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1440 {31} :: Golden Morning and Grace Once Again

+ Forgiveness is the fragrance the violet sheds on the heel that has crushed it.
~Mark Twain


I think we all recognize in Christianity how tightly woven forgiveness is in Grace.

{It is Grace.}
+ It’s a little more difficult to wrap ourselves around when we think of forgiveness in human terms.

 I mean true forgiveness…

Forgiveness given freely,
without expectation
{or condition}
or even recognition.

I try to wrap this thought around my brain like some wrap those What Would Jesus Do bracelets around their wrists.

+ Unconditional forgiveness.

{Also tightly woven with love.}


Forgiving is love’s toughest work, and love’s biggest risk.  If you twist it into something it was never meant to be, it can make you a doormat or an insufferable manipulator.  Forgiving seems almost unnatural.  Our sense of fairness tells us people should pay for the wrong they do.  But forgiving is love’s power to break nature’s rule.  ~Lewis B. Smedes



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  • February 15, 2013 - 12:27 pm

    Dina@4LettreWords - Wow, Patty, these are so beautiful. Have a wonderful weekend!

  • February 15, 2013 - 1:52 pm

    Molly - Beautiful images and I love the quotes… forgiveness is a very powerful emotion I think, it allows us to let go of the bad.


  • February 15, 2013 - 2:32 pm

    Zena (healingmoments) - Wonderful post, so very true… forgiveness is the hardest part of love but maybe the most important. Gorgeous photos and great quotes, too

  • February 15, 2013 - 4:35 pm

    Kim Stevens - Oh wow, oh wow…you had a morning like I had a couple of weeks ago, but I just love how it’s lifting off the ground…so very beautiful, your images and your thoughts. Really great thoughts and that quote is going in my quote folder for sure. Beautiful post Patty, and thank you for hosting!! Have a great weekend!

  • February 15, 2013 - 5:08 pm

    MG Atwood - Gorgeous images. So so pretty!

  • February 15, 2013 - 7:02 pm

    Tiaras & Tantrums - these photos are so amazing!

  • February 15, 2013 - 8:54 pm

    Jaymi - those shots are stunning!!!! love your blog 🙂

  • February 16, 2013 - 6:09 pm

    i am pam - stunning photos. the right amount of light to create interest.

  • February 18, 2013 - 5:10 am

    Ross - These shots are absolutely stunning! When I look at these pictures I stand in awe! Looking forward to seeing more great shots like these ones.

  • February 19, 2013 - 2:12 am

    Cherry Mae Antigua - Beautiful! I was mesmerized. Hello from Notes & Kisses. Found u via FPJ.

  • February 20, 2013 - 12:33 am

    BiTi - So beautiful, I love the reflections too. Thank you for sharing and hosting the party.

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