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…God is Light, and in Him there is no darkness at all.  If we say that we have fellowship with Him and yet walk in the darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth;  but if we walk in the Light as He Himself is in the Light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus His Son cleanses us from all sin.  If we say that we have no sin, we are deceiving ourselves and the truth is not in us.  If we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
I John 1: 5-9

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This entry is going to be very different from all the previous ones…
I usually have a photo, and have humorous things to say about it,
or I have some project I’ve been working on that I want to tell you about.
Not today…

The last few months have been a bit trying.

I’m not going to sugar-coat it or make it sound happy.

The main reason I started this blog
was because I wanted a place where I could have an outlet
for my creative projects, including photography, sewing, etc.

But also, I wanted to make new friends,
be a blessing to others,
and be able to write about whatever was on my heart.

Well, the last couple of weeks, I have had no desire to even open this page.
Or sew, or write, or do anything creative…
My health hasn’t been great, (severe migraines)
along with other challenging situations.

Dealing with a variety of things at once is a lot of what life is like
for most of us.  It isn’t easy, or pleasant, and there are times we may feel
overwhelmed and even too weary to deal with one more thing.

Where does strength come from in times like these?

Looking back,
throughout most of my life, (from the age of 13),
I can honestly say that there has been a  constant
that has carried me through very difficult times,
even those of great grief…

I’d sit with the Bible open on my lap,
the tears streaming down my face.
I’d pour my heart out to God
and knew and felt that He heard me
that He was with me.
I was not alone.
His strength and His comfort got me through so many
very difficult times.

And so it is still true today.
Whether severe physical pain,
in the ER, not knowing what’s going to happen the next minute…
or just simple challenges that come up everyday,
nothing too earth-shattering but still feeling the need
for wisdom and guidance,
for everyday strength and joy.

I was reminded this past weekend of a verse you’ve probably heard before…
“My grace is sufficient for you,
for my strength is made perfect in weakness.” (2 Cor. 12:9)

As I was writing here now, a song came on and I’d like to share it with you:
by Steven Curtis Chapman,  His Strength is Perfect (click to listen).

I’m so thankful that some of you actually emailed me or commented
to tell me you missed me and wondering how I was doing.
That meant so much to me.
Thank you so very much!
I value your friendship more than you know.

May God bless you this week in a wonderful way!
Love to you all,
Daisy

 

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“His strength is perfect.”

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I’d like to introduce you to one of my favorite authors, Amy Carmichael.
She was born in 1867 in Northern Ireland and became a missionary to India.

This is one of my favorites of her poems…

 

Flame of God 

From prayer that asks that I may be
Sheltered from winds that beat on Thee,
From fearing when I should aspire,
From faltering when I should climb higher
From silken self, O Captain, free
Thy soldier who would follow Thee.


From subtle love of softening things,
From easy choices, weakenings,
(Not thus are spirits fortified,
Not this way went the Crucified)
From all that dims Thy Calvary
O Lamb of God, deliver me.


Give me the love that leads the way,
The faith that nothing can dismay
The hope no disappointments tire,
The passion that will burn like fire;
Let me not sink to be a clod;
Make me Thy fuel, Flame of God

 

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Have a blessed Sunday!

Daisy

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Direction

“Your word is a lamp to my feet
and a light to my path.”
Psalm 119:105 

Have a blessed week!
Daisy 

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