Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Beauty From Ashes

As I drove home last night
 I could see the smoke of some serious fires 
going on in East Texas and the very western part of Louisiana. 
A little later on, as I walked around my neighbor hood,
the setting sun shining through the smoke and the trees was beautiful. 
I almost forgot that there were tragic fires burning out of control close by, 
until the direction of the wind changed and the smell of smoke surrounded me. 
I continued to walk and marvel in the setting sun and moon coming into view. 
I couldn't help but think, "God can make beauty out of anything."
After all He made man out of dust. (Genesis 2:7)
Then I look back over my life, the choices I have made, the road I have taken, 
and I look to where I am now. 
Wow have I come along way. 
My life was ugly and full of sin, 
but God used the ashes of my former life to create a new life that is pleasing to Him.
I am so grateful that in Him all things are new. 
He can use your ashes too. Surrender them and see what beauty He can make. 

"Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!"
2 Corinthians 5:17

Monday, September 12, 2011

Back to the Basics

The one thing I like about blogging is expressing myself. 
I am a big ball of emotions, and sometimes it is hard to express them. 
So I write. 
I have done that since I was young. 
I have kept a journal for as long as I can remember. 
Sometimes I cannot find the words to speak,
but when I sit down to write they just come. 
I started my blog to have a place to share my thoughts and feelings anonymously, 
but now I do it publicly. 
I feel like I have not been connecting here on my blog. 
Sometimes I don't have anything left to give. 
But I want to try harder.
I want to get back to what this blog is all about.....
A little piece of Sunshine!!!

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Silent Sunday Tribute

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Monday, September 5, 2011