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Thursday, August 24, 2017


When I get around to reading other blogs I will read Living Well/Spending Less by Ruth Soukup. She recently posted something that gave me pause to think. She credits the following to Timber Hawkeye.

You can't calm the storm, so stop trying. What you can do is calm yourself. The storm will pass.
She also added this statement. "Sometimes the only thing we can change is ourselves." You have most likely heard this one many times and it is so true. I do think we can sometimes change others by changing ourselves. What do you think? But the changing of ourselves is the objective, not changing someone else.

Upon reading the statement that you can't calm the storm again, I was reminded of the storm while Jesus and his disciples were on a boat. Only Jesus can calm the storm. So give over to Jesus any storms you may have in your life.


  1. This is good. I'm reading a new book and there was something about some empty places aren't made to be filled by us for other people... those are God spaces and those spaces can only be filled by God. When I try to fix things for people, sometimes I need to step aside and realize that it's really a God space, not mine. Thanks for the thought today.

    1. I like that! Along with the God spaces, a study I did on spiritual gifts said we should operate in our spiritual gifts and not try to do things that don't seem to work for us, because we could be taking away an opportunity for someone to use their gifts. It also gives us the right to say no to things outside our gifts, but be ready to say yes when our gifts can be used. What is the name and author of the book you are reading? It sounds like one I would like to read as well.

  2. This is really good. I don't think we can change other people. They may change when they see something in us or learn something but people change when they want to.
    I do need to remember to hand things over to Jesus ❤️


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