{Almost} Wordless Wednesday: Breaking Free

The past has no power over the present #inspiration #CoveringHome #baseball

I love to use Canva for quick and easy graphic design work … just images for social media, nothing fancy. I leave the complex work to the professionals. I logged on to Canva today and this was the quote they supplied as an example.

Perfect. Thanks, Eckhart.

My second novel, Covering Home, features a professional baseball player who struggles to break free from his past mistakes. While he experiences a small taste of his former glory on the field, the guilt and regret still enslave him once he’s off the mound.

Life is like that sometimes, isn’t it? There are moments when we taste freedom: a bad habit kicked, a negative thought pattern finally annihilated … the joy of a good belly laugh or the unconditional love of a child’s arms linked tight around our neck.

Yet we so often slip into our former ways, places that take us far from the person God created us to be. I’m mortified at how quickly I forget.

I forget that His mercies are new every morning … That our sins are forgiven, as far as the east is from the west … He who began a good work in (us) will carry it through to completion.

Sometimes the voice of the enemy is so loud–so persistent–calling out my perceived shortcomings and regrets, that I have to cling to God’s promises, moment by moment.

This post is anything but wordless. If you’re still with me, thanks for hanging in there. I’m linking up with 5 Minutes for Mom and their weekly Wordless Wednesday posts. If you’ve got a photo and a blog post to share, or just want to connect with others, click on over and join the fun.

Covering Home is available for pre-order here.


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