I have always been a reader. This past year I found that I read many more books than usual. Today I wondered ...why? Staring at the titles on that stack of books...I realized I was looking for something in each of those books....looking for the answer to a question. I wanted to know why...why had my heart hurt so deeply...why had I shed so many tears...why had I allowed myself to invest deeply...only to have been betrayed. God knows....God knew....the reason. I wanted a neat and tidy answer to support my decision to never invest in another friendship again. There! I was focused on the negative....I was focused on the hurt...I was focused on the lies of three women.
I was wrong. I forgot, no I dared not to trust God with my anger towards these women. I should have left this in his hands right from the beginning. But I did not. I was hurt...
I began reading, delving into great books...surrounding myself with great Christian authors. Digging into the scripture. While each of the books I read, brought me comfort and a closer walk with the Lord, my children and my husband....it still did not answer my question.
I found a book, aside from God's amazing word, that reminds me to focus on the goodness of God. This book is life-changing and thought-changing.
One Thousand Gifts by Ann VosKamp.....is taking me on a journey. A journey to forgive, to live every moment to the fullest, focusing on God's goodness! This journey takes one to find one thousand gifts....
Labor Dave Weekend 2018
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