Once in a  while you have forgotten the benefits you reaped from a once favorite book or the advice of a good friend or the inspirations you thought of yourself when you were in a thinking mood. And you are on the verge of going back to old habits, old thoughts, old emotions and things you once gave up but are now beckoning you with all the colors of temptation. These are times when you need to go back to your roots- the books that gave you strength once or the friend whose advice was so dear to you or an  inspirational reading.

I have a chocolate craving now almost every day, when I had almost cured it by the end of November. Fortunately the love for sweets has not yet returned.

Debbie from talkingtomyweightlosscounselor-god, wrote a post yesterday, which inspired this post.

I was inspired to take down old favorite books by Norman Vincent Peale

  1. You can if you think you can 
  2. Reaching your potential

I am going to start reading them again.

According to Debbie, we need to hand over ourselves, our family, our dreams, our hopes, our aspirations, and everything that concerns us to God and watch as he unfolds his dreams for us. I am going to do this- in fact, I have already done so- after I read Debbie’s post  on Trust.


8 thoughts on “Inspiration

    1. I read all his books. In our part of the world, we used to read his books for keeping positive during times of trouble. We develop a strange faith in ourselves as we read any of his books.
      My parents went through a pregnancy late in life. They thought my mother would lose her life- life was difficult for them. Then someone introduced them to his books and believe it or not, their whole outlook changed.
      For my own life, when I gave up my last job due to work place bullying and many people questioned my decision to quit, I could hold on to the hope of a new life through his books which guided me to a new Faith in our Lord.

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  1. Susie,

    When I read your post, I wanted to cry. You touched my heart. God is so good to bring two friends together that would mean so much to each other when they live on opposite sides of the world. Only God could arrange that.
    I am reading a devotional by Billy Grahamn. Here in the USA , he is one of our spiritual giants. He’s 98 now,
    Thank you for being my friend,

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    1. Billy Graham is one of our spiritual stalwarts too. I used to love his hymns and the hymns sung by one of his coworkers- George Beverly Shea, especially – How Great Thou Art.
      There is a huge convention on the sands of a river in South India called the Maramon Convention- every February- its been held every year for about 100 years now. Billy Graham used to be one of the early speakers at this convention and so was Stanley Jones.

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