Last week I got a bouquet of roses from my husband, Kurt who was heading back to work after a short medical leave. The flowers didn’t fare well, drooping after only a day. I refused to give up on them. And guess what? Two days later I walked into my office to see four of the six roses standing tall in the vase. They were beautiful! Had I given up and tossed the arrangement, I’d have missed days of beauty.


When we droop under the weight of the day, the weight of never-ending to-do lists, the should’s and wish-we-could’s, God is there. He’s there when we find ourselves in unexpected moments of quiet. He’s there in the much appreciated kind words. He’s there in the extra help.


Even when the flowers were drooping, I continued to water them. When life finds you drooping, continue to water your spirit. Surround yourself with those who encourage you and empower you. Say a prayer of gratitude–even if you stumble over the words. Open your Bible–even if you’re pressed for time.


God see the beauty in you. God treasures the beauty that is you.

Enjoy the wonderful bouquets around you. Stand tall in your vase. You really are beautiful!

Walk the WOLK!

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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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