Four Years of One Small Rose

Dear Readers,

Today, February 16th is the four year anniversary of One Small Rose!

It’s hard to believe how much has happened in the last four years…

In this post, I want to share a motto I’ve adopted for this year.


Last year was hands down the hardest of my life, and so far this year hasn’t been easier.

I’m not going to share details, but believe me when I say that I’ve been pushed further than I ever thought possible.

(I know I’m not the only one with this experience.)

At the end of the year, after several days of intense symptoms, I felt drawn to a particular Scripture verse.

It’s one I know well, but it seemed to take on a deeper meaning for me. It seemed to come to life.

I can do all things in him who strengthens me (Philippians 4:13).

After feeling drawn to the verse, I heard a passage from St. Faustina’s Diary that’s very similar.

Jesus, with You I can do all things (Diary 650).

Whether we realize it or not, we are weak creatures who can do nothing without God’s grace.

He desires to do extraordinary things in our lives, but He can only do so if we have faith and remain open to Him.

I invite you to memorize that verse and pray it when you feel discouraged, frustrated, anxious, overwhelmed, intimidated, defeated, exhausted, confused, afraid etc.

I challenge you to make this act of trust often and witness its effect in your life.

Thank You

I can’t thank you all enough for your support over the last four years!

I appreciate every person who reads and follows my blog.

Thank you for your prayers as well. I couldn’t get through the day, let alone maintain this blog, without the many prayers offered for me.

Please know of my prayers for you too.

May God reward you for your generosity.

May the Lord always be glorified through One Small Rose

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