Blossom as the Rose

Day 244  September 3, 2013

The wilderness and the solitary place shall be glad for them; and the desert shall rejoice, and blossom as the rose.” -Isaiah 35:1

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“Get framed.  Make or buy a frame and use it to showcase something that already exists so people can see it in a new way.”  -from 365 A Daily Creativity Journal by Noah Scalin

“Why are roses kept for their blossoms rather than shunned for their thorns?”  ― J. Aleksandr Wootton

“What a lovely thing a rose is!… Our highest assurance of Providence seems to me to rest in the flowers. All other things, our powers, our desires, our food are all really necessary for our existence in the first instance. But this rose is an extra. Its smell and color are an embellishment of life, not a condition of it. It is only goodness which gives extras, and so I say again that we have much to hope from the flowers.”  ― Arthur Conan Doyle

“The rose and the thorn, and sorrow and gladness are linked together.”  -Saadi

About 365MissionalPractice

Love God, Love Christ, Love Others. I am passionate about creating Missional Relationships that encourage disciples to personify Christ's message. As a minister in a Community of Christ congregation in Virginia I am learning everyday what it means to be vulnerable, to risk, to experiment, to share in a world that needs the redemptive healing of Christ. View all posts by 365MissionalPractice

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