"Even to my old age and gray hair
You are the one who will sustain me.
You made me and You will carry me;
You will sustain and You will rescue me.
I will remember the former things of long ago.
You are God, and there is no other!
You are God, and there is none like you."
~ Isaiah 46:4, 9 ~
"Our callings could be at stake
if we don't allow God
to deal with our chronic insecurities."
~ Beth Moore ~
"Embrace and love all of yourself - past, present, and future. Forgive yourself quickly and as often as necessary. Encourage yourself. Tell yourself good things about yourself." ~ Melody Beattie ~
"To forgive is indeed the best form of self-interest since anger, resentment, and revenge are corrosive of that 'summum bonum', the greatest good." ~ Bishop Desmond Tutu ~
"It is essential also to forgive yourself.
Self-hatred is not pleasing to Me, and it is very unhealthy for you."
~ Sarah Young, Jesus Always ~
"The more you know yourself, the more you forgive yourself." ~ Confucius ~
"People can be more forgiving than you can imagine.
But you have to forgive yourself. Let go of what's bitter
and move on."
~ Bill Cosby ~
"You cannot travel back in time to fix your mistakes, but you can learn from them and forgive yourself for not knowing better." ~ Leon Brown ~
"Forgiveness is for yourself because it frees you.
It lets you out of that prison you put yourself in."
~ Louise L. Hay ~
"When you forgive, you in no way change the past - but you sure do change the future."
~ Bernard Meltzer ~
"Forgiving is rediscovering the shining path of peace that at first you thought others took away when they betrayed you." ~ Dodinsky ~
"It's one of the greatest gifts you can give yourself, to forgive.
Forgive everybody." ~ Maya Angelou ~
"Forgiving does not erase the bitter past.
A healed memory is not a deleted memory.
Instead, forgiving what we cannot forget
creates a new way to remember.
We change the memory of our past
into a hope for our future."
~ Lewis B. Smedes ~
"We all make mistakes, don't we?
But if you can't forgive yourself,
you'll always be an exile in your own life."
~ Curtis Sittenfield ~
"Then Peter came to Jesus and asked, "Lord, how many times
shall I forgive my brother who sins against me?
Up to seven times?"
Jesus answered, "I tell you,
not just seven times, but seventy-seven times!"
~ Matthew 18:21-22 ~
Please pray for ~ Alison ~ (If you've a name for this list, let me know.)
MAJOR WHINE with run on sentences: This past week, Rebekah told me moving was toward the top of most stressful life events. (Perhaps this is why God didn't let me move soon after Dave died; He knew I couldn't handle two such stressful events...wry smile.) Boxes are still 3 deep in the basement (including kitchen goods, bedroom things such as nightgowns, personals....you know...necessities!), the plumbing in the barn still isn't working because the plumber said he'd be here last week but not only didn't show, he didn't call, the studio has no insulation, heat, etc. and I'm waiting on John R. to return my dining room furniture he's had since May of last year. He's supposed to be restoring it but, thus far, I've only seen the Singer treadle sewing machine (he delivered about ten days ago). I'll show photos of the Singer this week and he did a wonderful job but he also told me he was bringing else everything last Wednesday. Now, he won't return phone calls, e-mails or texts and I'm sorely frustrated. Until I get the dining room chest, dish cupboard and 1800's "tall boy", all dishes are in boxes, the mantle is deep in candle holders, book cases are loaded with things that need a better home...on and on. Then...
BCBS decided to drop me January 1 and deigned to let me know February 2...how kind. BTW, did you know the CEO of Anthem BCBS makes $17 MILLION a year?! No wonder premiums are +$1000 a month with a $6,000 deductible! Then...
VAFB decided the truck didn't need to be insured and dropped it plus they STILL haven't changed my address. The old agent wants the commission so he's playing fast and loose with my new agent.
So, I've forgiven myself for the (many, many) wicked thoughts I've had this past week plus. However, I'm still working on forgiving the aforementioned for their misdeeds.
One thing at a time, eh?
P.S. I'm stopping now because it's getting depressing...all over again.