Student of the law.
A daughter, a sister, a lover and wife, soon-to-be-mommy to Pierre Liuc, a friend.
Your future public prosecutor.
A dreamer. Soul searching, trying to find her place in the greater scheme of Life.
Changed, involuntarily by Chance, voluntarily by Choice. Definitely changed by the One above.
Always remember that when you feel frustrated, it is because you are living by your own effort and need to get back into God’s grace by allowing Him to work through you."
"Do you remember the way the girls
would call out “love you!”
conveniently leaving out the “I”
as if they didn’t want to commit
to their own declarations.
I agree that the “I” is a pretty heavy concept."
I’d always believed that because I’d followed the rules the world would beat a path to my doorstep. But the world didn’t seem to care at all."
Three Weeks with My Brother, Nicholas Sparks
Here is a trustworthy saying that deserves full acceptance: Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners—of whom I am the worst.
We must desire God more than we desire His blessings."
Have you noticed? It can be a challenge to say, “I’m sorry.” Oh, it’s not hard to speak the words, but it can be tough to say them with sincerity. Why? Probably because we understand that to apologize is to accept responsibility for ill-spoken words or misbehavior. It requires humility on our part, which can often be confused with giving someone else the upper hand over us. That’s why apologies tend to be viewed as a weakness.
It’s also why people offer apologies that have been stripped of any real meaning. We minimize the severity of our actions; we blame our behavior on others; or maybe we say all the right words, but dilute them with sarcasm or humor. Whatever the method, we recognize a false act of contrition when we see it because the result is always the same: the appearance of an apology without the substance of one. And rather than healing, shallow platitudes often deepen a loved one’s wounds. Like a doctor’s empty syringe, an empty apology pierces the soul but offers nothing that can bring healing.
That’s why, far from being a weakness, a heart-felt apology requires strength because it demands deep sincerity on behalf of the person offering it. That inner strength and humility often requires God’s grace to express. The Lord’s role is crucial because mending a relationship-gone-wrong has little to do with the specific words we use to express our contrition. The healing comes from the authenticity we pour into our words and actions."
Living with Integrity, a YouVersion plan, Jim Daly
"Nobody runs a race to get to the middle. It’s finishing strong that counts."
Some people strive to fill their years with meaning and purpose. Other people just live a really long time. Now, don’t get me wrong, I think the desire to live a long life is something we all understand. But none of us are guaranteed even one more day. So it’s important to fill this moment – and every moment – with things that matter. When all is said and done, that boils down to faith in Christ, a strong relationship with your family, and pouring your life to others.
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Evan Esar once said, “You can’t do anything about the length of your life. But you can do something about its width and depth.”"
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Here’s the point: Whether it’s bad drivers, a contentious family member, or that co-worker we struggle with, other people don’t always behave the way we’d like. Our attitude and the way we choose to respond is up to us. So if someone snaps at you, offer them a kind word rooted in God’s grace and love instead of retaliation. Your patient response may be just the thing they need to help their day take a turn for the better."
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The greatest deception that Satan has perpetuated in the area of forgiveness is the idea that if our feelings have not changed, we have not truly forgiven. When you decide to forgive someone, don’t let the devil convince you that because you still have the same feelings, you have not really forgiven the person.
You can make the right decision to forgive and not “feel” any differently. That’s when faith steps in. You have done your part, now wait on God. He will do His part and heal your emotions, make you whole, and change your feelings toward the person who hurt you."