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Monday, June 25, 2012

Take a deep breath.....

....and exhale!!!

 I think I shared with y'all some time back about how when I get in a stressful situation, I'll do a little exercise of taking deep breaths and as I inhale I'll say,
 "breathe in Jesus"....
.....and when I exhale, I'll say ,
"breathe out Deb".


Yesterday....as I lay in the middle of our living room floor....I got forgiveness on my mind....actually it would be more accurate to say "un" forgiveness!!!  I used the same concept of taking deep breaths in and out....except as I breathed in I would think of certain people who had wronged me (in my opinion), or had hurt my feelings (probably unintentionally) in some way and I still had a bit of an attitude toward that person.  As I breathed out, I would forgive that person.   When I got up off the floor, I felt such a sense of relief.  


A bit later on, I just had to have a piece of chocolate....and what better than Dove Dark Chocolate.....



If you're familiar with Dove chocolates, you know that inside each wrapper is a little love note from Dove.


Here's what mine said.....


Don't you just love it when God speaks to you in such a personal way....
....especially thru a piece of chocolate?!?!?
He's good like that!!!
Hope you have a wonderful Monday, Sweet Reader!!!


In HIS Most Precious Love....and with mine!!!


Tell Me a Story







9 comments:

  1. What a GREAT exercise! Breathe in Jesus.... Breathe out (Rebecca). I'll add that to my Action Plan for this week.

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  2. God and chocolate helps everything!!!! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

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  3. I love this too, it spoke to me and I plan to use the forgive breathing exercise for myself. What a great gift! Renee from Adventures in Faithful Living.

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  4. Hi Deb, Awesome, yes love it when God speaks to me, especially in unusual ways.

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  5. That is awesome and I'm all smiles!! Another God sighting for you dear lady!!! ((hugs))

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  6. Thank you for sharing your experience at "Tell Me a Story." How precious that you would receive a love note from God wrapped in chocolate! Sunday at church, our pastor asked us to take a deep breath and then let it out as we went to prayer. It was amazine.

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  7. Well, you just made me chuckle. I love it!! And to have the learning process be covered with chocolate? Nothing can be much better than that!

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  8. Isn't that just amazing! I love your little exercise routine ~ such a great way to get your mind and heart in the right place. Think I will get myself a bag of those Dove chocolates and see if God has something to say to me ;)

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Gracious words are a honeycomb,
sweet to the soul and healing to the bones.
Proverbs 16:24