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Aug 21, 2010

For I determined to know nothing...


This lovely, pink crepe myrtle resides in my neighbor's yard. However a branch has grown through a narrow slat in our fence. The slender branch made its way to bloom on our side of the divide. Lacy petals whisper a dogged determination to branch out and bloom against a weathered barrier ~ its image captured in the juxtaposition of a sunny blue sky and gossamer raindrops barely falling.

September 18-19, 2010, I will be branching out to speak in the Baltimore, MD, area.
Saturday @ 2:00 Ladies Annual Tea
Heritage Community Church
Severn, MD
Point of Contact: Joan Bowman, Ladies Ministry Director


On Sunday in the morning worship time @ Heritage Community Church,
I will take part in the service, as well.

I only now noticed that this picture, taken of me last weekend, is against the same weathered fence as the background of the crepe myrtle - a photo I took today.

"And when I came to you, brethren, I did not come with superiority of speech or of wisdom, proclaiming to you the testimony of God. For I determined to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ, and Him crucified. And I was with you in weakness and in fear and in much trembling. And my message and my preaching were not in persuasive words of wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power, that your faith should not rest on the wisdom of men, but on the power of God." ~ 1 Corinthinans 2:2-5


  1. Melanie you are beautiful. Great post!

  2. Those ladies are going to be so blessed, and guess what... so are you! God is giving you new ways to share both your journey and your Andrew. Can't wait to hear about it. I love the picture!

  3. I love the resilence of that crype myrtle, and the resilence of you my friend. Both determined and both beautiful.

    Wish I could be at your event. Will be thinking of you!

  4. Beautiful picture. I know the event is going to be awesome. I pray the Lord shows up mightily.

  5. Love the photo. Beauty springing forth in spite of obstacles. A bloom singled out from its brethren - its path more difficult but its loveliness undiminished, even enhanced, by the path it has traveled.

    Rest assured, He will be strength in your weakness.

  6. I will be praying for you sis, love you so much.

  7. What a beautiful picture!
    Just wanted you to know I'm thinking about you this evening and keeping you in my prayers.

  8. Thinking of you today. Watched a movie with my children last night "letters to God." Of course I cried all the way through it, thinking of you. I went to bed with your whole family in my prayers.