My Wish, and finding Words of Inspiration

each day of life is a gift

Recently,  during a challenging chapter, I started to search for  words of inspiration.


Using Kim Klassen's Not Too Shabby textureFood for my soul, and oxygen for my spirit.

peace begins with a smile


 I have been sharing what I have found with you.

DSC09548Adversity creates the prelude to finding


our beautiful secrets that lie within.

stack of booksWhenever I am pressed, I find beauty.

in darkness with faith,

faith is on dark rose

In the middle of adversity if I dare to dream.

DSC09557If I allow myself to seek God's wisdom in the power of His word

believe, nicole's famille and stonebrush french kiss textures

DSC09545and that of others who have traveled down the same road.

white roses

A secret garden of words of inspiration that lift me up, and I hope they lift you up too.

Rose portrait

A friend knows the song in my heart background goldBecause my wish for you is be blessed every day,

Blessed are those who can give


and more than anything My wish for you is that life becomes all that you want it too...

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kimklassencafeToday is texture tuesdays with Kim Klassen.  This week's challenge is WORDS.  I used Kim's lovely Not Too Shabby texture on many of my images today. 

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exture Tuesdays...If you click on a photo, from this post, you can see which textures I used on which photos.

The song for this post is My Wish

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Snap said...

Beautiful post, Karen. I love the white roses. You always have inspirational posts and images for us.


Dolores said...

Oh Karen.... your secret garden of words of inspiration has lifted me up.......

The beauty of your pictures/paintings and words are so inspirational!
Thank you!

Vee said...

Lovely, lovely, lovely...your special words and your wonderful thoughts. Thank you for finding a way to minister to others when you may stand in need of ministry yourself. Hugs...

Susan said...

That was lovely, Karen. You nailed the essence of joy and peace. Susan

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh, you are speaking my language here Karen....much love to you for an inspiring week of new beginnings and ideas my sweet friend! Balzac will be making his way into my workshop and to your door step in a few!!!! Anita

Kathleen Grace said...

God refines us through the trials Karen, I pray that you get through this difficult time stronger and wiser than before. Your words of inspiration make this a place of peace and solace.

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Karen,

I love your beautiful and inspirational post today. The photographs, especially the white rose are gorgeous.

Happy week

Gabriela Delworth said...

Hello Karen,

This is such a wonderful post to start a great week!

~ Gabriela ~

Beverly said...

Karen, your post is gracious and inspirational.

I am glad to find you here. I've been missing you, and I was concerned when you didn't make Pink Saturday.

Love to you, my friend.♥

Mary Isabella and Kiley too! said...

You are such a Blessing to my life. With tears running down my cheek I truly thank you for this sweet and beautiful post...m...

Dyche Designs said...

Beautiful images, I love the saying "peace begins with a smile".

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

A very beautiful post Karen. I am glad that the words of inspiration has helped you and thankful that you shared them with me. We can all use some inspiration in our lives.

Linda Makiej said...

Beautiful texture and text here... :)