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Bloom Where You Are Planted

It’s amazing how you can find inspiration and encouragement in the most unlikely and humble places.

I was walking to work yesterday and passed this flower;  surrounded by concrete,  nestled in sandy ground with strewn cigarettes and shards of glass. And yet it bloomed, the most vibrant hue bright enough to catch my eye.

Wherever you might be today or whatever situation you may find yourself, I hope you choose to bloom.

Vibrantly. Brightly. Pure. True.

Showing the world the love of Jesus.

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“Let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father in Heaven.” Matthew 5:16

   

Celebrating Life

I recently have had several words going through my mind that I think all woman crave:

Beauty. Friendship. Community.

I attended a birthday party for our pastor’s wife this week and on the way back to Dc I realized how full I felt. I had experienced each of those words in different ways.

Beauty: Linda, Ann, and Nicole did a wonderful job of decorating the backyard; from twinkling lights to fresh cut flowers. Beauty has a way of satisfying, sparking creativity and evening inspiring.

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Friendship: We all need friends to rally around us at times and this night was in honor of Vonnie. She has impacted all of us ladies in someway over the years and I’m so grateful for her friendship.
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The birthday girl! 
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Community: I realize how important this is more each year. A place you feel at home and  where people know your faults and strengths. A place where you can be honest, challenged but safe. 
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Happy Monday friends!