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To the cinic, the depressed, the frustrated, grieving, despairing. To the lost, hiding, bullied and broken:

Just want to put this out there. With the holiday season, comes much joy and appreciation, from family and friends. But for some, comes a sense of loss, a feeling of loneliness. For some, its simply hectic and stressful. Some of you may even have grown to dread or loath this time of year. Whatever your feelings, know that the universal truth, of this season is to love. Be thankfull, giving and chearful, as a new year is ushered in, bring with it a chance, to do better and be better. I've used this message, more than once, in the past few weeks. Please read it with an open mind and an open heart. Let it minister, to your heart, mind and spirit. Know that some of us do mean it. I know i do.

Let this one great, gracious, glorious fact lie in your spirit until it permeates all your thoughts and makes you rejoice even though you are without strength.

The best we can hope for in this life is a knothole peek at the shining realities ahead. Yet a glimpse is enough. It’s enough to convince our hearts that whatever sufferings and sorrows currently assail us aren’t worthy of comparison to that which waits over the horizon. Surely there is a future, and your hope will not be cut off. We all experience the journey of life. It is full of challenges. There is no shortage of harshness in this world. Take a deep breath. Please allow these words of encouragement to lift you up and renew your hope.

Keep walking the walk, one step at a time. The greatest act of faith some days is to simply get up and face another day. Know that people love you. We care. We can't know the depth of your pain. But we are here.

ianraiseland 3 Mar 11

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I'm honestly not sure where I got this. So i can't take credit. But it means a lot, to me.


Very nice sentiment. Thank you so much for sharing. I’m sure you improved somebody’s day today

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