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Something Better Ahead — 16 Comments

  1. Good reminder here, Karen, that we often find what we look for! Such a fine line sometimes between looking back at lovely memories but then letting it turn into regrets. But you’ve always seemed like a “forward looker” to me!

    • Thanks, Kristi. Yes, I do tend to look forward now that I’m spent time dealing with my past!

  2. Thanks, Karen. I needed this reminder. At age 85, I have 50 pages written on a new novel although it may turn out to be a short story. We have to keep up our enthusiasm for living however we can. You’ve inspired me.

    • YOU inspire me, Marie. I remember how diligent you were when you began writing during the Long Ridge course and how you have persevered. I’m so happy we have remained in contact over the years.

  3. Great post Karen. I have found that if I live in the past, I miss what God has for me today. Good reminder. You always have good for thought.

    • Thanks, Jim. I love what you said about if we live in the past we miss what God has for us today. So true!

  4. Oops, that should have been food for thought. Not good for thought. But hey, good works also. 🙂 . I’ve got to start using voice to text. Lol

    • Thank you, Carolyn. I love knowing you are reading my posts and that they ‘stretch’ you! I hope all is well in your corner of the world.

  5. I do tend to hold onto places and people. I am a member of a gym that is way too big for me because of the relationships I formed there over the years. I am finding that God provides opportunities for growth in the least likely circumstances. We just have to allow Him to move us.

    • Yes, Jerri. I agree. God uses all kinds of experiences and opportunities to ‘grow’ us!

  6. What a beautiful illustration of how God goes before us and behind us, that He has a plan and purpose for us. Psalm 139, Jeremiah 29:11

    • Thanks for your comment, Michele. I love Ps. 139[You have searched me, Lord, and you know me . . .]
      and Jer. 29:11 has been a mainstay for me.

  7. Hi Karen, I just love your positive heart and soul. What a spirit-lifting post this is, as always. Thank you so much for reminding me of God moving us forward, not backward. Indeed, what a God we serve. He’s been so good to me, too. Despite some topsy turves in my life lately, I’ve been able to concentrate and making amazing progress in writing my mental math book for kids, almost done (this is in just a short few months). I’ve since already posted nine steps of lessons on my website. I thank God for blessing me so much everyday… We have such a wonderful amazing God to serve.

    • What a wonderful report on your progress with the mental math book, Jing. I’m so happy for you. I know this has been a dream of yours for some time. May God bless your entire journey from writing to publication.

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