Friday, April 14, 2017

Good Friday

Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul - and sings the tunes without the words - and never stops at all. ~Emily Dickinson




I stumbled across a song  that is a good fit for Good Friday.  One time I volunteered for a very large event and they placed me by the stage when this lady Ce Ce Winans sang.  She seriously shakes the house when she sings, she is so anointed!:)  I hope it touches your heart as you reflect over this Easter weekend.  He understands are suffering and will always carry us through. There is always hope because of His wonderful sacrifice He did on the cross for each and everyone of us.  
~🎼♯🎼🌼🎼♯🎼~

  

A simple sketch
I was working on.

Every act, every deed of justice and mercy and benevolence, makes heavenly music in Heaven. ~Ellen G. White

 


Happy Easter!
All art really does is keep you focused on questions of humanity, and it really is about how do we get on with our maker.
~David Bowie



Mercy Said No
I was just a child, when I felt the Savior leading
I was drawn to what I could not understand
And for the cause of Christ, I have spent my days believing
That what He'd have me be, is who I am

As I've come to see the weaker side of me
I realize His grace is what I'll need
When sin demanded justice for my soul

[Chorus]
Mercy said no
I'm not gonna let you go
I'm not gonna let you slip away
You don't have to be afraid
Mercy said no
sin will never ever take control
Life and death stood face to face
Darkness tried to steal my heart away 
Thank You Jesus, Mercy said no

For God so loved the world, that He sent His son to save us
From the cross He built a bridge to set us free
Oh, but deep within our hearts, there is still a war that rages
And makes a sacrifice so hard to see

As midnight fell on crucifixion day
The light of hope seemed oh so far away
As evil tried to stop redemption's flow

[Chorus]
Mercy said no
I'm not gonna let you go
I'm not gonna let you slip away


You don't have to be afraid
Mercy said no
sin will never ever take control
Life and death stood face to face
Darkness tried to steal my heart away

Thank You Jesus, Mercy said no

And now when heaven looks at me
It's through the blood of Jesus
Reminding me of one day long ago



Ce Ce Winans -Live- Mercy said no  ♪



For God so loved the world
that he gave his one and only Son,
that whoever believes in him shall not perish
but have eternal life.
John 3:16

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

#6KforWater


          I just met Eugine who is 6 years old 
                          and lives in Kenya! 


 I am walking for Eugine at the Global 6K for Water on May 6th. These kids are real and I would love for you to join me at the 6K so that you too can help provide clean water to a child in need!

To sponsor this little guy...
https://www.worldvision.org/sponsor-a-child/detail?item=2711645&campaign=3200651&utm_source=teamworldvision&utm_medium=event&utm_campaign=spring2017-water6k

Or find another child with the same birthday! 

https://www.worldvision.org/sponsor-a-child?campaign=226220126

Sign up today for
the Global 6K for Water!
#6KforWater 

For your friends and your whole family!

https://www.teamworldvision.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.event&eventID=848
Could you use some exercise?;)
 Every step you take on May 6th for the #6KforWater  is a step for a child that won't get sick from contaminated drinking water.




In many families women and children bear the weight of fetching water for the whole family.

The long trek to get water for women and children are hours that can be spent at school, running a small business or making an income to take care of their families.


   Join World Vision’s Global 6K Walk for Water to bring clean water to more families that need it. You can take part in the event on May 6 wherever you are.
Life can change for a child like Eugine!

https://www.worldvision.org/sponsor-a-child/detail?item=2711645&campaign=3200651&utm_source=teamworldvision&utm_medium=event&utm_campaign=spring2017-water6k
I would love to find a sponsor for Eugine before May 6th!
How about you?

             Clean water changes everything!


                                                                                  Photo credit; Laura Reinhardt/World Vision
                                                                                    
                  Clean water = happy kids!;) 

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Sunday morning "The Tapestry"

The Tapestry
Debbie Milam

When we embrace the many parts of our experience we discover a magnificent creation. . . Every moment is but a thread, a thread of consciousness embracing the very essence of life.  Some threads are brilliant and dazzling while others are tattered and torn.  When looked upon in isolation the tattered threads look inferior.  Yet when woven together by the wondrous hands of the Creator, the light magically blends with the dark.  As joy coalesces with pain,

God creates the magnificent tapestry that is life.


Sometimes things that look like a knotted mess like my threads shown here can be part of God's beautiful story. Honestly most of the time I see is a tangled mess, but I know God makes everything beautiful in his time.

He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the human heart; yet no one can fathom what God has done from beginning to end.
Ecclesiastes 3:11
I came across this story today, "GOD'S EMBROIDERY"
enjoy and Happy Sunday!


When I was a little boy, my mother used to embroider a great deal. I would sit at her knee and look up from the floor and ask what she was doing. She informed me that she was embroidering. I told her that it looked like a mess from where I was. As from the underside I watched her work within the boundaries of the little round hoop that she held in her hand, I complained to her that it sure looked messy from where I sat. She would smile at me, look down and gently say, "My son, you go about your playing for a while, and when I am finished with my embroidering, I will put you on my knee and let you see it from my side."

I would wonder why she was using some dark threads along with the bright ones and why they seemed so jumbled from my view. A few minutes would pass and then I would hear Mother's voice say, "Son, come and sit on my knee." This I did only to be surprised and thrilled to see a beautiful flower or a sunset. I could not believe it, because from underneath it looked so messy. Then Mother would say to me, "My son, from underneath it did look messy and jumbled, but you did not realize that there was a pre-drawn plan on the top. It was a design. I was only following it. Now look at it from my side and you will see what I was doing."

Many times through the years I have looked up to my Heavenly Father and said, "Father, what are You doing?" He has answered, "I am embroidering your life." I say, "But it looks like a mess to me. It seems so jumbled. The threads seem so dark. Why can't they all be bright?"

The Father seems to tell me, "'My child, you go about your business of doing My business, and one day I will bring you to Heaven and put you on My knee and you will see the plan from My side."

Author Unknown



“Life is but a Weaving” (the Tapestry Poem)

“My life is but a weaving
Between my God and me.
I cannot choose the colors
He weaveth steadily.

Oft’ times He weaveth sorrow;
And I in foolish pride
Forget He sees the upper
And I the underside.

Not ’til the loom is silent
And the shuttles cease to fly
Will God unroll the canvas
And reveal the reason why.

The dark threads are as needful
In the weaver’s skillful hand
As the threads of gold and silver
In the pattern He has planned

He knows, He loves, He cares;
Nothing this truth can dim.
He gives the very best to those
Who leave the choice to Him.”

~Corrie ten Boom


The joy of the LORD is your strength.
Nehemiah 8:10