“I Have Been Changed for Good…”

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I’ve been listening to the Wicked soundtrack…one song in particular has been speaking healing to a sensitive and wounded part of my heart…listen to the song here…or read the words below… I’ve heard it saidThat people come into our lives for a reasonBringing something we must learn And we are ledTo those who help us most to growIf we let themAnd we help them in return Well, I don’t know if I believe that’s trueBut I know I’m who I am todayBecause I knew you… Like a comet pulled from orbitAs it passes a sunLike a stream that meets a boulderHalfway through the wood Who can say if I’ve been changed for the better?But because I knew youI have been changed for goodIt well may beThat we will never meet againIn this lifetime So let me say before we partSo much of meIs made of what I learned from youYou’ll be with meLike a handprint on my heart And now whatever way our stories endI know you have re-written mineBy being my friend… Like a ship blown from its mooringBy a wind off the seaLike a seed dropped by a skybirdIn a distant wood Who can say if I’ve been changed …Read more

Simply Beadiful A Blog Swap…

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As you know I have been hustling hard to get my No Excuses Encouragement Esty shop up and running…and I have a surprise of a new logo and graphics to unveil here in the next week… I got to swap goods with Paula at Simply Beadiful… I sent her some of my cards and she sent me some of her beautiful jewelry…and today we are sharing posts…so go check her’s out here (there might be a 20% off code for my shop there)…   The necklace is beautiful and could be used both as a necklace and a bracelet if you wrap it a few times around your wrist…the colors are beautiful… Beside the beautiful color (it is like my favorite) one of the best things about this bracelet is that it is plastic…I have skin that turns green when I wear rings or bracelets…and with plastic I don’t have to fret that taking it off in the middle of the day will leave me with a green ring… I don’t wear earrings so I gifted them to my co-workers to enjoy and stupidly forgot to take pictures before I did, so I will get one up soon…they were very excited …Read more

Guest Host: Starve the Doubts…

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Welcome to any new friends who may be visiting via Jared Easley’s Starve the Doubts podcast. Where I had the privlidge of co-hosting for the interview with my good friend Ronei Harden…   What binds Ronei together is something that threatens to tear families apart physically emotionally and financially… she is an inspiration… funny… insightful… wicked smart…and has a heart the size of Texas in a petite Polynesian body…her laughter is infectious…and I am so glad to call her friend… Make sure and check out her amazing writing here…her site is up and running but being redesigned, there are great things in store… The goal here at Careless in the Care of God is to give you permission to discover freedom…to discover freedom from; lies, depression, anxiety, shame, and anything that is holding you back from being the person that God created you to be quirks and all… I am a cancer survivor, I have overcome  debilitating anxiety and depression, and I have chosen to use my past as a stepping stone instead of a stone that weighs me down…Freedom you see is a choice…a choice that has to be made every day…and here is where I provide resources, tell …Read more

Open for Business, A Give-a-Way…

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I have been working hard on getting my ETSY store up and running and really launched it this week with the start of my Facebook page… I am excited to share it with you…the idea behind my shop is to include the postage on the card you purchase so you don’t even have to find a stamp when you are ready to send it… ALSO, shipping is always free on your orders…cause well, who doesn’t LOVE free shipping… it was a lot more work than I ever thought it would be…and I am so glad to be up and running…now, I just have to get better at taking product photos… In honor of opening the shop I am giving away; set of 4 cards… a Mother’s Day card for the mother of your choice… and a 10 dollar Starbuck’s gift card… “I love getting cards in the mail like a fat kid loves cake!” the answer I received when I asked for the feelings people experience when they get a handwritten card in the mail. Other responses were:“It is like sharing a cup of coffee.”“It is like a hug across the miles.”Postage paid (US forever stamp already on the envelopes) cards …Read more