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Acceptance-with-Joy

On the last morning she was walking….when in a lonely corner she came upon a little…flower, growing all alone. An old pipe was connected with a water tank. In the pipe was one tiny hole through which came an occasional drop of water. Where the drops fell, one by one, there grew the little flower…

She stopped over the lonely, lovely little golden face, lifted up so hopefully and so bravely to the feeble drip, and cried out softly, “What is your name, little flower, for I never saw one like you before.”

The tiny plant answered at once in a tone as golden as itself “Behold me! My name is Acceptance-with-Joy.”

…[Much-Afraid] said to herself, “He has brought me here when I did not want to come for his own purpose. I, too, will look up to His face and say “Behold me! I am thy little handmaiden, Acceptance-with-Joy.”

~ excerpt from Hinds Feet on High Places by Hannah Hurnard

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It is my goal every Friday of this year to post a picture that I have taken and edited. I hope these pictures will give you a small glimpse into my heart and journey.

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Sun = happy heart

The sun brings hope and joy.
Looking forward to a week of warmer weather, and preparing for the next season (both in life and in this blog — look for big changes to come!)

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It is my goal every Friday of this year to post a picture that I have taken and edited. I hope these pictures will give you a small glimpse into my heart and journey.

It isn’t Friday this week – and it’s a picture my husband took, but I still love it! 🙂

 

Winter Wonderland

“All creation tells the glory of God”
Enjoying the beautiful white wonderland.

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It is my goal every Friday of this year to post a picture that I have taken and edited. I hope these pictures will give you a small glimpse into my heart and journey.

 

Enjoying the Journey

Sometimes, your attitude about life makes all the difference, doesn’t it?

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It is my goal every Friday of this year to post a picture that I have taken and edited. I hope these pictures will give you a small glimpse into my heart and journey.

 

Evergreen

Resilience
Winter teaches me how to cling to hope.

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It is my goal every Friday of this year to post a picture that I have taken and edited. I hope these pictures will give you a small glimpse into my heart and journey.

What I hope is said of me…..

 

Faithful.
Picture taken in a missionary burial ground in Eastern Africa.

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It is my goal every Friday of this year to post a picture that I have taken and edited. I hope these pictures will give you a small glimpse into my heart and journey.

Thousand Word Thursday (& a giveaway!)

Today, because it’s Thursday and because my house is *finally* clean, I am going to give something away! My very first giveaway…what a milestone.

Can you guess what this is?

Well, you should try. Because if you even try you might be the lucky winner of this:

A $10 Starbucks gift card!

A few rules:

Only 1 entry please.
I can only ship to you if you are in the U.S. (sorry!)
Entries until noon Friday, July 23rd. I will announce the winner tomorrow afternoon!

So take a guess what you think it is! Winner will be randomly generated by random.org
So leave me a comment with your guess and you are entered. Good luck!

Enoy the journey! 🙂
~ Melissa

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Every Thursday I post a picture that I think encapsulates the quote “A picture is worth a thousand words”

Also, neither Starbucks nor any of it’s subsidiary companies are paying me in any way to advertise for them 🙂 Just thought you should know.