Last week while riding my trike (yep, a trike), I looked down to see a heart in the pavement. Three water caps were surrounded by sealant in the shape of a heart. I’d passed them countless times, but not until I altered my course and came from the opposite direction did I notice them. Three ordinary water caps surround by a heart of sealant.


I don’t know, but I like thinking that someone intentionally created the design in the middle of an ordinary day of ordinary roadwork.


I’m a passionate advocate of ordinary words ~ ordinary words of loving kindness ~ ordinary words that encourage and empower ~ ordinary words we can intentionally surround with a heart of compassion, understanding, and support.


I hadn’t seen the heart of sealant until I’d altered my route and come from a different direction. In life God has often had to send me in a different direction. He’s often had to change my course. And then, how differently life can look!

Is this an ordinary day for you? How can you be intentional with your ordinary words of loving kindness? In what ways can you seal your “water cap” moments with Love, Joy, Peace, and Hope?

Let’s WOLK together!

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Speaker | Writer | Author


Deanna Nowadnick

Before my father died, he reminded me that Mom had asked me to write a book. At the time the boys were in college, and the notion of writing was unfathomable. Writers write books. By the time my boys were adults, I’d run out of excuses. I was also at that age when I could pause and reflect.

Fruit of My Spirit: Reframing Life in God’s Grace was my first publishing endeavor. My second was Signs in Life: Finding Direction in Our Travels with God. Both are collections of stories that tell of God’s love and faithfulness. Both tell of His remarkable grace and mercy.

When not writing, I serve as the Client Service Coordinator for The Planner’s Edge, an investment advisory firm in Washington state. I’m active in my church, serving on the Leadership Team and gathering with a wonderful group of ladies to study and giggle over lattes and chocolate. On my desk is a rock with the words “Choose Joy!” etched in it. It’s my inspiration for each day. As an author, it is my hope that my own words might share that joy we find together as children of God.

With Him, it can be so.

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