Comfort

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I pray that I will always be able to look to the Lord in the good times and in the bad times, because it is so easy to feel comforted by Him will all is going right in our lives.

I pray this night for the people in the Caribbean and in Mexico, and I pray that they will still find the strength deep within to hang on and not let go.

Transient: Broken Sea Glass

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Transient

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Broken Sea Glass

A few years ago while bathing in the ocean, these pieces of Broken Sea Glass caught my eye. I didn’t know what I would do with them at the time, but later it would come to me and I learned a Spiritual Lesson and ended up writing a poem, called Broken Sea Glass.

If you look closely at the glass, you will see that the edges are smoothed. This is because the glass has been washed up on the sea-shore and then pulled back again by the waves. So what was once sharp and able to cut, has now been transformed into something smooth.

Sometimes, we may start off in our lives being discourteous, but after suffering much, just like the pieces of broken sea glass, our rough edges can also become smooth.

 

Brassy

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Brassy

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Brassy: bold (adjective) careful, cautious, prudent, humble (antonyms)

Many times in the bible, the men of God were referred to as being bold or doing things with boldness. So in the right circumstances, especially if you are being a faithful witness for God, it’s alright to be brassy. On the other hand, the wicked who one may think to be bold, they will easily lose hope and become fearful, even when there is nothing to fear.

NONE

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None

Many, Lord my God, are the wonders you have done, the things you planned for us. None can compare with you; were I to speak and tell of your deeds, they would be too many to declare. Psalm 40 : 5
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Peony

Beautiful flowers You give us to brighten our days.

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The fruit trees you supply so that our bodies can be nourish.

Control

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Control

One thing God will never do is to control human beings.
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Badlands in Ontario

[ The Believer’s Freedom ] “I have the right to do anything,” you say—but not everything is beneficial. “I have the right to do anything”—but not everything is constructive.

1 Corinthians 10 : 23

The Christian Apprentice

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Apprentice

We, as disciples of Jesus, are like apprentices and by patterning our lives after His, we should become quite skilled and knowledgeable, so that this gospel  may be spread to the ends of the earth.

The Master said: “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me. For whoever wants to save their life will lose it, but whoever loses their life for me and for the gospel will save it. Mark 8 : 34 & 35

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The disciples went and woke him, saying, “Master, Master, we’re going to drown!”

Luke 8 : 24

 

Knackered

#Christianity, #Health, #Nature, #Photography, Encouragement

Knackered

There are many reasons why one may feel knackered, it could be from health reason, or it may be from over exertion, or it could be from the lack of proper nutrition.

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The Lord will sustain and strengthen him on his sickbed; In his illness, You will restore him to health. Psalm 41 : 3

Blanket Wisdom

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Blanket

Many years ago when I was quite ill, the one thing I could do, and would do, was to crochet. I would learn many valuable lessons along the way as I crocheted.

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Blanket made with love

At first, I found it very difficult to finish a project, because I wanted the finished project to be perfect. I would pull out the project to start over, becoming more and more frustrated along the way.

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Dress donated to fundraiser & my top

Looking back now, I also know that God was leading even then, but at the time, I thought they were just random thoughts coming to my mind like:

“Don’t let your mistakes hold you back, keep going forward.”

“Keep striving for perfection.”

It was only when I read in one of the craft magazines that every mistake could be a design, that I felt a bit free to continue.

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Evening Purses

Anxious moments came when the projects were finished, and someone wanted to purchase an item. They seem to see only the beauty, while the mistakes still loomed large before me.

So, I guess you could say my blanket wisdom all started with my passion for crochet.

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My Craft Show Projects

Isaiah 30 : 21 …Your ears will hear a voice behind you, saying, “This the way; walk in it.”