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Living Life As It Comes

Another year of living life winds down and a New Year comes. The season ahead brings hope and adventure accompanied by struggle. Not an appealing combination, but without struggle, adventure and hope cease to exist.

Much of what happens this next year will be beyond my ability or authority to control. People will frustrate me. Situations will happen that aren’t in my day planner. Joan Chittister, in her book, The Gift of Years, states that “. . . holiness is made of dailiness, of living life as it comes to me, not as I insist it be.”

Wisdom calls me to lay down my unreal expectations and live with life as it happens—knowing that hope and adventure will dance with struggle. In that dance I will find the Holy.

In Him together, Susan Gaddis

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  1. Carolyn

    There’s so much wisdom in this … and a difficult thing to do, at least for me. That is my goal though – your Bible Study (The Worry Free Life) is helping – the book you suggested to me, by Joan Chittister too! Thank you Susan for all you give to us!

  2. Sandy Lewis

    I have been thinking about the simpler life for probably a few years. I have been trying to start with my house; but as my sister can attest, it is very slow in coming. SIGH!
    It is the simple that gives us the great! Without the simple we would never be able to climb the steps that take us to more and more, higher and higher levels of God. Actually we would not even have any steps.
    Thanks so much for your great insights Susan. They truly speak to me!

  3. Susan Gaddis

    Thank you Carolyn and Sandy for sharing your thoughts. And thank you for the encouragement.

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