I’ve been going through a bit of turmoil in my personal life these days and things have been a bit tough. While I have always been comfortable in my own skin, it’s never nice to think that people have issues with you, especially when they don’t even know you. I think that it’s often easier to dismiss a person and write them off as an unlikeable person than to realize they are a good person with good intentions. I have been feeling like a bit of a mess these days and am happy to have some local support, which has made all of the difference.
With all of the things I’ve been dealing with, I’m reminded of a few scripture verses:
- “Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows. The one who sows to please his sinful nature, from that nature will reap destruction; the one who sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life. Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers.” (Galatians 6:7-10)
- ”When we are cursed, we bless; when we are persecuted, we endure it; when we are slandered, we answer kindly.” (1 Corinthians 4:12-13a)
- ”Finally, all of you, live in harmony with one another; be sympathetic, love as brothers, be compassionate and humble. Do not repay evil with evil or insult with insult, but with blessing, because to this you were called so that you may inherit a blessing.” (1 Peter 3:8-9)
…Yesterday was my anniversary….I moved to San Diego May 20, 2006. My life has changed so rapidly in the last 2 years – too much to even list. It’s odd to think that I couldn’t have made it through some of my more challenging times if it hadn’t been for the online knitting community. God blesses us with support from a variety of sources. I’m glad He saw fit for this to be my outlet. I have travelled all over the world, but have always lived close to my family. Once you stop travelling and settle down somewhere, being away from your network of love can be tough. I am feeling more settled and have no plans made to uproot my life again. For now, San Diego is where I belong.