Sunday, February 13, 2011


Last night I watched a movie about a surfer. At one point she was in a competition and got knocked off her board and was being beat by the waves.  Each time she came up for air another wave would come crashing down on her.   She was eventually rescued, but it scared her.  She was reminded though, to live in fear was not a life at all.  She went back out to finish the competition and though she didn't win, she overcame the waves.

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I woke this morning with the thought that we all have waves in our lives.  It seems things are going along just fine then we get knocked down, only to be knocked down by another wave each time we come up for air.  The waves are waves of despair, anger, hurt, worry... the list goes on.  The only way we make it, is by facing those waves and persevering through.

Later in the morning I heard a song, that tied in with my thoughts.
It's titled "The Anchor Holds" by Ray Boltz.
The chorus goes like this...

"The anchor holds
Though the ship is battered
The anchor holds
Though the sails are torn
I have fallen on my knees
As I faced the raging seas
The anchor holds
In spite of the  storm"

I know through the storms of my life and the bashing of the waves, the anchor for me is my faith in God.  That's what helps me persevere and face those waves that hit each time I come up for air.


Thought for Today
Thank You God for giving me David.
He is my best friend, my Valentine.


David and I exchanged our valentines early.

He gave me a beautiful mini rose plant ( to be planted in my flower bed after last frost) and a beautiful card that brought tears to my eyes.

 I gave him a poem I wrote for the occasion.  
It is now hanging above a song he wrote for me a few years ago at Christmas.
Don't Forget...
Sign up for my Valentine's Day Giveaway!!  
See posting dated February 10, 2011 or February 11, 2011 
The more times you enter the better chance you have. :)
The drawing will be Valentine's Day Evening.


Quilts by Lee  is having a giveaway. 

Think Spring Giveaway by StrayStitches.

Leona's Quilting Adventure is having the Mug Rug Swap Adventure and Giveaway!
Check it out at...


Happy Valentine's Day!!!

God bless and keep you,

Beauty of Giving