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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.”


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