The blog tour for If Only: Letting Go Of Regret continued this past week, and will wrap up the middle of next week. Today, a recap of the sweet middle of this journey `round the web talking about regret, redemption and renewal. Check out these sweet links, including one that is hosting a way for you to win a copy of the book.
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Here’s a look at last week’s tour posts:
Monday: I discuss midlife, regret and the church at JennyRaeArmstrong.com
Tuesday: A thoughtful review at Pastor Michael Palmer’s blog
Wednesday: Joy Bennett and I talk about dealing with regrets, past and present atJoyInThisJourney.com
Thursday: Jeanni Cahill reflects on her regrets + hosts a give-away (free books!) at GuardTheDoor.com
Friday: Even a president isn’t immune from accumulating these kinds of personal regrets at JudyDouglass.com, Dorothy Greco talks about the gifts embedded in regret atDorothyGreco.com
Saturday: Stacy Edwards writes about the things we leave undone at Servant’s Life
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This poem (author unknown) was in the most recent enewsletter of a church we attended a few years ago. I thought it was beautiful, and echoed some of the themes of If Only. Letting go is indeed acceptance – the kind of acceptance that surrenders control of your past, present and future to God. As you launch into a new week, maybe a phrase or two from this poem can become your prayer.
To let go is not to care for, but to care about.
To let go is not to fix, but to be supportive.
To let go is not to judge, but to allow another to be a human being.
To let go is not to be in the middle, arranging all the outcomes, but to allow others to affect their own destinies.
To let go is not to deny, but to accept.
To let go is not to nag, scold, or argue, but instead to search out my own shortcomings and correct them.
To let go is not to regret the past, but to grow and live for the future.
To let go is not to cut myself off. It’s the realization that I can’t control another.
To let go is not to try to change or blame another. It’s to make the most of myself.
To let go is to fear less and to love more.