Posted on May 9, 2013 by BecauseOfGrace
Ask yourself “WHAT IF?” as often as you can. And sometimes, when you are making plans and making goals and dreaming dreams and all of it seems too big and unattainable, turn things around…
ask yourself …
“what if… it’s not?”
If you’re going over something scary in your mind, over and over and over, ask yourself “what if that really did happen?” and then let the whole situation play out — worse case scenario. See yourself dealing with every little part of it and see that even if the thing you feared most really did happen, you would make it, so you can let go of fear.
Asking “WHAT IF?” releases all limitations, and makes anything possible. When you find yourself stuck, whether because you think your goals are too big, or because your strength is too small, push past those limitations and really be honest with yourself. You will learn so much from this tiny little question.
“what if… it’s not?” from Brave Girls Club
Because of Grace…what if it’s not?
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Posted on April 24, 2013 by BecauseOfGrace
What is your best? What is our best?
What if, more effort does not yield your best?
Is striving a quintessential component of our best?
What if striving is a seducer promising control over something that was never part of the plan of Grace?
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Posted on February 27, 2013 by BecauseOfGrace
After awhile the practice of staying in preexisting conditions twists into a type of emotional suffocation.
This week there are two questions (double trouble or double pondering, you decide). I read these at the Scoutie Girl blog by Tara Gentile.
What are you doing that risks the possibility of failure?
What helps you look failure in the face and move forward with new hope?
Read more at Tara’s post by gently clicking here
And, a timely reminder from Rick Warren: God blesses His plans, not ours separate from Him.
Other Questions to Consider
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Posted on February 20, 2013 by BecauseOfGrace
Question of the Day taken from Scoutie Girl
What feeds you?
And, please remember… You. Matter. You are God’s good idea –what a great thought from Jennifer Dukes Lee.
You are God’s masterpiece.
More Questions to Consider
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Posted on February 13, 2013 by BecauseOfGrace
Who is worth your tears…and who is not?
He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore. ~Revelation 21:4
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Posted on February 6, 2013 by BecauseOfGrace
Where do you think all these appalling wars and quarrels come from? Do you think they just happen? Think again. They come about because you want your own way, and fight for it deep inside yourselves. ~James 4:1 (msg)
A path on a higher road calls…maybe not our own way , or a way we thought about and trained to achieve…but…another way perhaps…
a way of love…
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Posted on January 16, 2013 by BecauseOfGrace
Were you able to get through last week on your own strength?
A Free Download: A Year of Gratitude from Ann Voskamp
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Posted on November 7, 2012 by BecauseOfGrace
Did you hear God’s voice today?
Would love to receive your comments… :)
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Posted on October 31, 2012 by BecauseOfGrace
Are you at your place of nevermore?
Is there something that needs to end for you? As the month ends, is there something or someone or someplace you that is your Nevermore?
If there is, might you also remember the people, places, and things that Remain?
…The Remaining Place of Grace…
Your sun will never set again, and your moon will wane no more; the LORD will be your everlasting light, and your days of sorrow will end.
Hurricane Sandy Relief
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Posted on October 24, 2012 by BecauseOfGrace
How do you leave a legacy different than the one you’ve been left?
How can grace get a hold of you when the past won’t let go of you?
Both questions from Ann Voskamp in this post
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Posted on October 3, 2012 by BecauseOfGrace
I just love her!
Rumi wrote, “Look for the answer inside the question.” The answer to today’s question is important!
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Posted on September 19, 2012 by BecauseOfGrace
What if compassion is the stance we adopt towards ourselves?
What if compassion became the Antitoxin of our soul?
Gently click to read more about
The Surprising Motivational Power of Self-Compassion
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Posted on August 31, 2012 by BecauseOfGrace
Just wondering…while getting ready for a challenge…
is getting offended another way to water the weeds?
is it best to move on and “accept the things I cannot change?”
I’ve been told even more frequently lately to “take care of yourself”
is taking care of myself (and you taking care of yourself) a way to water the flowers?
Previous Weekend Activities
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Posted on August 22, 2012 by BecauseOfGrace
What unchartered places call to you?
Are you afraid of the dark?
The people remained at a distance, while Moses approached the thick darkness where God was. ~ Exodus 20:21
We do not need to fear entering the presence of God even if it means entering through a period of darkness. Above all else we must believe that God is a God of love. If He calls us into darkness in order to enter His presence, then that darkness will become an entry to new levels of relationship with a God who longs for fellowship with you and me. ~Os Hillman
When you’re confronted by a difficult task, what are the effects of considering it an opportunity for God to stretch your faith? ~Jon Walker
Previous Questions to Consider
Other thoughts from Os Hillman
Other thoughts from Jon Walker
Image Source: VegaStar Carpentier
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