Sunday, June 27, 2021

The Cycle of Comfort Part 4. Reading, Stitching, and Gratitude!


Hello There, 

How nice that you've stopped by to visit!  We are concluding our study of Matthew West's song, "Truth be told", taking a peek at some books I've been reading, seeing what's happening in my sewing room with fabric, yarn and wool, and lastly, sharing some wonderful sights for which I am grateful!  I'm glad you're here!

The Cycle of Comfort Part 4:  Freedom in the Truth! 

Part 1Part 2, Part 3

I love the ending of this song:
"There's no failure, no fall
There's no sin You don't already know
So let the truth be told"  
Yes!  God sees everything about us!  He knows everything about us - even those so called "secret sins"!  He knows the darkest parts of our hearts - and guess what?

Sunday, June 20, 2021

The Cycle of Comfort Part 3. Reading, Stitching, and Gratitude!


Hello There, 

Thank you so much for visiting my weekly blog!  We are reflecting on Matthew West's song, "Truth Be Told", books I'm reading and going on my weekly Gratitude Journey.  I hope you enjoy your visit!  

The Cycle of Comfort Part 3:  Come as you are


Lie #3:

"There's a sign on the door, says, "Come as you are" but I doubt it
'Cause if we lived like it was true, every Sunday morning pew would be crowded
But didn't you say the church should look more like a hospital
A safe place for the sick, the sinner and the scarred and the prodigals
Like me"
Oh, my heart is full and hurting when I listen to and even read these lyrics.  How can we help to set a feeling of welcoming for ALL in our churches?  How can we let EVERYONE know that they don't have to wear the "right" clothes, speak "properly" and other such foolishness to come to church to praise God and hear His Word?  

Sunday, June 13, 2021

A Little of My Story. Stitching, Reading and Gratitude!


As I was writing the third part of The Cycle of Comfort, I felt like it's time to take a break from "Truth Be Told". I would like to share a bit about myself and hope I don't bore you!  :)  

I'll start with these verses as they are my calling:  

1 The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me,

because the Lord has anointed me

to proclaim good news to the poor. 

He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted,

to proclaim freedom  for the captives

and release from darkness for the prisoners,

2 to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor

and the day of vengeance of our God,

to comfort all who mourn,

Sunday, June 6, 2021

The Cycle of Comfort Part 2. Stitching, Reading and Gratitude!


The Cycle of Comfort Part 2

Last week's comments on this topic were so thought provoking!  I hope you take a moment to read them.  Perhaps many of you are also tired of Lie #1 as listed in Matthew West's Truth Be Told?  

Lie #1:  "You're supposed to have it all together.  When they ask how your are say, 'Never better.' "

To be even more transparent, "Truth be told", I was also thinking about social media and the perfect lives presented.  (A quick image search on "social media vs. reality" illustrates my point.)  Let's remember that no one's life is perfect - not even mine.    

Which leads us to...

Lie #2:  "Everybody's life is perfect except yours, so keep your messes and your wounds and your secrets safe with you behind closed doors"