Monthly Archives: March 2015

Gratitude And Forgiveness


zen-stones-and-bamboo-frame-FBHow many of you boast in your Christianity because you sit in church? church does not equal righteous because only a relationship with God is authentic Christianity. How many of you plot revenge or even judge others just because they sin different than you do? how many of you post about forgiveness while complaining about things others are praying for? how many of you talk gratitude for your blessings as you miss out on opportunities to serve others? how many of you hold onto your last dollar rather than giving it to one in need because you can’t afford to give? guess what? you can’t afford not to! How many of you look at a homeless beggar not seeing the person inside as you assume they must be an addict of sorts? It is not your job to judge, that’s God’s job…
I was inspired to write this when someone dear to me said “How can I honor the one who loves me so deeply when I display the character that I do for I am only human, how can I display any other character than I do when it is who I am, only God can change me for I cannot change myself as all I can do is choose to surrender to his grace and even surrender seems challenging sometimes and I realize it is through his amazing grace that will continue to carry me through to brighter tomorrows”. I realize everyday I awake I fall short of God’s grace, I also recognize God blesses me with his amazing grace each and everyday through his eternal love and everlasting life… An ounce of love is worth more than a pound of knowledge…
Although we cannot comprehend the infinite love of our creator, we can express it to one another, moment-by-moment, action-by-action to remind us of that love that will one day embrace us into eternity… Who will you remind of that love today? Will it be the one you believe wronged you? Or will it be yourself that you choose to share the gift of your love with? Forgiveness is greater than vengeance, compassion more powerful than Anger…
I’M NOT TELLING YOU IT’S GOING TO BE EASY, I AM TELLING YOU IT IS GOING TO BE WORTH IT! NEVER LET YOUR DREAMS BE GREATER THAN YOUR MEMORIES!
~Lisa Christiansen

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Forgiveness


 

 Romans 12:

19 Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord.

20 Therefore if thine enemy hunger, feed him; if he thirst, give him drink: for in so doing thou shalt heap coals of fire on his head.

21 Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good.

   

   

30 Days To Happiness


 

 The 30-Day (Guaranteed Success) Happiness Challenge: Ask anyone what their ultimate goal in life is, and no matter what their answer is be it a job, a relationship, or something else it all boils down to one basic want: happiness. However, most of us are doing happiness all wrong. It’s not really anything on the outside that’ll make us happy; it’s all internal.

  

Harvard-trained happiness researcher Shawn Achor sat down with Oprah Winfrey recently and shared some tips that he believes will effectively turn anyone into a positive person. Based on his advice, we created a 30-day challenge that we’re confident will take you from zero to happy in just a month. You’ll notice that this challenge isn’t like others in that you’ll be doing the same thing for more than 21 days. We wanted you to practice these habits for more than 21 days because that’s the amount of time it takes to start a habit. We’re hoping that you’ll keep this going, perhaps in a modified form, for the rest of your happy life.

  

Even if it’s not the start of the month, you can always get started today and just follow our plan for the next 30 days. Don’t let any excuses come in between you and your happy place!

  

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