Chris Frazier sent me this beautiful metaphorical story awhile back and I have just found time to catch up on some “messenger” notices since my return from Pawleys. But this story touched me as apparently it did Chris when she forwarded it on to me.
Such a beautiful lesson on life and our ability to create beauty every single day…each of us using our unique God-given talents.
The story goes like this:
An artist in Europe goes to the ocean and places stones in unique formations knowing that they will be scattered with the tide. Later, he gathers the same stones and places them in a different position just as beautiful as the time before. Each day the outcome is different even though he is using the same stones.
What if we took that same outlook on life?
What if we took all our talents and started fresh everyday creating beautiful things?
Just like those stones… they don’t go away.
It’s what you do with them… how you use them!
Don’t ever give up, make beautiful things happen with what God gives you every day! 💙💙💙💙
His loving kindness begins afresh each day and so can ours!
Source: Jon Foreman: Sculpt the World
AS I continued scrolling down I discovered another God Wink. Last Thursday night I had trouble sleeping and my thoughts had wandered back to that night before my first major surgery following my breast cancer diagnosis.
I felt completely numb…too much news too fast to absorb and surgery scheduled a day after getting it. I was completely lost and the only thing I knew to do was “parrot” one thought over and over and over. “Help me God…What do you want me to do?” Please tell me what to do?” “Please, please, please!”
And then through that deepest, darkest night…came God’s response…cutting straight through my muddled jumbled thoughts.
“HOLD MY HAND!” That was it…nothing else. Though I am sure He understood that it was all I could take in that dark night amid confusion and bewilderment. All I had to do was “Hold God’s Hand.”
And now 12 years later …here I am (after the surgeon’s four year life expectancy prediction) still holding God’s hand.
My good friend Harriett…a fellow traveler along the breast cancer journey ….saw this sign below…thought of me and sent it in Messenger too recently.
Thank you Harriett…I needed this reminder…because God has never let go! Thank you.
So until tomorrow….God continues to hold our hands and show us your God-given talents we need to share with others to bring fresh daily beauty to Your world!
“Today is my favorite day” Winnie the Pooh
I had a pop-up memory from two years ago today and it was little Eloise and family….how fast they grow in two years! Slow down please!
***We got wonderful news from the Barbour side of the family yesterday…Ady just heard that she got in the Rollings Middle School of the Arts next year in vocal chorus. It is very competitive so we are so proud of you Ady! I know you will have a great time there “where learning is an art!” (Right up your “Ady” alley! 🙂
Almost overnight now when I look out the window by my computer while working on a post…the azalea bushes/almost trees are blooming more and more every day! I get the privilege of seeing nature at its best with one glance in its direction. Beauty on a daily basis from God using His talents to bring me nature at its best!