Repentance is not a process in which we try to beat ourselves up for the mistakes of the past. Instead repentance empowers us to move out of the pain of sin by opening healing salve of love and forgiveness
I have been known to use 20, 19, 18, 10 and 1 often!
We cannot appreciate the warmth until we experience cold. We cannot appreciate stillness until we experience chaos. We cannot appreciate light until we experience darkness.
True success comes from the realization of what we have accomplished with the gifts God has given us, not from the approval of others, fortunes, or fame.