Paul is referring to the "gains" he received as a Pharisee. After he met Christ, he considered these gains a loss.
How this verse resonates within my own heart! So many objects, thoughts, books, and my own lifestyle seemed so inconsequential after I received Christ as my Savior! As I go through my walk with Him, growing and maturing in Him, more "gains" seem a loss compared to the blessings He's poured into my life!
Our entire thought process and value system changes to become richer and deeper. The wonderful aspect of this growth is that our loving Savior works in is gently. He is a perfect gentleman.
Oh Father! How I thank You for taking me down Memory Lane with this verse as well. Since I accepted You into my heart, You have been gently molding me, healing me and taking me to the next level. I'm so eager to see what lies next!
Thank You, Abba, thank You for all the work You've done in my life and for the coming work You will do!
Studio Tour Pt. 3 - Embroidery Floss Anyone?
(Part 1 is here and Part 2 is here!)
Guess what? I bought some embroidery floss....well a lot of embroidery floss.
My daughter convinced me to buy it. Though she says differently. Since she's not here to defend herself, we'll stick with my version of the story!😉
My LQS was selling their entire stock of Presencia embroidery floss complete with the store display at a fabulous price.
Yup. I bought it!
All of it.
It makes us happy
just to flip through the drawers.
There's more, but you get the idea.
We want to fill in the empty slots,
but we won't...
I really like Lee Ann's "I Like" linky party because it helps me to focus on gratitude. I've been hesitating to post because so many things I like on right in my own home - and lately I've been home a lot. But, I decided what the heck? So, here goes!
I love having various locations to stitch! Here is one of them! We picked up this chair and ottoman at an Estate Sale and it works perfectly in my bedroom! I get great sunshine, a breeze and view of our honeysuckle from the window. The French doors to the right give me a nice view of our backyard gardens. Right now I'm enjoying "AnnE with an E" on Netflix as well!
I thoroughly enjoyed playing Monopoly with my kids -
and now I'm playing it
with my grandkids
on the SAME board!
I love Tinkerbell!
This is the mug I usually use
for my Mason Jar soups.
Did you notice it in the first picture?
I'm linking up to
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