Wednesday, October 26, 2022

October Thoughts


This looks exactly like the road I walk on.  

Happy Anniversary to us, Ace and Betty Draper 

Christians mature by little bites of will, little denials of self, little inward victories, by faithfulness in very little things. They become what they are. There is no sudden maturity. There is only the work of the moment.
Amy Carmichael

Be good to people for no reason

No one is responsible for your happiness but you. Marrying someone and expecting them to make you happy isn’t going to work. Having children expecting them to make you happy is a bad idea. Happiness flows from a grateful heart. Safe Haven Bible Study

If you’re serious about change, you have to go through uncomfortable situations. Stop trying to dodge the process. It’s the only way to grow. Believe me, it’s worth it all. Unknown

Dostoevsky once wrote, that we cannot ‘live and have no
story to tell’, then perhaps it is equally true that there is no story that can be told without somehow teaching us how to live.
Doing some late night reading and come across this profound quote. During my family visit we talked about our childhood, teen years, becoming adults, now each of in our winter years. Our stories mesh together often yet each of us have taken a different road to get where we are. I learned some things while listening to my family that made my heart softer toward them. I saw and heard them through the same grace God has given me. How grace can change our view of others if we will just ask for it. My family stories teach me, it's good to share ones heart, not opinion which I am prone to do, but listened with grace as the theme. Wise Hearted

I am encouraged this morning as I read many of my friends who are weathering the storms in Florida. Their words speak of how they are trusting God through it. You can't keep hurricanes, earthquakes, tornados, wars or any kind of storm from happening.
Some or all of your material things may be destroyed but they can be replaced. Pray for those going through storms for faith is built when we come through something hard. They help us put our priorities in order, and show us we are not God for we cannot stop storms from coming to us. It's through the storms we develop a grateful heart as we trust Him. Wise Hearted

I have been off from blogging for a while but above is just a few things I posted on facebook that has kept me close to the Lord this month. Only a few more days and Oct. will be gone like all the leaves on the trees. How has your Oct been so far?