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I've reflected upon this year, now that it's nearly over, and realized that my faith in God has not diminished. How difficult it was to choose my best blessing in 2022, when I've been given so many and must choose only one. My decision came to rest on the blessing God bestowed on me by removing the burden long carried in my heart. The weight of being unable to forgive was bringing me down, A load I dared not share with anyone, not even the Lord. But the encumbrance grew too heavy, and I was overcome with sorrow, besieged by a troubled mind and an onerous spirit. In humble prayers, I cried out for God to hear my plea, and searched Bible pages for a scripture of His holy Word. Prayers then answered when in the book of Matthew I found, “Come to me, all you who are toiling and loaded down, and I will refresh you. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am mild tempered and lowly in heart, and you will find refreshment for yourselves. For my yoke is kindly, and my load is light."* I poured out the grieving that pride caused me to forbear, and so lifted the weight I carried inside my laden heart. No more did I feel the threat of sullen days and nights, for I forgave everyone who'd ever pointed a finger at me. This blessing I received was given with God's divine love. I thanked Him for His patience so that I no longer feel the burden I once carried that weighed heavily on my heart. Now, that I've forgiven others, I'm filled with a sense of peace knowing that by doing so, my Father has forgiven me. November 16, 2022 Best Blessing Contest ~ Sponsored by Regina McIntosh *Matthew 11:28-30

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Date: 12/6/2022 11:09:00 AM
Forgiveness is God's most amazing gift, Jenna. You have written about it beautifully in light of your experience. I think this poem will be a milestone to others seeking forgiveness from a heavy burden. Congratulations on your first place win! Blessings of joy to you.
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Date: 12/1/2022 6:09:00 PM
Beautiful write Jenna, love resolves all conflicts. Forgiveness releases, heals. Ho’oponopono is an effective forgiveness practice. Ultimately, we accept all as they are, who knowing no better, can do no better, thus obviating the need to forgive, for we never feel sense of injury. Warmest congratulations on your trophy win! Truly a great message you’ve posted. I hope this poem is widely read.
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Jenna Logan
Date: 12/1/2022 6:13:00 PM
Thank you for so many beautiful compliments, Seeker.
Date: 11/30/2022 4:13:00 AM
We've been working through the book of Matthew, verse by verse, for nearly a year now on Sunday mornings - what a blessing indeed! Congrats on the win, but also thanks for sharing a personal struggle and a work only the Lord can do!
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Date: 12/1/2022 6:12:00 PM
You’re welcome and thanks for liking this one. Your family study sounds wonderful.
Date: 11/30/2022 3:37:00 AM
Congratulations Jenna on your first place win. Well deserved.....!
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Date: 12/1/2022 6:13:00 PM
Thank you, Valsa.
Date: 11/30/2022 1:57:00 AM
Best blessing indeed, Jenna, congratulations:)
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Date: 12/1/2022 6:10:00 PM
Thanks, Jo.
Date: 11/30/2022 1:04:00 AM
Lovely writing and thoughts, reflections... God bless you and Congrats on your top win. Love, Gina
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Date: 11/30/2022 1:18:00 AM
Gina, I'm grateful for the placement you've awarded my entry. Thank you ever so much.
Date: 11/19/2022 7:50:00 AM
What a lovely feeling you must be experiencing now. When we are ready to forgive those who have hurt us, a heavy load is lifted from our heart ! Humanly it is hard to forgive all the time. But if we have that desire in us, God will come to our aid. I enjoyed reading your 'testimony' Jenna. I am sure this will have a high placement !
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Date: 11/30/2022 1:18:00 AM
Thank you, Valsa. Have a close relationship with God is so much easier when we follow His Word. It gives us the hope of salvation that Jesus was born to provide.
Date: 11/16/2022 12:15:00 PM
- For me, forgiveness is love ... small children have this ability so easily ... it is not about not demanding justice, but showing mercy and love - A lovely poem, Jenna - Best wishes in the contest :) - hugs
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Date: 11/16/2022 4:35:00 PM
Thank you very much, Anne-Lise.
Date: 11/16/2022 12:09:00 PM
Bearing a grudge wears down your spirits gnawing away at your wellbeing but if you can find forgiveness in your heart the burden is lifted, I know its sometimes hard to do but it's the only way to feel inner peace. A well written verse Jenna, your faith in God is evident. Good luck in the contest.. Tom
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Date: 11/16/2022 4:35:00 PM
Yes, it does, Tom. It took me some time to be able to forgive the one who hurt me most, but I'm over it and free of animosity. Thanks for such sweet sentiments.