Sunday, January 27, 2019
We are preparing like so many in our part of the world for the coming Arctic Air . Hope all of you are warm and safe.
"Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground apart from the will of your Father." Matt:10:29 (NIV)
Sunday, January 20, 2019
|Gluten Free French Bread|
Paint something blooming.
If any of you are snowed in today - would love to hear what you are doing. To those who are in a warm place - could you send some of it my way.
"He says to the snow, 'Fall on the earth,' Job 37:6 a (NIV)
Sunday, January 13, 2019
A quiet calm settles all around.
Even this busy one seems to know it is time to slow down and be still.
Sweet friends wishing you a blessed peace-filled week.
"A heart at peace gives life to the body..." Prov. 14:30 a (NIV)
Saturday, January 5, 2019
Like many of you each year a certain word or words becomes the focus. Generally for me the word keeps appearing over and over. Such was the case with "Peace".
I love the story about a wealthy man who commissions an artist to depict a painting of peace.
The artist first paints a lovely country scene...cows grazing in a meadow...birds flying overhead in a clear blue sky...a small village quietly situated off in the distance. When the artist presents the painting to the man - it is refused. He says "this is not a true picture of peace."
The artist returns to his studio disappointed yet willing to try again. He then paints a beautiful woman holding a sweet sleeping child. For sure this would please the man. No - it too was rejected.
Feeling discouraged the artist is at a loss. He even decides to pray for inspiration. Almost at once an idea forms and the artist rushes to his canvas and paints like he has never painted before.
This time when he takes the painting to the gentleman he can't help but hold his breath. Yes the man at last is happy. It is the true picture of peace.
The artist had painted a stormy sea pounding at the shore with lightning and dark clouds. He had even captured the feel of the strong winds. In the middle of the painting though there was this small bird resting in her nest beneath a cliff. She was safely calm amidst the storm. Author Unknown
I am wishing all of you true "Peace" in the coming year. Perhaps you will share your perfect word or words for 2019.
"Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid." John 14:27 (NIV)
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