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Hearty and Delicate...

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 I admire women who are hearty, yet delicate in some ways!

A woman that can get a job done and yet smile when adversity
Comes her way! 
To be able to stay up all night with a sick loved one;
To be able to make a dinner with very little in her cupboard.

My heart has always gone out to the women of the great depression era!
They worked hard to try to keep the family together.

My heart has felt the frustration for the single parent!

I have said this as a compliment about a few women
"You come from good stock"
Meaning they learned to stand in adversity from maybe
Their own mother or grandmother!

I have lived in a harsh territory, and our land is unpredictable;
Some years are green and lush others dry and barren.

I have a saying around here:
~Only the strong survive~

Even when the flowers would not bloom for lack of rain,
I could almost always find a little flower on a sparse patch.

Some years or weeks or even days are tougher than we planned for!

We can look back in history or even on the evening news;
To see a woman who is more than surviving.

I always feel really bad when I see a situation where a mother
and her family is forced to leave their home
No matter how small or where it is in the world.
A woman needs a home to grow and bloom!

The reason I used a crocus flower blooming in the snow,
Is because this symbolizes Hearty yet Delicate.

I believe this little flower can do this because it took its rest!
Being hearty is something that is God given to a woman.
That is why we are the only gender that can give birth.

So much seems wrong, but we can lean on the Lord!
We can grow in our trials!

Day By Day

The Life Giving Waters...


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Water the Life Giving Stream

I think there is something so relaxing about seeing and hearing,

Water running or flowing or even crashing in nature.

Sitting on the beach, hearing the waves crashing one after another.

Or seeing a river run through the forest is exhilarating.

I do know that water gives and brings life where ever it goes.

I have always been intrigued about the Dead Sea;

Even the name of it sounds awful.

There is nothing living in this because its 10 times even

More salty than ordinary saltwater.

The water is so dense you can't even swim in it.

Nothing can live in these conditions!

So when we talk about life giving stream, this water

Is fresh and can support life.

We need this Living Water...

We would not live very long without it!

Most of us has experienced a season or year of drought.

The effects can be devastating.

I desire to bathe in it and to swim in it, to drink it;

And to even take in the sounds of it flowing.

But we must also be aware of the fact that Gods Words,

Is living water, given to us to refresh and revive our souls.

I need this life giving water abundantly!

Remember, even in nature, water is powerful;

And will bring life where ever it flows!

Enjoy Life, and drink of the Living Water...

It shall be that every living thing that moves,

Wherever the rivers go, will live.

~Ezekial 47:9~

Always, Living From Glory To Glory

Hugs, Roxy

Be The Last One Standing...

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The Last One Standing...

It's delightful to see the slow change of a season.

The tenacity of some things amaze me.

I am not talking about being strong willed, but rather endurance.

Well, I will say this having endurance has its rewards!

I was drawn to this flowers last stance of beauty.

She is now gone and full blown cold and snow weather has arrived.

 But it was a good reminder to stand tall and don't give up!

Yet, I want to embrace the winter months ahead...

Staying busy with things in the home, cozy yet satisfying.

Looking forward to practicing endurance in the little things;

So when a tough bend in the road arrives I will hopefully be able to navigate it!

It's a bit like a seed or a bulb that will rest in the ground all winter long...

Loving the ability to write and to capture those thoughts;

May we all look for those things that continue to stand in every season!


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Do What You Can And Don't Worry About The Rest...

Busy As A Bee, Rose Fountain Blessings...

One Of My Mottos

Do What You Can And Don't Worry About The Rest

Have you noticed that life has a domino Effect?

Like you start on this project and the next thing you know;
You have five more things, needing to be done!

When things start feeling a bit overwhelming;
I will take a deep breath and tell myself my motto!
~Do What You Can And Don't Worry About The Rest~

I want to live a calm life, not overwhelmed everyday!

At the end of each day I enjoy the feeling of accomplishing a task;
But not at the cost of being stressed out!

We will have many tasks and jobs in our lives that require,
So much time and work.
But, I am learning to enjoy the process and taking a slower approach.
When I do this, it seems to go smoother!

Everything does take time, and as we get older it takes longer!

When we have learned to just stay motivated and moving in the direction;
By working on a task and doing it in a consistent timeline.
We will accomplish it in due time!

"Stop and take a break
Stop and have something to eat
Stop and evaluate what you have completed
Be neat and organized
Start in one spot and move forward"

It is much better to accomplish less in a day and be calm and happy;
Then to get the job done and overly tired and angry!
Done in His timing, is what I call perfect timing...

We have all heard the phrase as Busy as a Bee!
Remember the story of the tortoise and the hare?

Consistently moving in the right direction/ will accomplish the task!
In my book that's being a winner!

May your days be filled, with A
~Rose Fountain Of Blessings~

Hugs, Roxy

Do Not Be Stingy With Words Of Kindness And Compliments...

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~Why are we so guarded in showing kindness~

We let our friends and family go through our days and lives,
Without many words or compliments or showing appreciation!

~We are stingy with compliments~

We may hide our interest and kindly feelings toward others;
For fear of showing flattery, which others may become suspicious.
Or even jealous, but that should not be the case.

Even in our homes we can be so guarded in whole-hearted words;
And cheering words, 
We become lacking and insincere in much deserved words.

Let us make an intended effort to shower others;
With kindness, to manifest sympathy,
To give encouragement!

Silence in the presence of opportunity or need;
Is stealing from a moment of time given!

Do not leave someone empty when you are given an,
Abundance of substance...
Words that heal, fill and sustain 
Those very people that are in your path every day!
Some will be strangers, some will be family.
Fill their empty hearts and cups of need and want...

We can become so reckless in many areas of our lives;
So just maybe we could be reckless in showing kindness*

Make today, overflowing with;
~Rose Fountain Of Blessings~

You Are Beautiful:

Every Thought Is Heard In Heaven...

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~Every Thought That Flies Through Your Brain Is Heard In Heaven~

So many times I have grieved over not praying enough;
But, yet I think and ponder all the time!

But a reality hit me this very day...
God hears every thought, and every wish,
Every heart-longing
Every soul searching thirst and hunger!

Every question and intent of my heart;
He hears and knows what I want to pray;
What I want to tell Him!

Especially what I can't put into words or to utter a request!

This world and my business get in the way of my intent at times.

Sometimes I cannot find the words or thoughts or my tongue
Is silent with the fatigue of a long day!

He hears my silent cry and hears my tangled thoughts.

"Even in my unattainable ability to pray at times"
I will no longer think I am not praying;
But rather look up and say "You know sweet Lord Jesus!"

For He alone understands every intent of my heart...

My Thoughts Are like my everyday common language.

May this give you some comfort in our busy days...

Always, Roxy

Life Is Fragile...

A Perfect Bubble, Rose Fountain Of Blessings...

~Life Is Fragile~

Does everyone have the right to life?
We are trained and conditioned to think not!

When you have used all your days of productivity;

When you do not want this pregnancy:

When you no longer get to have it your way
Burger King

But life will throw you a curve ball;
How are you going to react?

Well, Most of us have no idea...

How many times in your life had you had this thought;
I never thought it would turn out like this!

A sickness
An accident
A baby
A lie
A death

Well, Life is but a bubble, so enjoy the sparkle and the ride!

As we learn to respond with patience and kindness;
To roll with the punches...

Tough days may just be around the corner for any one of us!

Resolve to overcome and enjoy the moment you have now!

Life is precious and incredibly fragile,
 Hauntingly this only becomes apparent when something tragic occurs,
 But we assume we are indestructible. 
We assume our longevity is absolute,
 Like we have a divine right to live to the age of 89
 And experience all life's joy and wonder.

But By Gods Grace...

Blessings, Roxy

A Place To Call Home...

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~A Place To Call Home~

This one saying has so many benefits and meanings!

We should all have a place we can call Home
This use to be the American Dream!

But many have no place to call home;
So I will take this time and give thanks for my Home...

One thing I remember learning about what I have is this;
If you do not take care of what you have been given;
You will not be given more...
And I truly saw this with my cars and my furniture my everything!

What is the most important thing in regards to your safety?
Well, I think I would have to say my HOME

I remember we had this man we called our town Hobo,
It was a sight, but even he had a shack to live in!

My Dad always told me to pay your house payment;
Because being homeless was terrible!
Even if you had no water or lights for a while, you had shelter!

We see so many people who claim to be homeless;
But some are just scamming you for money!

Take care of what you got!
Keep taking care of what you have been given!

Because. Everything we have, really is on loan to us from God!

~A home should be a stockade, a refuge from the flaming arrows of anxiety, tension, and worry~
Wilfred Peterson