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Sunday, November 16, 2008

In California

Grandaughter Maggie on day of Baptism
We are in California for Maggie's baptism today, a wonderfully memorable day where the parents and congregation confessed Jesus as their Lord and Savior and committed to helping raise Maggie in a way honoring God. It was a fun filled week getting to know her better. This is a clip from my video camera as all the other pictures were accidently deleted.
Memories are made and memories deleted, unable to retrieve. We spend most of our lives trying to delete the unpleasant ones and retrive the pleasant ones. I have been learning lately that when emotional pain is connected to memories, it is not caused by the event itself, but the lies we believe about ourselves in relation to painful events. As these memories are retrieved and the emotions felt, Jesus personally gives us truth in place of the lies and we are set free from the connecting pain surrounding these events. I've experienced it recently and am learning to quietly help others so Jesus can set them free from the pain and be transformed as well. How wonderful to be available to Maggie and other grandchildren in the future to help them connect to Jesus who will also give them insight through tough times as well.
John 8:32 "Then you shall know the truth and the truth will set you free."

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