Yes, Something Wonderful Can Happen…

Always believe that something wonderful in life is just around the corner… It could be tomorrow. But you’ll never know if you give up. So always believe that’s true, no matter what… (And I will also!)

In your personal life, in your professional life, there is always the chance that something wonderful is indeed about to happen…

Most likely you’ll be rejected along the way, but don’t take it personally — it’ll all be part of your amazing story, if you let it…

What you envision and what He has ordained for you can mesh into something really beautiful…more than you could ever dream possible…so don’t settle for less.

God’s put desires in your heart to be fulfilled, and He may have you on a creative path to get there. Nothing’s impossible with Him, you know.

So let go of all the closed doors in your personal and professional realms, bless those who have hurt you, who have closed doors on you, and let Him lead you to His open doors, where His magnificent vision for your life continues to unfold…on His time-table, in His unique and colorful way…

(And read Jeremiah 29:11…)

Hey, if I can keep hoping and believing and working on all that’s in my heart, both personally and professionally, I know you can too! ; )

Much love to you all!


Happy Valentine’s Day! : ) (I’m reblogging my post from this time last year. : )

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I like Valentine’s Day. Even though I’m single, there’s something about this holiday of red and white and pink and purple. With all the chocolate-coated candy and sweet cards. And the flowers and romantic movies, especially “Pride and Prejudice.”

Some friends see it as purely a consumer-oriented day. Some see it as an obligatory tell-someone-I-love-you day and then forget about it. Some take the day off and cry, reliving old loves or a love that hasn’t shown up yet.

I see Valentine’s Day as a day to exercise. To make your brain healthy. ; ) To make healthful choices so you don’t get caught up in all the sad love songs. It’s a time to actively pursue a good mindset and not fall victim to the lie that you’re all alone and incomplete. Because whether or not you have a love in your life right now, you’re already complete. You…

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A Love That Pursues

Love is everywhere this time of year. Symbols of love, gestures of love, words of love — in cards, ads, songs…

All of these celebrations help us with time, don’t they? Each month, there’s a new occasion to celebrate. I love Ground Hog Day just because it’s so…silly and odd. And here comes Valentine’s Day, right around the corner. Often we get so busy with our own daily schedules that special days can get overlooked or rushed.

I think I’ll make sugar cookies and decorate them with pink and red and white icing. Just because. And maybe order a heart-shaped pizza. Mom and I will watch a good movie, maybe “Shall We Dance” again, and chat with her out-of-state sisters.

Valentine’s Day doesn’t have to be about soul-mate love. And since I’m not yet with my soul mate, I’m not going to let a perfectly lovely special day be ruined because of that. I figure there’s a season for everything, and my story isn’t over. And neither is yours. There’s newness every day if we choose to recognize it.

And love is always present in some form — His Love, especially. He’s so constant with His pursuing… That special welcomed Suitor, forever getting our attention, always patient, extremely interesting, singing songs to us, trying to make us laugh, communicating in ways that only you would notice…

Yes, all these attributes I see in Jesus…in how He pursues us… And then, once we’re walking with Him, we feel Him pursuing everyone else too — with nudges to hold the door open for someone, or to smile in acknowledgement, or to start a conversation…

I love when He leads you in the course of your day, in the middle of your own busy schedule, when His Love appears unexpectedly, but oh so beautifully, in strangers…

Yesterday, busy as usual, I ran down to the grocery story. I tried to mind my own business — I really did. ; ) But, in one aisle, I noticed a woman in an electric scooter looking up at a top shelf.

“Would you like me to hand you something?” I asked.

“Yes, please!”

She was thrilled, and we got into a nice conversation about canola oil, vegetable oil, and olive oil. As I was leaving the aisle, I told her it was nice talking with her, and then said, “Be blessed!” (I never say that… There’s nothing wrong with that phrase, but it’s not something I normally say; it just rolled out of my mouth.)

She looked surprised, then said, “That’s what I usually say, but no one ever says it back…”

I laughed and told her she must know Jesus, too, then. She smiled from ear to ear and put her hand to her heart and said yes. : )

Almost done with my short list, I had dashed over to the water aisle, when I locked eyes with someone I thought I knew, and she said I looked familiar also.

“Maybe from church?” I asked, thinking she might have gone to the one my mom used to attend.

“No,” she said. “I don’t think so — but I do need prayer…” (This woman’s name was Ann if you want to pray for her also; her mother battles cancer and her son has some challenges…)

So we prayed in the water aisle.

One woman looking for oil, and another walking through water…

I love the symbolism… Oil represents the Holy Spirit, and water represents new life…

Yes, a Love who pursues us all…by the power of His Holy Spirit, offering us refreshment, new life — not just in church aisles, but in grocery-store aisles too…

Have a very Happy Valentine’s Day tomorrow, you all! : ) We are all loved much more than we can ever fully comprehend — by a God who thinks we’re absolutely amazing! : ) XOXOXO