Control

#Christianity, #Nature, #Photography, Encouragement, Inspiration, Spirituality

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

#Christianity, #Jesus, #Nature, #Photography, Encouragement

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

#Christianity, #Wisdom, Encouragement

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.”

Undeterred By The Gray

#Animals, #Birding, #Gardens, #Nature, #Photography

Gray

Today the Daily Post Word was Gray, and it just happened to be a very gray, wet and rainy  day out. In the afternoon the rain subsided and we were able to venture away from the skyscrapers, to see the blooming trees.

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Nothing was going to stop us on this day, and even though the skies remained gray, the blooms remained bright.

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Cherry Blossoms

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The water also reflected the gray in the sky.

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Wood Duck


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Male & Female Wood Ducks

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The Magnolia is also just about ready to bloom.

These Photos were taken in High Park Toronto

Avid

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Avid

Yesterday was a day for those filled with avid pleasures to be out an about. As we walked along the trails, we saw avid joggers, avid walkers, avid bike riders, and avid photographers, all out enjoying the beautiful spring day.

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Swallow

The Swallows are back and I have finally been able to get a shot of them getting ready to fly. I find it most difficult to get a shot of a Swallow in flight, but as an avid photographer, I will not give up.

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Fry = Bad

#Christianity, #Food, #Health, #Photography, Encouragement

Fry

So today I could speak on Fry in relation to the spiritual, but I have chosen the physical instead.

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Usually I will blog on Spiritual Health and Mental Health, but our Physical health is also very important.

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When I eat foods that are fried they may be tastier, but it is what happens to my body afterwards.

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With a digestive system that can easily go on the blink, I try to eliminate fried foods. I have come to associate these foods with heart burn, upper back pain, and whether real or not, I choose to stay away from them as much as I can.

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I have come to learn from personal experience that roasted foods are better for me than fried foods and the more pain I can eliminate from my body the better.

This is one of the ways to ease some pain and function more comfortably.

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Nature’s Chuckles

#Animals, #Backyard, #Birding, #Christianity, #Nature, #Photography, Encouragement

Chuckle

These are some of the things that make me chuckle in nature. They remind me of the David Goliath story, only that they are taking place in nature.

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The Blue Jay in the photo above annoys a Hawk repeatedly. It must have a nest close by to take such chances. His young ones are in need of his protection.

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Young Starling & Grackle

It makes me chuckle to see this young starling; only a few days old, fighting an adult Grackle at the bird feeder. He doesn’t want to be denied his next meal.

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Adult Grackle & Young Starling

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This Crow chases away a juvenile Bald Eagle, he also possibly is nesting have close by. It’s amazing what these little ones will do when they feel threatened.

We too also need to stand up to the Goliath’s in our lives.

You are my hiding place; you will protect me from trouble and surround me with songs of deliverance. Psalm 32:7