Life’s Journey (A Beautiful Life: Week 6)

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WEEK 1 — INTRODUCTION

WEEK 2 – DANCING AMID DISASTER

WEEK 3 – BEAUTY IN THE BROKENNESS

WEEK 4 – SINK OR SWIM

WEEK 5 – A BEAUTIFUL LIFE

MOM2Oh my gosh, y’all – check this out! IT’S MY MOM! Please, please give an enormously warm welcome to Nancy! 

My mom is retired and lives in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. She loves reading, photography, nutrition & health, and walking every day out in God’s creation. (After all, she lives in the prettiest place in America. Who can blame her?) She isn’t on Facebook and doesn’t blog (yet……?), but has always been gifted in the written word. As I was praying about this series, I just knew it was God’s leading when she flew back and forth across my mind. It’s such an honor that she said YES; what a treat for me to have her inhabit this place this week. Take it away, Mom!

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He wooed and graced me with His love and Presence

He watched and molded and shaped my growth

He stood by protecting when I looked in wrong places

He showed me the truth, the way to go

He generously, patiently watered my seeking, not letting despair and discouragement drown me

He triumphed with me in all my victories, tempering the losses with His eternal love

He gave me Beauty for ashes; identity in Him; faith for tomorrow, because He lives

He still leads me besides still waters; is the lifter up of my head; nothing can ever separate me from Him

He continually cleanses me, washing me in His Blood

He is my All in All; His name is Love

– Nancy Hope

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Additional Resources: Looking for some tools to help? Check these out!

1. Overcoming Obstacles of Cerebral Palsy Focus on the Family Broadcast. Okay, I know the title doesn’t sound like this would be fitting for many, but TRUST ME when I tell you this is some of the best Focus on the Family broadcasting I’ve ever heard. It’s the story of a mom whose son was born with cerebral palsy and how they chose to find the beautiful in the chaos. He went on to finish college and become a doctor, and I promise you, it’s the most empowering and uplifting thing you’ll ever listen to.

2. Questions to Ask on Your Dream Day. Sometimes we find beauty in life when we pause and BE and allow ourselves to ask questions of God and ourselves. This is a beautiful post about giving yourself permission to dream and what to ask.

Watercolor hearts photo ©iStock.com/beastfromeast (modified by Elevate Ideas)
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2 thoughts on “Life’s Journey (A Beautiful Life: Week 6)

  1. Oh my! Well, no wonder Monica has a gift for words, obviously she got them from you! What a beautiful rendering of our God and His great love for us!

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