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Saturday, February 23, 2008

Writer's Island...My first time:)



This week marks the twenty third Writer’s Island prompt. It is: “Second Chance”. This is such an interesting topic that I had to give my mind some time to process it. I am a churn-n-burn writer...stuff churns-n-burns and then when it is done, it comes out.

My first thoughts are of all the times I have been given another chance. The most obvious one was given to me by Jesus when He died on the cross to pay the price for my sins and made it so that I can approach my Heavenly Father in prayer. This is, obviously, also the second chance for which I am most grateful.

As for other second, third, fortieth chances, my children have never failed to forgive me and give me another chance to get it right. I have messed up a lot in my life and they have, besides myself, been the most affected. It gets worse cause when your kids you hurt. They have good hearts and forgiveness is the gift they give me when necessary.

Ok...now on to the other side of second chances and my having given them to others. I have, in the past chosen to give relationships repeated chances...not necessarily the person in question as I would have had to judge them and found them at fault. As we all know, it takes two to make or break a relationship and I have done my part in those circumstances. In the one relationship that I gave the most chances, I was married and I took my vows to heart. Unfortunately, there are sometimes circumstances beyond our control and doing the same thing over and over while expecting different results becomes the recipe for insanity. Let me be the first to say that insanity is no place to be. It is lonely, miserable, and depressing. In order to leave that place, I had to leave the relationship. Today I reside in contentment and this is a wonderful place to be.

I am, in fact, right now waiting on someone from my past to decide whether or not to give our relationship a second chance. I have left this at the throne and will cling to God regardless of any decisions made. He is my ROCK.

Today, I am grateful for second chances!



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5 comments:

Jay said...

I love the siggie

Cricket's Hearth said...

the suspense is killing me!

Cricket's Hearth said...

Very nicely done! And I agree, being a parent doesn't mean we are always right. I think one of the best lessons to teach our children that we are human and do make mistakes, but are honest enough to admit them and humble enough to ask for forgiveness. I will keep the possiblility of a new relationship in your life in my prayers. Blessings, Cricket

Betty said...

I hope things work out for you,Phyl. Remember all things work together for good to those who love the Lord - my favorite Bible verse.

I hope you get a chance, if you haven't already, to visit my blog posting for today,Sunday. The saying on my post is really a good one.

Blessings,
Betty

Phyl said...

Jay...Thanx...glad you liked it!

Cricket, Thanx for the love. My father was never wrong...wow...he taught me the value of being human where my mistakes are concerned.

Betty...I love that scripture and the saying on your blog...its all so true.