Knotty Musings

Ideas, philosophies, and evil plots to take over the world through love hatched here.

I Am Enough

"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us.
We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?

Actually, who are you not to be?
You are a child of God.
Your playing small does not serve the world.

There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people
won't feel insecure around you.
We are all meant to shine, as children do.

We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us.
It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone.
And as we let our own light shine,

we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.
As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically
liberates others." ~ Marianne Williamson

Remove the Nots

Remove the Nots

Sunday, June 21, 2009

To Accept Each Other

may we not only love but accept and enjoy each other . may Your love , joy , peace , and patience be at the heart of our relationships with one another , along with Your kindness and goodness , faithfulness , gentleness , and self-control . (galatians 5:22–23a)may we encourage each other , and build one another up in every circumstance . (1 thessalonians 5:11)

may we be willing to love each other as unconditionally as You love us , for such love forgives the wrongs of others and makes up for their many personal faults . in love , help us forgive without holding on to anger , resentment , or disappointment . (1 peter 4:8 ; matthew 18:21–22 ; ephesians 4:26)

may we love and accept one another just as we are , not waiting for change or perfection — as in Christ You have accepted us . help us be kind and compassionate to one another , forgiving each other as You have forgiven us . (ephesians 1:5–6 ; 4:32)

help us not to bring past issues into the present .

in Jesus’ name , amen .

by Jim & Kaye Johns


  1. Today is mine and dh's 52nd wedding anniversary. It makes me think a lot about learning to accept each other, faults and all through the years. I have not always been able to do this, it is still a work in progress.

    By the way I like your new name.


  2. Happy Anniversary, may it be blessed. We struggle with this too and I hope it becomes somewhat easier over the years.

    Thanks one of my friends nicknamed me the mental magician because my brain is always going.