Thursday, May 26, 2011

Hope

Sometimes we all just need to light a candle and pray for hope.
Hope for the future and for God to help us all love each other.
 Stop for a moment and think about your heart.
 Has someone hurt your heart and you need to truly forgive them.
 I found myself this week crying out to God to empty my heart of unforgiveness.
 I believe that peace was there all along, I just did not want to let it in until now.
Guess what? 
The next day, after praying, I let all that yucky junk in my heart go.
 Wow! I can't tell you how much better I feel!
Sooooo, if you get the chance,
ask God to....
help you pull up your big girl britches!
Please continue to pray for the families in Joplin, MO. 
My stepson and his family live in Joplin. They all are physically ok, but their home is damaged.
They are currently staying with my mother in law, local churches and friends are helping us reach out to them to fill their needs. God is good, just continue to pray!
Happy Birthday for all you Pink Saturday lovers, one of my faves!!
Love ya'll!
I will be sharing this with...
Hugs,

22 comments:

  1. Olivia, what a beautiful post, and yes, forgiveness is divine. It is something we all can do, IF WE WANT TO. It liberates us and others and I truly believe is one of God's gifts and His will for us. I thank God for your experience and your openness about it, may your words and testimony bless others as it bless me, Marta.

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  2. We all need a stronger hand to guide us at times. Glad things are better for you.

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  3. What a great post. Words of Wisdom! It is true pray for Hope. Thanks for sharing. Karie

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  4. Bravo, Olivia. What a beautiful and well thought out post!!

    Love you,
    Stephanie
    Angelic Accents

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  5. Sometimes that forgiveness is such a process for us isn't it! I have been working through something for the past week-it hurts so when people are so cruel but I know turning the other cheek is the only way- hard as it is. So grateful for the forgiveness of the Father on my behalf!

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  6. Joplin...it's all so heartbreaking. They are in my prayers. xo Nancy

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  7. This is a beautiful post, Olivia. Thank you!

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  8. Amen - I needed this. Prayers for all affected by the weather.

    Enjoy your weekend!
    Leann

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  9. A beautiful post as always Olivia.
    Have a happy and safe weekend,
    HPS
    Michelle

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  10. Very beautiful post today Olivia! I'm so very sorry to hear about your stepson losing his home. Thank goodness they are physically okay. Thank you for posting such beautiful words. Happy Pink Saturday!
    Denise

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  11. Prayer is the best to confort us and see things with a different light...also sleeping on it helps too in the following day! May God help the people that are suffering from the turnado's devastation! Happy Pink Sat.
    Have a nice weekend.
    FABBY

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  12. Oh, Olivia~
    I loved your post today - so soft in appearance and in kind and thoughtful words. You are so right! Thank you for the reminder to all of us.
    Pink hugs and blessings!

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  13. sorry to hear your family members loosing their home

    beautiful post focusing on the positive and potential

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  14. Beautiful Olivia and how true.
    Im following by clicking the follow at top of your page..Im (purehunnybee)
    So happy to meet you..we have alot in common xo
    Come and visit!

    Deborah xo

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  15. Olivia, I am so glad your heart is healing! Sweetie I cannot think of a better person that deserves to have peace. God Bless You my sweet friend!

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  16. What a beautiful post...so sorry to hear your family was touched by the flooding waters. I know what it's like to fear losing your home...in California it's the wildfires. Blessings...

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  17. Hello, my dear! So glad to hear that your family is safe and I hope that their home is not beyond repair. What a lovely and wise post. I agree...forgiveness is such a blessing. And sometimes we can't do it alone. God loves for us to come to Him for help and he is the only one who can truly mend a hurting heart! I am so happy for your joyful heart! Praying for everyone in MO...the footage we saw on the news was hard to watch...so scary...and so tragic.
    Love ya and again, so glad that you and your family are safe!
    Blessings,
    Amanda

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  18. Beautiful post! I re found you at Stephanie's! I am so furious with blogger! Wherever I go blogger takes my friends from me! Argh.....I love it over here. You are such a beautiful person. Hugs Anne

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  19. Coming over from Stephanie's to meet ya...what a beautiful blog and post...My heart goes out to all effected by the storms. I'll be continuing to pray for all those just trying to cope and struggling to put their lives back together after the storms. I cannot even imagine how hard that must be.
    Q~
    http://queeniesvintagefindsandtreasures.blogspot.com

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  20. Beautiful post - glad that your family is okay. Thanks for sharing at FNF

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  21. Dear Olivia,

    I am so sorry to hear that your step son and his family live in Joplin and were affected by that terrible disaster. But Thank God they are okay and were not injured. I will keep them and your family in my prayers!
    Many hugs,
    Deb

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  22. Olivia:
    I am behind on catching up. Sorry your step son and his family were part of the Joplin victims. I will add them to my growing prayer list.

    I'm glad you posted about forgiveness. Sometimes the person holding out on the forgiving is being the most damaged. Great reminder.

    Have a great week ahead!
    Roselle

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Hello Friend! Thank you so much for stopping by! I love to hear your thoughts! Hugs, Olivia

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