Tag Archives: Forgiveness

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The Beauty of Second Chances

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file0001657982077I believe in second chances. Where the heck would I be without one? Nowhere. Exactly.

Maybe whatever happened the first time around was out of your control. For instance, say your spouse passed away. Does that mean God wants you to be alone? Of course not! It’s simply a season of change, albeit a difficult one.

Sometimes relationships end for the wrong reason. You shared the same values and dreams but, for whatever reason, someone gave up. After careful consideration, you realized that you blew it. Hey, we all mess up at times. You may have to rebuild trust or communicate better. Is that worthwhile? If you still have feelings and there is an emotional attachment and attraction, maybe it’s time to give it another go.

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The Wound That Time Does Not Heal

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Bandages are great for flesh wounds, but you can't cover up wounds of the heart.

Bandages are great for flesh wounds, but you can’t cover up wounds of the heart.

“Time heals all wounds.”

You’ve heard that one, right?

Believable? Maybe.

Did you know that time heals many wounds, but not all. Unfortunate as this statement may sound, it’s true. “Time heals all wounds” is a misnomer.

The funny thing is the Bible tells us to forgive instantly. Easier said than done, right? I think the time involved with the healing process of forgiveness helps us grow in spiritual maturity. The harder I have to work to give it up to God, the closer this process of forgiveness draws me to Him.

What if you’re not willing to let it go?

The possibilities seem endless…

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The 4 Necessities To Leading A More Meaningful Life

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All of the answers are out there...

All of the answers are out there…

How do we lead a more meaningful life? A good question to ponder. If you haven’t figured it out completely you’re in good company. We’ve been working our way through the book of Acts in the Bible and talking a lot about goals and the journey itself in our Disciple Group. I shared my thoughts on developing a personal mission statement a couple of weeks ago here at I’m Just Thinkin’. This topic is mondo.  Without being too wordy I wanted to share with you today what I feel are the 4 necessities to leading a more meaningful life:

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What To Do With All Of Those Rocks?

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“Sometimes in life there just aren’t enough rocks” – Forrest Gump

forrest and jennyThose were Forrest’s words of wisdom upon reflection of Jenny’s rage of anger at her past as they stumbled upon the old house were Jenny was raised. Jenny unloaded every stone in sight on the structure, busting out a window in the process before slumping down in exhaustion to sob, maybe on that day once and for all relieved. Jenny’s childhood, from the glimpse that we saw in the movie, wasn’t all that wonderful. I’m guessing that her youth had a residual impact on her life, her pattern of running away from reality and years of reluctance to take the next positive step in the direction of God’s destiny and will for her life… a wonderful, albeit short, love that she would recognize and share with Forrest and their young offspring, little gumpster.

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The #1 Reason To Be Thankful Today…

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The only real tree on the lot.

… and so we’re entering the season of giving. The season of Hope. The season of the Christmas tradition. Yep, it “officially” begins today. Black Friday. Time to get the tree up. Christmas parties and end of the year celebrations. I love this time of year, for all of the good memories, family traditions and warm thoughts.

Remember the Prayer of Saint Francis?

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