Saturday, October 12, 2013


Sometimes I look at other people's lives and think that their life is so great, and that they have or do something that I wish I had or could do. But then I remind myself that I generally post things on Facebook that are positive or fun or interesting, so I am really no different, and maybe someone has thought something similar about me. Please know that I have faults and struggles as well. I have hard days where I wish that I could crawl under a rock or sleep for a week, but I do like to focus on the positive and good parts of life as much as possible. I am blessed, but have been blessed with wonderful things and with hard things. It's the hard times that have made me stronger and made me grow. It's the good times that I live for and that I love to think back on.

I had someone ask me once, "What's the hardest thing you've ever been through?" It was during an all night "Relay for Life", so we had been doing lots of chatting. It was a really good question, and I asked her back. We had a great conversation, and it was a great connection. Not that we can do that all the time or with just anyone, but I have also come to realize that we all have different struggles. Sometimes I compare myself to other people, and I think that my life must seem so easy to them so why should I even consider complaining or feeling bad. And then I look at other people and think that their life seems so easy so why should they even consider complaining or feeling bad. Hmmmm. I think the key part of those sentences is the word "seems". I have come to realize that we all have different struggles and different hard times. It's what we do with them that matters. It's my faith that gives me strength through it all. Jeremiah 29:11-14 was our wedding text, and I refer to it often. These "little" verses have meant so much to me. What "little" verses have meaning to you?


  1. 11 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. 12 Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. 13 You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. 14 I will be found by you,” declares the Lord, “and will bring you back from captivity.[a] I will gather you from all the nations and places where I have banished you,” declares the Lord. (From Jeremiah 29)

  2. My favorite verse is Jeremiah 33:3 - Call on me and I will show great and mighty things which you do not know.
    I have lived enough of life to know that everyone's life has struggles. One of my favorite quotes is "Never compare your unedited version of your life to someone's edited version of their life" Most of us are seeing the edited versions of other's lives.

    1. Great verse! And a great quote too! Thank you for sharing those Peggy!


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