Saturday, April 12, 2014

Scars and Blessings~

Scars and Blessings~

Dear Friends,
This month, I have been looking back over my life, contemplating the many trials and joys throughout the years. Now, the joys are quickly remembered and celebrated without pause. However, the trials....there are a few trials that have left deep scars. But, honestly, I can no longer recall the intensity of the pain I must have felt during those times. And, I know that this distant and faint recollection is a mercy-healing from Jesus. 
Oh, don't get me wrong--I remember the prayer, 
worry and crying-out for deliverance, 
but the Lord has covered those times with His awesome 
grace and mercy. 
His grace and mercy has soothed my mind and anointed my scars. 
The deep scars of life have bloomed into magnificent blessings that I could not have dreamed of asking for 
or even imagined.  Joy, joy, joy!  These ugly scars have become vibrant hues of watercolors that have washed my life with love and deep joy, despite the pain. Now, I can reach out and touch the place where the scars once were...and, feel the smoothness and understand their purpose.  
As Catherine Doherty would say, "'s a Kiss from Christ~"
What a blessing and privilege!
I invite you to look back over your life and give thanks 
for the scars and blessings 
that have brought you to where you are today.  

Psalm 46

God is our refuge and strength,
an ever-present help in trouble.

  Gospel Music~



Art Speaks Life!

Much Joy!

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Living Art and Faith~

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Good Afternoon Friends!
Today, I am inspired by a few posts I have read over at 
Barbie's Freshly Brewed Life.  Her latest post discusses becoming Living Art for the Lord. What a wonderful subject! In order to become His living art, we have to be in-touch with our Father, which means we have to slow down and "just be" in His presence. Yes, we should continue our ministries, work and family life, also, but we must make time to sit at the feet of our Father.  At His feet, is where we praise, give thanks, learn, listen, rest and renew.  This is where I find inspiration for my His feet...steeped in His continual praise.

10 For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.

Music by Youthful Praise

My Art

Thank you, for stopping by! 
May you recognize the blessings in your life and thank your heavenly Father~

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