Overcoming Darkness

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I had planned to use today to take up the quote challenge given to me by Whitney Ibe Blog. In light of events in the UK the best I can offer is a quote from a man of peace. A man who saw the problems of the world and offered the best solution.

He offered a message of love and hope in a world adrift in a sea of hate. He offered a way of peace to conquer the violence. He mirrored Christ when the world wanted to mirror hate. His message is timeless.

I know that I am supposed to nominate someone to take up this 6 day quote challenge. I am going to give this a twist instead. I would like to challenge all of us  to post our favorite quotes on kindness, love, conquering hate….basically your favorite quotes on love casting out fear and good conquering evil.

My prayers are with those grieving at this time. My prayers are with those who encourage this violence….may their hearts be opened to love, may their eyes be opened to the truth of life and may their lives be changed by goodness.

Don’t let evil conquer you, but conquer evil by doing good.
Romans 12:21
New Living Translation

 

3 Day Quote Challenge – Day #1

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Hello!!! A big thank you to  Autumn x for nominating me for this 3 Day Quote Challenge. You can check out her wonderful blog “in The Autumn of My Life” by clicking right here

According to the rules I now need to nominate 3 other blogs to participate and for today I choose:

  1. helbergfarmstories
  2.  the Journey of a Million Miles
  3. Bee Organized With Pamela

The rules for this challenge are as follows:

Rules:

  • Post one quote each day for 3 days.
  • A theme for each day would be nice (although not necessary)
  • Nominate 3 blogs to pick up the challenge and pass on…
  • Don’t forget to let your nominees know on their blog…

 

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This is not part of the rules but I wanted you to know why I chose the quote I did. First……because I love it.  I look at my family and my husbands family and realize what a blessing they all are to me.

They are not perfect (but neither am I) but they are all perfect for me. I know there are families who are not blessed in this way and my heart goes out to those people. I pray someday they may know the blessing of loving family.

My family, immediate and extended, love me not because of what I can do for them but for who I am. They hold me accountable to be a better person than I could ever be on my own.  And when I fail they are there to pick me up, dust me off, and give me a shove to try again.

My family is indeed a gift,
rare and priceless,
and I am blessed.
Faye K.