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Celebrate Spring Contest! From Kathleen Kohler
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Celebrate Spring Contest!
(a $100 value)

Drawing May 16

This giveaway includes gifts to help you be a little kinder to yourself and add some sweetness to your life!

How to Enter: Whether an old favorite or a new release, send me an e-mail sharing a favorite book you've read in recent months. I'll post some entries in future updates.

 

Box contains: Devotions from the Front Porch by Stacy Edwards, Count Your Blessings 14 oz. mug by Susan Winget from Lang, Herbal Retreat by Tea Forté, 8-5x7 blank Note Cards from Kohler Studios, Peony & Pomelo soy candle, Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Power of Forgiveness, and a Blue Songbird Scarf!

*** U.S. entries only please

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Who is the Craftsman?
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Who Is the Craftsman?

 
I was listening to KLOVE radio the other day, and heard this little bit of wisdom:

'You're the project- not the Craftsman!'

Wow- my mind was blown! As a creative person, I completely understood what this meant, and it hit me right in the heart. How many times did I try to take the tools out of God's hands and try to work on...myself?

That's like a veterinarian doing his own kidney transplant- Yes, he might have anidea as to what to do, but he's better off getting someone to do it who knows exactly what he's doing. God knows where I need fixing and what to leave alone for the moment, so what business do I have taking over?

I'm the project- not the Craftsman!

Sometimes I like to tell God what to do when He's fixing me. "Wouldn't you rather do this instead of that?" I ask. And "I think this is more important than that- can't You work on this first?" Oh, He loves it when I interrupt with my nonsense! When I get particularly pesty, He usually tosses me into a situation to distract me so He can get His work done. I think that's why I get into trouble so much- I'm too busy telling the Craftsman how to do His job!

Let's think about this from a different perspective. You're good at something. Now, you're busy doing it, and the person for whom you're doing it comes in and starts telling you how to do it- yet they have no clue what the process is in making what you're creating. You know if you do it his way, he'll ruin said project. Wouldn't you get annoyed at that person and try to find something to distract him?

Oh yeah- God distracts me a lot.

He's the Craftsman. I'm not His apprentice, His hammer, or even His chisel. I'm the project He's perfecting. A very chatty, pesty project. But He still loves me. 

All I have to do is let Him finish His work!
The Power of Easter Blessings
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Tags: The Power of Easter Blessings Easter Blessings Easter Blessings Sharmelle Olson April 2017 2017

The Power of Easter Blessings

With the power of Easter Blessings

we can bring God's love and grace

into our lives by his songs we like singing

And praising the Lord from the surface.

 

The power of Easter Blessings in God's place

Is very profound and loved very gracefully

By your own way of being present with his grace

in so many ways will change your life faithfully.

 

The power of Easter Blessings brings a passage

in a way it becomes a graceful successful  prayer

that will always praise God with a message

of powerful words that symbolizes he cares.

 

The power of Easter Blessings can be a challenge

in so many ways that we can overcome with God's

grace that will send you through the passage

With God's way to represent you as it proceeds.

 

It's the time Jesus rose from the Dead.

 

By Sharmelle Olson

April 2017

Whispers of Easter Blossoms
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Tags: Whispers of Easter Blossoms Easter Blossoms Sharmelle Olson April 2017 2017

Whispers of Easter Blossoms

The whispers of Easter blossoms coming in silently

are beautiful  in colors that brighten up your days.

As we come closer to Spring the blossoms are primacy

to bring in our Easter devotionals and praise.

 

As the whispers of Easter Blossoms keeps coming softly

The Easter Blossoms can show their Beautiful way

by their vibrant colors that come in surprisingly

gentle and calming through the beautiful day.

 

As the Whispers of Easter Blossoms keeps  coming so radiantly

they grow so vibrantly and righteously with such a radiant glow

that makes them delightfully beautiful, and looks glazed evenly

when you look into them beautiful Blossoms you may watch them grow.

 

As the Whispers of Easter Blossoms keep bestowing upon you

Please remember that they grow in their beauty and style

while these blossoms became to your attention while they grow

They will impress you by their wonderful growing style.

 

By Sharmelle Olson

April 2017

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