Merciful March

Have mercy, March. You’re here and we need you. Melt the ice that freezes hope. Extinguish the hate here and far away- to our friends in Ukraine, have mercy. Spring, we see you. May we find wonder in our day-to-day–our FREEDOM, family, the smile and laughter of a baby, birds chirping, sunrises, sunsets, the sky, good coffee, opportunities, food in our refrigerator, our pets, and our memories. How do you cling to faith in times like these? You just do or don’t. I choose “do”.


Have faith๐Ÿค

Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com Ukraine and Kansas both share an official flower-one of my favorites, the sunflower. We’ll anxiously await their summer bloom.

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49 thoughts on “Merciful March

  1. atimetoshare.me

    I love reading your adventures and to have them encapsulated as you live it – into a new book is the best adventure of all. Paulโ€™s dream world is hidden in the national parks. Many of his paintings are a tribute to them. Have fun as you embark on another amazing chapter in your life. Love you, girl!

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    1. Kathy, how are you? How is Paul? Is he home yet? ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป thank you for reading and encouraging me. I knew nature was Paulโ€™s inspiration ~not specifically National Parks~how awesome! I love you too! โค๏ธ

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      1. atimetoshare.me

        Paul is home but not out of the woods yet. Next few days will indicate if he needs to see an encologist. God is in control and I know the result is in his hands.

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    1. What kind words, Eddie. We are all just a type away and together in spirit! When I get down, I accept it, let it out, breathe deep, talk it out, and take a step forward. Iโ€™m noticing the little things more with more clarity. Love, Karla

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  2. We can only keep our faith in these difficult times. I remain calm knowing God is in control.
    I am sending you a prayer for your new book. I would love to tag along. It sounds like it will be quite the adventure. ๐Ÿค—โค๏ธ๐Ÿ™

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    1. Thank you so much for your thoughtful response. I feel that way too! This book is based on former travels and one to come. Hopefully it will excite the kids about our National Parks! OUR Parks! โค๏ธ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป๐Ÿค—

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  3. Great message friend. Amen “Have mercy, March. Youโ€™re here and we need you. Melt the ice that freezes hope. Extinguish the hate here and far away- to our friends in Ukraine, have mercy. Spring, we see you. May we find wonder…”

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  4. Yes! AMEN! Cheers! And bravo. Mercy is what we need… in BUCKETFULS… this March. It really is nice to feel sun, see grass, and notice the lengthening days. But as we Midwesterners know all too well, it’s a TRAP! We will get pummeled again by one, maybe two, more snow storms before winter finally gives up the ghost. But as you so perfectly say, we can always choose FAITH over FEAR.

    I join you in praying for Ukraine. It is utterly senseless and horrible to witness. God save them.

    – Russell

    On Tue, Mar 1, 2022 at 8:57 AM Flannel with Faith wrote:

    > K.L. Hale posted: ” Have mercy, March. You’re here and we need you. Melt > the ice that freezes hope. Extinguish the hate here and far away- to our > friends in Ukraine, have mercy. Spring, we see you. May we find wonder in > our day-to-day–our FREEDOM, family, the smile and lau” >

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    1. Hi Russell! Thank you so much for your kind words and support! I laugh at โ€œitโ€™s a TRAP!โ€ Ha ha! Iโ€™m so skeptical about the trap I still have my salt bucket and shovel handy. The fighting is getting worse and my heart breaks for the Ukrainian people. Iโ€™m praying for the Russian citizens who do not want this either. Seeing the babies and their Mommas traveling solo and Dads staying behind to fight is heartbreaking. They are really teaching us about resilience arenโ€™t they? And coming together? May we end our โ€œwarsโ€ in our minds, our households, and with one another here in our territories. Peace and blessings to you and Joan and family. ๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป

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  5. Hello, Karla,
    Thank you for commenting on my “A Coffee State of Mind” post. I really appreciate your site and the posts I have seen so far. Your “Flannel with Faith” tagline is especially eye-catching to us because of our “Up North Flannels” hobby/pass-time/obsession/busy-ness in retirement. It’s mostly my wife’s, but I sew the Up North labels on our flannel shirts. Anyway – your Faith & Finley series looks really cute. As a middle-grade novel author, I would love to hear about your indie-publishing journey. Best to you!
    Dale Parsons

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    1. Happy Saturday, Dale. My apologies for the late reply. Youโ€™re very welcome. And thank you for stopping by here and reading! How awesome that you and your wife have a flannel business. I have to check that out as Iโ€™m always in the market for a new one (and sewing on the labels is a big deal! โ˜บ๏ธ). Iโ€™d love to learn more of your grade level novels. I spent 8 years at the middle grade level~some of my favorite years! My email is Finleyriverpublishing@gmail.com. Iโ€™m still learning on my self-publishing journey~the doโ€™s, the donโ€™tโ€™s (still finding those after the fact, lol), and many other things Iโ€™d never thought I would learn! I wish the best to you and yours as well! Karla

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  6. Jean McDonald

    hi dear friend! ive been reading your posts but havent had time till now to sit down at laptop & comment. Last monday, tuesday & wednesday were perfect days here in iowa. tuesday morning when Jubal & I got up

    On Tue, Mar 1, 2022 at 9:57 AM Flannel with Faith wrote:

    > K.L. Hale posted: ” Have mercy, March. You’re here and we need you. Melt > the ice that freezes hope. Extinguish the hate here and far away- to our > friends in Ukraine, have mercy. Spring, we see you. May we find wonder in > our day-to-day–our FREEDOM, family, the smile and lau” >

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