Intersecting Life and Faith

Rose Petals

Friends are like rose petals, some fall to the ground fading with time or distance, some petalsĀ  are vibrant, full of life, full of color and fragrance. The thing about rose petals, like friends, new or old, they are never forgotten.

I began this blog for you, my friends and family, and whomever else might find their way here. The intention was to communicate to the women of my Church and beyond to family and friends across the country. That still is my purpose over nine years later. The writing is at times sporadic, but for whatever reason, I have not been able to close down Jody Lynne. (my middle name for those new to my site.)

Rarely are roses personally purchased, but given to a loved one on an anniversary, Valentine’s Day or other special occasions. The memories remain of flowers given in love, much like each friend I have made over many years.

With all this in mind, I want to say this Thanksgiving season, how filled with joy and thanksgiving for the gift of all you in my life. Some I know well, others I want to know better, I hope you like coffee or tea! I am reminded daily to not take life for granted, not take people for granted. 2017 has been a year of trying to live each moment intentionally, not forgetting all those rose petals God has put in my life. Whether new or a beautiful vintage shade, I am thankful for each one of you.
Happy Thanksgiving!




  1. Linda Dix

    Thanks for your leadership and friendship. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving and trip to be with your Mom.

  2. Judy

    So grateful for you, your love and wise words??

  3. Terri

    Happy Thanksgiving, Jody! Love you and hope you have a wonderful holiday!

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