God so loved the world that he released and literally chose to give His only begotten son, that whoever would believe in Him would not perish!
You were like sheep going astray. 1Peter 2:25
That’s what God says we are like-lost lambs. Human beings are incapable of finding salvation on their own. God had to provide that salvation on His own, and this is what he has done.
What I am reading this morning from the book below:
Our Pastor spoke about this verse Sunday at church and it really made me think about what kind of path we leave as we go through life and others see. I want my children and grand children to know and see that I follow the straight path. I am not perfect and I stumble upon many rocks along the way but I do have Jesus Christ who gives me peace and joy as I travel this path. I know that Jesus died for me on the cross so that mine and your sins may be forgiven. He freely gives us grace and salvation all we have to do is open that door and let Jesus in our heart.You will never be the same again. Some people think it means you become boring and no fun, a slave, chained, but it is the exact opposite. You are in chains and darkness until you find Jesus Christ.The freedom, the light, the love Jesus gives is radical. As you go through life, yes there will be sorrow and tough times, but deep inside you can find the peace and joy to survive that only Jesus can give. We have hope knowing one day we will be with Jesus Christ. So choose to walk the straight path that others can see which leads to Jesus and his love, peace, and joy.
My first attempt at drawing an owl and using black paper as my substrate. I did not think I would enjoy doing animals but this was fun and such a hoot!
As I drive to work each morning I cross over this 3 mile bridge that has the most spectacular views of the water. It is my time to take a deep breath, draw in the beauty around me and thank God for all the things he has provided in my life! As I was admiring his beauty these word came to me and I wanted to share them with you. The picture of the clouds is a photo I took while walking along the beach. I hope it brings you encouragement. Jesus is always there for you just breathe in his word each morning before you start your day, breathe in his spirit to help guide you as you go through your day, breathe in his life to help you be more like him as you walk in your journey, breathe in his beauty that is all around you if you just look for it, and breathe in his LOVE that is always there to comfort you and give you peace and joy even in times of trouble and hardship.
My mom died a few days after I was born so I have never had that mom I could go to and ask questions and share all my thoughts with. I have been blessed to be the mom of a wonderful daughter and 2 great daughter-in-laws. All three of these special ladies are moms today! I want to wish them and all moms a very Happy Mother’s Day!
I just finsihed a this colored pencil drawing on mylar and decided to turn it into a Mother’s Day card. Hope you enjoy!
She is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days to come. She speaks with wisdom, and faithful instruction is on her tongue. She watches over the affairs of her household and does not eat the bread of idleness. Her children arise and call her blessed, her husband also, and praises her. Many women do noble things, but you surpass them all. Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting, but a woman who fears the LORD to be praised. Psalm 31:25-30
Bible Journaling, who ever heard of such? I am not sure if it is because I was raised Catholic or what but I have always considered the bible something scared that you did not write in it, I might place notes, cards, etc… In it but never write in my bible. I guess as a Catholic I felt God was this almighty, powerful God that I feared, and therefore could not get close to him. I have learned though the years that I can have a close personal relationship with God through his son Jesus Christ. The bible is God’s love relationship with us, and he and I can talk to each other through the word. I can write, journal, in my bible my thoughts, fears, important verses I want to remember, etc… And it is ok.
I have been looking a lot at bible journaling lately. Today I decided to do my first bible journaling, nothing beautiful , but it is a start.
With Mother’s Day coming up I hope this gives each mother a little inspiration You don’t have to be a perfect mother just your own unique loving self!
I started taking a colored pencil class hoping to learn some new techniques and work on my patience. My first exercise was doing this pear. I will have to say it took me 3 hours working on this project I really enjoyed it. It helped me to relax and slow down.
This bruised pear is a reminder of when we are bruised, hurt, and brokenhearted God is our source of hope and courage.
The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit. Psalm 34:18
we often wish we can escape troubles- the path of grief, loss,sorrow, and failure, or even the small daily frustrations that constantly wear us down. God promises to be our source of power, courage, and wisdom, helping us through our problems. Admit you need God’s help and thank him for being by your side.