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Thursday, May 10, 2012

Rainbows and Butterflies ...

Life doesn't always happen the way we planned it. Though as we become caught in the storm and it's flurry of  changes it is so easy to cry out how big it (storm) is ... when we really should  remind ourselves how big HE is. Each storm and change is meant to teach, empower, awaken and bring us closer to our purpose of being.

Sometimes the storm is horrific, down right catastrophic and the changes may leave us unrecognizable on the outside and the inside, to the naked eye. But with every downpour there is always a minute break before it pours again. It is during this miniscule break that we need to act quickly, draw on the inner strength and faith that lay dormant waiting to be released.

Remember HE is bigger than any storm or change, and He believes we are capable of greater things than we give ourselves the chance to do/be. It is through these storms and changes that we will learn, grow and discover there is a reason for everything. Even when the down power is so thick that visibility is impossible, the change(s) that takes place enables us to see clearer than we thought possible, we need only to use our heart and faith to guide us through it all.

            "Rainbows are a result of powerful storms ... 

                                                     and Butterflies a result of painful change!"

I have had to remind myself many times these past weeks ... and thought you may need a gentle reminder that no matter the size of the storm it will pass and rainbows and butterflies will be the result! ...

And he said to me: “My grace is sufficient for you. For virtue is perfected in weakness.”
 And so, willingly shall I glory in my weaknesses, so that the virtue of Christ may live within me. 2 Corinthians 12:9
Because of this, I am pleased in my infirmity: in reproaches, in difficulties, in persecutions, 
in distresses, for the sake of Christ. For when I am weak, then I am powerful.2 Corinthians 12:10   


  1. Celia,
    I wish you peace during this time of change. Hang in there, this too shall pass. During "down" times, I always remind myself of times in the past when I thought something would Never get better....and I look back and see that it did.

  2. I think the older we get the greater the peaks and the deeper the valleys and with each alteration if course we get stronger and become a better person. A touching post and I will send light your way Celia.

  3. Amen to that Celia! I think we all feel this sometimes. Was so glad to get all of your comments today! When are we baking??? {note: I am a terrible baker}

  4. Beautiful reminder, Celia! Be strong ... and you will come out "the other side" knowing it was worth it! After all, He is faithful!

  5. Celia,
    Thank you for such a beautiful post! Praying for peace, love and God's gentle touch to wash over you today. I bought you something small but sweet. It has been riding around with me in my car for a week. I will mail it tomorrow....rainbows and butterflies to you sweetheart.

  6. Take one day at a time and find something to savour from it. Sending wishes for strength to overcome this time of change.

  7. Dearest Celia,

    Lovely post and yes, the storm will pass but the issue is that we have to make it through the storm alright.
    Wishing you strength on your journey to sunny days and a big tight hug.
    Love to you,


  8. In my life, the secret to overcoming the storms is to make sure I spent time with Him, reading faith-based devotionals and books along with the Bible, and in prayer. He has made so many promises to us that we will triumph, are victorious and overcome whatever battle we face. I hold on to those promises when the muck I'm walking in seems deeper than the promises! It NEVER is.

    I heard someone say once, "When the enemy is throwing trouble at you like a baseball pitch and trying to tell you that your 9 innings are up and you lose, tell him that is not true. There are as many innings as you need because we play until we win. God promised us victory. Hold out for that!"

  9. Hi Celia,
    I don't like change very much, I'm afraid. I am one of those boring people who likes things to remain as they are, most of the time. But, having said that, change is a good thing when we know God is in it! He smiles down on our efforts to keep things the way they are, but if we were able to get away with it, we wouldn't learn or grow or become who we were meant to be.
    So, dear friend, whatever you are going through right now, He will walk you through it. Be strong, and remember you are special! I am praying for you.

    Blessings & hugs,

  10. This is so beautifully written and I feel as if you are speaking to me directly. Not a good week for me. I totally needed this message because fear is popping up and sometimes we just need to believe everything will turn out o.k. Thank you. xoxo

  11. Oh Celia. How beautiful This is so true. Thank you for the reminder :)
    We need to take the good with the bad and EMBRACE change <3
    Hope you are having a lovely day!!

  12. thanks for that. we all need that reminder now and then. lots happening on this end and needing those reminders as often as possible. be well c.


  13. It's strange, I saw a movie yesterday where one of the heroes keep quoting this saying :"Everything is alright ....." ; I'd never heard it before but it is so true, everything will be alright in the end, whether in this life or the next one. I'd rather it were the present one though ! Hang in there, Celia, you sound like a lovely person and I'm sure there are better times ahead ; if we can help you a bit on the way, all the better ! Lots of love .XXX

  14. Dear Celia,
    You really have a very authentic and powerful way with your words. This is a beautiful post. I love the idea of the metamorphosis that the butterfly represents.
    Much love and strength to you
    from Joan

  15. OK it is a few days later - WHERE ARE YOU? I miss your posts. I love your words. Write write write *(no pressure or anything, smile). Come back! BTW send me your address 'cause I want to mail you something (my email is on here).

  16. Bonjour mon ami! Such a lovely post and thank you for the reminder. Change can sometimes be difficult but you are one of the strongest people that I can think of. I'm praying for strength, peace and love for you.
    xoxo, B

  17. Just checking in to say hi and tell you I am thinking of you and sending you an internet hug.

  18. Such a beautiful post! I've always loved rainbows and butterflies and this explains why! Hope things are going better now.

    I'm hosting my annual Doggone Dog Swap if you're interested.


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