Friday, April 20, 2012


Happy Friday... I'm linking up with The Gypsy Mama, which makes it even more of a happy one. Writing without thinking twice, breathing light, joining with other friends. Lovely. Hope your day is great, all. Thanks for stopping by. If you can, take a peak at what others are up to as they talk about the word for today..Together.


I wish there was an easy joke with a nice punchline for all the things that seem to go wrong in a body. Even for a girl who can come up with a thousand sunny days in the forecast to trump that one rainy day, it still doesn't quite make sense when your body feels like it fails you or what needs to fit together just doesn't. This has been a battle of mine for years. But the more I told myself 'I'll keep looking for the bright pretty roses in the bush no matter if I get stabbed by pointy things,' the more I felt like I kept getting stabbed by pointy things. Maybe that is the punchline. There's a thorn in there somewhere for all of us folks. They go together.

The sun and the rain. The rose and the thorn.
We have known this for awhile.

Paul talked the thorn in his flesh..

Yet, it still is difficult on some days. But the less I try to fight life, gunk, and pain on my own, the more it feels like anything good I'm able to do is Christ's power that rests on me. (2Corinthians 12:9)


This was more than 5 minutes. I needed it today.  

My prayer is wherever you are, whatever feels like it fits or doesn't fit together for you right now, that you would let His grace be sufficient, especially what seems like a weakness. 


  1. Lovely. Really. I loved reading this and can relate.

    Thanks for sharing.

    1. Thanks for visiting my blog; I'm glad this was meaningful to you!

  2. Yeah, those things do go together. The lovely and the hurting. Stinks sometimes but it's hard to know joy unless we've experienced those places that make us really need it. Taking a moment to pray for you now.
    Visiting from Gypsy Mama :)

    1. Thanks for your prayers and kind words!

  3. Oh' Julie girl! I LOVED this! You poured your whole heart into it girl and it showed! Thank you for your honest sharing. I am blessed! My prayer is that our mighty God continues to heal us and reveal to us how much we need Him. ~ Blessings sister, Amy

    1. Thanks Amy, nice to hear from you!