Tuesday, July 31, 2012


This may be s-t-e-t-c-h-i-n-g it 
for white wednesday but I'm going to anyway.
I want to share a bit of what's been on my heart this week.

Whatever is…

true, noble, right, pure, lovely, admirable

if anything is excellent or praiseworthy

think about such things.

We're all women here, right?

We know how emotions

can rule

our hearts and our minds.
When I get in that dark place
the thoughts are swirling
just getting darker and darker;
this is what I come back to:
What do I know  to be true?
I can always come back to the
promises of God
and HIS character.
God is good.
HE loves me.
And HE's got this(whatever this  is).
And almost  all  of what
I am dwelling on
is NOT truth
rather my emotions.
This week, this became
my meditation once again.

linking to:
White Wednesday @ Faded  Charm
Show off Your Cottage @ The House in the Roses 
Creative Blogger's Party & Hop @ Homemaker on a Dime
Make it Pretty @ The Dedicated House
Tuesday Cowgirl Up @ The Farmhouse Porch 
Your Cozy Home @ Cozy Home Scenes
Knick of Time Tuesday @ Knick of Time
Tuesday's Treasures @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia
Cottage Garden Party@ Fishtail Cottage
Under $100 @ Beyond the Picket Fence
Wow Us Wednesday @ Savvy Southern Style
What's It Wednesday @ Ivy and Elephants
Time Travel Thursday @ Brambleberry Cottage
Air Your Laundry Friday @ Freckled Laundry
Vintage Inspiration Friday @ Common Ground
Fabulous Creative Friday @ Jennifer Rizzo
Farmhouse Friday @ Laurie Anna's Vintage Home
Home Sweet Home @ The Charm of Home
PRIMP Your Stuff @ (PRIMP)
Thriftin' on a Thursday @ Savvy City Farmer
Inspiration Friday @ At The Picket Fence
Potpourri @ 2805


107 Vintage said...

Remembering that will always lift your spirits !
Couldn't have said it any better than what God's word already said. Sometimes it is SO hard to take our focus off the "IT" that is going on... but his word is a constant truth and lights our way.. Into a happier place :)


Sally said...

What a great post! -- and the pictures are gorgeous!

cathywhatisoldisnew said...

I just came back from Bible study tonight and read this post-Simply beautiful and it touched me deeply.

Sheila said...

So nice to see such words of strength and wisdom. I have had a bad week and to see these words makes my heart a lil less heavy...THANK YOU!


Sheila R - Blessed and Distressed said...

Love this quote and your pictures! Wishing you a beautiful week.

Lori @ Katies Rose Cottage Designs said...

Beautiful!! There are times when I just want to take my day and spend it with the Lord .... block out all of the craziness around me and curl up in His arms ~

Adrienne said...

Thank you. In the middle of a rough place this week this verse came to mind. I've been thinking on it often.


Beautiful Rene'!

Hope you are dwelling on the truthful right things and feeling better.


NanaDiana said...

Oh, Rene- This post just puts a lump in my throat- I think I have walked the path you walk, too...and know your angst. Blessings to you-this is gorgeous, gorgeous post- xo Diana

ferne said...

Beautiful reminder!

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

Beautiful post, Rene...one of my most favorite verses...

BECKY said...

Just love this, gal! And it is one that I have been practicing myself! I have a 2nd blog I recently started called One Joyful Soul, and I did a companion post to yours yesterday!
Hope you'll check it out. It's about taking those bad thoughts captive, and replacing them with the truths of God's Word.

You can find my other blog here:

Have a delightful week with all of that loveliness swimming around in your head!

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Beautiful in every way.

Your sentiment, your home, your beautiful flowers and talented way to picture it all..........just wonderful.

No worries, mon.

It's me said...

Amen !!...love Ria...seize the day darling....xxx...

ew.ka said...

Twoje róże są zaczarowane

FlowerLady said...

What a beautiful, uplifting post.

Thank you!


tattered elegance said...

thank you i felt like that was exactly what i needed to hear today ~ btw your photos are AMAZING!!

Deborah said...

Beautiful flowers and post :)

Bee happy x

Rhonda said...

What a beautiful post! I love it!

trash talk said...

I have that scripture on a plaque in my office, but sometimes I forget to look at it. Perhaps I should tatoo it on my heart for a constant reminder instead. Lovely post.

trash talk said...

I have that scripture on a plaque in my office, but sometimes I forget to look at it. Perhaps I should tatoo it on my heart for a constant reminder instead. Lovely post.

On Crooked Creek said...

Love your post! The pink roses were the flower of choice in our wedding and truly speak of romance and love to me. What greater love have we than the love of our Lord and Savior? May He bless you right where you are!

Fairfield House said...


When I am depressed I always take a walk and come face to face with what is true, noble, right, pure, lovely, admirable, excellent and praiseworthy.

Your Friend,

Koren said...

Hi Rene, I love your White Wednesday post! God is with us in everything and every step of the way and we need reminding of this so much! I KNOW I DO..


I enjoy dropping in on your blog, love your photography and your antiques. I don't know where you are in the U.S., but here in Canada, I'm in Northen Ontario, antiques are rare. Even in the South and in places that carry them, it is not as nice as the stuff you have down under.

Have a blessed rest of the week.

Blessings & Love,


Wonderful job. I will remember those words. Hugs Mary

Pamela Gordon said...

Beautiful post! How easily we forget the Word and it's promises when we get caught up in life. Thanks for sharing this today. Blessings,

Mary Truax said...

thank you Rene. I needed to be reminded of that truth.

Rose ~Victorian Rose ~ said...

LOVELY images, even lovlier thoughts... you will be FINE!
GOD has your back !

Rose ~Victorian Rose ~ said...

Lovely images, even lovlier thoughts. YOU will be fine.
GOD HAS YOUR BACK my friend.


Rachel Knoblich said...

Thank you...I needed to hear this today.

Auntie Bliss said...

no comments? testing 123

Auntie Bliss said...

i see now, you are moderating :)
don't believe satan's lies!
you are precious and forgiven, etc, etc....!!! chin up!

Heaven's Walk said...

Amen, Rene. Thank you for the inspiring reminder to "let go and let God" and to think positive thoughts at every turn - because every moment is for HIS glory. :)

xoxo laurie

Stacy's Shabby Shoppe said...

Lovely post Rene and oh so true!

Kathrin Charlotte Brockmann said...

I love your blog, your home, your flowers your pics, that all so very much, love to see it, big hugh Kathrin, germany, bremen