Southern Inspiration

Today, I’m participating in the Miracle Makeover Party! Read the details at the bottom of the post and start commenting! Thank you to Guideposts Magazine for bringing us the video of Colette and her miracle makeover. The link to see the video is at the bottom of this post.

Colette’s story is inspiring. Many things inspire us in life. Special people, the song of a bird, rainbows, a refreshing breeze – all of these remind us who we are and Whose we are. They remind us of our Creator and our salvation! Praise God From Whom All Blessings Flow!

As many of you know, I lost my beloved Grandpa last Friday. He inspires me to live life well and fully.

Grandpa Dicus
Frank Dicus

I lost my father in 1992. I’m inspired by him to care about people and to let them know that I care.

Eddie Dicus

I am very fortunate to still have my mother. She inspires me to put my heart in to everything I do, whether it is teaching a class, working with clients, making dinner or setting a table – give it your all and do it well.

Carrol Dicus Ward
Carrol Dicus Ward

I am also inspired by my husband. He inspires me to be committed and he makes me laugh.

My husband, Joe B. Wharton and me on our wedding day (almost 13 years ago)
My husband, Joe B. Wharton and me on our wedding day (almost 13 years ago)

I could go on and and on about all the inspiration in my life – sisters, brother, nieces and a nephew, a bonus father and on, and on it goes.

Today, I’m inspired by a cool morning after so many hot, hot summer days! What inspires you today?

Check out the information below on the wonderful Miracle Makeover Party and join in!

Please take the time today to thank Guideposts Magazine for bringing us the video of Colette’s story.  Please leave a comment thanking Guideposts Magazine, and telling them what you loved about the video – and be sure to click “Like It”. The comment you leave on each participating site will generate a $1.00 donation by Design Gives Back.  These donations will facilitate another Miracle Makeover.

  • Please comment here on  Pink Saturday post for a $1.00 donation.

    Pink Saturday
    Pink Saturday with Beverly at How Sweet the Sound

  • Comment at Country Wings in Phoenix for yet another $1.00 donation.
  • And, of course visit Kelee at The Katillac Shack, and comment for yet another $1.00 donation.  At Kelee’s you will view the awesome Miracle Makeover video, meet and learn more about Colette, and have the opportunity to see and be eligible to win awesome prizes.

And, be certain to post this event to Facebook, and for another $1.00 donation leave  a comment at  Be certain to thank Guideposts for sponsoring the video, tell them what you like about the video, and be sure to click “Like It”.





11 responses to “Southern Inspiration”

  1. Beverly Avatar

    Happy Pink Saturday, Christi. Thank you for making Pink Saturday special, and for taking part in this day of celebration and thanks.

    There truly are miracles going on all around us every day. We just have to open our hearts in acceptance.

    Thank you for sharing inspiration with us. You are blessed with your family.

    I’m still hoping to reach my goal of 200 comments by midnight tonight.

  2. Charlotte Avatar

    It’s great to have a family to inspire you. I’m glad you still have your mother. My mother was an inspiration to me. I only knew one of my grandfathers and didn’t know him very well. He passed away when I was about 14 years old.
    Thank you for sharing with us on Spiritual Sundays and for being a part of the Miracle Makeover party.

  3. Ginger Avatar

    What a great impact your family has had on you.I’m so sorry for the lost of your grandfather, what a blessing to have such a loving family. God Bless,

  4. Ginger Avatar

    What a blessing to have family members to leave such an impact on your life.
    God Bless,

  5. Sandi Avatar

    Hi Christi,
    I’m so sorry about your grandfather. I think we all have special people in our lives who inspire us; loved ones and the Lord Jesus especially. God plants people into our lives who help to make us better and vise versa. I’m sure your family does that for you as mine does for me. Thank you for sharing and I hope you enjoy this special weekend.


  6. Sherry Avatar

    Good Morning Sweetie…
    What a beautiful share and what an inspiration you are to each of our lives that you have touched through this post today. I have so enjoyed my visit.

    Your sweet Daddy sure did look like his Dad, your Grandpa didn’t he? I am so sorry to hear that your precious Grandpa has graduated to heaven sweetie. He has left you with many memories in your heart. Just reach in and draw one out when you need to smile and feel a happy heart. They will always will be there waiting for you.

    Please stop by Country Wings In Phoenix, my blog. Guideposts magazine is donating a dollar towards our next miracle makeover for each comment left and I want to make enough for several more makeovers. I know they are out there just waiting to be found.

    I will be back to visit, as I have so enjoyed visiting here today. Have a beautiful week sweet friend.
    Country hugs sweet friend, Sherry

  7. Ann Avatar

    I am truly sorry for your loss of your grandfather. I’m sure he was a hero in your life as the others you lightlighted. I pray strength will come to you during this Miracle Weekend.

  8. Eileen, Avatar

    I am sorry for your loss. A lovley post and tribute to your family. Happy Pink Saturday!

  9. Kaye Swain - SandwichINK for the Sandwich Generation Issues Avatar

    What a sweet and powerful legacy your family has passed on to you – along with all your wonderful family memories. You and your family are in my prayers.

  10. Whidbey Woman Avatar

    A lovely tribute to the people in your life! God bless you.

  11. Kelee Katillac Avatar

    Hi Christi:

    I am so sorry for your loss. He will certainly be in your every movement and courageous thought–his inspiration and motivation lives on through you.

    In the midst of your loss, you have taken time to be on The Miracle Team. Now, that is the kind of thing he would approve of… strength and kindness. I love you and grieve with you and
    celebrate him simultaneously.

    Thank-you for this post.

    Love, kelee

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