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"Violet, You're Turning Violet"

Because everything is not always going to come up roses...

God gave us violets!
Sometimes what we think is a stepping stone trips us up. Sometimes a change of environment forces us to remember: He is the Rock, his works are perfect, and all his ways are just. A faithful God who does no wrong, upright and just is he.
A snipet of the book I'm reading that flowed like healing waters...
Father Tim has retired and agrees to serve as interim priest of a small church on Whitecap Island - hours away from his beloved small mountain town... "It was wonderful to see things he couldn't identify - why hadn't he been more of a traveler in his life, why had he clung to Mitford like moss to a log, denying himself the singular pleasures of the unfamiliar? ...In Mitford, hed felt tethered; tethered to Lord's Chapel, tethered to the rectory, tethered to the little yellow house. Here, he felt as if he were falling into space, tethered only to God."

14 comments:

  1. We have violets that grow in our yard...they are beautiful!

    I have read this whole series by Jan Karon and just love it!

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  2. I would move to Mitford in a minute! In this month's issue of Victoria, Jan Karon is a featured story. I was so pleased to learn that she is working on another series.

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  3. Hanging head in shame... I must be the only vintage-y girl that has never read a Jan Karon book. I do love violets though!!! ;)

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  4. Polly,
    I adore those books and need to read her current ones, can't remember where I left off! She is now in Victoria as a featured writer, did you notice that!? I was so thrilled!
    Hope you are having a wonderful week so far!
    Big Hugs,
    Donna Lynn

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  5. I think I've read all of Jan Karon's books, including "Home to Holly Springs." I've enjoyed them so much.

    I love violets, too. Have a wonderful week.

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  6. lavendar or lilac is becoming one of my new favorite colors!!
    need to read the book as well,
    havent done any reading in a while,
    smiles,
    Sandy

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  7. Thank you for those beautiful snippets Polly! Your blog is always so inspiring!

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  8. I adore those Mitford books.
    Oh that there were more like them.
    I saw a little violet in my travels when last outside.....must go take a photo.

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  9. Love violets! Thanks for sharing.

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  10. I love the simple way that you take such a thing such as a stepping stone and turn it into a sermon....... You have a gift with that....... I so appreciate your gift.............

    hugs

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  11. I always love visitin' with you and today is no exception. The show and tell is great especially the pink bike and the doll. Love the violets. Hugs, RoseMarie

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  12. You are TRULY a **gift from God** Polly, you inspire all of us and are such a treasure! I love violets...one of my fav flowers.
    Hugs,
    Anita

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  13. Just wanted to let you know how much I enjoy reading your blog. You have such a way with words, and am ALWAYS inspired by you. I simply say THANK YOU!

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  14. Hello there, just stopping in for a visit, you always have such wonderful snipits, reflections etc..... Love it! Have a wonderful evening ! Diana Lyn

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