Shoot like a Girl | Happy

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Day 38: CasaRock #kitchentherapy

I looked around at the countertops filled with preparations for a party – the menu was scribbled on a piece of paper next to a jar of olives, cheese with freshly baked crostini, and carrots that would be roasted with orange and thyme. It was all to say “thank you” to a community of people who have walked a lot of cracked and blooming earth with me, and I wanted the time around the table to be precious for them.

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The centerpiece was a cake – layers of champagne-infused pastry and buttercream. I held the sparkling sugar high to sprinkle it delicately over the top – and lost my breath when a rush of green poured out. “Can you make something of this?” I asked our houseguest – an adopted son of sorts with a perpetual smile and a heart willing to help. He set to work, carefully coaxing the mishap into motion and movement like fingerpaint.

“Oh my, it’s beautiful now.” I said. “It’s truly beautiful now.”

He smiled. “Happy accident.” And so it was – a most fortunate misfortune, an opportunity for what was wrong to be made even an even better right.

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Perhaps this world needs more opportunities to fingerpaint mishaps into beauty. Maybe we all need more happy accidents.

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About Ronne Rock

YOU ARE GOD'S HAND-CRAFTED DESIGN. AND I WANT TO CELEBRATE YOU.

We're in this together, and I am for you. I secure road signs with a hammer of hope, and clear the debris so they can be seen. I am your encourager. I walk and keep walking. Cheer and keep cheering. I invest, dive deep, and cherish most the stories being written in the lives of women who believe restoration is a reality on earth as it is in heaven. God holds the pen in those stories, “That one - I hold her. And that one - she is My delight. And that one - never snatched away.”  I am a mouthpiece of celebration for women. Redemption is our song. You can find even more encouragement in  "For You, Love" the prayer journals that invite you to respond, and in Everbloom, a collection of stories from the Redbud Writers Guild. I'm currently writing One Woman Can Change the World, set to publish late spring 2020 (Revell). I'm honored to be represented by Credo Communications.

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