Writing in my rose garden!

cropped-cropped-cropped-cropped-shutterstock_194501210.jpgWhen you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze. Isaiah 43:2 NIV

 

I decided between my homeowner’s association duties and polishing a manuscript, I needed to take a break.

I’d go for a walk, but we’re having a storm (sounds like a good excuse to me). Now that it has started to hail a little I think my excuse is even better.

Polishing a manuscript is by far more difficult than writing that first draft!

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Mary Rose Gardner without the rose garden!

Remember the song that states that no one promised you a rose garden?

I once had a person say to me that no one promised you a rose garden.  My response was, “then why did I get to be a Mary Rose Gardner?”  He looked at me like I’d lost my mind and went on his way and I had a little laugh to myself.  You see, he had no idea that Rose really was my middle name.

I wasn’t born Mary Rose Gardner, so this wasn’t a cuties name my parents gave me.  I didn’t become a Mary Rose Gardner until I married.

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