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Please don't tell me

Why isn’t Heaven empty?

Dear World messages
Dear World messages

 

Dear World messages
Dear World messages

 

Dear World messages
Dear World messages

 

 

Without mercy, Heaven would be empty. – Bonnie Delker

 

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Blessed Beyond Measure?

Thank you Good Samaritan

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Josh helped me call my Family.

 

Thank you Good Samaritan.

Apple’s iPhone has a setting so when you dial 911 you can send an automated SOS emergency alert to whomever you set up as your emergency contact(s).

As i was riding an hour to the gym, i somehow dialed 911. Assured the operator it was an error.

Instantaneously…

Cheryl, Chapin, and my Sister Lori all received SOS alerts, and then they immediately tried calling and texting.

Somehow, i also simultaneously rendered the phone inoperable by accidentally configuring VoiceOver.

Several minutes from the closest business, my Allergist, i planned to use their phone to call Cheryl, not realizing they didn’t open for 20 more minutes – far too long to leave someone hanging knowing i may have been hit by a car.

Josh was jogging but waiting for the traffic light to change.

He wasn’t in a hurry and he saved the day.

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Dear Son

Perspective is critical for gratitude to thrive

Javelin present
Last night (Jan 4) involved opening some belated Christmas presents, including this Javelin.

 

If you’ve never experienced Grace and Mercy, it won’t make sense to you until you experience it first hand. It probably will take multiple times for you to experience and comprehend it’s consistency. Grace and Mercy never fail in restoring a troubled soul.

Dear Son, i hope yesterday’s experience (completing your first half-mile run) adds the one experience that helps you reach your tipping point – that you are now convinced, from enough personal experience.

 

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Our Choices Make Us

It would be good to distinguish two competing paths

Disney HR Conference Speaker
Celebrate or distinguish between two competing paths.

 

It would be good to distinguish the difference (and importance) between:

  1. responsibility
  2. commitment

And to discern between those two paths in our life.

They both seem inseparable. But are they?

Can we be committed to things that are not our greatest responsibilities?

We may not be committed to them personally, for example, but they are indeed a great responsibility.

And great responsibilities demand excellent long-term commitment.

Mercy or sacrifice?

Mercy versus sacrifice?

What does this mean?

“i desire Mercy, not sacrifice…”

 

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Our Choices Make Us

Yesterday’s epiphany was a Grace-filled gift from God

John W Jolin
John W Jolin…photo of article from Google search.

 

John W Jolin
John W Jolin is subject to intensely hurtful and public dialogue. Photo of Twitter page from Google search.

 

John W Jolin
John W Jolin is subject to intensely emotional social media campaigns. Photo of Twitter page from Google search.

 

Dear Heavenly Father, thank you for getting my attention in a profound way yesterday – the epiphany has brought solace and healing to my troubled spirit.

As i was sharing more of the story about John W Jolin’s desire to have me pay $7,500 for an absolutely (in my opinion) correctable, innocent, and microscopic error, i caught myself using unflattering language to describe John Jolin.

And then hours later, Gracious and Merciful Father, you revealed my sin in such a beautiful, simple, and loving way.

Even though i was talking privately to our Son (15), i was projecting the very same hurtful, uncalled for, irrational, and emotionally-biased opinions on John that he has been riddle with on the Internet for four years.

Dear Heavenly Father, please forgive me for thinking, saying, or doing anything that was avoidable or misguided. Instead loving Father, please cleanse my soul and fill me with unconditional forgiveness for John.

He is only doing what he believes in his heart is his duty to Linda’s Lyrics.

While i do not wish to pay $1,500 – the fee John has generously agreed to compromise on – i will gladly do it if it brings you honor. And even if it doesn’t seem to bring you honor publicly, it brings you honor privately, knowing that one of your children (me) has grown in the Holy Spirit of your likeness.

 

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