Another wonderful find from Spiritbath! You should follow them too, if you haven’t already visited their site. Always uplifting!
Here’s an uplifting, encouraging post from A Story be Me Blog. Like manna from Heaven!
Originally posted on A Story By Me:
Have you ever found yourself feeling completely overwhelmed by what God has asked you to do?
Do you feel not big enough, strong enough, or smart enough?
Sometimes the tasks God puts in front of us seem huge and very overwhelming. They may seem way bigger than us and that’s because they ARE way bigger than us!
Our God is BIG and He does BIG things! And guess what? Sometimes He uses people like us to help Him do them!
Still feeling overwhelmed and unequipped?
I know that overwhelmed and unequipped feeling all to well. Over the past few years I have felt it way more times than I would like to have felt it, but something I have learned is you don’t have to feel that way.
Because if God asks you to do something he will equip you to do it.
So instead of panicking about it, talk to God…
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This post from one of my favorite inspirational blogs really spoke to me today, so I thought I’d share it with you:
On this snowy-blizzard day here in New Jersey when everyone has their cranky pants on already, I was so glad to find this post. It lifted me up and started my day on the right foot.
Originally posted on zippythinks:
In his epic poem about life called Landslides, Canadian poet, Don Coles writes:
Sometimes I’ll rant, or grieve,
But rather now would sidestep
Eternitywards and glimpse a sort of
comfort there, out under the stars
I have always liked this particular stanza. It seems to me to be a very raw description of life, an admission of the times where we choose to be negative, to rant and to grieve. It reminds me that when we do these things what we really need is to sidestep eternitywards. It reminds me that there is comfort in those times when we are willing to step aside and look up.
Like most people, my life can get stressful. This last week felt particularly stressful to me. I was challenged with new ways of doing things at work, I had a challenging meeting with a young lady we are mentoring…
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Great post from Two Minutes of Grace – a reminder that compassion should be our default setting.
Originally posted on Two Minutes of Grace:
It is not the responsibility of knights errant to discover whether the afflicted, the enchained and the oppressed whom they encounter on the road are reduced to these circumstances and suffer this distress for their vices, or for their virtues: the knight’s sole responsibility is to succour them as people in need, having eyes only for their sufferings, not for their misdeeds.
~Miguel de Cervantes, Don Quixote
They brought it on themselves we say as if it matters. Of course it’s often true – regarding others, regarding me. But the very statement reveals a blindness of the heart that replaces compassion with blame and shame. They brought it on themselves.
Who hasn’t? Who among us doesn’t contribute to a significant portion of our own suffering? Am I less in need of compassion because I’ve been the root of my own troubles? Am I somehow more worthy of God’s unmerited…
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Originally posted on praypower4today:
He will come again perhaps in snow
or baked earth like the first time,
no one knows.
And if today,
what would he make
of sleighs and bells,
garlands, garish green
and red everywhere?
Perhaps he would shake his head
and chuckle at the foibles of his siblings.
Or point out, with rather more force,
“That’s a lot of hoopla
for a baby born in a manger.”
I myself would turn it all away,
all the tinsel and trimmings,
for a single moment of pure love.
That is what he came for,
and that is what he died for.
And so I say:
To beings everywhere —
You are greatly loved.
(That sharp uptick in your heart —
that right there is Christmas.)
Uplifting post from “B is for Blessed,” a wonderful inspirational Blog that I follow. Great way to start the week!