Saturday, December 26, 2009

Wisdom Gleaned from 2009

Another year has blown by, so I thought it'd be fun to share what I have learned—or relearned—this year:

If your gut tells you someone can't be trusted, listen to your gut.

If someone has falsely accused you of doing wrong, it's possible they're the ones who are guilty.

Some folks who aren't Christians have a better understanding of Christ-like behavior.

Some folks just don't know how to be loved.

Church-goers (including myself) are all just a bunch of sinners hoping to get into heaven.

If someone's behavior is hurting you, you have likely behaved the same (whether knowingly or unknowingly).

Remembering the times when you wronged someone else will help you to forgive when someone has wronged you.

When you screw up, don't just say you're sorry to God, but apologize to the one you've wronged—and mean it.

None of us are perfect, and that's why we need Christ.

If you sincerely ask God to help you do the right thing, He will.

When you're tempted to do the wrong thing, God will remind you; warning bells and sirens will go off in your head.

If you choose to ignore the warning bells, God won't stop you from doing wrong because He's given you a wonderful gift . . . FREE WILL.

God doesn't want puppets for his children. He wants His children to come to Him willingly.

If you're inflicted with a depilating/deadly disease, it does not mean God has forgotten you.

God doesn't fit into a box; He can do more than we think or imagine.

What have you learned this year? Feel free to post your list. I'd love to learn something new from you!


  1. First of all, love the pics on your blog site. Second, I guess I've re-learned some of the same things. Good post!

  2. This year, I've learned that not everything that enters my head has to come out my mouth.

  3. I've learned to trust God with my writing career- what a huge step in faith that was for me. But I find myself more at peace because of it. Wonderful thoughs, Sandi. Thanks for sharing them.

  4. Caroline, it's so good to "see" you! I'm glad you like my pictures. :-)

    Wendy, I had to laugh out loud. I think we can ALL learn from that one. E-hem! LOL

    Casey, I can totally relate! In fact, I wrote something about that very thing not too long ago. Here's the link in case you haven't read it: It's the story "His Gift, Not Mine."

    Thanks for sharing, Ladies. xxx

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  6. Thanks, Carman! That sounds great!

  7. Sandi,
    You are a very wise woman,indeed. Great post! Thanks for sharing!
    Blessings to you! Susie