365 project 2016

Day 89 Lovely

March 30, 2016


This elegant ranunculus is from Katie’s and my adventure last weekend. The pale pink color and sweeping circles are soothing to my soul.

I have very few words to offer tonight, and I think that is okay.

There are days like these, when all I can do is smile and nod to the beauty that God gives me. I am weary in my heart but I will praise him. He is ever good, and he is only a whisper away.

Jesus, here I am. Thank you for tender blossoms that remind me of your love. I am still here, counting your gifts.

Matthew 11:28 ~“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.”




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  • Reply Diana Trautwein March 31, 2016 at 1:24 am

    Absolutely, weep. I weep for my mama frequently . . . And she is still here physically. There is an occasional glimpse of all of who she was – and that is when the tears really flow.

  • Reply Erika March 31, 2016 at 7:27 am

    Again, thank you for your heartfelt words. I’m sure it’s hard to keep going every day, but I admire your commitment to stay present. You need that, and we all need that for one reason or another. Just yesterday I let my baby girl (19) go across the ocean for two years. I feel like this dandelion. And need to remind myself, like you, that it’s ok to cry. You are a blessing.

  • Reply ginny March 31, 2016 at 2:25 pm

    Mary Anne, I am one who often flies above the pain, but I have learned that on the other side of that pain and grief often awaits a rebirth of something new. I am slowly learning to Welcome the Unwelcome and push through the pain as it is there on the other side that Grace shows up and brings me Home. Thank you for showing us what this looks like. Love Ginny

  • Reply CarolS. April 1, 2016 at 5:42 am

    Oh!, Ladies — Mary Anne, Diana, Erika, and Ginny —
    I am praying for you. Your post, and comments, are hugs. Thank you. I, too am grieving. And trying to stay present. I’m struggling with it but praying Christ will win this war with my heart as I keep praising Him even when it’s only a whisper as that’s the only voice I can find. I’m so thankful God hears our thoughts/prayers. I’ll keep praying for all of you.

  • Reply Julie Garmon April 1, 2016 at 6:13 am

    Just so lovely~

  • Reply Beverly April 1, 2016 at 10:33 am

    To be still and know I AM is to cease being overwhelmed and to simply crawl up in His lap and allow Him to tend to you. Selah.
    Sojourning with you.

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