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A Soft Place to Land {Five Minute Friday}

I wish for a soft place to land
A home in which embrace is common
And despair is driven to the ground
With the stake of hope

I wish for open arms welcoming
The whole of this human essence
Whimsical, musical, ardent, passionate
And sometimes afraid.

Photo by Jennifer Upton
Photo by Jennifer Upton

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Art Everyday Month – Day 11

me art marvia davidsonRemember Whose You Are

We are intricately designed and utterly unique.  No two of us are alike.  Our lives toss and turn, ebb and flow, traversing hills and valleys.  We are who we are who we really are.  Did you catch that?

When I think about art tonight, I realize many times I come “blank.” There seems to be nothing to offer, no paint to spill, no comfort to design, or no recipe to bake.

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Thirty Things I’ve Learned about Being God’s Beloved

I accepted a wonderful invitation to write a guest post in honor of Sarah McCartens‘s 30th birthday celebration. I met her through a story community- #Story101 with EloraNicole. Sarah invited her friends to join in writing 30 things they’ve learned, accepted, discovered, found, or know about life, living, and being. I loved this idea and knew I wanted wanted to write a post!

So, today I’ll be sharing my favorite things (words) all having to do with love, being, acceptance, and belonging. I hope you enjoy 30 things I’ve learned about being God’s Beloved. You can say them aloud with me. Be empowered because you are precious.

Pink Flower Burst
Pink Flower Burst
  1. I am fearfully and wonderfully made – a unique creation– and beautifully attractive because I am redeemed (Psalm 139).
  2. Nothing I can do will make God love me less.
  3. My dreams matter to the Creator, and He has really good plans for me.
  4. Experiences in life are not wasted.
  5. I am loved most ardently, and I belong.

Come on over and read the rest of my 30 Things @SarahMcCarten‘s blog – my new story-sister-writing-friend!

Maybe you have a story to tell what you’ve learned along the way of life. I’d love to hear about it.

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His Voice Is Our Assurance

19 People of Zion, who live in Jerusalem, you will weep no more. How gracious he will be when you cry for help! As soon as he hears, he will answer you. 20 Although the Lord gives you the bread of adversity and the water of affliction, your teachers will be hidden no more; with your own eyes you will see them. 21 Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you, saying, “This is the way; walk in it.”

~Isaiah 30

It is amazing that God desires relationship with every single one of us. Because of Jesus, we have unfettered access to God. Because of the blood of Jesus, we have restoration. Because of the cross of Christ, we can be sons and daughters of the King. Yes, God is gracious. He wants to restore each of us to wholeness. Come; see what God is all about. He’s been waiting for you. His love runs deep. His love runs wide. Nothing you can do will make Him love you less. God can handle your past, your present, and your future. You don’t have to carry that weight anymore. Choose life in Christ – lovingly eternal. Continue reading His Voice Is Our Assurance