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Your Faults Do Not Determine Your Destiny

Your Faults Do Not Determine Your Destiny

  Faults Do NOT Determine Destiny!   We may often feel like we will never rise above our faults and mistakes, and those negative aspects of our lives will influence or determine our destiny. Likewise, we may feel like the beginning of our lives–especially our bad choices–dictates the rest of our lives.         But consider this inspirational thought… “Almost every one of us could use some improvement in our self image. It takes time to grasp the…

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Precious Puppies on National Puppy Day and Negating Negativity

Precious Puppies on National Puppy Day and Negating Negativity

Negate Negativity on National Puppy Day!   🙂   Today is National Puppy Day – to raise awareness for puppy adoption, especially from shelters. Many puppies and older dogs–especially those with  black fur–never make it out of shelters alive (same for kittens and cats). I wrote an article a few years ago on this subject; you can read it another page I set up here on my blog. The title is Pet Rescue: Saving Lives from Death Row at High…

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Finding Fault or Offering Mercy – What Would the Golden Rule Dictate?

Finding Fault or Offering Mercy – What Would the Golden Rule Dictate?

Living by the Golden Rule… In conjunction with yesterday’s post about extending and receiving forgiveness, today’s post focuses on the related idea of choosing whether to find fault with others or offer them mercy. Doing unto others as we would want them to do for us leaves only one choice: Offer mercy! ~~*~~ ~~*~~ Here’s your inspiration for today… “We make excuses for our own behavior, but when someone else does the same thing we do, we are often merciless….

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Extending and Receiving Forgiveness

Extending and Receiving Forgiveness

Do YOU?   Forgiveness…It’s wonderful to receive it, even if we don’t feel like we deserve it. Forgiveness is also wonderful to extend to others, even if we don’t feel like THEY deserve it! Forgiveness is wrapped up with mercy and grace, all actions God extends to us. It only makes sense that we should likewise forgive others. ~~*~~   ~~*~~ Here is some inspiration for this evening… “Lord, how I rejoice that through Christ I am all right as…

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Don’t Fellowship with Your Faults

Don’t Fellowship with Your Faults

Welcome to snowy Thursday in Maine, where Winter Storm Niko arrived in full force…yet, from what we hear, there’s a much bigger storm heading our way on Monday! This was the view from our bedroom window, into the back yard, earlier today.     Snowstorms tend to force people to spend more time indoors, of course, leading to closer fellowship with one another. Enjoying the company of loved ones is fine, but…we shouldn’t fellowship with our faults! Some people are…

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Making Mistakes and Receiving Mercy for a Fresh Start

Making Mistakes and Receiving Mercy for a Fresh Start

Making Mistakes and Receiving Mercy for a Fresh Start   Mistakes and mercy. When we truly make mistakes–and not willful bad choices–having someone extend mercy and forgiveness to us is truly a blessing. It often enables us to make a  clean break with the past, and to make a fresh start with the lessons we learned. ~~*~~   ~~*~~   Here are your inspirational thoughts for this Tuesday evening:   “Sadly, many people today continue to fall back into the…

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