Bittersweet: Thoughts on Change, Grace, and Learning the Hard Way

Bittersweet: Thoughts on Change, Grace, and Learning the Hard Way Author Shauna Niequist
ISBN-10 0310335280
ISBN-13 9780310335283
Year 2013-02-23
Pages 256
Language English
Publisher Zondervan
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The idea of bittersweet is changing the way I live unraveling and re weaving the way I understand life Bittersweet is the idea that in all things there is both something broken and something beautiful that there is a moment of lightness on even the darkest of nights a shadow of hope in every heartbreak and that rejoicing is no less rich even when it contains a splinter of sadness Its the practice of believing that we really do need both the bitter and the sweet and that a life of nothing but sweetness rots both your teeth and your soul Bitter is what makes us strong what forces us to push through what helps us earn the lines on our faces and the calluses on our hands Sweet is nice enough but bittersweet is beautiful nuanced full of depth and complexity Bittersweet is courageous gutsy audacious earthy This is what Ive come to believe about change its good in the way that childbirth is good and heartbreak is good and failure is good By that I mean that its incredibly painful exponentially more so if you fight it and also that it has the potential to open you up to open life up to deliver you right into the palm of Gods hand which is where you wanted to be all long except that you were too busy pushing and pulling your life into exactly what you thought it should be Ive learned the hard way that change is one of Gods greatest gifts and most useful tools Change can push us pull us rebuke and remake us It can show us who weve become in the worst ways and also in the best ways Ive learned that its not something to run away from as though we could and that in many cases change is a function of Gods graciousness not lifes cruelty Niequist a keen observer of life with a lyrical voice writes with the characteristic warmth and honesty of a dear friend always engaging sometimes challenging but always with a kind heart You will find Bittersweet savory reading indeed This is the work Im doing now and the work I invite you into when life is sweet say thank you and celebrate And when life is bitter say thank you and grow

Other Version:

Bittersweet

Bittersweet Author Shauna Niequist
ISBN-10 9780310598855
Release 2010-08-10
Pages 256

Bittersweet

Bittersweet Author Zondervan Publishing
ISBN-10 0310335280
Release 2013-02-15
Pages 256

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ISBN-10 9780310328162
Release 2010
Pages 252

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