Rise, love, laugh, LIVE!


Good Morning Friends!

I am on my last day here in Georgia.  I will be heading back to those beautiful blue mountains in the morning.  I can’t wait!  I am not a city gal-I love those country roads!  I’ve driven everywhere this week-but mostly back and forth to the hospital.  It’s funny how I can’t remember all the turns it takes to get there-even after a week of doing it- but then-maybe I don’t want to remember them or why we are going there.

I’ve seen a lot of things this week, have experienced all emotions in some form or another.  I can’t wait to get home and rest in the arms of my family.  I want to soak up their love like a sponge and pour my own over them like sticky maple syrup.  You know the kind- when it gets on your fingers you lick it off and your hands are still sticky!  That kind of love.

The one thing that God keeps showing me this week is that sweet bond of love.  When God created the world he did it out of love for us.  He wanted us to have the very best of Him-that’s why He breathed His life into us.  A friend of mine says when we inhale we are taking God in and when we exhale we should exhale God out into the world.   I have taken God in this week through the sweet, loving breaths of those around me and I hope and pray that I have done the same for them.  Life is short folks.  We don’t have a minute to spare.  We might think we do- but do we really?  It is full of surprises!  Mama Gump always said, ” Life’s a box of chocolates, Forrest. You never know what you’re gonna get.”  and I say that God is the center-sweet, sticky and full of surprises!  You don’t ever know what you’re “gonna” get-but God does.  “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”

Our future is in God.

God is love.




Soothing to the soul.

Grab onto it and never let go.

Blessings for your journey,


About godw1nz

I am the mom of three beautiful daughters, wife to a genius, sister to a teacher, sis-in-law to an engineer, daughter to a yankee and a rebel, and a woman chasing God. I love to read, draw and be with my family. If the reading inspires me, then I draw what I read. Almost everything I draw is based around or about Jesus Christ. I attend church at First United Methodist Hillsville. Ronnie Collins is my associate pastor, also a blogger here. I love the Lord with all my heart and I hope what you see here will inspire your heart.

One response »

  1. Drive safe – I know your family is ready for you to return too. Emily is probably tired of me calling every morning, but she always tells me to have a wonderful day – just like her Mama would. Love ya!

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