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When You Can’t Do Over But Have to Move On

June 9, 2018

I thought this would make a good Faith Filled Friday blog. A lot of us hang on to the old stuff we should forget and move on. God forgives, but a lot of us don’t.

Heather C. King - Room to Breathe

We’ve been giving do-overs here at my house.

Snarkiness has been on the rise.

So, when we hear, “Move!  I can’t see!”

We respond with, “You want to try saying that again in a kinder way?”

Or we hear, “Put that down!  That’s mine!”

We say, “Try that again.  I’m sure you could say that differently.”

I love do-overs.

I love the utter grace of it all, that even though you made a mistake, you can have another go at it.  Maybe you’ll do better this time.

Learn from those errors.  Make some corrections.

Maybe this time you won’t miss or forget.  Maybe you’ll study harder or speak with kindness or choose not to gossip.

My hope is that the do-overs now will help those lessons sink in before it’s too late, because we all know you can’t always have a do-over.

Sometimes, bad things happen and once it’s done…

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  1. Lil’ Mattie and Buffy enjoying the birdbath.

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