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Borrowed Wisdom

It has proven difficult to juggle work and home and still try to come up with something to write, so today I will borrow some wisdom from others that I keep in files for times like this....if you see something that has not been credited appropriately, please let me know!

Despair is the absolute extreme of self-love. It is reached when a man deliberately turns his back on all help from anyone else in order to taste the rotten luxury of knowing himself to be lost.--Thomas Merton

One of the many differences between me and God:
God doesn't want to be me.

Sometimes my sponsor says prepare for the worst but dread nothing, because it is in God's hands, and know that He will not allow you to falter if you put one foot in front of the other. If He brings you to it, He will bring you through it.

When you get to your wit's end, you'll find God lives there.

"Adding wings to caterpillars does not create butterflies. It creates awkward and dysfunctional caterpillars. …

Sunrise Reflections

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I had been looking for a creative outlet when some friends introduced me to blogs. And then some more friends. And then another person-until I finally surrendered and figured I would try it.

So, here I am.

I have been thinking a lot about reflections lately. We got a puppy a little after Christmas and my husband says she is just like her mother, me. Chelsea is a reflection of my personality, maybe because she bonded with me or because I picked a pup that reflected my attitude. A friend yesterday said my son looks exactly like me, a mirror image. Well, I don't agree, but because we share some common DNA, he probably looks more like me than most people on the planet.

And I have been wondering about what I reflect. I want to reflect my beliefs, the things I treasure in my heart, but I am not sure I do that well. I want to be a reflection of God's love to the world, but I think He may have chosen a poor mirror. I envision the cracks and stains on my mirror that causes me t…