Photo by Chris Mar, Albermarle Sound, Pea Ridge, NC
“For once you were darkness, but now in the Lord you are light. Live as children of light—for the fruit of the light is found in all that is good and right and true. “Ephesians 5:8-9, NRSV
WE Do! Thanks Rena for the selfie. As we pause and think on our year 2016 and our outreach to many our new sweatshirts from Customink has given us a Hoo🦉 to help us celebrate with many others in 2017.
John 13:34-35 (NIV) “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. 35) By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.”
Yes, it’s that time on our calendars to give ourselves a 👏🏻! Let’s join in the bond of ❤️ in old and new ways so we can continue to CARE and hopefully be JOY bearers in 2017! Be peacemaker and hope givers.
Hoo Cares? We Do!
Recently, I have had this recurring thought, “Sara, listen to your heart. And, carve out happiness in the midst of ugliness.”Whoa, I would awaken with a mind carving tool ready to flow. Words ready to flow in color and style. I would begin my word pictures for healing, peace, joy, and ‘Heaven Comforts’ only to be united with artisans, artist, resources and spirit of unity to create heavenly heart pockets filling up earth spots with beauty that had seemed destined for ugly.
After, hearing my inner voice calling and singing, a few times; “Sara, listen to your heart. And, carve out happiness in the midst of ugliness.” I did a few small beauty spots and God gave the increase. I was totally amazed beyond amazement. Then, I paused and wondered why things were being created in such wonderment after years of struggle. I heard the Word from scripture showing me when I stopped asking and trying in came the rain, raiment and the holy. I hope you ponder these words given by the Apostle Paul around 2,000 years ago that are still mind and spirit ready tools in the hands of an earth artist.
“Now to him who by the power at work within us is able to accomplish abundantly far more than all we can ask or imagine, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen.” Ephesians 3:20-21, NRSV
Tonight as I was singing my prayers I had an awakening of Grace! Grace is rhythm and rhythm is grace.
The Rhythms of Grace are for dancing, singing and adorning The Throne of The King with beauty, dignity and boldness of faith. The writer of Hebrews chapter 4 verse six writes an invitation inviting us to come to the happening at The Throne of Grace. “Therefore let us confidently approach the throne of grace to receive mercy and find grace whenever we need help.” This gives me the faith to know there is wholeness at the feet of grace. For it’s there where mercy pardons our sins and grace purifies our soul. Aweee, where one sees grace one sees beauty and exactness.
I hope that some will join me in the dance of healing as our beauty adorns the King. Psalm 45; gives us the beat of the rhythm so let’s do as instructed in vs. 11 “Let the king be enthralled by your beauty; honor him, for he is your lord.”
And, response; “You are the most excellent of men and your lips have been anointed with grace, since God has blessed you forever.”
Dance my friends dance! The rhythm of grace is bidding for your love as the waltz of your wedding song gently plays while you vow all the words from psalm 45! Let’s make Christmas 2014 a wedding feast to honor Our King!
If I were a flower.. …My son, Christopher and his wife, Tammy, went farming
in northern Virginia for sunflowers! Look what they surprised me with! Aren’t they beautiful? Happy flowers that smile and makes me happy! If I were a flower I think I would choose to be a sunflower because they seem to always follow the sun!
What flower would you like to be and why?
Art by Dawn Collins
1 John 4:8-12 (NIV) “Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love… since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another…if we love one another, God lives in us and his love is made complete in us.”
How can we show love for one another?
Psalms of Praise and Songs of Grace
Have done their best to paint The Cross.
The height of The Cross is not impressive
And the shape is not expressive.
Yet there hung a man of gentle and humble
Lineage bearing our shame.
The Wood of The Cross has not been revealed,
Insignificant in the woven work of The Cross.
The splendor was not in a tree that held
The blood stains that dripped from the thieves
Or the King.
The majestic life of The Cross was how the rainbow colors
Of the tears, sweat and blood were woven in the tree
Uniting you and me with the work done on the Tree.
The artist has depicted you and me woven
In our humanity and shown love by the Divinity
of The Cross stained by His Blood.
(c) 2013 Sara Craddock
Artist, Dawn Collins (c)2013
Ethereal Beauty from someone of Love…How does one thank an anonymous giver? The lily and roses with many other spectacular blooms and color shows someone(s) must have known our beloved Shadow. Thank you and all that have touched our hearts in healing. Tears will provide the watering!