March Gift of Words

Those who follow Christ live in the tension between faith in the One who has conquered sin and the undeniable fact of evil’s presence in and around us. We live with confidence and confusion, faith and doubt, clarity and questions, spiritual power and human weakness.  It is a time for faith. Connecting Dots…to God

“Have patience with everything unresolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves as if they were locked rooms or books written in a very foreign language. Don’t search for the answers, which could not be given to you now, because you would not be able to live them. And the point is to live everything. Live the questions now. Perhaps then, someday far in the future, you will gradually, without even noticing it, live your way into the answer.”  Rainer Maria Rilk who lived from 1875 to 1926

 The inexplicable is inevitable, and the willingness to endure enigmas is a necessary condition for sanity.  T.K. Coleman – Tough Minded Optimism 

Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm.  – Winston Churchill  

We Don’t Mean to Hurt Your Feelings.  We Just Can’t Stand You Sometimes. … It’s Not You.  It’s Us.  Space2Live 

 But I would be unlikely to bet against anyone once their actions, words, vision, heart, and spirit became aligned no matter how many prior failures they experienced.   Russ Towne – A Grateful Man

I have one piece of advice for anyone who’s seeking healing from depression, addiction, or PTSD: Before you read a book, surf the web, or see your counselor, commit everything to God. Let him be in charge of the timing of your discoveries. He has a plan, and it is good. Devout yourself to the process completely, and don’t ever give up. You are worth every dollar you spend in therapy, every tear you cry, and every moment you choose to take to care of yourself instead of cleaning the house. This pain will end. There’s an incredible life ahead of you. Grab it!  Lori Lara 

We must consciously choose what we watch for entertainment because it will shift our energy field, and cause irritation to arise unjustly. When we fill our minds with laughter, love, and peace, our mind is aligned with our heart, and negativity feels out of place.  Window of Wisdom 

Lord, help me to be a better husband, a better father…  Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself up for… Eph 5:25 Walter Bright 

I want to be someone who truly ‘lives’ the season I’m in – who knows how to relax into it and let it be. I very much believe we must live intentionally, with strategy and purpose for the sake of keeping our lives healthy. But there is such peace to be had in accepting the season we’re in – in embracing its specific challenges. And for letting ‘good enough’ be good enough. Rather than fearing uncertainty, we are wise to welcome it. Rather than battling doubts, we are sensible if we rest with them.  Ali – It’s a God thing

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8 thoughts on “March Gift of Words

  1. Lori Lara March 31, 2013 at 8:24 pm Reply

    Love to you, Diane. I’m honored to be on this journey with you. I love your open spirit and your willingness to share on such a real and deep level. Looking forward to walking further with you…

    • ranthegauntlet March 31, 2013 at 10:28 pm Reply

      You, too, Lori. Holy buckets, you encourage me!

  2. Men of One Accord March 31, 2013 at 4:04 pm Reply

    If I new what I was doing, I would not be doing it, Why do you ask?

    • ranthegauntlet March 31, 2013 at 6:19 pm Reply

      Hello, James. It is good to hear from you! I’m not sure what I said that prompted your statement and question, so I’m not sure how to answer, but I’m listening. Thanks, and blessings! Diane

  3. Talitha Kum March 31, 2013 at 2:50 am Reply

    Rilke & Lori Lora ! Yeah…. 🙂

  4. Lynda (aka Lady Quixote) March 31, 2013 at 1:39 am Reply

    Accepting that what is, is. That’s where I am right now.

    • Lynda (aka Lady Quixote) March 31, 2013 at 6:40 pm Reply

      Let me amend my former statement. I am accepting that what is, is….except for those moments when I am NOT accepting it. Then I stress-eat. I’m trying to maintain a balance between salty snacks and chocolate snacks. I believe chocolate is nature’s antidepressant. Chocolate is one of the reasons I believe in God.

      About a year and a half ago, when my best-friend-husband had a motorcycle accident which, thanks to kevlar, leather, and a good helmt, did nothing more serious than turn his entire right side black and blue for about 3 months…. when he came home that day, and I still knew nothing about his accident, he walked in the door and handed me a bag full of chocolates. Only THEN did he tell me about his bike accident. I promptly fainted. But I was soon was revived by the chocoate. It’s a miracle food!

      • ranthegauntlet March 31, 2013 at 10:27 pm Reply

        Awesome, Lynda. Chocolate. Halleluia! My faith is restored!!! I’m trying to de-stress and undo the work 8 or 9 (mini) cupcakes by returning to my regimen of veggies, brown rice, quinoa, and salmon! And DARK chocolate. Miracle food, indeed.

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