The White Rose
The White Rose represents purity, especially for the Virgin Mary.

Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young,
but set an example for the believers in speech,
in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity.
1 Timothy 4:12

The last couple of years have been such a challenge. The pandemic, the lockdown, the increasing polarization in our country’s political structures and our own individual losses have taken a toll on all of us. It’s easy to be overcome and lose sight of the truth of “greater is He that is in me than he who is in the world”. Satan’s whole mission is to steal, kill and destroy. 

In contrast, Jesus came to give us LIFE. Breath life. Abundant life. Eternal Life. His Light chases out the world’s darkness. Always. What a gift we have been given. We also have the owner’s manual to figure out the best way to access all aspects of it. Imagine that…God’s road map –with directions!! All we have to do is read and follow them. 

As we continue to learn to walk with God, being in alignment and harmony with His Word, His promises become manifest in us. Confidence. Patience. Forgiveness. Kindness. Faithfulness in all things. Forebearance. Believing in action. Humor. 

We become a living testament to LOVE.

Marian Ballard