My Week In Pictures 07.08.13 + C&C Linkup

08 July 2013

This week was a stellar one. I am absolutely thrilled to be sharing with you all something that was so near and dear to my heart...my wedding anniversary. 

Before I do that. I just want to share with you the the question from the Coffee and Conversation linkup this week. The question is "What does forgiveness look like? At what point do you realize it's time to forgive and move on if someone takes advantage of you?" 

I wont make this super long because I believe I have talked about it before. But to answer the question for me forgiveness looks like accepting apologies or moving on without one. I used to hold out on forgiveness until I received an apology but that does not always work. Often times some people are so set in their ways that they will never apologize so you have to decide to forgive them and move on. Forgiving is more than words, it's in action - forgiveness means being open to reconciliation, it means guarding your heart but not keeping records of wrong. Most of all forgiveness means not taking anything personally, but allowing God to right where you are wronged. Of course that it easier said then done as I have always been a master grudge holder - but sometimes forgiveness means forgiving yourself for not being able to move on.

No one wakes up being able to move past hurt feelings, just like anything else you want to master it takes practice. Now for my own peace and of course to stay in line with God's commands I forgive because He always forgives me. I realize that I need to forgive almost instantly because I feel the heaviest conviction when I try not to speak to someone or if I avoid them. It used to not bother me to pretend that someone who hurt me didn't exist but as I have grown closer to God it's a lot harder to do that with a clear conscious.

Forgiving takes real strength but most of all it takes a huge dose of grace. Whenever someone has wrong me I try to think of all the times I crawl to God for forgiveness - He always forgives me with and gives me a chance to start over. So I have to give others the same.

Coffee & Conversation

My husband and I celebrated 8 years and we thank you all for your well wishes. I have been away from the blog for a whole week and it's high time I filled you guys in via pictures.
Hubby and I taking a stroll. I love that we still hold hands 8 years later. I pray it stays this way.
Beautiful sunrise on the Cape. The water was way too cold for a dip, so we only looked on.
We never got a picture of our hands for our wedding. So I took one myself. 
More sights from the beautiful Cape and our 8th anniversary wine cork.
And a beautiful time a Cirque Du Soleil. 
A tasty tropical drink after a long hot day.
And a sunset to make you all swoon.

We had a wonderful time and are happy for the photos that will help us keep the memory of this anniversary alive. Hope you enjoyed them too.

3 comments:

  1. I'm so lucky I found your blog! It's wonderful! God bless your marriage!

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  2. Thanks so much for sharing. Forgiving is certainly being open to reconciliation, and must come whether or not the apology has. Great pictures from your anniversary as well!

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  3. Happy anniversary!!! Based on the pictures, looks like a great time!

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