Just because something isn’t happening for you right now doesn’t mean that it never will.

Purple-blue hydrangeas

“You don’t have to be GREAT to start, but you have to START to be great.” ~Zig Ziglar

Fresh new dawn

…His mercies are new every morning~ Lamentations 3:22-23 

Every day is a second chance!

Pink rose


God doesn’t give us what we can handle,

He helps us handle what we have been given!

Pink and white rose


These are JUST some funnies!  NO DISRESPECT meant!  🙂

On this spot nothing happened
This salad tastes like I'd rather be fat!
Urology, can you hold?
Ham and eggs
Lottery ticket
This is the movies calling
What do you call a handsome man? A rumor
Expert at watching paint dry
I done had my bath in May bath towel!
Various funnies

People are like stained-glass windows.  They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in their true beauty is revealed only if there is light from within. ~Elizabeth Kubler-Ross

“A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him.” ~David Brinkley


“Live simply, love generously, care deeply, speak kindly. Leave the rest to God.” ~Ronald Reagan


Don’t change so people will like you. Be yourself, and the right people will love the real you.


“The best way to predict the future is to create it.” ~ Abraham Lincoln 


“When the world pushes you to your knees, you are in a perfect position to pray.” ~Rumi


When life gets too hard to stand, kneel.


To view the slideshow with 14 pictures of CUTENESS, click on first photo below.

“God will never make you happy somewhere else until you are happy where you are.” ~Pastor Tony Lambert

Purple Morning glories

“No unwelcome task becomes any less unwelcome by putting it off until tomorrow.  The only way to get rid of it is to do it.” ~Alexander Maclaren

Japanese beetle

“Anything that tends to make you anxious is a growth opportunity.  If you believe that I am sovereign over every aspect of your life, it is possible to trust me in all situations.” ~From Jesus Calling by Sarah Young 

Day lily

We must maintain a delicate balance: trusting God as if everything depends on Him, while working as if everything depends on us!

Thoughts become things
Flowers in old boots

Photo by Maryln Jordan

Whatever you believe about yourself

Highly recommended favorite movies:

Highly recommended favorite books:

  • While You Were Sleeping
  • Return to Me
  • Leap Year
  • Just Like Heaven
  • Pride & Prejudice
  • BridePrejudice
  • Wedding Planner    
  • Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day        
  • Sabrina
  • Letters to Juliet
  • No Reservations
  • 13 Going on 30
  • Hitch
  • Sweet Home Alabama
  • She’s the Man
  • A Walk in the Clouds
  • A Walk to Remember
  • You’ve Got Mail 
  • The Longest Ride
  • By Francine Rivers: Redeeming Love 
  • Mark of the Lion series
  • Leota’s Garden
  • By Ted Dekker: Heaven’s Wager
  • Kiss
  • The Circle series
  • By Kristen Heitzmann: Diamond of the Rockies series
  • By Penelope J. Stokes: The Amethyst Heart
  • By Lynn Austin: Eve’s Daughters
  • By Randy Alcorn: Deadline
  • Dominion
  • By Tamera Alexander: A Lasting Impression
  • A Beauty So Rare
  • By LaHaye/Jenkins: The Left Behind series
  • By Cathy Maire Hake: Letter Perfect

If you have faith, you have hope.  If you have hope, you have everything.

The best surprises often come when we’re out of hope.

He came to pay a debt He didn’t owe because we owed a debt we couldn’t pay.

“Realize most problems are inconveniences, not catastrophes.” ~Luci Swindoll

Raisin cookies that look like chocolate chip cookies are the main reason I have trust issues.

“Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.” ~Neale Donald Walsch 

Choose to shine, not to whine!

No one will know what you mean when you say “God is love”  –  unless you show it.

A Bible that is falling apart belongs to a person who isn’t!

Don’t ever let anyone dull your sparkle.

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