As I was thinking about all the great stuff we have documented I realized that one thing to balance the scales was needed for me. Part of who I am is what makes me angry, furious, incensed, or outraged. I don’t pass out melons and sometimes I’m a little too forward about voicing my likes and dislikes but they are a part of who I am.
Be warned about answering this week’s question. As I was typing out those “pet peeves” that I have, I got caught up in the anger. At one point I felt like the need to write a letter to someone who had perpetrated a grave injustice. In the middle of the letter I was pulled away for a moment to answer the phone. When I came back to the letter I realized how dark I felt about this issue and how I had let it zap my energy and self-confidence at times. I immediately remembered a reference in the Bible, Mark 11:25. Which I turned into the focus of my journaling and a challenge to my life. None-the-less I wanted to document those things I call my pet peeves.
What is on my list of absolute “No’s” that make me furious or angry?
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I’ve hidden my journaling on purpose! I will share the end paragraph with you.
It is one of the hardest things in my journey in life to live Mark 11:25. “Whenever you stand praying, forgive, if you have anything against anyone, so that your Father who is in heaven will also forgive you your transgressions.” God help me in my life to forgive as you have forgiven me.
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Santa Clause: My Minds Eye
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1. remember the Titians (what I do when I’m frustrated!)
2. God’s Grace
3. Music, especially Christmas music
4. quiet heart
5. love that demands no conditions