I was thinking about this with Jesus this morning.
I want to be like this in my relationships.
Open Trusting No defense
Because that’s how I roll Not because the world is perfectly safe
That’s how I can be impregnable, unassailable, undefeated.
Acceptance doesn’t mean resignation.
It means understanding that something is what it is,
and there’s got to be a way through it.
~Michael j fox
When God speaks a word, it is for accomplishment and establishment, and it is higher than the storm.
—youversion devo today “Trusting God in the Storm” day 6
I’m so sad. Grief is
hard work, ya know?
Time for a list. Reboot my 💜
California poppies Yellow m&ms with peanuts Depends Silhouettes (just keepin’ it real) Clean sheets after a warm 🛁 🐈laying in puddles of 🌞 My 🐕. They have such a great attitude, no matter what. #overcomeevilwithgood Taco salad 🥗 from Wendy’s© Queen Anne’s Lace and pink sweet peas Birthdays 🎁🎂🎉 Vegetables – colorful, munchable variety Crocheted afghans My small group at Elevation Rays of 🌞 streaming in my window Chocolate 🍫in moderation Learning new skills (current fave listening) My Youversion Devotional- super encouraged Holy Spirit- always there Jesus – endlessly awesome 😎 Father God – so kind and full of integrity and wisdom Unstoppable spring Myths and stories Ireland and Artemis Fowl Elizabeth Kubler-Ross, stages of grief #incrediblyhelpful Toe socks with fun patterns
Thank You 💕 God. Hug received 🤗
Lord God our Father, No one gets to live on this earth
without getting touched
by injustice or betrayal.
You know about injustice and betrayal–for certain.
Two specific things come to mind that I am heartsore over: three betrayals within my own extended family system and/or neighborhood.
I’m sorry for hanging on to these bitter thoughts for so many years, God. You have forgiven me of tons of yucky stuff–I release _____ now, with You helping me.
Help me to go forward as a free woman, Jesus.
It is for freedom that Christ has set you free. Stand fast in it, and do not submit again to that yoke of bondage.
Don’t let me get distracted, Father. I want to walk in freedom.
I want to take Your yoke and learn from You.
I am exhausted and stressed out:
rest , God. for my soul Amen.
I don’t want you to feel
false guilt and shame
because we didn’t finish that good thing we tried to do.
No pressure #ratraces-stink
I accept you the way you are.
You are my man.
I chose YOU twenty-five years ago at a lighthouse in Newport, Oregon.
Hitched my wagon to your 🌟
People can’t be perfect, you know?
Well they shouldn’t have to try.
That’s why Jesus came, isn’t it?
To set 🌎 free from the rat race?
makes the 🌎 world go ’round.
Need a little help?
I’ve been thinking. About the sixth step. This is hard for parents who’ve abused or neglected their children.
There’s stuff back there that I do not want to own. You know? (It’s probably hard for everyone, but I don’t have to repent for everyone–just me.)
Step Six “Were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character.”
“THIS is the Step that separates the men from the boys.”
So declares a well-loved clergyman who happens to be one of A.A.’s greatest friends.
He goes on to explain that any person capable of enough willingness and honesty to try re- peatedly Step Six on all his faults—without any reservations whatever—has indeed come a long way spiritually, and is therefore entitled to be called a man who is sincerely trying to grow in the image and likeness of his own Creator.
–BIG BOOK OF AA author anonymous