What I learned at Saddleback

  • Life is about making choices. You are responsible for your choices.
  • You are a product of your past but you are not a prisoner of it.
  • Stop looking around and look up. You will find someone who understands your pain and is bigger than your pain; and He can carry you through your pain.
  • The fear of rejection prevents connection.
  • The world fills us with guilt, shame, resentment, anger and fear. But, God sees us as lovable, valuable and capable individuals.
  • Pain is inevitable but misery is optional.
  • Refuse to become bitter. Choose to feel better.
  • Losses impact us but do not identify us. (no one is = their divorce/disability/failure).
  • If you give up, you will stop living and start existing.
  • Choose to eat healthily and exercise.
  • Perhaps God does not heal your cancer, but he heals your heart.
  • Allow others to help you in your troubles. Do not isolate yourself and pretend nothing is the matter.

About hanaawahba

Dr. Hanaa Wahba was born and educated in Cairo, Egypt. After her BA, she started a teaching career that she is still pursuing. In 2002, she completed her PhD in Education from the University of Kensington, USA. Throughout her teaching career, Dr. Wahba, worked in a number of schools and private universities, taught ESL, English Literature, supervised and developed curricula and directed schools. Her career extended to teacher training and corporate career development. From 1993 till 2002, Dr. Wahba was employed by the University of Cambridge (UCLES), where she gained first-hand experience of setting exams and marking scripts for IGCSE, an experience that she communicated to many young teachers who joined the field. In 2009, Dr. Wahba published her first book that was very well-received by the media and proved very popular among readers. Her following book “Marwa’s Birthday” is a novel about women’s life in Egypt.
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9 Responses to What I learned at Saddleback

  1. Reda says:

    These words like apples of gold in a network of silver.

  2. wafaa wahba says:

    These are very precious lessons that we need to really learn

  3. wafaa wahba says:

    these words are so touching & inspiring

  4. Lovely Dr. Hanaa. I really enjoy each and every one of your posts. Thank you

  5. silvana says:

    words can’t express how much I like these words
    they make the brain wake up after a long sleep

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