Create in me a clean heart..

After yesterday my stomach has been in knots.

I spent the evening feeling sad for myself and others that this has effected.

Instead of enjoying my family last night, I let it consume me.

don't you hate when that happens?

In this huge world it's hard to stand out.

To be honest, I have never been the one to want to stand out.

I like blending  and fitting in. It's safe.

But God wants us to stand out and represent HIM.

I'm sure I don't always fit the mold in His eyes but I sure try my hardest with his Grace.

My post yesterday reflected my hurt.

So with that being said, I removed it.

I want all shops.. Esty and the web to bloom.

We are in this together.

We are all trying to make our way.

My little blog won't ever bring world peace, end hunger nor  prevent people from coping.


It can be a place of forgiveness and thankfulness.

I want to inspire and incourage each of you.

If not by my works than by my actions. 

Not because I'm a super hero or special


Because of his Grace.

He made us all orignal each with our own special gifts.

Let YOUR light shine and share it.

I bet it's more beautiful than you ever imagined

xoxo Susie


  1. God bless you and your generous spirit!

  2. Very well spoken....beautiful. Love you my friend

  3. Susie,
    I missed your post yesterday. After reading today's post, I just wanted to tell you that I remember your "Daughter Otter" post almost every day.

    There will always be days where we need to hold on. If one speaks their heart, they always make a difference somewhere.

    When I go blog visiting...I seek what I call "today's gift".

    I cannot tell you how many times your posts have been considered as "today's gift!"

    The best of blessings to you and yours,"little sister otter".

    My heart is heavy for the hurricane victims and for next Tuesday...ohhh am I praying!

    1. Awww.. thank you. I think of those otters everyday as well.

  4. You have a kind and forgiving heart…if only everyone could forgive the way you have and move on. YOU are an original even if others steal your ideas. I love your perspective.

  5. I saw yesterday's post, and wanted to respond, but had nothing but sympathy to offer :-( That said, I think that it's good to vent so that problems don't eat away at us from the inside, but I also think you're doing the right thing by trying to just move on. When I was hurt by a family member's actions years ago, my pastor told me to write them a letter with everything I was feeling - to really let it all out. When I brought him the letter, he had me light it on fire and burn it - watching the flames and smoke drift upwards - he said 'now you've given it to God, he'll take it from here'. Corny? Maybe, but it worked and I was able to move on.

    You have a lovely blog that many of us enjoy visiting, and talent that you share with us - God has (and will continue to) blessed you - I wish you all the best as you heal from this hurt.


  6. i just sent you a wee little email dear girl...what beauty and light you have shown us!


  7. Grace.. is all you need. Once you have it.. the inner soul sings.

    warm hugs,

    Cotton Peony

  8. Sister Susie, this is just another example of what makes you a wonderful person! You glorify God in all of your posts. What a kind and forgiving heart you have.
    I hope you have a wonderful rest of the day. Many Blessings, Whitney

  9. You are inspiring in more ways then just proved it again. Blessings, Debbie

  10. Oh, Susie! I read your post yesterday and your post today just proves the Godly woman you are! You have always let the light of Jesus shine through you. You are very talented and to forgive and move on really does show His grace in you. You're the best, darling.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  11. I missed yesterday's post, but yours is a blog that I most look forward to reading. And your creativity in your artwork is just so beautiful...I am always wanting to purchase something else...not just because I love it, but also because I know how sweet the woman who created it is! Cindy Riley

  12. You are just a precious person... I love your blog!

  13. God must surely be saying "well done!" to you right now!!! You are full of His grace and mercy, and He will bless you for your forgiving heart. "be ye kind, tender-hearted, forgiving one another even as Christ has forgiven you". And you are living that verse!!! I have been a fan but now I am a super fan of yours!!!

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  15. There's an old song that I can't remember all the words's to, but a few of them are "grace for you, grace for me, grace for all who believe." What a wonderful gift, that grace. Love your posts. Blessings.

  16. Bless you, Susie!

    Grace to you,
    Grace to you,
    May grace abound in all you do--
    Grace to do the will of the Father--
    Grace, grace to you!

    Thank you for letting your light shine so brightly. :)

  17. I don't know if I've ever posted here before, but I do love your blog and read every post. I read your previous post and totally could understand. It's probably how photographers feel when someone steals their photos and posts them without an image courtesy or bloggers feel when someone steals their content.

    I think it's just the unfairness of it all that upsets us sometimes, and how sometimes people just don't care, even when confronted with the truth.

    I love what you said here about your blog: "It can be a place of forgiveness and thankfulness. I want to inspire and encourage each of you.If not by my works than by my actions."

    Actions always speak louder than words, don't they? People don't always realize what it costs us to forgive them, but forgiveness benefits US far more than it will ever benefit them. Because anger feeds and fuels bitterness for a very long time, and anger and bitterness can hold our souls hostage and rob us of our joy. I thank the Lord for HIS forgiveness that enables us to forgive. God bless you today! (I liked YOUR picture better anyway, lol!)

  18. As of late, I tend to only get to the blog a few times of week due to a newborn in the house. But I wanted to let you know that the first "me time" I obtain (after a shower), is catching up with your blog. thank you for all you do!

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