how the lilies of the field grow; they do not toil nor do they spin, yet I say to you that not even Solomon in all his glory clothed himself like one of these.

– The Bible

The Knowles Gallery / Foter / CC BY

The Knowles Gallery / Foter / CC BY

flowers on the roadside.

No one plants flowers on the roadside.

Some grow in soggy marshes. Some in dry gravel.

They get stepped on, driven over, and exposed to toxic fumes.

Yet, they survive.

davedehetre / Foter / CC BY-NC

It is a portrayal of life.

There is ugliness in this world. And still, God paints on earth’s canvas.

He knows we will respond to the pain but his creation is a reminder of his presence.

It kind of puts things into perspective, doesn’t it?

Kurayba / Foter / CC BY-SA

Kurayba / Foter / CC BY-SA