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Daily Bouquets Blog
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a source of inspiration for those who want to
share the ways that God’s presence is apparent in everyday, ordinary life!

 

Rosemary on June 2, 2015Hello Dear You!

Welcome! I’m glad you’re here.

My name is Rosemary.

I share stories, images, and lots of Bible verses here on my blog. I mainly want to share the true mega-story of God’s redemptive love. I want us to explore and share ways that we can grow closer to God–the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

I firmly believe that God’s presence is apparent in each of our life stories every moment of every day. The purpose of my writing is to help myself and others to recognize, celebrate, and share that wonderful, amazing truth. So here’s part of my story:

I live in an old house that belonged to my grandparents.

It is near the heart of the city in a neighborhood that is not declining because it has already declined about as far as it can get. But I love it here, and I suppose that’s one of the things that makes me different.

I’m here with the furnishings and belongings of my childhood, some of the same utensils and pots that my grandmother used, the same dining room furniture that my mother found at an antique store.

I homeschooled my daughters at the antique table. How convenient for our homeschool that the corner of the room is lined with the bookshelves that my aunt built for her book collection back in the 1950s.

Favorite Activity: Reading to My Grandsons.

Favorite Activity: Reading to My Grandsons.

I’m a mama of two grown daughters, “Rosemommy” to their husbands, and “Mimi” to three grandsons.

I’m wife to my husband of 43 years—my husband, the giver, the servant, the one who usually got up in the night with the kids because I’m “the heavy sleeper.” That was good practice for my husband’s current job: He works part-time as an on-call night chaplain for a hospice.

I’m a teacher. Every weekday, I drive about 40 minutes to a college campus to teach English as a Second Language to students from China, South Korea, West Africa, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, France, South and Central America, and the list goes on. A 40-minute drive is a very short trip to reach the world!

I am a Christ-­follower–-still a work in progress–-who realizes increasingly more each day that “every good and every perfect gift is from above.” Life would be empty, bland, stagnant, and downright scary were it not for the “daily bouquets,” a metaphor for the unending stream of blessings, sent from our loving God.

A Source of Inspiration for Those Who Want to Share the Ways That God’s Presence Is Apparent in Everyday, Ordinary LifeIf you’re looking for a blog by a neat little lady baking cookies in her perfect home, you won’t find that here. I won’t be sharing recipes or hints about how to make your home cleaner or lovelier. Sometimes I like to read about such “dreamy things,” but it’s not what I write.

If your life has disappointments and heartaches, I know about that. Imperfections: Check. Financial challenges: Ditto. Caring for the sick and elderly for a couple of years: Nope, not exactly. I had an invalid parent from the time I was 14 until I was 44 years old. That’s right, thirty years of bedpans and wheelchairs.

There’s nothing more boring than hearing or reading about someone else’s perfect life. There won’t be perfection here and I hope no boredom.

I am getting old, and God has instructed me to share my life and His lessons with those of you who are not so old. The big theme here:

           In the midst of daily problems and sorrows, there are daily bouquets!

I would like for this to be a site where readers will want to share joys and sorrows, questions and answers. As I begin this journey with nary a follower, I am hopeful that what is offered here will meet a need in your life. Like my old, comfortable, granny’s house, I hope you’ll feel at home!

I want to pray for you. I want to celebrate what God is doing in your life. Please leave a comment. I would also love for you to sign up for my newsletter. I promise I won’t crowd your inbox with email. You can expect a message from me on a “somewhat monthly” basis. Bouquet of the Day

Bookmark this site and come back often. You’re always welcome here.

Rosemary

 

 

STATEMENT OF FAITH: I want to be clear regarding what this blog is about: It is about Jesus Christ, the eternal Son of God. Salvation for man is through the grace of Christ alone. In His incarnation as Jesus Christ He was conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary. Jesus perfectly revealed and did the will of God, taking upon Himself human nature with its demands and difficulties and identifying Himself completely with mankind, yet without sin. His substitutionary death on the cross purchased man’s redemption from sin. He arose from the dead with a glorified body and appeared to His disciples as the person who was with them before His crucifixion. He ascended into heaven and is now exalted at the right hand of God where He is the One Mediator, fully God, fully man, the reconciliation between God and man. His Spirit now dwells in all believers as the living and ever-present Lord. He will return in power and glory to judge the world and to consummate His redemptive mission.

If you’re not a Christian but you want to learn more, go here: How to Become a Christian.

 

Remember, you are loved with an everlasting love
and underneath are the everlasting arms! 

 

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