Oct 3, 2009


Hello Gang.  I hope it is a lovely day wherever you are today.  It is the Lord's day today and I'm tagging in to Spiritual Sunday with Charlotte and Ginger.

I received a word from the Lord this week and it surprised me.


1. to persist in anything undertaken; maintain a purpose in spite of difficulty, obstacles, or discouragement;   
    continue steadfastly.

2. to persist in speech, interrogation, argument, etc.; insist.

3. to bolster, sustain, or uphold: unflagging faith that had persevered him.

Why am I surprised?  Because after 2 years of intense illness...I'm not healed and I may not be healed tomorrow when I wake up...He is asking me to persevere thru it.  He is not gonna move the mountain.
Kinda like this shot my hubby thought was hysterical of me having a cup of coffee and hammerin' away at the tack strip that held our old carpet down and was in the way of our new beautiful flooring.  God loving on us is kinda like when we work on our home...does it really ever end?  1 project leads to another and next thing we know we have to not only have the floor in the living room but the closet, front 3 rooms.  Everything ends up all a mess before it looks beautiful again.

Hence, the name of my blog...Bloomin'

Lord, I'm still bloomin' right here where you planted me and I'll persevere until I've run the race

1Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us.

2Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.  Hebrews 12:1-2


  1. Denise Marie,
    What an awesome word from the Lord! Thank you for your encouragement to me to Persevere!! I agree, it seems when God gets something worked out of me that He has another project to do! I am still a work in progress, and thank the Lord He doesn't quit. Thank you for sharing this most encouraging post.

  2. Amen, amen. Well said dear one.

  3. This is great! Love the picture and your wonderful attitude...don't know what you're going through, but I know He's going through it with you, and cheering you on!

    God bless,

  4. Great message for this Sunday morning!

  5. How true that God is loving us ongoing, that puts a smile on my face.
    God Bless,

  6. Keep on keeping on! Thank you for sharing. Have a good Sunday.

  7. WOW ... Your words have struck a chord in me, this morning! In these days of "instant gratification", I'm sometimes apt to get discouraged; get sucked into a "what's the use" mentality.
    Thanks for this gentle prompt!


  8. Good words to live by. Thank you for your example. Hang in there! This makes me want to keep on keeping on.

  9. Very nice post. I enjoyed the Bible readings. It is so hard to keep going sometimes. We've got to lean on Him.
    Love the pictures.

  10. Yup, that is so important to remember. One of my friends (42 years old) died this week. She was feeling fine until 3 months ago when suddenly she had some pain. She found out then that she had liver cancer. She was such a testimony of persevering in the faith and of how God gives grace for whatever we face.

  11. What a lovely and heartwarming post. Thank you for sharing. :)


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