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You Are Alive

“But God is so rich in mercy, and He loved us so much, that even though we were dead because of our sins, He gave us life when He raised Christ from the dead.” Ephesians 2:8

Yes, Jesus died for us, taking ALL our diseases & ALL our sins (past present & future) But that’s only 1/2 the gift! Jesus was resurrected to give us life! Staying focused on sin & death all the time is like hanging in the cemetery & mourning eternally for someone who’s not even dead. There is a time for grieving & dealing with our sin, but we then we need to move on & live the abundant life Jesus was resurrected to give us! #JesusIsAlive #SoAreYou

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Musical Monday: I’m Moving On

This is a beautiful song sung by Rascal Flatts, called “I’m Moving On”

This song just hits home in so many ways.  It’s about accepting that the past happened, dealing with it and moving forward.  So many, too many, people get stuck and get paralyzed it seems.

The line that really got me was, “They mean me no harm but it’s time that I face it, they’ll never allow me to change.”  There were people in my life I had to distance myself from and some I even had to say goodbye to because they just kept trying to pull me back to where I didn’t want to be anymore.  They weren’t necessarily bad people, but I found myself struggling to hang on to the positive changes I’d made.  So I had to let them go.

A few of those people eventually came back into my life, but most didn’t.  I call those “friend shifts.”  When either you or they change and you just don’t have anything in common anymore.  It’s okay to let people go.  It’s okay to move on.  It’s a part of the growth process.

Happy Monday.