Sunday, August 01, 2010

"In the sweetness of friendship let there be laughter, and sharing of pleasures. For in the dew of little things the heart finds its morning and is refreshed"
When I first started this blog I wanted it to be more than just about design, I wanted it to be a place for me to share my thoughts on everything - love, loss, a sense of home, friendship, love of God, everything that encapsulates me as a person. Admittedly that is hard at times and I have fallen into a habit of posting photos, lovely ideas, and other miscellaneous things instead of being entirely truthful about life.For some reason, today specifically, I feel guilty about that. Like I've somehow wronged my readers and myself in the process. This is due to a combination of things brought to a head by Leah at The Way We Are - it takes such incredible strength to share both good times and bad with not only your closest friends and family members but perfect strangers as well. At the same time, it is such a refreshing thing to realize that there are others out there to whom you can look to for not only design inspiration but encouragement in times of despair. I have been so very blessed by my blogger friends from Nita at Mod Vintage Life (discussing the despairs of a creative mind in the business world) to Debianne at Cowgurl's Blessing who is a constant source of unending faith in Serendipity and now Marta at Marta Writes who has written so honestly about such tough subjects.Our weekly bible study topic yesterday in my small group was a discussion of sharing "the heat", not being afraid to tell others when the going gets rough. This has been a hard week for me - I can't really explain what its like to be forced into moving on from a relationship that has brought so much comfort while simultaneously so much heart ache. It is both difficult and illuminating at the same time. . .I know God has a plan for my life, I can rest in that faith and he will lead me to "still waters" and undoubtedly renew my soul. Thank you so much to all of you who share your trials and never waiver in your friendship. Sending love, kisses, hugs, and blessings your way!!!
xoxoxox"His anger lasts only a moment, but his kindness lasts for a lifetime. Crying may last for a night, but JOY comes in the morning"
Psalms 30:5
photo 1: deliciously organized, photo 2: unknown, photo 3: mary ruffle (i think), photo 4: unknown, photo 5: the notebook diaries, photo 6: mackin ink (i think), photo 7: deliciously organized


debianne said...

Sweet were sooooo on my mind this morning...and here I find you in a funk!

The Lord is gracious...I of ALL people know this to be true. You need to know that you are always such an encouragement to me, in that you actually make me LOL at times!

"See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the desert and streams in the wasteland" (Isa. 43:19).

I remind myself all the time...I'm not in control, but the ONE who is knows where we're going! He can't move a parked car...but He also can't take me to His rest unless I get in the back seat! HA!!

Praying for you!!!

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