Guest Spot: 40YearWanderer “10 Things Life Teaches…If We Are Learning”

Editor’s Note: Our weekly guest spot is our effort to help our reading community connect with each other. Even though this list only holds ten items, there’s a lot of wisdom if you’ll internalize and act on these words. Thanks for sharing this with our readers 40YearWanderer!!! ~Rebekah M.  
1- LIFE is not about getting things perfect. It is about the destination of the journey. Have some place to go … daily and eternally.
2- Learn from the difficult things in life. They teach us many things if we are paying attention to the lessons.
3- Never, ever, ever miss a chance to LOVE. You will be loved back. In many cases you will find out you were loved first.
4- Weakness can cause our strength to grow IF we choose to let that happen. It really is all about a choice to move forward.
5- Life is not about understanding every thing that goes on. It is about APPRECIATING every thing that goes on. Life goes on.
6- We do not exist just for ourselves and our pleasures. We were made to love. Love one another.
7- Hiding and not sharing our needs and sufferings leads to the same thing as constant complaining. No effect.
8- Love is an action we MUST practice. Practice truly makes perfection in this instance.
9- Understanding, getting through, making a difference, overcoming, VICTORY – are all found simply by opening the door that you are standing in front of right now. Hear the knock?
10- Love is eternal. (NOT the end of the story.)
Be thankful that we each have a Choice to live in Grace. That is followed by many other opportunities to choose all the things of God’s plan for our lives. It’s all in the choice.
Live Blessed,
 ~ Heather

Heather Mertens has spent 40+ years wandering through life – at first aimlessly and now at last with drive, passion, and commitment to Christ who called her out of the darkness. Her life has brought depression and healing, death and life, destruction and repair, sadness and victory – and above all else … Love.

What started as a gifted love for writing, blossomed into a ministry and a career.
She penned a Christmas poem at age 7 for her father who carried it in his wallet until the day he died a few years later. She knows deeply how words can touch a life.
Her writings can be found at
Life, Love, Joy… Found!

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7 thoughts on “Guest Spot: 40YearWanderer “10 Things Life Teaches…If We Are Learning”

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  2. Simple thoughts, but deep and it resonates with my soul. It always comes back to love, doesn’t it? Starts there and ends there – full circle.

    • Sydney, my heart reaches out through this keyboard and thanks you for your sweet comment. 🙂

      You are right! The Alpha and the Omega – the Beginning and the End – Love and Love. If everything we did ended with love then life would explode happiness.

      God bless you this day and always. Thank you for reading.

  3. Wow…how simply put, but powerful. I so need to remember each and everyone of them…and remember that I am lovable!!! Thanks Heather!!!

    • Jeri Lou,
      You ARE loveable. Pure and perfect love knows no limits of the power of love. Our self-limitations only serve to anchor us. Remember… You ARE loved because you were made LOVEABLE. 🙂
      – Heather

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