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anyway – trotzdem

anyway

People are unreasonable, illogical, and self-centered.
Love them anyway.

If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish ulterior motives.
Be kind anyway.

If you are successful, you will win some false friends and true enemies.
Succeed anyway.

The good you do today will be forgotten tomorrow.
Be good anyway.

Honesty and frankness will make you vulnerable.
Be honest and frank anyway.

What you spend years building may be destroyed overnight.
Build anyway.

People need help but may attack you if you try to help them.
Help them anyway.

In the final analysis, it is between you and God.
It was never between you and them anyway.

From a sign on the way of Shishu Bhavan, a children’s home in Calcutta

quoted from the book “Authentic Relationships – Discover the lost art of one-anothering” by Wayne Jacobsen

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trotzdem

Menschen sind uneinsichtig, unvernünftig und eigensüchtig
Liebe sie trotzdem.

Wenn du nett bist, machen manche dir den Vorwurf eigensüchtige Hintergedanken zu haben
Sei trotzdem nett.

Wenn du Erfolg hast wirst du eine falsche Freunde und einige echte Feinde gewinnen.
Sei trotzdem erfolgreich.

Das Gute welches du heute tust, wird morgen vergessen sein.
Sei trotzdem gut.

Ehrlichkeit und Direktheit werden dich verletztlich machen.
Sei trotzdem ehrlich und direkt.

Das was du über Jahre hinweg baust, kann über Nacht zerstört werden.
Baue trotzdem.

Menschen die Hilfe brauchen greifen dich vielleicht an, wenn du versuchst zu helfen.
Hilf ihnen trotzdem.

Letztlich ist das alles eine Sache zwischen dir und Gott. Es war sowieso nie eine Sache zwischen dir und den anderen.

Von einem Schild am Wege zum Shishu Bhavan Kinderhaus in Calcutta.

Zitiert aus dem Buch “Authentic Relationships – Discover the lost art of one-anothering” by Wayne Jacobsen


God didn’t set us up for angry rejection

9-11 God didn’t set us up for an angry rejection but for salvation by our Master, Jesus Christ. He died for us, a death that triggered life. Whether we’re awake with the living or asleep with the dead, we’re alive with him! So speak encouraging words to one another. Build up hope so you’ll all be together in this, no one left out, no one left behind. I know you’re already doing this; just keep on doing it.

1st Thessalonians 5:9-11 (The Message)

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Hidden treasures

Like I do every morning on my way to work I walked past this old farm, which has grown derelict over the years as it’s owner has passed away heirless. Part of this farm is a huge garden that must have been very beautiful once. It’s been going to rack and ruin for a few years now and has become a real jungle. Somehow it has become my custom to let my eyes wander across the main house who’s windows are long boarded up, the barn’s portico and let them come to rest at the front garden.

This one morning I unexpectedly had this familiar fragrance in my nose that belonged to a flower I know quite well. I turned around and could not imagine finding anything worth looking at in these solitude surroundings. But I found a bush of common lilac that seemed to bloom despite all the scrub and weeds around it. I took a deep breath full of that subtle fragrance and felt the Lord speak to me.

In the middle of our lives that so often appear to be just like an empty desert without anything worth looking at or paying special attention to; God is still doing something special. We read in Isaiah 43:19: „See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland.

May we allow ourselves to walk through life with open eyes and pay attention to how our Heavenly Father speaks into our lives, blesses us and fills our desert with new life. How He intervenes in situations that appear to be impossible to get out of, refreshes us with streams of living water and lets us see His beauty in it’s full measure. <><

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Welcome!

Corrie and I had the idea to start a blog in which we’ll share some things we’ve had the opportunity to learn, share and teach in various settings over the years. These will be from our separate and now united journey with each other and Papa God. We welcome your feedback. We would like to see you get involved. Share your Papa God stories. Your life’s wisdom. We will try to only write about things we have experienced ourselves. We want to share wisdom from a background of our own experience. Not advice on something we only know of in theory. There is already plenty of that out there.

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