654721God loves us so much, He continually places sure footing before our steps, even when we’ve failed.

He doesn’t sit back waiting for the ax to fall on us. His mercy is so great and His compassion is so deep that He weeps over us.

When we focus on what God thinks about us, it changes our perspective.

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We all fail. Every single one of us.

Whether we failed by a choice we made or something just didn’t work out, God is always wants to refresh, revive, and restore us.

Stop beating yourself up. God isn’t. Forgive yourself. Forgive others. Make things right.

Keep looking ahead and keep walking!

sure footing.

sure footing.

God is so great in his love, He continually places sure footing before our steps when things go wrong – even when we have messed up.


God doesn’t sit back like some of us do, just waiting for the ax to fall on someone. His mercy is so great and His compassion is so deep that He weeps over us.

When we focus on what God thinks about us, it changes our perspective.

Has a parent said or made you think no good will come of you?

Have you told yourself that you’re a failure because you failed?

These thoughts are not what God thinks.

He keeps guiding you in the right direction whether you think he does or not.

He is there.

With you.



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If we’re honest, we want it to be summer every day.

We want smooth sailing on calm waters with gentle breezes.

We don’t like our lives to be disturbed with loss, sorrow, or failure.

calm sea

We know a storm will eventually kick up, but we are still surprised when it happens to us.

Prepare yourself to endure seasons that are unpleasant, knowing that seasons always, end and another begins.

Life is a series of wonder and beauty. When you face sadness, you learn to value happiness all the more.


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revisiting grief.

revisiting grief.

Holidays, particularly during Christmas, are difficult times for people who are grieving the loss of a loved one.

For the next two weeks, I am going to re-post previous entries I’ve written on grief.

Perhaps grief is the most misunderstood emotion. The person grieving a deep loss, whether through death, divorce, or personal disappointments or failure, needs to be patient with themselves. But mostly, the people around them need to be patient.

If you know someone who needs to understand your grieving, consider sharing with them the next two weeks.


How do I deal with grief?

We live in a world of instant gratification.

Even the poorest among us has access to a fast food lunch, a cell phone, and/or cable television.

The problem is not all things in life can be instantly gratified. Grief is one of those things.

We want to push it away for another day. We’ve got things to do and places to go. But grief interrupts our rhythm.

The world has advanced in leaps and bounds, but our soul hasn’t. We may adjust and accommodate  and even welcome the intrusions of someone’s random thoughts posted on a social website. Yet, our soul is the bedrock of who we are and it is limited. Without recognizing those limitations we expect more than we were made to handle.


There has to be times of calmness. We were not made to be constantly alert.

Grieving the loss of someone cannot be filed with the rest of your daily activities. It won’t allow it. Grief will demand your attention and the more you try to keep at bay the more it will intrude. Ignoring it is like ignoring a bullet wound.

You can’t.

Next post: How?


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We have dreams. We work hard. We succeed. We fail.

Failure isn’t the end. It may be the beginning! After 5 years of writing and 3 1/2 years of rejection letters, Kathryn Stockett, author of The Help, finally received an acceptance at her 60th try!  The book was on the New York Times Best Seller list for 100 weeks. Last year, it became a movie.

You’re human. We make mistakes. God figured that into the equation.

If you are feeling the pain of failure, there is life beyond the moment you are in. Please, don’t give up. You don’t know what tomorrow will bring!