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Paradox of Faith

I am dependent
Yet confident
Incomplete
Yet filled with grace
Unworthy

Yet loved
Living
Yet dying
For Him

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Cherished

I love you more than words can say
You’ve touched my heart in so many ways
Each day you’re learning something new
And so often I find I learn from you
How to trust
How to love

How to make others smile
And though I only hold your hand for a while
I hold you in my heart forever
Cherishing these times together
Each day is a gift that God keeps on giving
Bringing a deeper meaning for living

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Photo Challenge (Day 1)

Thank you to Miss Squid once again for another fun blog nomination! This one is the “Photo Challenge,” and there will be five days with a new theme each day. The rules are…

1) the photo must be taken the day of the post
2) it must be an original photo

I’ve kept this blog strictly text-oriented, but I told Miss Squid that I would “break the rules” this time. 🙂 After all, it’s good to have a change. I don’t have a fancy camera–just my family’s point-and-shoot–but I love the artistic side of photography.

Today’s word is “intricate” 

There just happened to be a rain storm this afternoon, leaving the grass glittering with droplets of this much needed gift from above (we’ve had a drought here in Alabama). And that is where I discovered this lovely white clover. Yahweh designed even the weeds to be intricate and beautiful. His Creation amazes me.

isaiah 40:8

“The grass withers, the flower fades, but the word of our God stands forever.”
Isaiah 40:8

{P.s. This song was playing as I was writing this post–pretty fitting.}

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Grandpa

He’s got a joke to tell
Or a story to share
Bringing laughter with him
Everywhere

He’s read something new
He wants us to know
Or has made a contraption
He wants to show

He’s got a hand to fix
What we break
And a heart that’s built
Upon his faith

He gives us a hug
And tells us

We’re loved
Our Grandpa
Is a blessing
A gift  from above

–Love you, Gramps!

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Homesick

Homesick
For a country
Across the sea
Where the rocks cry out
And the desert blooms
Where the language is living
Though it once was dead
Where history is hidden
Along the highway bends
Where skylines rise
Along the sea
Where Bedouins quietly
Lead their sheep
Where the stones are golden
And the stars sing
The promise of how many
Your people will be

A land so ancient
And yet so new
A land of prophecy
Coming true
How I long to fly
To you

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The Quote Challenge (Day 3)

❃ Vision❃

“Little girls with dreams become women with vision”

Anonymous

“I have learned that I cannot change the world. Jesus will do that. I can, however, change the world for one person. So I keep loving one person at a time. Because this is my call as a follower of Jesus.”

Katie Davis

“To fall in love with God is the greatest romance; to seek him the greatest adventure; to find him, the greatest human achievement.”

St. Augistine of Hippo

Here’s another extra, because it’s sweet:

“I am thankful for nights that turned to mornings, friends that turned into family, and dreams that turned into reality.”

Anonymous

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I’m also thankful for Miss Squid sharing this “Quote Challenge”. 🙂 I hope that these quotes have been a blessing to y’all!

And now for the final nominees…

Abigail at Sweeter Gets the Journey
Elizabeth at The Country Handmaiden
Emily Rose at Simply Vintage

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