A Certain Kind of Strength


There is a certain kind of hope that comes from emerging empty handed from tribulation's fire, knowing you have survived with nothing more to loose and surely everything to gain.

There is a certian kind of grace that comes from crossing the threshold of forgiveness, to know the difference between being it's giver and the vulnerability of being it's grateful receiver.

There is a certain kind of strength that comes from reaching out, not to pick up the heavy burden, but instead to humbly lay it down.

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  1. Carrie,
    I really love these words and the message.

    Best wishes
    Eileen

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  2. Thank you Eileen for stopping by. Hope you have a great Wednesday. :-)

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  3. Thisi is just so beautiful!
    Lovely words and message and pic
    Thanks
    D.

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  4. Oh Carrie, this says SO much, it was so meaning-full all the way through, but you really topped it off with. . .

    "There is a certain kind of strength that comes from reaching out, not to pick up the heavy burden, but instead to humbly lay it down."

    It is just so beautiful.

    A wonderful inspirational bit of writing. x

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  5. "There is a certain kind of strength that comes from reaching out, not to pick up the heavy burden, but instead to humbly lay it down."

    The world would be so much better off if people did just as you have written. These words were strong and real. This is one of those "oh my can I quote that" verses. Thanks for sharing Carrie.

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  6. Thank you Dulce,Susannah,Gwei,and Robert for taking the time to read it. I always appreciate your comments, and enjoy reading your prose and poetry. :-)

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  7. wow! This will go down as another favourite. Superb! I love the subtle yet profund touch of biblical truths in ur poems. Love it! God bless you Carrie

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  8. Truly beautiful and so powerfully inspiring! love it :)

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  9. Carrie, this is such a beautiful little poem... so true!!

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  10. Poignant, and so touchingly honest, Carrie. This was a delight to read, and suffused with most amazingly truthful sentiments.

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  11. Thank you Christina it certainly has been a truth in my life. Thank you for stopping by Roxy,Ruth, and Sam it is always a blessing to read your comments. :-)

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  12. Carrie, came by to let you know that i have an award waiting for you...for a blog that has always inspired me..:)
    Love,
    Ruth

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  13. Oh Ruth, you are so sweet, I don't feel I deserve it, but I will gracefully accept. YOU are awesome!! :-)

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  14. This is beautiful! Yes, when all is down there is only one way to go, and that is up! Sometimes we really need to reach out for help! I am a new follower! Come visit me at Mama's Little Chick when you get a chance.

    Mama Hen

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  15. Thank you Mama Hen, you are right, when all is down, there is only one way to go, UP! Thank you for visiting my blog. I look forward to reading more of yours. Hope you have an awesome weekend! :-)

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  16. Very wise words Carrie. Positivity keeps you going, always.

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  17. So very true and unfortunately, only truly know through experience.

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  18. This is truth. Beautiful, beautiful truth.
    I've been chewing on this, this lovely freedom that's so hard to allow.
    Thank you for this.

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  19. Thank you all for reading it, and yes Whitemist experience is a great teacher, especially with this. Hope you all have had a great weeekend!

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  20. so beautifully stated and worth remembering

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