Wednesday, February 8, 2012

finding beauty...even when its hard to see.

love that we all like to keep it real here. i will never stray from that.

i am currently moving through foreign waters. trying to stay afloat some days. this place of healing and growing and peeling back the layers is like nothing i have ever experienced or known. but it is real and it is happening. the Lord is taking me to the end of myself. my friend angie and i talked it out via gmail chat last night. here are some highlights from my wise friend.

at the end of the day, God is either working IN you or THROUGH you.
  and He is working in you, lib. and so that means, that you are here on this earth to please God.so you run after Him, you continue to heal, and hear what God is teaching you.
  do not forget that He is working IN you right now...and maybe along the way, He sprinkles people along to hear what He is teaching you... but until then, you are here to please the Lord. and my goodness...this stuff would not be sifting if it wasn't needed.
if God wasn't using it to prepare you, to grow you...i heard a beth moore thing a while back and she said " God is ever after proving us genuine."and she said "God is after turning us inside out to put truth in our inmost parts." you are finally dealing with cancer. you have moved to a new place and are starting a whole new life. a new life with people who do not know your old. which has everything to do with who you are now.you are allowed to deal with this friend. you need to.you cannot pour into others, when you have not let God cut in and pour into you. so the journey continues... ***

switching gears a bit. which is okay i think. in the midst of it all...let's continue to celebrate the small things. like cute earrings. how about a sweet giveaway from my creative friend katie


hair is a bit crazy in the back.

whether you are buying for yourself or as a gift...there are some real cute ideas for a little valentines day gift. use coupon code "DWYC" at check out for 10% off your order.
just for you.

leave a little comment love on this post to be entered into the giveaway. 3 pairs of free earrings of your choice. nice! winner will be announced friday on the blog.
go check out it all out here:
www.onedelightfulbutton.com 



41 comments:

  1. Those earrings are so sweet and cute! I would love to win.

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  2. Oh I love the red and white stripe earrings!

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  3. Love these earrings!!! So cute!!

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  4. Very cute earrings. I hope you feel better soon. (((((HUGS)))))

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  5. gosh what great earrings ... i love the hearts, mums & the scrabble cufflinks ... so sweet. & creative. lifting up a prayer for you. we all go through things in our lives that are tough. i'm thinking about you. (:

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  6. Love the earrings! I think this birthday girl needs those to ring in year 26 ;)
    Courtney

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  7. Pretty earrings! Very cute!

    Praying for you and thinking of you in this difficult time. Thanks for sharing your heart through this tough time.

    Laura

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  8. love love these earrings, how cute!!!!!!
    kristajoyfarrell (dot) gmail.com

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  9. i am obsessed with polka dots!! so cute.. love them!! Thanks for the encouraging words, always a good reminder that God is working in us and through us all the time.

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  10. Red and white stripes are adorable!

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  11. love the earrings & the conversation with your friend!! What a great friend to speak truth like that!
    -Ash

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  12. I've seen "One Delightful Button" before. This time I think I have to order some! A fun almost-Spring treat. ....see, here I go with the online shopping thing again!

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  13. You and those red stripes were meant to be together :)

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  14. Always appreciate your honesty!!

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  15. I think god is working through you because your story effects lives everywhere!

    Love the earrings too!

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  16. Your authenticity is much appreciated - my step mom is coming out of cancer treatments and recently told me "she feels god is teaching her the in order to really be FILLED UP she must be completely EMPTIED" This is something she had never thought of. And being COMPLETELY empty is hard and scary.... God Bless

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  17. ooohhh pick me pick me pick me. i was blessed to hear ang talk to all of leadership about that. that is some TRUE TRUTH! love you lib.

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  18. I love the houndstooth ones!!! Keep writing Libby!!! Truly beautiful and humbling...

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  19. The above comment is from me, Dabney!
    P.S. Ava is stunning!

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  20. Encouraged by your blog Libby! God is faithful!

    Also love the earrings!

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  21. ang.. what a lady. she and i had an amazing heart to heart like that a couple weeks back and man, it was rich. i love that even through her valley she's able to speak such beautiful truth into the lives of her friends. we are the blessed ones. i'm going through a season of healing too and ang's words, alongside Jesus' & others, have brought me so much peace. funny how He does that.. uses our own pain to bring others peace in their own. we can bring people as far along as we are & sweet ang is doing that for us. love her for it. love you too. thankful for both of you in my life. xo

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  22. Thanks lLibby for your honesty. When you share your hurts on this blog you help others see your humaness. Which what I think God wants us to do as we are created in his image. You are a beautiful person, inside and out. The red earrings are so cute. ALL the earrings are cute.

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  23. Praying for you, thank you so much for sharing.

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  24. He is faithful! Always <3 your blogs

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  25. hey lib,
    it was so great to see you at ASC, even though it was brief!! Wish we could've caught up more, but it was busy. Proud of you and the way you're walking through this season.
    Katie Renton

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  26. those earrings are cute! im still loving your blog libby! thanks for always sharing your heart!!
    corinne

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  27. thanks for the giveaway! you are sooo beautiful inside and out....praying for you! Love the earrings!
    Jill
    www.campfunk.blogspot.com

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  28. cute earrings! thanks for doing this giveaway.

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  29. love one delightful button!

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  30. Libby - I stumbled across your blog a few months ago & have read your story. You are truly blessed & an inspiration. God continue to bless you & your family.

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  31. Such cute earrings! Love them and your honest posts :)

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  32. oh please please please count me in! those earrings are adorable! crossing my fingers!

    Good post today, we all need reminding sometimes! needed that!

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  33. Your outlook is always inspiring. I appreciate every bit of honesty you share!
    And...of course cute earrings! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  34. Praying for you, sweetie. Just rest easy in God's hands.

    And the earrings are incredibly cute. ;-)

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  35. I love reading your blog.. it's one of the few that I daily check. :)

    Good luck with the running. :-)

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  36. Hi Libby - I've been reading your blog for over a year now - its marked as one of my "Favorites" on my computer. I like how real you come across in your writing and ps the earrings are cute!

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  37. These earrings are too cute. Thanks for keeping your heart open and being real Libby.

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  38. Cute cute cute! Love those earrings. Missed meeting you in Orlando. Maybe next time :)

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  39. miss you libs..been thinking of you guys so much. hope you are well. xoxo

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