"One day at a time--this is enough. Do not look back and grieve over the past for it is gone; and do not be troubled about the future, for it has not yet come. Live in the present, and make it so beautiful it will be worth remembering."

Ida Scott Taylor

Friday, October 11, 2013

A Gift in the Ordinary

It is once again time to link up
She posts a topic word and only one word. 
You are
to write for 5 minutes without stopping or editing 
 and then post. 
This is good for me because it is helping me
to get out of my  "what do I write for a blog-post" stuck place
that I've been in lately.
 the one word is


an art journal page I created a few yrs. ago while reading "So Long Insecurity"
by Beth Moore....see my original post with more about the book here.

GO...... ...............................................................................................................
So what is ordinary anyway?
That is a difficult question, because most people
see themselves as ordinary when they are really so much more. 

It is just such a joy for me to find something
or someone that others think, or they themselves think are
ordinary and prove them wrong!
I love bringing out, through my own view the 
beautiful and unseen things that others may miss. So often
its the most basic and simple things or person who
have those hidden extraordinary gifts 
that the world needs to see.
It brings me such pleasure when I can bring my 
extraordinary find out in the open and show the
world and also encourage someone
 who has no idea how special he or she really is.

(my oh my how time flies)

I am so thankful for those people that I call, my ANGELS in life,
who have seen in me things that I didn't see and encouraged
me to embrace them, let them shine and to no longer hide them.

How about you?  Do you have some angels in your life who 
encourage you to bring out the extraordinary that has
been inside of you all along?
Well, if you don't, and of course I'm no angel, but let 
me be the first one to tell you  how very special
you are. 


I used to think I had to do something enormously
great to be called extraordinary. But the truth is, we were
created extraordinary from the beginning.
Striving to be extraordinary isn't the key.
We must base our sense of value on what God, our
creator says about us.

Eph 2:10
"You are God's masterpiece."

"Do you realize a masterpiece is not mass-produced?
You didn't come off an assembly line.  You're not average.
You're not ordinary.  You've been custom-made.
God created you in His very own image. He looks past all
those other things and He looks right at you and says,
"There's my masterpiece.  That's my son.  That's my daughter.
That's what brings the most joy to my heart."
~Joel Osteen 

Doesn't that just make you feel wonderful?

I hope so!
Keep feeling that way and believe it
 always to be true!
Now go be beautiful Y♥U.


Friday, October 4, 2013

Write it Down Upon Your Heart

I'm joining in for the first time in the
 Five Minute Friday blog posts, 
 hosted by Lisa Jo Baker.  
She posts a topic word and only one word. You are
to write for 5 minutes without stopping or editing (oh that is scary) 
 and then post.
Today the one word is

What would I do 
without my sweet pen and paper? 
 I love to write....I must write...It's a part of me,
 the person I was created to 
be from the beginning.

My time to journal is a sacred time for me.
  It has saved my life many times
 by listening to me ramble on and on about
the good times and the heartfelt hurtful times.

Writing helps me get it all out so I can 
leave my troubles on  paper
and enjoy the following wonderful moments 
that are waiting  next.

  It has helped me to LOVE myself more,
because later,
 after reading what I've written, 
I am so many times amazed
 "that I wrote that"!

Writing has been
 and will continue to be a "MUST" 
in my life.
It helps me to BREATHE in 
more of the beautiful things in this life 
that I've been given.

Thank You  God
 for putting the writing heart
 in my soul. ♥

(has it been 5 minutes already!)

So here is some encouragement quotes I thought
I would leave with you for today.

"Treat yourself to a little adventure.
Do something that's totally new for you."
Cheryl Hawkinson

“Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with your might” 
Ecclesiastes 9:10 

Hope you are having a wonderful week 
and please know that I am 
for each of Y♥U.
Thank you for stopping by to see me.