Wordless Wednesday*Pink and White Peony —

Survivors Blog Here

I’m so glad you stopped by today, I love seeing your smiling face and hearing your comments. The Peony is my favorite flower and this year my husband bought one for the backyard. I’ve been so surprised by how quickly it’s growing and the flowers are huge. This one unfortunately doesn’t have the fragrant smell […]

Wordless Wednesday*Pink and White Peony —

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It’s Ok that you’re not OK

Don't Lose Hope

“Here’s what I most want you to know: this really is as bad as you think.

No matter what anyone else says, this sucks. What has happened cannot be made right. What is lost cannot be restored. There is no beauty here inside this central fact.

Acknowledgement is everything.

You’re in pain. It can’t be made better.

The reality of grief is far different from what others see from the outside. There is pain in this world that you can’t be cheered out of.

You don’t need solutions. You don’t need to move on from your grief. You need someone to see your grief. To acknowledge it. You need someone to hold your hands while you stand there in blinking horror, staring in the hole that was your life.

Something cannot be fixed. They can only be carried.” – Megan Divine

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Sins as Scarlet

Why do children never have a pencil when they need one? Every week at brass learners, I seem to
spend my time supplying the children, and sometimes the adults, with tissues and pencils. I usually
buy the pencils in bulk, the yellow ones in packets at the local supermarket. I was surprised to
learn that pencils used to be made in China, because the best graphite came from there. Pencil
manufacturers painted their pencils yellow, as it is the colour associated with Chinese royalty, to
prove they used the best graphite. Now, the yellow pencil seems very common, not Royal at all.
Pencils became popular, as, with a few rubs of the pink eraser your mistakes are wiped out. If you
make mistakes in your life, then in a matter of moments, when you turn to God and ask for
forgiveness, then your mistakes are erased in His eyes. Have you made mistakes? Have you
messed up? Take time today to turn to God and confess your mistakes, and ask for forgiveness.

Though your sins be as scarlet,
They shall be as white as snow

Ruth Malcolm.