Saturday, April 4, 2015

How To Be A Pansy And Thrive...

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We are so blessed to be part of unique positioning.
The sun is the greater light
The moon the lesser light,
We have the light of the Lord within if we are Christians.

But we have all the details to accomplish the great and special events.
That has been predestined for us!

There are so many details that seem insignificant,
But they all have been divinely ordained!

I am always amazed at the intricate design of creation of
All plants and flowers and animals.

But what just makes my heart leap is the way a heart longs
To love in the face of struggle.

The scriptures tell us that women are the weaker vessel;
But I think in a way it is like a Pansy flower;
Soft and delicate, very fine color and attractive!
A flower in the very sense of the word;
But a pansy flower can stand up to brutal cold temps,
To be covered in a foot of snow!
Yet, they do more than survive, they thrive!
They can grow in the shade, even in soil made up of pine needles.
They stay alive with even very little water.

So I think of women that in many ways may be weaker;
But I see the makeup of A sturdy and strong strength;
That come from within...
To endure tough situations

Giving birth
Holding the hand of someone dying
Being an advocate for someone with no words
Protecting our children
Loving in the face of rejection
Waiting till the time of revelation of a situation...

The saying of don't be a Pansy, brings a whole new spin on that one!

I may cry, but I can still see through my tears!
Scripture tells us sorrow may last through the night;
But JOY comes in the morning...

I am thankful for the strength to do more than survive,
But we are called to thrive and set our hand to the plow;
And to break up that fallow ground!
Even a Pansy can break through a hard and cracked surface;
And bend its head into the rays of warm sunshine and smiles.
The Pansy smiles into the face of adversity...


  1. How lovely Roxy. Thank you from one pansy to another:)

  2. What a beautiful analogy and so true. Mama always had pansies as long as I can remember and they last far into the Fall. Love this post.

  3. I just love your analogy of woman to pansies. So true! I think we are the weaker sex because men are supposed to take care and cherish us but other than that, we have God-given strength to do so much for our men and families. Happy Easter to you and your family!

  4. Beautiful Roxy. Wishing you a special and Blessed Easter.
    Hugs, CM

  5. Beautiful analogy Roxy! We can still smile and hold our heads up despite the storms we may face, because we are lifting our face to the SON who is our strength! Lovely thought! Have a blessed Easter celebrating our Lord!

  6. Truly beautiful, dear Roxy! I always enjoy your posts..I leave with plenty 'food for thought'...thank you!
    Blessings on your Resurrection Sunday!

  7. Hope you had a wonderful Easter~ I sure did.

    Have a blessed day!

  8. Softness doesn't mean weakness. I think as women we can be both soft and strong, in a good way. In fact sometimes our very softness is our strength! (Compassion, love, kindness)
    The pansy is a good analogy, Roxy.


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