God’s Handwriting

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I have some of my best childhood scribblings and doodles and other handmade “art” stored away in a plastic box – scrapbook evidence of a mother’s love and the fact that beauty truly IS in the eye of the beholder.

Don’t we all tend to prize most those things created for us, crafted by the hands of those we love? Maybe that’s because we know that the time and thought taken to give us that gift is an expression of the heart, the purest form of affection.

Like this new day we’ve been given.

When we understand that every bit of beauty we see is a letter from God, in his own handwriting, to us – His beloved children, we begin to understand His heart.

And when we rejoice in the blessing of His good gifts, we bless the Giver. Our “thank you” to Him is in the cherishing of all these keepsake days.

We give thanks to You, O God, we give thanks!
For Your wondrous works declare that Your name is near.
Psalm 75:1

Vacation Update

My husband and I are blessed to be on vacation this week and I am finding the inspiring everywhere I look. I will post more about my adventures next week. Meanwhile I cannot stop praising God for the beauty of His creation and for giving me the ability to enjoy it.

I hope you are finding inspiration wherever you are today!

Wisdom on a Word-Filled Wednesday

By wisdom the LORD laid the earth’s foundations,
 by understanding he set the heavens in place; 
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by his knowledge the watery depths were divided,
and the clouds let drop the dew.
Proverbs 3:19-20
In this chapter of Proverbs, we are urged to seek wisdom. We are told that it brings life and blessings to those who take hold of it.
 
Isn’t it wonderful to know that this same wisdom that God used to make heaven and earth is available to us?
 
 All we have to do is ask.
 
If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you. James 1:5





Fingerprints

I’ve been reading a lot of blogs lately. Blogs full of great words. Insightful. Uplifting. Encouraging. As a result, I can’t help but ask myself, “Why should I write when there are so many great writers out there already? Do I have anything new to say? Does the world really need one more blogger?”

In some area of your life, maybe you’ve had similar thoughts cross your mind. But, when feelings of unworthiness make us question our purpose, we need to stop and remember that we are God’s creation, made by His own hands.

Reflecting on the following passage of scripture is helpful:

“For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. Psalm 139:13-14

Whether we know it or feel it, the truth is that God has a purpose for each of us. We are special to Him. We are beautiful and worthy and necessary.

We each have our own unique “fingerprint” of personality and giftings that, when submitted to God, are a sweet-smelling offering to Him and to the world around us.