Wednesday, 15 June 2016

Failing to Shine

I wake up to the stench. The smelly odor permeates the whole house and seeps under my skin. I can feel discouragement sinking in. 

I walk gingerly out of my room, still not quite prepared for the full onslaught. And there I see them, relaxed - apparently oblivious to the foul smell (left by their pet) and their responsibility to clean it up. 

I'm battling hard now - trying to remain calm... to shine, but one 'off the cuff' remark from my teen-aged son sends me over the edge. 

My voice rises as I vent my frustration, and the real stench sets in. 

To read more of this post, where I share about my failure to shine, please join me here over at SunSparkleShine

SunSparkleShine is one of my favorite sites to visit. It is bright and sunny and well, sparkly, and it encourages me to spread the shine. Further more, it is written by one of my favorite people, my sister, Marva. 

If you are like me and you fail to shine as well, please be sure to read the rest of the post. There's hope, my friends. And please look around Marva's site while you're there, you'll see why I'm so proud of her. 


  1. Hi Carlie,
    I didn't realize until just recently that you and Marva are sisters! Goodness! I love that girl!!!! How neat that both of you have such beautiful voices for Jesus. I got the opportunity to meet Marva in St. Thomas in March. I was on a cruise with my family so her and I got to spend the day while my boys went off exploring :-)
    The hope you share here is beautiful. We need bright lights in the darkness now more than ever. I pray your words reach and bless many!
    Blessings and smiles,

    1. Hi Lori, yes I remember when you met Marva; she had a wonderful time and was so encouraged by you. In fact, she came back even more sparkly that day. :)
      I am so grateful for her and truly blessed to call her sister.
      Thanks so much for your visiting and for your kind words. Blessings to you!


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