Pay It Forward

Recently I was reading a book and came across a simple yet, to me, a profound statement: “Pay It Forward”. When was the last time you hit “pause” and took a moment to reflect on how you got to where you are? The people in your life that helped mold you into the person you are? Now, I realize that this may open a can of worms, maybe stir up bad memories for some. Maybe you think there is no way you are going down that path. I get that. I used to think of myself as a survivor and having survived no way would I go down that path again. But I came to realize that I am more than a survivor, I am an overcomer, and you can be one too. Consider this, every person that has ever crossed paths with you, has helped to shape you in some small way.

Never pay back evil for evil to anyone. Respect what is right in the sight of all men. If possible, so far as it depends on you, be at peace with all men.

Romans 12:17,18 NASB
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Decision Made (Part 2)

I shared my thoughts with my husband and as always he encouraged me to follow through if it was what I really wanted to do. I began praying about what I should do and as I prayed I could feel an excitement building within me. Should I do this? Should I forget about it? A few weeks went by and I finally made a decision. I would blog. My friend and I share coffee once a week so when she stopped by for our weekly coffee I told her I had decided to blog. “Yay!” Now what? What can I possibly blog about?

“You’re good at helping people, you should blog about that.” Um, hello, I don’t have a degree. I just listen and offer advice when asked. “You’re a good listener.” And so we tossed more ideas back and forth. Faith, Hope, Encourage, Life. Those were the things that came to mind. I’m excited about this new chapter and I hope you’ll follow me on this journey of life. Blessings!