Wednesday, August 26, 2009

{A Love Note}

Come home, sweet baby. The lights are on...soup's on the stove, warm bread in the oven. Just come home and let me love you, protect you, cleanse you from the world that ravages your very soul. I know you and the transparencies of your heart. I know what you have done and I know what has been done against you. I know how hard you have tried to be good and how defeated you feel. But you can rest now. My yoke is easy, and my burden light.

You don't need to be a Good Christian Girl.
Just be who you are ~ My Beloved Child

Love ~ God {Your Precious Daddy}

Image - via flkr Words via: Confessions of a Good Christian Girl by: Tammy Maltby

Monday, August 24, 2009

{Monday Thinking}

"Nothing is so strong as gentleness."
-Ralph W. Sockman

14"You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden. 15Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. 16In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven.

Matthew 5:14-16

Image: Via Citified

Friday, August 21, 2009

{Happy Friday!}

Live in the Moment 
Live it with Integrity
Live it with Wisdom
Live it Tenaciously
Live it with Thankfulness
Live it with a Forgiving Heart
Live it with a Gentle Smile
Live it with Out-Loud Laughter...
...the kind of Laughter that Makes Your Tummy Hurt
Live it Purely
Live it with God in Focus
and knowing you will never walk it alone
......and make it so Beautiful
that it will be worth Remembering!

Happy Weekend!!!! Hoping your moments beautiful!

Image via: I don't have clue, but it looks like Africa to me.
I want to be sitting at that table laughing, talking and enjoying company!
Found it somewhere long ago and thought it to be beautiful.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

{Because this song makes for a big smile!}

Turn music off below first.
I hope it makes you smile and feel empowered too!

Happy, wonderful, sunshine-filled, successful day to you!


Lyrics: Sara Evans: Low

Like your dreams were meant to fly
Like a bird up in the sky
Just like heaven`s somewhere up above clouds
I was made to raise my voice lift my hands and rejoice
Just like jesus they couldn`t keep him down


Like the way your mama felt
The very first time you were held
The way your daddy still looks at your mama now
Ain`t that the way that love should be
Gets you high makes you believe
There`s nothing in this world get us down


I`m gonna roll this stone away
Live my life my way
And stand up on my faith
Just like the sun rises everyday
The tide is gonna change
You can`t keep me low

When my worries seem too big
I`m gonna dance like david did
Cause hallelujah i am glory bound
No i won`t be afraid
When trouble gets in my face
I`ll turn my back and stomp that devil down


I`m gonna roll this stone away
Live my life my way
And stand up on my faith
Just like the sun rises everyday
The tide is gonna change
You can`t keep me low

I won`t let dreams get buried
Even when i`m feeling down
I won`t linger in the darkness
I`ll be walking out

I`m gonna roll this stone away
Let the light shine on my face
And stand up on my faith
Just like the sun rises everyday
The tide is gonna change
You can`t keep me low

~And all God's children said, AMEN!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

{Tuesday Thinking}

Know this today......You ARE a Miracle!

"Don't be afraid to be AMAZING!"
--Andy Offutt

...and well a little French for your day. Just because! {Smile}

"Il faut des rêves suffisamment grands pour
ne pas les perdre de vue en les poursuivant."

"One must have big enough dreams so as
not to lose sight of them while pursuing them."
--Yves Michallet

Image via: Papayalicious

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

{Superwoman Wanna-Be!}

Pour agir, il faut une forte dose de défauts.
Un homme sans défauts n'est bon à rien.

In order to act, we need a good dose of faults.
A person without defects is good for nothing.
--Jacques Chardonne

Oh, I got many of those glistening fault things...
Can I pretty please exchange them for good?!?!?! Smile!

My Mom always taught us we should be self sufficient, bold, hardworking and tenacious. She also showed me to be humble, honest with my shortcomings, but keep good and quiet confidence and know my value that does not have to shout it verbally to the streets, but more in the way I carry my heart, soul, mind in thoughts and life walk.

One of my dear friends said this morning that knows me well that I have a "bright fierceness" way about me. I thought wow, that is the nicest compliment. Could that be true? I know I am fiesty, but the "Bright" part, could that part be true? I desire to be that kind of woman. One that can face storms head on with tenacity and vigor and a willingness to learn, to grow to bend, to be humble and a bright fierceness of grace!

Then I think....honestly, is there a way
I can just become Superwoman?!!!!!
I wish!

You people know what I am talking about. The kind of woman that is strong and graceful and sees the positive always, takes hardship with ease, and still grateful to God for the blessings she does have. The kind of woman that is a encourager, a lover of people's hearts, that brings peace, good, strength and a very bright light that warms a soul and a keen sense of humor...Because my friends, you just gotta have that in life.

Is that real I ask?
Then I humbly look around at women that are my family
and best of friends and see that yes, it is real people!
I see it in these amazing women every day!

I desire to be the kind of woman beyond my life circumstances, that would rush to the rescue and not have herself on her mind because her focus is on the needs of others and brings smiles to all she meets. So when their soul leaves my presence they feel loved down to their toes and just that feeling as if they have had a good laugh in company to bring hope.

So, I have posted this quote below before. I think this sums it up.
I fall short of this, waaaaaayyyyy short, but am I going to try...most definately YES!

“For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others;
for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise,
walk with the knowledge that you are never alone.”
-Audrey Hepburn

So, to life's challenges I give you not my focus,
but to focus on loving others and allow all the
rest of the stuff to just work out!

Take that STUFF!!!

For that is where a SUPERWOMAN arrives!
I pray that for me, and for you too. To shine hope big!

Happy Day to You All! Happy Day! NO MATTER WHAT!

So SMILE Big Will Ya! Pretty Please!

Image via Rosie Hardy

Thursday, August 6, 2009

{Happy Day Wishes}

Les voeux de votre jour beau!!!!!!


Wishing you a beautiful day, in every way!

Image: Naturally Nina

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

{Sunshine to You!}

"Those who bring SUNSHINE 
into the lives of others cannot 
keep it from themselves." 
J. Barrie

Yep...That is me looking all sunshine-like! 
(Glowy as we like to say, but we all know it is....shiny, smile!) 
An image from a happy day earlier this summer.

None the less, it is me saying to you that I wish you joyful-smack-happy in every way.

It is me throwing some SUNSHINE on you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The sparkly kind of sunshine that you can't brush off! Nope don't even try to!
The kind that radiates, so others feel it too as if you gave them this amazing gift!

I am realizing that no matter the storm and trust me I am the spokesperson for them as of late, there is sunshine to be found if even a can still be found! If I can find it in my storms you can too. 

I know this to be true! So, give it a try will ya? Pretty please. 

So if you are feeling mighty low today, I pray you good sunshine all over you. 
If you are feeling happy, I pray that you take a memory picture of it for times you 
don't feel like sunshine is coming into the window of your soul.
Praying that for you today in every way!

Mwah and hugs to your day!