Acceptance of our ‘new reality’ allows us to move forward, to create openness, and expand our opportunities. Acceptance of things that we need to change about ourselves gives us the strength and helps us acquire the skills to make that move. Accepting our flaws requires introspection and humility, but allows us to rebuild anew. Our resistance to change or stubbornness can put up roadblocks and delay the healing process.

Your Unfolding Story
God is using your present circumstances to make you more useful for later roles in his unfolding story.
Loui Giglio

Opening Doors
When God sees you are doing your part, developing what He has given you, then He will do His part and open doors that not man can shut.

Joel Osteen

  From the Editors Desk

  1. Gold Stars and Grey Dots 

      One of my favorite children stories growing up was the book by Max Lucado, “You are Special.”  (For anyone who doesn’t know this story, I suggest you read it. This is a spoiler alert. So, if you would prefer to go read this story first, do it!)  The synopsis...
  2. Why would a loving God let us suffer?

        I am writing a follow-up post on my previous blog, “Is it easier to believe that God does not exist?” to answer a comment from one of my readers who is also a widow. She says, “OK…I believe. I know God is here along with my husband. I know he...
  3. Finding Peace in Finding God’s Will

      Ten years ago I had a prayer that I offered very often. “Please bless Jake to be safe at work.”  Usually, after that part of my prayer the words would come, “Please help me to accept Thy will in my life.”  This prayer was offered several times a day.  I had a special...

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The purpose of our life on earth is to grow, develop, and be strengthened through our own experiences.  God uses love-inspired correction to guide us to a future we do not or cannot now envision but which He knows is the better way for us.

  More From Our Blog on Acceptance

  1. Embrace Your Potential

    Embrace Your Potential

    Recently, a friend sent me this quote, “Chinese philosophers would say: don’t discover who you are, let alone embrace what you find. Instead of choosing self-acceptance, choose self-cultivation. Instead of embracing yourself, overcome yourself. This is not just how you become a flourishing adult. It is the best way to...

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  2. He Sees What I Don’t See

    He Sees What I Don’t See

      One of the biggest struggles that I have is not complaining, whining, and resisting my new life situation. It’s hard because this isn’t something that I can just forget about; it’s in my face everyday. When I roll over in the morning, when I walk by the family photos in...

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Grief can become sweet and peaceful, and that is because of time.

People say that “time heals all wounds”. I beg to differ. Time doesn’t heal, if anything it makes it worse. It’s been longer since I have seen Jake, and heard his voice. Longer since I’ve felt the love and strength in his embrace. But what time does, is helps us learn how to deal with it better and how to cope with our new reality. Time give us the chance to grow into the person we were meant to be. I said before that grief can become sweet and peaceful, and that is because of time.


Question & Answer

What is the purpose of this existence and my suffering?