We all have days that start out with plans to take on the world only to have them dashed the minute we take one step out of bed.  Who knew there would be a Lego underfoot?  No matter how strong we feel about starting the day with new resolve, something always gets in the way.

There will always be bricks thrown your path.  If things were perfect, we wouldn’t have  need of a Savior and we’d all be living in paradise.  Too bad that all got mucked up by the first human beings.  It wasn’t our fault – right?

When we fall victim to failure, we are eating right into one of the devil’s biggest lies.  He wants us to believe we don’t have a future; we have no value or purpose in this world; that we’re alone in this fight and there’s no hope for us.  Depression and anxiety can drag us into despair.  Our circumstances in life can lead us to a early grave or we can turn them over to the One who was pierced and wounded for all our iniquities.

The whole idea of someone else taking on our problems is a sign of weakness, by the world’s standards.  We’re supposed to be self sufficient and strong enough to do things alone.  The truth is, we all stumble.  We all fall.  We all have that breaking point that sends us over the edge – but we also have a loving God who considers us His children.  He has the power to use our difficulties to shape and mold us into something better than we ever thought we could be.

Isaiah 53:5 “But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.”





As I reach the end of my years, I find I have a lot of good information stored up in this old decrepit mind of mine. If I don't write it all down, it may vanish and no one will have the advantage of my thoughts. This is why this blog exists. I love the Lord, Jesus with all my heart and soul. I know I'm undeserving of all He's done for me, but I also know that His love is beyond my comprehension. I've always wanted to write. I never kept diaries, but tucked my thoughts in my head for future reference. I use them now in creating stories, plays, poetry and my blog. I continue to learn every day. I believe the compilation of our time spent with God will have huge affect on the way we live. I know I'm a sinner and I need a Savior. I have One through Jesus, Christ. My book, "Stages - a memoir," is about the seven stages of life from the perspective of a woman. It addresses all the things girls and women go through in life as they travel it with Jesus, and it is available on
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  1. Wally Fry says:

    Still playing with Legos eh? Seriously though nicely said

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  2. Thanking God I am still under construction–though the pangs of molding may sting, I know He still loves me!

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  3. dawnlizjones says:

    GREAT analogy of stepping on a Lego! So true that sometimes the most painful feelings of failure are there because of loved ones in our lives! And yet, as my pastor puts it, “God is more powerful than my stupid”, and can turn even my faults into positives.

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    • atimetoshare says:

      Your pastor is a wise man. It takes a long time for us to figure that out. Sometimes it’s good to hear it from someone else. Thanks for your comment.

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