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December 5, 2015


I have previously posted this photo before. Right now I don’t have anything original or cute. Many have most likely heard about the incident in Southern, California. We moved from San Bernardino, County, almost two years ago. I have been doing a lot of thinking.. about how the lives of so many have been turned upside down. Yes, lives are lost everyday, in so many ways, that are horrific. But, when it is close to home, somewhat close to the community that I grew up in, it just, kind of shakes you up. For the longest time, I have been one that learned, that where we put our attention, where we spend our time, it will have an affect on me and you. If you look for beauty, you will find it, you will see it, or it will find you. If you spend time in places of darkness, physically, mentally and emotionally, it will affect you, me, and the whole world. So these days, I am careful about what gets my attention, not because I am so… anything other, than being one that needs help from the Creator of the universe, from God almighty, who extends mercy and grace to all that call upon His name. When, I am weak, He is strong. When I am sad, He comforts my heart. When I don’t understand, He reassures me that He has it all under control and I need to only trust…

your heart pumps

it works it’s way through

to give you life

but what do you do?

where is your treasure

is it for good?

extending love and kindness

just as all should…

For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also..

Matthew 6:21



12 Comments leave one →
  1. December 5, 2015 10:55 AM

    Incredibly encouraging and filled to overflowing – with faith. Thank you.

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  2. December 5, 2015 11:06 AM

    We need to encourage each other at times like this.

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  3. Ellen permalink
    December 5, 2015 2:43 PM

    Reminds me of another verse, too.

    Philippians 4:8 (ESV)

    8 Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.

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  4. December 5, 2015 4:03 PM

    One of the radio hosts here in Houston constantly makes this point: that we need to tune out from the news from time to time, and live our lives. It’s absolutely true. There are threats in the world, there are bad people in the world, and there are horrible events in the world. But if we focus only on those, we will waste our own lives, and the opportunities we might have to bring light to someone in need of it.


    • December 5, 2015 4:17 PM

      You may have misunderstood my point, a little. The media has a tendency to keep us lathered up, and our politicians seem to enjoy making us more fearful than even the worst circumstances warrant. I have friends so completely unstrung by the reporting of events that they can’t eat, can’t function. That does no one any good. We need strong, rational people who will hold our officials to account,and tend to those who are fearful and hurting. This is a hard time, for sure.


  5. December 5, 2015 4:27 PM

    That’s true.. A lot of hype.. I choose to not fear what man can do..


  6. December 5, 2015 5:19 PM

    On this second Sunday in Advent, it is time to share PEACE

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  7. December 6, 2015 6:01 AM

    This has certainly been a troubling week or year as a matter of fact. Peace would be preferred by most of us. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  8. December 6, 2015 11:04 PM

    Thanks for helping to spread the beauty. Your flowers do the job!

    Liked by 1 person

  9. January 1, 2016 5:10 PM

    Beautiful photo and encouraging words! Thanks. ❤

    Liked by 1 person

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