Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Let It Go

Recently someone hurt my husband and I. We are still unsure if it was intentional or not. But nevertheless, it did hurt. For several days, I had myself a good ole pity party, allowing myself to feel the sting. My husband was angry. He wanted to confront the people involved and find out why.

Then we came across those who hurt us. They acted as if nothing had happened. At first, that hurt even more. We wanted to hash this out. Prove our point. Make them see how wrong they were. Hear their deepest apology.

We were harboring unforgiveness.

Soon we realized, this issue was hurting us more than them.

#Forgive and let it go. #forgiveness

Either they did this unintentionally, or they were ready to move on. Did they seek our forgiveness? No. Does it matter? No. Are we still supposed to forgive them? Yes.

Just because someone does not ask forgiveness doesn't mean we hold on to the grudge. By not forgiving someone, we are only hurting ourselves. Unforgiveness can eat away at the heart and allow anger and bitterness to grow.

And whenever you stand praying, if you have anything against anyone, 
forgive him, that your Father in Heaven may also forgive your trespasses.
Mark 11:25

God called us to forgive. No where in the Bible does He say forgive after they say sorry. He just says forgive. We need to forgive those who have wronged us and let it go. The Bible tells us to forgive so that the Father will forgive us.

What past hurt are you holding on to? Are you ready to forgive and let it go?

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Beauty and the Beet

My family has always been huge fans of Veggie Tales. Even at just a couple of months old, my daughter would sit mesmerized in front of Veggie Tales. At 16, she still likes it, and so do we. I love the life lessons and Biblical values Veggie Tales offers.

VT has a brand new movie, Beauty and the Beet. This new animated tale features singer Kelli Pickler as the main character, Mirabelle, as well as 8 brand new songs and an all new Silly Songs with Larry.

The Veggie Beats want to get to their next big gig. But a big snow storm strands them in a run down hotel with a mean manager who makes them work for their stay. But will Maribelle's kindness change the mean Beet?

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Monday, October 20, 2014

Marriage Retreat Weekend

Today I will continue to count the amazing ways God blesses me each and every day. Friends, our God is good and He is worthy to be praised. Can I get an amen?

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1641. A weekend marriage retreat with my amazing husband and church couples.

1642. Laughing until it hurts!

1643. Connecting with Christian couples.

1644. A night alone with my husband.

1645. My amazing husband, knowing how much I hate ironing and that I was really busy, ironing all of the church clothes to surprise me.

Please comment below with something you are praising God for. He is worthy to be praised!