Don’t Forget Good Friday by Lori Strawn
Originally posted on praypower4today:
There’s something in the air. Easter is almost upon us. But before we get there, let’s take a moment. Let’s remember Christ crucified, Christ beaten and belittled and spat upon. Christ bleeding and gouged and broken. Let’s spend a moment with the deep terribleness of Good Friday.
Why? Because we can’t fully appreciate the joy of Easter without acknowledging the horror of what came before. And because it is a timely reminder of Jesus’ love and understanding for us. We all suffer. We all feel broken and forsaken. It is good to remember that Jesus felt this way too, and that he continues to feel for us in our most hurting moments. Jesus understands pain. He feels it with us, even though we are the ones who caused his pain to begin with. That’s a huge revelation. It is a portrait of forgiveness and love that points the way for…
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Originally posted on Source of Inspiration:
Follow your guilt
for it is your soul
talking to you
making you feel uncomfortable
showing you what needs attention.
Love yourself more than
your need to please others.
Let go of needing acceptance
release the need to fix, save
Let others live their lives
to learn from their experiences.
You do the same.
The best way to help others
is to live the life you
want them to have.
which creates space
for others to find
their own answers.
live your own life
to its fullest–a life of love.
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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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