Okay hear me out on this one… When in England last September we went on a

walk and I came across this Chow Chow. I took a picture because this puppy looked just like my dog, Joplin that I had in my other life.


Do you ever think that way? I say, “my other life,” because I mean it. My “other life” is who I was years ago - it can mean many things to many people. Whatever your “other life” was, don’t regret it! Whether it was good, bad, tragic or wonderful, God uses it to shape us into the people we are today.


There is a powerful impact in the choices we make - we can let them define us either positively or negatively. I choose to embrace my life as a whole. I wouldn’t be able to relate to some or speak hope into troubled lives, had I not gone through the things that I did. And here’s a newsflash - My “other life” could easily bring shame to my “current life,” but shame on those who dredge up a person’s past and judge them for it; not recognizing that this is what taught them the error of their ways and made them into the new person they are today!


Embrace the day!

Make changes if necessary!

Say you’re sorry!


Smile ALL day - it’s very therapeutic!

Keep moving forward - the future IS bright!






Isaiah 43:18-19

“Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. Listen carefully, I (GOD) am about to do a new thing, Now it will spring forth; Will you not be aware of it? I will even put a road in the wilderness, Rivers in the desert.”


2 Corinthians 5:17-18

“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here! 18 All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation”