What is Faith? [Encouraging Thoughts]

 

Walk by Faith [image]

“For we walk by faith, not by sight.” ~2 Corinthians 5:7

What is faith?
When my daughter sent me this breathtaking photo of her hiking in a desert-like park, the verse from 2 Corinthians 5:7 immediately came to mind—”We walk by faith, not by sight.” So I added the words to her photo and got inspired to write this little blog post about faith. Here are my thoughts . . .

What is Faith?

I’ve found that faith is walking, and walking, and walking, despite how I feel.  Continue reading “What is Faith? [Encouraging Thoughts]”

Sometimes the simplest things can brighten a dreary day. . .

This old parking lot used to be deserted and barren. Some kind soul got the idea to plant roses. Walking by today, I couldn’t help but sense hope. For me, it’s a beautiful visual of what God does in our lives. He plants beauty amidst the rubble and causes the barren places to flourish with life ❤

 

 

Hope be with you!

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Moments With My Sunshine [painting pottery]

our painted pottery
Our finished painted pottery!

Painting pottery with my sunshine (aka my precious daughter) was the highlight of my week!

The process of creating something beautiful was really eye opening, and exciting. All sorts of bare pottery lined the walls—plates of various shapes and sizes, mugs, vases, and cute animals. After deliberating awhile, we both chose a plate, and began to brainstorm as to what we’d paint. My heart was set on a sunflower with a whimsical feel, and my daughter wanted to do something a little more funny . . . she decided to paint a donut with a cute saying— “I donut know what I’d do without you.”

Here are the photos, from start to finish. You’ll notice the before and after photos of the plate are very different in color. That’s because before being placed in the furnace, the glaze is not yet set, and the colors remain faded. We had to come back a week later after our pottery went through the furnace to see the final product.

The day finally arrived to pick up our pottery. Wow! What a difference it was seeing something so faded and almost lifeless turn into a vibrant and colorful work of art! Enjoy our painted pottery photos . . . and always remember that God is making things beautiful in your life. It just takes some time.

“He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the human heart; yet no one can fathom what God has done from beginning to end.”—Ecclesiastes 3:11

 

A treasured moment with my sunshine, painting our pottery. We have all the materials ready. We’re ready to begin!

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