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"Life is lived forward, but understood backward. It is not until we are down the road and we stand on the mountain looking back through the valley that we can appreciate the terrain God has allowed us to scale.” Jill Savage

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Tuesday's Theories on Redemption


Redemption (flying free)
"When patterns are broken, new worlds emerge."– Tuli Kupferberg

I've been 'thinking' bout redemption. Making things better. Whole if you will. (Not the kind of redemption associated with religion.) I'm thinking about personal redemption.

The definition is as follows:

1.To buy or pay off; clear by payment.

2. To buy back.

3. To recover something pledged by payment or other satisfaction.

4. To exchange for money or goods.

5. To discharge or fulfill (a pledge, promise, etc.).

6. To make up for; make amends for; offset (some fault, shortcoming, etc.).

7. To obtain the release or restoration of, as from captivity, by paying a ransom.

8. To set free, to rescue.

9. To save from a state of sinfulness and its consequences.

10. To restore with honor, worth, or reputation.

"Memory is a child walking along the seashore. You never can tell what small pebble it will pick up and store away among its treasured things". (Pierce Harris)

Memory is a child walking along the seashore. You can never tell what small pebble it will pick up and store away among its most hurtful things either. (Chatty

Hopefully, for all of us, there will come a time in our life -to meet those memories head on. There is a time for hurting and there is a time for healing. A time to finally let them fly away and a chance to let new ones, better ones, take their place. To restore the soul with honor.

My grandson went to the fair this weekend - both of us are having fun learning to fly and releasing our fears to experience new things. Notice though, help is needed to learn (his belt) (same as in the parachute above) to fly. You just don't start off by flying solo. He did his part by trusting in the belt and the people below. Oh what a blast he had when he let go. You should see his face!

Chatty Thinking.

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