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Renee Robinson is the author of Seeking Christmas - Finding the True Meaning Through Family Traditions. She lives with her high school sweetheart husband and their 3 boys in Davidson, NC.

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  1. Beautiful imagery and words together are woven together in what you wrote. Thanks Renee! I’m so very guilty of missing the meaning behind what I think might have been a mess of the weekend. Enjoy your roses!! And I didn’t notice one black spot in that picture– it’s all in what you focus on right? Have a wonderful Thursday!

  2. Yes. So important to capture the beauty in spite of the blight… Perfect imagery!

    There is God’s goodness in everything… EVERYTHING! We just need to look for it (instead of focusing on the bad).

    Thanks for sharing!

  3. “Sometimes it’s hard to clear the ugly to see the sacred. ” Words fail to express how beautifully this thought struck me.

  4. Thank you Renee for this beautiful visual of your weekend pictures. I too have a diificult time what is right now. I wonder if I can “get to the future if the past is present?” The past just one second ago is the mess I’m in. I am focusing on the future and a second ago I missed the present. I just want to be where God “is”. “Now” I am in a mess and God is always with me. I am thankful for the mess I’m in, its the one place I see where God “is”. God Bless all

  5. Beautiful, peaceful, true. Chaos, at some level seems to reign in my family time. I love your honesty to admit when expectations are not met, but your end resolve to see the beauty and gratitude of the moments anyway. Cheers to the Holy Spirit and hubby who knew you needed those pics!

  6. You hit the nail on the head with the phrase: “Our lives are a beautiful work in progress. Sometimes the black spots are more prominent than at other times, but the blooms still bloom. When our lives bear black spots, we still radiate beauty and fragrance when we are positioned in Him”

    I feel the exact way a lot. It seems hubby and I can have some time together, yet all I see is the ugly thorny pieces–not the beautiful moments woven in between.

    Your writing is super poetic and beautiful!