If one dream should fall and break into a thousand pieces, never be afraid to pick one of those pieces up and begin again. ~Flavia Weedn
What one is fated to have in life one will have; what one is not fated to have, there is no point in pressing for. ~unknown
I am at an important crossroads. This word Release is wreaking havoc lately, in my life. How? Well it seems that since this has been my One Word for the year, I am clinging tightly to everything.
How's that, I bet you are wondering...well specifically I am afraid to release anything and becoming increasingly overwhelmed. I'm afraid of releasing the wrong thing. Have you ever felt this way or am I utterly alone in this mess?
So, this weekend has been especially important as I seek to accept the fact that I can't do it all. I mean I know this in my mind yet, my mouth forgets to say "no" to one. More. Thing.
Something has to go. Something or a few things need to be released to make room for the best things.
It would be easy if a few of these "things" were bad in some way. They are not. They are all very good. Herein lies every single Believer's challenge. To discern the things that are the Ephesians 2:8-10 things that God wills for their lives. You and I need to tune out all of the competing voices demanding our time, talent and attention and seek to hear clearly above all else the still, small voice that matters most. His. Christ alone is the one to determine the details.
Problems are not stop signs, they are guidelines. ~Robert Schuller
Look carefully through all the claims pressing upon you in your complicated life, and decide once and for all what it is that is the one really important and overmastering duty in it, and should be the one dominating aim. Then remember that if you succeed in that, the others, so multifarious, are really no more than the fringe of the garment, and that you need not spend so much anxiety over them, provided that the one most important is faithfully attended to. ~Anna C. Brackett
|424. Breathtaking beauty everywhere|
|425. Coastline days|
|426. He leads me beside still waters on busy days...|
|427. The skies declare His glory and faithfulness|
|428. This little book which brought me a smile in the Doctor's office waiting room. |
I adore the detailed artwork of Jan Brett.
And sometimes a children's book is just what the Doctor ordered...and good therapy.
|429. Rejoicing in this Holy Union of God, and beautiful sister in Christ and friend being blessed with a wonderful marriage and new start! He is the God of new beginnings! Amen?|
|430. Sweet Saturday with my hub. Wedding Ceremony, coffee and appetizer|
in between. Then a wonderful night of fellowship and laughter.
And now one last important word from our sponsors:
May His amazing grace be evident in all you say and do this week!