Tuesday, March 26, 2019


I remember the comment I used to hear frequently about 'not letting anyone steal your joy'. It was well intended, usually delivered with love or concern when people who genuinely cared about us became aware of our struggles - especially those struggles that related to another person or persons that it appeared we'd given sway over some aspect of our life. It was comforting somehow to be assured we had someone else to blame for what was ailing us, but the truth is rather than help, it hurt. The truth is, it was terrible advice.

Reality set in for me one day when I realized it is impossible for anyone else to steal MY joy! Even on those occasions when I've tried to leave the door open and tried to force the key into another's hand it was an impossibility. The joy that abides within me - within us - in truth is invader proof. I and I alone am its guardian here on earth because joy is a right I have - you have - which has been given from God; an inalienable right.

What does that mean when we find ourselves unhappy, hurt, discouraged, or confused in our interaction with other people? It means we have not been honest with self. We have not stopped, nor looked, nor listened to our own truths. We have not questioned our own motives, our own expectations, acknowledged our own fears or insecurities that no one outside ourselves has the power to alleviate. We always have our own joy in our own hands. Really we do. But the best knowledge of all is not only is it ours to keep, our own joy is renewed and ready and waiting to keep us whole each and every new day. No one can steal it! That's a promise:

Psalms 30:5

Weeping may endure for a night,
but JOY comes in the morning.

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

The Same God

I was confused for a while. Wondered how either I could be so wrong or people whom I love and have worshiped with, or, at the least, shared a common faith and conviction with could see the same events, the same people in such different light. I'm not confused any longer.

I realize we are seeing the same things just filtering them through different strainers. 

There is accountability ahead of us at some juncture. Soon. If we are serving the same God He is a just God and will not be swayed by our bias or prejudices. 

Regardless of what we might like to tell "one's self" the fact is our Spirit of discernment knows Truth. 

We know what's real and what is not. If we know Christ we know His image...we are not confused.

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

You Beckon by Peggy Eldridge Love

Do you own this?

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

'21' Secrets Uncovered Tour with Shelia M. Goss

“21” Secrets Uncovered by Shelia M. Goss

In honor of her 21st book being released today, Shelia decided to reveal 21 secrets or things you may not know about her.

1. When I was a teenager, me and one of my best friends had aspirations on being the next  rapping duo like Salt N Pepa.
2. When in high school, me and one of my best friends performed a Mary Jane Girls song in a talent show.
3. Me and my best friend once snuck into an LL Cool J after party by pretending to be the relatives of someone attending the party.
4. I've always wanted my own radio show, "Quiet Storm with Oh Shelia."
5.. I once wrote for a few confessional magazines.
6. I used to have a crush on actor Don Johnson. I've watched every Miami Vice & Nash Bridges episode.
7.  My bank account is like a roller coaster...it goes up and down and sometimes it flatlines.

To see Shelia’s full 21 secrets uncovered list, please visit: http://sheliagoss.com/2015/06/16/secrets-uncovered-by-shelia-m-goss-release-day-book-21/


A hot one-night stand could lead to a once-in-a-lifetime chance at love. 
As the producer of one of TV’s highest-rated shows, Kem Phillips has a knack for creating the perfect leading man. But love in real life? No thanks. She has no interest in repeating her mother’s mistakes.
Thank goodness the star of her newest project is discreet. No one knows about the one-night stand they indulged in at her best friend’s wedding. He’s also a gentleman who always seems to be there when she’s in a jam.
Brent McKenzie has had his share of memorable moments, but that night with Kem is as fresh and hot in his mind as if it was yesterday. He’d love to be the man who comes to her rescue in all possible ways—if she’d let him.
When an emergency call sends Kem racing home to Louisiana, she goes against her better judgment and accepts Brent’s offer to go with her. Yet as everything she thought was true about her past crumbles, is his emotional support something solid to lean on…or a crutch she dare not trust?
Secrets Uncovered is available online. Order your copy directly from the publisher https://www.samhainpublishing.com/book/5470/secrets-uncovered

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Shelia M. Goss is a screenwriter and national bestselling author of twenty-one books. Secrets Uncovered is her twenty-first book in print. She writes in multiple genres.  She's received many accolades in her career, including being nominated for a 2015 AAMBC Literary Awards in the Romance Author of the Year category.  USA Today says, “Goss has an easy, flowing style with her prose…” Shelia loves to hear from readers so feel free to contact her via her website: www.sheliagoss.com or follow
her on Facebook at www.facebook.com/sheliagoss or Twitter @sheliamgoss.

Monday, May 04, 2015

New Custom Fabrics Coming This Month

Searching for the perfect fabric for your new line of children's sleep ware,easy wear shirts, tees, and lounge ware, or something that lends itself to art quilting, fiber art and a host of other craft projects? Check out what's new here!

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

Ailanthus Webworm Moth - The Fabric!

Additional new fabrics! Had the pleasure of being featured in Custom Fabrics Paper.Li in the science section several days ago when the Ailanthus Webworm Moth design was introduced. Anxious to see some of the designs in quilts and other projects soon!

Monday, March 16, 2015

Buzzard's Luck - An Oxymoron Haiku

Buzzard's Luck
(An Oxymoron Haiku)

Saw a dead buzzard
on the side of the highway -
completely alone.

©2015 Peggy T. Rush

I thought about the irony of what my husband and I saw on the way to church Sunday morning; a flock of buzzards obviously feasting on recent road kill along the Virginia highway. I thought too about the irony of what we saw on the way back from church; a lone buzzard that had apparently become road kill itself. Strangely it was all alone - nothing flew above it, nothing picked and pecked at it, nothing wanted to feast on it.

That set of scenarios caused me to think this was an oxymoron of the "Buzzard's Luck" theory:
Can't kill anything 
nothing will die.

Somehow it seems oddly relevant and somewhat indicative of the social and political atmosphere we find ourselves dwelling within today.