Thursday, October 24, 2013

Thankful Thursday - Hope

"God put the message in my heart. I shape it with words. Everyone has a reason for being. My reason is a messenger."  Mattie Stepanek

I want to be a messenger of hope. It's the only thing I know to give. Hope is what kept me holding on when everything in me screamed, 'let go.' Hope that came from a stranger's smile or a gentle touch or encouraging word. Hope that showed me a better way.....a softer one.'s what I want to give. I'm thankful this week for.....

-Now at the point of editing my soon to be released book, A Twisted Innocence.It's been a wild journey to write this story and I'm thrilled it is near completion.
-Inspirational reading books that show the resilience of the human spirit. Reading these stories always pushes me to live strong and walk kind.
-Putting together a companion book to go with In the Eye of Deception. People have asked me for one and I've dragged my heels but it's now slowly coming together.
-Countdown to oldest was nominated by her school for a scholarship. Thrilled that someone sees in her what I see...that she's an amazing girl....more than just smarts....she's got the kindness too.'s where I'm always reminded of hope in powerful ways....the best ways...His ways.  And it's in the woods, down at the lake or up in the hills that I am reminded every time that everything is as it should be....He's there....and everything will turn out okay.


Just Be Real said...

Nikki, a wonderful message on Hope. Girl, your posts are full of hope and encouragement. You are truly a blessing to many, I included. Hugs my friend. :)

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Glad everything is falling into place for you, Nikki, and Congratulations to your daughter! That's exciting! A very encouraging post once again. Thank you for spreading hope wherever you go.


Launna said...

Congratulations to your daughter Nikki... thank you for always being a source of hope... I know I will feel inspiration when I read what you write... ;-)

Daisy said...

A wonderful and inspiring message, Nikki. Glad to hear things are going well. Good luck with your new book!

Joy said...

I am so happy for you..thanks for bringing hope to many. God bless you more!

Sharon said...

Without hope, we would have nothing to live for.
Without God, we would have no hope.

With God, we have everything to live for.


Serenitee Hope said...

Beautiful I love your writings. Here is a favorite quote from Maya Angelou about hope that I hope you will enjoy. Love you!

God puts rainbows in the clouds so that each of us - in the dreariest and most dreaded moments - can see a possibility of hope. ~Maya Angelou

Kim @ Stuff could... said...

This is such an encouragement to me....I know Hope but it is good to be reminded of it

Nana Jul said...

You are living and shining HOPE. You point every message to Jesus! He is here and He is Hope!
I hope you are rejoicing in the gift of your daughters scholarship!
That deserves a celebration!
Love ya sister!

Chatty Crone said...

You are a giver of hope girl! I mean that.

Congrats on the scholarship - I know you must be so proud of her.

Time goes quickly doesn't it?

Love, gayle