I Believe...
That we should celebrate everyday,
for everyday is a gift from God.

I Believe...
That we are responsible for what we do,
no matter how we feel.

I Believe...
That either you allow God to
control your attitude,
or it controls you.

I Believe...
That it's taking me a long time to become
the person I want to be.
But, I'm still breathing, so God's not done with me yet.

I Believe...
That sometimes the people you expect
to kick you when you're down,
will be the ones to put out their hands
and help you get back up.

I Believe...
That maturity has more to do with what types of experiences we've had,
and what we've learned from them...
and less to do with how many
birthdays we've celebrated.

I Believe...
That sin costs more than we ever expect to pay.

I Believe...
That you can never fall so far
that you are beyond the reach of God.

I Believe...
That though we sometimes fail,
God's love covers a multitude of sins.

I Believe...
That you can't merely go around your grief,
you have to go through it to heal.

I Believe...
That though we travel through difficult waters,
God will give us the strength to swim.

I Believe...
That when we feel the loneliest,
God is still right beside us.

I Believe...
That though others may fail us,
God's love never ends.

I Believe...
That all things happen for a reason,
though we may never know their purpose.

I Believe...
That miracles happen every day.

I Believe...
That when we open our broken hearts to God,
His healing love rushes in.

I Believe...
That when we give our lives to the Lord,
we breathe for the very first time.

I Believe...
"That love never gives up, never loses faith,
is always hopeful, and endures through
every circumstance."  (1 Corinthians 13:7)

I Believe...

Living for Him,


  1. Joan, there is profound wisdom in each one of the I Believes ...

    I kept finding myself nodding in agreement or sighing at the amazing truth.

    I believe ...
    That we may not choose our circumstances,
    But we can choose our response.

    Blessings and love,

    PS. I'm going to share this one on Twitter and Facebook.

  2. Beautifully spoken from a heart that has obviously been tried and tested.

    Thank you for sharing this.

  3. Oh, how awesome is that!!! I wholeheartedly agree with all you believe points. I especially love this point: "I believe ...That you can never fall so far that you are beyond the reach of God." I am glad that He reaches out every time we venture out too far...

    Thank you so much for sharing these belief points.

    Love & peace,

  4. I believe ....
    Joan is a gifted writer,
    who speaks from her heart with elegance.

    I believe ....
    The Lord is speaking through Joan,
    with truth, love, and encouragement.

    Thank you Joan


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