Ann – A Friend of Jesus 2013

Sharing life through the Word of God with love, encouragement and faith in challenging times (smile)

IWSG Don’t Mind Criticism

Even if you are not the best, you are better than those who never try.
~ Author Unknown ~

Let us therefore follow after the things which make for peace, and things wherewith one may edify another.
~ Romans 14:19 ~

Hello friends. (smile) I extend a warm welcome to Alex Cavanaugh and the IWSG September co-hosts, Laura at My Baffling Brain, Mark Koopmans, Shah Wharton, and Sheena-Kay Graham.

IWSG celebrates their three year anniversary of posting! Wahoo, Happy Anniversary! (smile)

Don’t mind criticism is my encouragement this month. What wisdom in the criticism quote below. I like it. (wink)

Something new to practice! (smile)

Sometimes, we have to wonder about the motives behind those who love to criticize others. (shock face) Free will, I suppose.

Believing in our abilities, where we know that we know, helps to deflect criticism. This is where faith and confidence grows, each time, we do our own thing, regardless of critics.

Sometimes, criticism is a good thing. It forces us out, of our comfort zone, to bigger and better opportunities.

Remember Romans 8:28, And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.

Sometimes, God has something better. Wahoo, thank you Lord!

Blessings, my friends, by faith, as we look at criticism from a different perspective and as Alex likes to remind us–have fun along the way. (smile)


  Nissa Annakindt wrote @

One of the things I hate about the writing community is those that believe that we ought to just LOVE to be criticized. So much of the time criticism is clearly NOT justified. Other times it leaves me paralyzed wondering if it is really true. I’ve learned to ignore all criticism unless it gives me a specific idea on how to improve the story in a way that works for ME.

Thanks for this post, and may God richly bless you.


  Ann “afriend4ever54” Friend wrote @

Thank you Nissa (smile) I understand. Blessings!!


  Beverly wrote @

Great quote. Criticism can be very helpful if it’s done in a gentle way. Our choice how we accept it too. God bless.


  Ann “afriend4ever54” Friend wrote @

Amen and thank you so much for stopping by and sharing (smile) Blessings Beverly!!


  Lori L MacLaughlin wrote @

I very much like the quote. Thanks for the uplifting words!


  Ann “afriend4ever54” Friend wrote @

Thanks Lori! Blessings my friend (smile)


  Sheena-kay Graham wrote @

Thanks for your kinds words to us IWSG Co-Host. Criticism can be helpful and I love the quotes unknown people make. There are often the smartest.


  Ann “afriend4ever54” Friend wrote @

Amen! You are most welcome. Thanks for stopping by (smile) Blessings!


  lauraclipson wrote @

Criticism can be really useful, if it’s constructive. Any other kind of criticism isn’t worth thinking about 🙂


  Ann “afriend4ever54” Friend wrote @

Amen! Thanks for stopping by (smile) Blessings!!


  Mon Ange wrote @

You are nominated for very inspiring blogger award.


Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: