Remembering Your Belovedness (with Henri Nouwen)

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Dear friends,

The best way to value ourselves is to remember, and bask in, who God says we are and how much God values us. If we stay grounded there in that Great Love, it becomes less and less likely that we will devalue ourselves or allow others to do so.

This is an old talk by Henri Nouwen which I think will help you, as his words have helped me, to stay connected to who God says you are. It will strengthen you in all your inner and outer dealings in this world. I listen to the entire thing at least once or twice a year to refresh my memory and keep me strong.


In case you don’t know who Henri Nouwen is, he was a grace-infused human being who lived and worked among the L’Arche Community and said that these lovely people taught him more about God’s acceptance than anyone else. He said this was due to the fact that they did not know or understand anything about his degrees, his accolades or his accomplishments (let alone his failures and weaknesses), but only knew him by his heart.

Believe me, time listening to these words will be time well spent.

Wishing you God’s peace & security…

Monique

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Wise Words from George MacDonald

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Some days, we just need some inspiration to get through the day. So today, I offer you some collected quotes by one of the great writers and visionaries to once live in this world in person, who now lives on through the beauty of his writings: George MacDonald, the mystic with the luminous eyes, the writer of fairy tales and stories and poems and sermons, the husband, the loving father, the lover of God, the man who inspired C.S. Lewis probably more than any other, both spiritually and artistically.

Enjoy.

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All credit and thanks for these lovely quote pictures goes to the George MacDonald Society group on facebook where I gleaned these gems.

May these words bless you on your way.