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Welcome to a New Voice

We are pleased to have Shannon from Revelations in Writing, join both The Christian Gazette and Loopyloo’s. If you haven’t read her blog before, we have featured her posts here a few times and it is a great honor that she has accepted our invitation. Please do take time to welcome her here. God bless you all!

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Broken but Made Beautiful via Becoming Like Christ

Broken but Made Beautiful.

By Elfrieda Nikkel

Anne was a special person in my life. I first met her when I asked her to teach clay modeling to our group of campers at a summer Bible camp.  She told me about how she loved her work with clay and how she had just recently purchased a kiln to bake her clay creations.  When I asked her  how she got started in her work of clay modeling she told me her story.

potter and clayHer son, who was born mentally challenged due to brain damage at birth, had passed away at the age of 15, several months before I met her.  She told me how working with the clay had helped her to get through those difficult days of caring for him during those years.  Her life had been broken through this difficulty but God had made something beautiful out of her brokenness.  While working with the clay God had been at work molding her life and now I was seeing the beauty created by God the master potter. Read the rest at: Broken but Made Beautiful.

http://youtu.be/Eo8YJCcWhWE


The Awesome Beauty of God’s Creation

Source: 500px.com via Linda on Pinterest


God’s Architecture

I think that fractals some of the most interesting structures that exist. And they exist in the distant parts of the heavens, and down to the smallest structures that exists.  I do not see how anyone can look at fractals and deny God. To think that such organization can come from the chaos of accidental creation defies belief. The very fact that such perfect structure is the base for such amazing things as the universe itself and flowers, plants of all kinds, seashells and sea creatures of all kinds, and so many other things shows that it is an established pattern and a pattern by it’s very nature implies a creator. God bless and enjoy!!!!

 

Source: google.com via Patricia on Pinterest

Source: google.fr via Patricia on Pinterest

Source: flickr.com via Patricia on Pinterest


Exercise Gifts With Love

A mother holds up her child.

A mother holds up her child. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

1 Corinthians 13

Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I have become as a sounding brass or a clanging cymbal.

And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing.

And though I bestow  all my goods to feed the poor, and thouggh I give my body to be burned, but have not love, it profits me nothing.

Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up;

does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil;

does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth;

bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.

Love never fails. But whether there are prophecies, they will fail; whether there are tongues, they will cease; whether there is knowledge, it will vanish away.

For we know in part and we prophesy in part.

But when that which is perfect has come, then that which  is perfect has come, then that which is in part will be done away.

When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child; but when I became a man, I put away childish things.

For now we see in a mirror, dimly, then then face to face. Now I know in part, but then I shall know just as I also am known.

And now abide faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love.


Practice of Liberty: Love One Another

Peresopnytsia Gospels. 1556-1561. Miniature of...

Peresopnytsia Gospels. 1556-1561. Miniature of Saint Matthew. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Practice of Liberty: Love One Another

Galatians 5:13-15

For you, brethren, have been called to liberty; only do not use liberty as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another.

For all the law is fulfilled in one word, even in this: “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.”

But if you bite and devour one another, beware lest you be consumed by one another!


How to Inherit Eternal Life

Luke 10:25-28

And behold a certain lawyer stood up and tested Him, say, “Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?”

He said to him, “What is written in the law? what is your reading of it?”

So he answered and said, ” ‘You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your strength, and with all your mind,’ and ‘your neighbor as yourself.’”

And He said to him, “You have answered rightly; do this and you will live.”

 


Exercise Gifts with Love

Mother and a child

Mother and a child (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

1 Corinthians 13

Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I have become as sounding brass or a clanging cymbal.

And though I have the gift of  prophecy, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and though I hall all faith, so that I could remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing.

And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, but have not love, it profits me nothing.

Love suffers long and is kind: love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up;

does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil;

does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth;

bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.

Love never fails. But whether there are prophecies, they will fail; whether there are tongues, they will cease; whether there is knowledge, it will vanish away.

For we know in part and we prophesy in part.

But when that which is perfect has come, then that which is in part will be done away.

When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child; but when I became a man, I put away childish things.

For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part, but then I shall know just as I also am known.

And now abide faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love.


David Crowder Band Because He Lives (with Lyrics)

Cross posted at The Christian Gazette

This is a beautiful song!


Parable of the Two Builders — Matthew 7:24-27

Floods along Bayswater Road, Rosalie, Brisbane...

Floods along Bayswater Road, Rosalie, Brisbane, 1890. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“Therefore whoever hears these sayings of Mine, and does them, I will liken him to a wise man who built his house on a rock:

“and the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it did not fall, for it was founded on the rock.

“Now everyone who hears these sayings of Mine, and does not do them, will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand:

“and the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it fell. And great was its fall.”


Exercise Gifts with Love 1 Corinthians 13

Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I have become as sounding brass or a clanging cymbal.

And though I have the gift of  prophecy and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing.

And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, but have not love, it profits me nothing.

Love suffers long and is king; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up;

does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil;

does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth;

bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.

Love never fails. But whether there are prophecies, they will fail; whether there are tongues, they will cease; whether there is knowledge, it will vanish away.

For we know in part an we prophesy in part.

But when that which is perfect has come, then that which is in part will be done away.

When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child; but when I became a man, I put away childish things.

For now we see in a mirror, dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part, but then I shall know just as I also am known.

And now abide faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love.


Thank You Jesus – Terry Clark – Worship Video with lyrics

I am also including a prayer request with this post. We will be attending the funeral of the fourth  family member in less than a year tomorrow.  Thank you friends and God bless you all.


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Born a slave, he taught himself to read, and attended school after working all day. At age 25 he founded Tuskegee Institute and recruited George Washington Carver. By his death, on NOVEMBER 14, 1915, Tuskegee had over 1,500 students. His name was Booker T. Washington, and he was the first African American to have his image on both a U.S. postage stamp and coin, and was elected to the Hall of Fame. In his book, Up From Slavery, 1901, Booker T. Washington wrote: “While a great deal of stress is laid upon the industrial side of the work at Tuskegee, we do not neglect or overlook in any degree the religious and spiritual side. The school is strictly undenominational, but it is thoroughly Christian, and the spiritual training of the students is not neglected. Our preaching service, prayer-meetings, Sunday-school, Christian Endeavor Society, Young Men’s Christian Association, and various missionary organizations, testify to this.” Booker T. Washington continued: “While the institution is in no sense denominational, we have a department known as the Phelps Hall Bible Training School, in which a number of students are prepared for the ministry and other forms of Christian work.”


History of the Democratic Party: Who’s Your Real Dad? (via Blog-sense-by-Barb)

Amazingly STUPID questions pushed and shoved by MSNBC’s Martin Bashsir at Apostle Claver, and others. The sketchiness of the whole topic and the way the information has surfaced is so … AGGRAVATING! What ever happened to FACTS? Remember them? When I was in school, journalists were reminded repeatedly to FIRST, get the facts, THEN, build your story around those facts! Today’s media is paid by the Left to use any means possible to taint the Right. Period! Facts are no longer necessary, as demonstrated by this case, and thee Solyndra issue, and Fast & Furious … Where has the media been in those issues? But I digress …Read the rest at


Grumpy Elder’s Wonderful New Site

Some of you know this already, for those that don’t, Grumpy is in the process of moving to a larger and more reader friendly home..  The new site is designed to make easy to find the articles you want to read, without have to spend time scrolling past things you might not find so interesting.. 


This morning, at a glance you can click on blogs by people you know;  Moos, Bee Sting and myself, as well as material from people you might not know:  Puma, Bob Mack, Melody Kite and Randy Nye..   

Near the bottom of the page you’ll find a video bar, click the title underneath and you’ll be able to watch the video and leave a comment.. at the moment there are 8 video’s on the bar, several I put up this morning,


Stories (via ChristianBlessings)

Stories Stories Matthew13 Stories transport us into another world. They hold our attention. They become remarkable vehicles for the communication of truth and meaningful lessons that cannot be easily forgotten, If a picture is better than a thousand words, a story is better than million! Some of the best stories are those spun from everyday life or from our past. Family histories are held together and handed down from generation to generation in stories. … Read More

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Battle for the California Desert: Why is the Government Driving Folks off Their Land? Reason T.V.

Is this more government takeover with Agenda 21? What rights do we have left and where does the governments abuses end? What recourses do Americans have?


Love one Another (via ChristianBlessings)

Love one Another John 13:34  34A new commandment I give unto you: that ye love one another, as I have loved you, that ye also love one another. A pet is often liked by everyone and seems to have no enemies. Why is this? Pets are friendly and interested in others. They seem to get joy out of just being with us, They do not have critical attitude. When mistreated or neglected for … Read More

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Vested Interests (via YOU DECIDE)

Vested Interests Vested Interests TGIF Today God Is First Volume 2 by Os Hillman Wednesday, August 17 2011 "When Sanballat heard that we were rebuilding the wall, he became angry and was greatly incensed" (Neh 4:1). Leaders who attempt something greater than themselves will always get attacked and it often comes from those who have a vested interest in what you are changing. Ne … Read More

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Conscience (via ChristianBlessings)

Conscience "Let conscience be your guide". -Jimmny Cricket Crickets sing on summer nights because it's their nature to do so. They do'nt think about whistling or trumpeting or sleeping or changing the world. They've figured out thier role on earth, and they do it. We are a bit more complex than crickets, and most of the time that's lucky. In most of our affairs it's our c … Read More

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Joy (via ChristianBlessings)

Joy There is a song that says joy is like the rain. It comes across our windowpane and then goes away again. When joy comes knocking at our window we can reach out and let it in. Joy comes to us in many ways- through deep laughter, through games played together in a spirit of fun and sharing. Singing together, skating, and being around campfire are all ways we shar … Read More

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Laugh! (via ChristianBlessings)

Laugh! "Agood laugh heals a lot of hurts." Madeleine L'Engle The ability to laugh at ourselves has always been important. In old days, fools and jesters held an important place in the royal courts. Today we have clowns who make us laugh. If we look closely at a clown's face, we will often notice a bit of sadness around the eyes. Clowns are able to move easil … Read More

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The Essence of Evil in America (via Voting American)

The Essence of Evil in America The Evil Empire USE THE FORCE AMERICA Vote him OUT in 2012 Related articles Is this America's Last Independance Day? (ireporters.wordpress.com) … Read More

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Three for One, Today Only or Maybe Not (via Conservatives on Fire)

If you love this country this is a must read!

 

Having only one not so good eye means my reading and writing are much slower than when I had two reasonably good eyes. Being retired, I have a lot of time to help make up for my lack of speed. Every day I read a lot of news and numerous blogs. Whenever I come across something I feel I want or need to write about, I save the article on my favorites list and then remove them as i write about them. Unfortunately, that list keeps growing much faster … Read More

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