Tuesday, October 5, 2010

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Change is inevitable. Sometimes, we long for change and other times we dread it. As each season brings change, look for beauty. Look for opportunities to allow HIS beauty to shine through you. Rise to the occasion and flutter about from one flower to another with a positive attitude and love in your heart!

By HIS mercy and in the grip of HIS grace,

Andrea

35 comments:

Wanda said...

Beautifully written, Andrea. Change is often met with different reactions but there is beauty to be discovered in all circumstances.

Tabi said...

Andrea, I can't even begin to tell you how this post touches me right now. Things are changing in my life right now at such a rampant rate that it's overwhelming and tough and I am trying to remember each day that God has his plan for me.

Warren Baldwin said...

Much truth in this. Change is inevitable, but so hard to accept sometimes. Like your last kid a senior in high school? :)

Saleslady371 said...

Oh no! This post is for me. Our life group changed the study and I dislike it! OK I'll try to see some beauty in it. Yikes!

Deborah said...

This was a nice post! I'm always afraid of change. That is one thing I HAVE to work on!
xxoo
Deborah

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

I'm not good at change but I realize sometimes change is good. Thank the Lord He never changes; He's the same yesterday, today, and forever! Hallelujah!

Blessings,
Sandi

Rachel said...

Wonderful, Andrea.

I fight change, and yet in change there's growth.

Blessings to you.

Mumsy said...

Beautiful, pictures, beautiful words and beautiful music. Hugs

Lee Smith said...

I've been through a lot of change lately - my husband's job, a move, my son moving out, changing doctors, churches... all kinds of things. I have to admit I don't like change. It really does stretch us and help us grow - and change may be uncomfortable and seem like a bad thing, but God knows what is best and we can usually look back and see how wonderful it was that we had the change we did.

I have awards for you on my blog.

BLUEBUTTERFLY said...

So well put, Andrea. God is the master of change, and His change is renews, refreshes and restores.

Sniffles and Smiles said...

What spectacular photos and poetic prose!!! You inspire me Andrea!!! Thank you for this beautiful reminder!! ~Janine XO

myletterstoemily said...

that's so true and so beautifully
expressed and illustrated!

thank you.

Jeanette Levellie said...

I am fluttering; it's the positive attitude I need help with!

Love you,
Jen

Renee said...

You are so right...some change I welcome...other change I dread.....But through it all God keeps us in His firm grip!

Wanda's Wings said...

I have been through a lot changes this year. Most of them are changes that I have never thought could possibly happen. God has helped me so much. I am thankful for the support I have received through my blogging friends.

RCUBEs said...

Amen! I'm glad that despite the many changes in and around us, we have a God Who doesn't change. Praying all is well with you sister.

Jackie said...

Amen!

Fluttering, fluttering and looking to Him!!

Love and Hugs!
Jackie

Rita said...

Andrea, you are right, change is inevitable AND sometimes change is very good. We just had all the flooring in our house changed and it was such a wonderful change. I pray that the Lord will change my heart to look more and more to Him.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Always a pleasure to visit with you.

Being Me said...

Yes change is inevitable ... couldn't agree more.

Denise said...

Amen sweet sis.

Ozjane said...

" And He made something beautiful in my life"

Finally Free said...

Andrea,
This is so amazing. Two days ago I was in my back yard and was really close to a butterfly going from one flower to another. I thought about posting about it. You already did. I thought about how I could shine God's love around like the butterfly. It was amazing. The butterfly let me get really close and did not fly away. It was so beautiful.

Thanks for sharing and posting what was in my heart and Spirit.

Blessings,
Tammy

Holly said...

Andrea,

I love this:
Look for opportunities to allow HIS beauty to shine through you


Enjoyed your post for the day....

Holly

Diana said...

The only thing that stays the same is change. Lovely post Andrea.
Love Di ♥

sarah said...

I don't know why I fight change so much but usually the change is pretty good. Hugs to you Andrea.

Just Be Real said...

Thank you Andrea for sharing.

Gaia said...

Facing my change with that positive attitude, that's the way to go. Yes, with God's grace.

vanilla said...

Beautiful. Blessings, Andrea.

KathyB. said...

"By His mercy and in the grip of His grace"...praise Him! Change, sometimes it is so uncomfortable and even inconvenient, but as you stated, inevitable.He changes us and conforms us to Him...

Dee said...

Thankfully I quit strugging with change years ago. I agree with Rcubes comment.

Pet said...

Amen!
miss you. :)

Nancy said...

Pristine, beautiful pictures. I don't like change, but I love butterflies, so there you are.

Buttercup said...

I am living a season of immense change and its partner uncertainty at work. It's been tough, but I just need to keep bending in to the wind and being open to each new day and event. Thanks for the encouragement! And thanks for your friendship.

Crown of Beauty said...

What lovely pictures you have taken, my dear Andrea. And this post says it all in just a few sentences.

Praying for you today.

Love
Lidj