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16 results for 'surrender'

Hanging By My Fingernails

By melanie jean juneau, published on Feb 13, 2014


I was trapped.

Yet, I realized that once again, my tension, my control acted like a wall, shutting out all life. My sincere concern and earnest self-sacrifice actually magnified everyone’s brokenness by freezing everyone and everything..

It took years but I finally surrendered control. The broken spokes were instantly repaired. The kids and my husband started smiling. I was free. We were free.

Sometimes we just need to “let go” of the things that we worry about (i.e. our children, loved-ones, or family members). When we are able to do that, we (and the ... (more)

Tags: kids, parents, control, surrender

Thriving When Stress Reduces Life to The Basics

By melanie jean juneau, published on Jan 24, 2014

... reality meant letting go of trying be everything and do everything I did before I had a lot of kids.

The pivotal point in my personal growth was realizing that, in fear, I clung to control. I have let go of this control at least a thousand times already. A thousand times of choosing to surrender fear and lies and trusting. Each time I peel back a layer, another deeper level of fear pops up.

An image which described my struggle to surrender control, was a wagon wheel suspended over a deep chasm.

My large family of 10 stood on the rim of a wagon wheel,

while I... (more)

Tags: stress, control, surrender

God’s Ways Are Not Our Ways: Thank Heaven!

By melanie jean juneau, published on Sep 28, 2013

...fourth child, Michael and I struggled to understand exactly how we were meant to live our lives. We were discussing an article by an author whose main premise was that letting go of control and trusting in God was not some abstract principle but a day-to-day practical call that included the surrender of our fertility. Of course we practiced natural family planning but I was one of those rare people who could conceive long before ovulation.

Although we could not imagine how large our family would become, the words of that article resonated within both my husband and I. Guilt lifted... (more)

Tags: marriage, joy, surrender, god's plans

Sacred Thoughts

By Barbara MacDonald , published on Sep 20, 2013

...upon the dew drops

Flowers opening to blossom

As a reflection of a Mother's gift

The wind delighting in the fragrance

The aura and aroma scenting this beauty

I come to you with prayer on lips

To never leave you

As I am your own

Surrendered in the divinity

Of understanding, compassion

Tranquil gifts of reverent homage

Belonging as the birds are to flight

The water to the sea

The trees to the forest

I began with you

I will end with you

Nothing will come between

What ... (more)

Tags: gifts, love, truth, soul, spirit, surrender, knowing

On the Edge and Broken

By melanie jean juneau, published on Aug 23, 2013

One of my inner images which describes my struggle to surrender control is of a wagon wheel.

This wheel is suspended over a deep chasm,

My large family of 10 is on the rim of a wagon wheel hovering over this chasm,

while I stand on the hub,

frantically turning this way and that

to hold all the broken spokes together.

I KNOW that I must let go of this futile sense of responsibility and control

I am afraid to stop.

I am trapped.

Yet, I realize that

my tension prevents natural, organic growth and healing.

My control... (more)

Tags: fear, change, control, surrender, old paradigms

Why Worry?

By melanie jean juneau, published on Apr 10, 2013

Worry only feeds our panic over situations that are beyond our control.

Letting go and trusting seems impossible.

My family’s word for over thinking is Mental Kung-Fu. Try saying it and soon you will smile at the image of thoughts wrangling with each other. Laughter cuts through our anxiety because we realize how absurd we are.

Might as well give up. I was not designed to control everything and everyone. So I might as well give up control and give God His job back. When I accept that I am simply a child of God, nothing... (more)

Tags: anxiety, control, worry, surrender, panic, let go

Falling Into Peace

By Barbara MacDonald , published on Apr 6, 2013

Ascend the summit

Only to fall to the abyss...

"Why?", I cry out to you

As I lay weeping and lost

Cursing life and bewildered

"It's not fair" , what do I need to learn

That you have struck such sorrow upon me...

Surrendering, no more will to fight

Hope has certainly taken flight

Then from a distance I look upon

A light so bright I lose my breathe

Clarity shining when nothing was left...

You have emptied me to begin anew

I really was not through

A rebirth ... (more)

Tags: peace, life, faith, hope, surrender, falling, stairs, climb

Moments of Grace

By melanie jean juneau, published on Feb 16, 2013

“Everything is grace”Saint Therese of Lisieux

But how do we receive grace?

Simple. Everything about God is simple and natural. We are the ones in our pride who complicate our relationship to Him. Although Jesus surprised me by suddenly appearing in my life at 16, I tried too hard afterwards to grow in the spiritual life. I read all the complicated books on spirituality and then proceeded to strive and pray circles around myself.

Finally exhausted and discouraged, I gave up and Jesus finally had an opening to shine the light of His love into my core self. When the light... (more)

Tags: surrender, grace of god, let go love

Create A Haven

By Barbara MacDonald , published on Feb 14, 2013

...your soul. Quiet yourself...look within...listen to hear what is told to you. Yes, there are voices that do speak to us. You may call this whatever you are comfortable with. I personally, know it is a higher power that directs my actions and choices, when I actually let go of my ego and surrender. Smile, touch your own arm and say to yourself ..."I did not bring myself into this world, I am here for a purpose , I am never alone."As I glance outside my window I see the snowWhite and beautiful and fresh... I ask where is the sun now? When will it return? Shall I cry for this? Never, I ... (more)

Tags: life, humanity, trust, faith, surrender, higher power, trials

Let The Lovers Be

By Barbara MacDonald , published on Feb 11, 2013

...of life ,creating

Unending thirst's craving

A consuming hunger undeniable

The snow bringing me closer to your lips...

With the sweet glance of love

Like alchemy I am transformed

Searching for you in a thousand thoughts

An earnest prayer offered to the universe

Manifested inside the window of our hearts...

Let the lovers play with glee

Be lost in the innocence of surrender

Absentminded mischievous mirth

Let there be no worry or questions

Relinquished pure desire....

Let The Lovers Be...


Tags: gift, passion, joy, lovers, innocence, divine, surrender

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