Monday’s Are For New Beginnings, Right?

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If one dream should fall and break into a thousand pieces, never be afraid to pick one of those pieces up and begin again.  ~Flavia Weedn 

What one is fated to have in life one will have; what one is not fated to have, there is no point in pressing for. ~unknown 

I am at an important crossroads. This word Release is wreaking havoc lately, in my life. How? Well it seems that since this has been my One Word for the year, I am clinging tightly to everything.
How’s that, I bet you are wondering…well specifically I am afraid to release anything and becoming increasingly overwhelmed. I’m afraid of releasing the wrong thing. Have you ever felt this way or am I utterly alone in this mess?
So, this weekend has been especially important as I seek to accept the fact that I can’t do it all. I mean I know this in my mind yet, my mouth forgets to say “no” to one. More. Thing. 
Something has to go. Something or a few things need to be released to make room for the best things.
It would be easy if a few of these “things” were bad in some way. They are not. They are all very good. Herein lies every single Believer’s challenge. To discern the things that are the Ephesians 2:8-10 things that God wills for their lives. You and I need to tune out all of the competing voices demanding our time, talent and attention and seek to hear clearly above all else the still, small voice that matters most. His. Christ alone is the one to determine the details. 
Problems are not stop signs, they are guidelines.  ~Robert Schuller

Look carefully through all the claims pressing upon you in your complicated life, and decide once and for all what it is that is the one really important and overmastering duty in it, and should be the one dominating aim. Then remember that if you succeed in that, the others, so multifarious, are really no more than the fringe of the garment, and that you need not spend so much anxiety over them, provided that the one most important is faithfully attended to. ~Anna C. Brackett

424. Breathtaking beauty everywhere
425. Coastline days
426. He leads me beside still waters on busy days…
427. The skies declare His glory and faithfulness
428. This little book which brought me a smile in the Doctor’s office waiting room.
I adore the detailed artwork of Jan Brett.
And sometimes a children’s book is just what the Doctor ordered…and good therapy. 
429. Rejoicing in this Holy Union of God, and beautiful sister in Christ and friend being blessed with a wonderful  marriage and new start! He is the God of new beginnings! Amen?
430. Sweet Saturday with my hub. Wedding Ceremony, coffee and appetizer
in between. Then a wonderful night of fellowship and laughter.

And now one last important word from our sponsors:

May His amazing grace be evident in all you say and do this week!
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Dawn Paoletta is the author of Journaling for Discovery and Delight. Her writing is included in several anthologies and her poems have been included in the Wickford Poetry and Art Exhibit and Books. Dawn is currently working on her next book. Inquiries at

8 thoughts on “Monday’s Are For New Beginnings, Right?

  1. You know, growth is usually uncomfortable and sometimes painful. I think you could call it growing pains and rejoice that the Lord is refining you. Revel in the fact that he is working and thank him for what you will be when he is done. 🙂


  2. Letting go. that act of deliberately opening of one's hand and releasing is hard even when it's in your head and heart and not a physical act of release. Perhaps being released is easier than releasing? at least for me. Praying that it gets easier as this year progresses.


  3. What a beautiful one word to have chosen: release. Sounds like the Lord is really working with you to practice it. Not an easy journey. I'm just so thankful for GRACE that even if we did release something we shouldn't, he would return it.


  4. I am right now in this place of having to choose what to release… Pta , children's ministry, youth group.. But I'm releasing because I am sick and cannot do IT anymore, and I believe I am sick to force me to give up what I have not done when I ignored God's whispers. I have been spending lots of time fine tuning my whisper – hearer. You are not alone. Hugs!


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