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It is real

They say love is blind.

I disagree.

Infatuation is blind.

Love is all-seeing and accepting.

Love is seeing the flaws and blemishes and accepting them. Love is accepting the bad habits and mannerisms, and working around them. Love is recognizing all the fears and insecurities, and knowing your role is to comfort. Love is working through all the challenges and painful times.

Infatuation is fragile and will shatter when life is not perfect.

Love is strong and it strengthens because

it is real.

Nailed it!

Praising God for the past 33 (years!)

hugs n’ blessings to all those loyal hearts who know what is real!

creativity takes courage

“Every artist was first an amateur.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson

I’m practicing how to be courageous.

And let me tell you, “It’s hard!

So I’ve let go of false expectation and instead I’ve just started to be, as Christ invites us, as a child again.

At that time the disciples approached Jesus and said, “Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?” He called a child over, placed it in their midst, and said, “Amen, I say to you, unless you turn and become like children, you will not enter the kingdom of heaven. Whoever humbles himself like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.  And whoever receives one child such as this in my name receives me.

Matthew 18: 1-5

…like a child standing at the edge of the water – knees bent, fingers pinched over my nose, prepared to leap off feet first with one enthusiastic JUMP!

…who wonders, “Will water sneak up my nose?”

“Will my toes touch the bottom?”

“Will I make a big splash?”

…yet is surprisingly okay that

I DON’T KNOW!

Because that is what my childlike heart is screaming out at me,

“You’ll never KNOW if you don’t just DO IT!

The Jars at Cana.
Painted by Dawn Marie

I had so much fun putting paint on the canvas again!

Is it a museum worthy piece of art??

Abso-fruitly not!!

But it is my art. Homer Simpson clouds and all!!

And just like the lion from The Wizard of Oz, it’s my very own badge of courage to me.

Also, I do believe God loves it too.

Because He watched proudly the childlike glee permeate from me!

See what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God; and so we are. 

1 John 3:1

hugs n’ blessings for all the mistakes we make

which are really only happy little accidents!

“On the third day, there was a marriage at Cana in Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there; Jesus also was invited to the marriage, with his disciples. When the wine failed, the mother of Jesus said to him, “They have no wine.” And Jesus said to her, “O woman, what have you to do with me? My hour has not yet come.” His mother said to the servants, “Do whatever he tells you.” Now six stone jars were standing there, for the Jewish rites of purification, each holding twenty or thirty gallons. Jesus said to the, “Fill the jars with water.”

And they filled them up to the brim.

The Marriage at Cana John 2:1-7

goody two shoes

it’s the monday giggles….

This giggle is brought to you from first foot experience…

I do verily hope you will get a KICK out of it!

Shoe controversies

have presented themselves often throughout history –

from the very near present

to the very far past.

And quite unintentionally I entered the fray the other day when

THIS happened.

(Out in public, no less.)

The agony of Da Feet….

Don’t EVEN ask me how.

Admittedly I toe-tally started out on the wrong foot that morning; however, I knew I would survive because I only first noticed as I made my way through the store at

Walmart.

I knew I was not over-stepping any of the rules there!

Feeling just a little de-feet-ed I quickly remembered Jesus loves me all the way from my head down to my toes, which quickly heeled my sole’s spirit.

Put on then, as God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, heartfelt compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience,…And let the peace of Christ control your hearts, the peace into which you were also called in one body. And be thankful.

Colossians 12 & 15

So it was then that I became thankful and despite being a bit coma-toes after surviving such embarrassment -when at last I arrived home – a quick search on google confirmed one of two things for me…

Search bar: What does wearing two different shoes mean?

Wearing two different shoes in public typically indicates an extreme disregard for social norms — it can mean only two things: You’re in the middle of a mental breakdown, or your house was on fire and you grabbed whatever you could.

google search: thecut.com

I just may need to put my foot down and ask you,

Which of the two do you think are true??

hugs and blessings for all the times we are able to giggle at ourselves and invite others to join along in the pun!