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As the new year approaches...

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Just thought I'd share this quote from Christian writer Francis Frangipane:

"We’ve heard, and even valued the counsel, “Leave it in the past.” It is advice that promises we can unburden our minds of grievous pain or loss. Yet, “Where is the past that I might leave my sorrows there? Is the past in some ethereal realm?” The truth is, we cannot leave the past, for the past is in us; it is in our mind and heart. It is often a place of torment, where “specters [haunt] the scene of past transgressions” (Prov 9:18 Amp). Yet our souls can be renewed. The issues of the past can be brought to Christ. Even now, if we will be honest, all issues from our past can be forgiven and redeemed."

This really spoke to me when I read it yesterday. Will share a bit more about why in a future blog, but wanted to at least peek in today and wish all my Spark buddies a very happy, healthy and prosperous New Year 2013.

And yes, I had a good eating day today...have been within all my ranges. Now I need to go to bed so I won't snack - but it's only 7 PM?!
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  • SJG1953
    You are so right Michelle about the past being in us. My sister and I talked about this very thing a couple weeks ago. You are also right that we have a loving Saviour, to whom we are able to bring our issues. I thank God everyday for that! Much love, Shirley
    1827 days ago
  • SUNNY332
    You are so right about the past being a part of us. We are so blessed to have our Faith to see us through. I will be checking your future blogs to see where this is going.

    Do have a Happy and Healthy New Year.

    Hugs, Sunny
    1845 days ago
    How very blessed we are in knowing the love of Christ, His warm and forgiving embrace. Wishing you every happiness in 2013.
    1846 days ago
  • CAROLYN0107
    A Happy and a Healthy New Year to you!
    1847 days ago
    Thank you Michelle for sharing this thought.
    Just today::... I was reminded of how God rewrites our the tablets of our lives....
    He covers our sins with His forgiveness, and has that Perfect ability to "forget" the past too...beautifully rewriting our lives!!
    I rejoice in His Love and in His Truth! emoticon ...::::How thankful I am that even though I cannot rewind the clock, He makes ALL things new and through Faith I receive that Blessing.

    May 2013 be a Blessed year for you....:::Laura emoticon
    1847 days ago
    Special thoughts to start the New Year with. Thanks!
    1847 days ago
    If we do not learn from the past, I hear we are doomed to repeat it. The past is part of who we are -- it's our history. With that, it's all part of the life-long learning process that brings to light that even greater truth and walk we so desire. I'm grateful for my past (warts and all) and find that God allows me to build on the past in ways that can glorify Him. Merry Sixth Day of Christmas, dear friend. Hug, hug -- Evelyn

    1847 days ago
  • SPIETZY1960
    Thank you for your insight.
    1847 days ago
    Forgiving oneself and moving on is so Important
    1847 days ago
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