and you can quote me

You have the power to turn your wounds and worries into wisdom; you just have to do something about them. You have to accept what has happened and use what you’ve learned to step forward. Everything you’ve experienced has given you the upper hand for dealing with everything you have yet to experience. Realize this and set yourself free.

I have a boat-load of quotes that resonate with me. My phone is full of inspiring, encouraging, up-lifting words and phrases that I keep saving. I use tons of them on my weekly bulletin, a calling that has quite literally saved me [OK, figuratively!]

Remember not only WHO you are, but WHOSE you are!

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Everything can change in the blink of an eye,
but don’t worry… God never blinks.

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Believe in yourself and all that you are.
Know that there is something inside you that is greater than any obstacle.

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And podcasts. Oh, my goodness. There are soooo many. And there are a few really good ones. I listen to Tony Overbay’s Virtual Couch. Free therapy for moi! Bold New Mom. Better Than Life. Two new ones I have LOVED, All In, and This is the Gospel. Sooooo wonderful.

What I’m saying is that there is more light and truth and love and comfort than a person can possible absorb in a whole lifetime, especially if you are looking in the right places. There’s plenty of garbage out there, and plenty of ‘garbage disguised as wholesome’ … but as I have tried to find AMAZING, it has found me.

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Seriously … John Bytheway, Hank Smith and Meg Johnson rolled up in one. It really doesn’t get better than this. They have a special calling in life and it is to inspire, invigorate, encourage, improve, enlighten, energize, brighten and edify. Their program is heartwarming, entertaining and can I say it…revelatory.

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It is not possible to make real changes all by ourselves.
Our own willpower and our own good intentions are not enough.
We must have the help of our Savior.

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God is eagerly waiting for the chance to answer your prayers and fulfill your dreams,
  just as He always has.
But, He can’t if you don’t pray, and He can’t if you don’t dream.
In short… He can’t if you don’t BeLiEvE.

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When in doubt, pause.
When angry, pause.
When tired, pause.
When stressed, pause.
And, when you pause, pray

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There are two types of ‘tired, I suppose
One is a dire need of SLEEP. The other is a dire need of PEACE.

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God has somehow taken me by the hand, and led me to a better place. I feel His peace, His direction, His calming, His acceptance, His love. I don’t know how he calmed the storm in my life, but I gratefully acknowledge that he did. He DID. HE DOES.

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