The Blue Bowl

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Today, as I was preparing some strawberries for my daughters, I pulled down the blue bowl. As you can see this bowl is quite ordinary, tattered, and a bit ugly in my opinion. But as I held it in my hand, I knew I’d give it to my 6 year old for strawberries. I knew that it would make her smile. She believes that bowl is just so beautiful, unique and shiny. I’m not sure what makes her see this. Maybe because it’s clear. Or maybe it’s because we don’t have that many choices of bowls. Either way, it makes her smile.

We are like that blue bowl in God’s eyes. Think of all you’ve done, said, and did that could make you look ordinary, tattered and a bit ugly. Ugly like the time you said what you said to you know who…when you clearly shouldn’t have. Tattered and torn from many years of sin before coming to the Lord.

Furthermore…what about those sitting in prison for their crimes? The murderers, the liars, the cheaters. They are blue bowls seen by God as precious, beautiful souls in need of His love. Some of you may work alongside of far-left liberals who don’t believe or see things they way you do. They, are still blue bowls. Some of us may know or rub shoulders with those who have a totally different view on who God is, worshipping and praying to the east daily. They are blue bowls as well. Some of us have loved ones that have hurt us to our core- and while it’s so hard to forgive and let go- we have to wake each day and give them to God. And remember that yes, they are souls in need of our forgiveness and God’s saving.

Next time we look at those that are without…remember they are like God taking down that blue bowl, eyes shining as He sees something so valuable, unique and beautiful. Just like we should look at ourselves as well.

The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance. 2 Peter 3:8-10

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Your Lies revealed

Repost for some of you new followers. I sure appreciate you all that read my ramblings. Here’s a poem to get a little fight in ya for the weekend! God bless

I can hear your whispers in my ear. Telling me what you think I need to hear. Your lies are revealed this day. Hold on tight for I’m coming your way! You lie to me saying I’m not enough. You lie, telling me I’m not tough… I guess you forgot that I have my sword. […]

via Your Lies revealed — A New Life

For Linda

This is dedicated to Linda at Amazing God Stories…follow and read her last five to ten posts to see how God is speaking into her life.

 

A storm blew into your neighborhood one crazy day.

Throwing your roof, your plants, your plans every which way.

Many houses, families devastated in a New York minute

But Panama City is where Michael hit his limit.

Right in your backyard he stirred up a mess

Leaving you frazzled; hands, life full of stress.

With each step, each repair you feel like you’re sinking.

But at every turn, God leaves you wide eyed, blinking.

He leave you trinkets so special and priceless to you

And messages on stones…”Don’t worry, I love you”

There’s no place you’ve been that He hasn’t already stood…

And in this storm He’s showing you that all things work together for our good.

P.s. y’all…I absolutely love, love the line I stole from Lauren Daigle’s song…there’s no place I’ve been that You haven’t already stood. Think about that. He’s already been in Linda’s storm. He’s already stood in the hospital rooms, roadways, funeral homes, and even our schools that have become battlegrounds for our dear children.

My February Post Picks

Hi all. I’ve been slacking on my post picks as of late. I have no excuse. I have a couple I’d like to share with you and urge you to read and follow these writers if you do not already.

Jeff Rab always has a nugget in his writings that we need to grab onto and hold tightly. Road Rage wrote just days ago will definitely have you nodding in relation as he shows us the two different types of people out there. Also read Pull up Your Pants I tell you, Jeff lucked out the day he decided to tell someone this and walked away without a shiner. Lol

Then go over and read Ryan Callahan’s post from today(Monday) I’m not adding the title or it will give it away! What I would like to say is, Ryan hits home what this blogging community coupled with God can accomplish. Praise God for his wife! You’ll see.

Lastly, I’ve had the pleasure of reading a series of true events written by a woman named Purple Rose. She has decided to step out  and write and reveal things that have happened to her…without being explicit. She has a way of taking you back there where she was and what she dealt with. As you read each piece you can read between the lines and see healing and confidence taking place. Mr. Godfather Part 1 is where you start.

Thanks to you all for always reading and liking and commenting on my stuff. I’m always looking for new ways to be inspired, so if you think of a scripture or a life situation that you’d like me to write/rhyme about, send me a double dare and see if I’ll take it. God bless

A New Level

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Time again to let you know you  won’t succeed.

Though, many skeptics might disagree.

I’ll always prefer the glass half full

Against your grain we will always pull.

Funny how you try to be unique;

Yet you’ve stolen every technique.

Emulating the sound of God’s voice

We know that your lies are merely noise.

We are diligent, we are sober, we are alert

of your way to always needle in and pervert…

our thoughts, our words and our actions.

We know your game, you won’t get your satisfaction!

So we will take into captivity every thought

And we will season each of our words with salt

We’ve been given the power to tread

upon serpents and scorpions, anything in your stead.

So move on out you nasty old devil

We are taking this fight to a whole new level.

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Written by Amy Blount 2019

Feburary-Whats on Your Heart Tag

Thanks to Purple rose for this nomination. Dollfaced writer has created a tag where each month the theme is different but the tag continues each month. Here are the rules!

  1. Thank the person who nominated you to participate.
  2. Link back to the original post.
  3. Attach an image that inspires you regarding the month’s theme (or use the original).
  4. Talk about what this month’s theme means to you.
  5. Answer the questions.
  6. Nominate one or more people to participate.
  7. Enjoy the rest of your month ❤

For February, our theme is called: What’s on Your Heart

What’s on my heart? Well many things. I have this overwhelming need that needles at me most days that I just don’t have enough time. No time to do laundry…who wants time for that? No time to lounge or read…although I’ll take it if I can get it. I am running out of time as a mother. They say it goes quick. But what they didn’t say is how quick!

Also on my heart is learning to let go of things. I tend to hold a grudge. I think there is too much of that time I need, spent being angry and self righteous. I’d like to run through the gears faster and get to the forgiving quicker. Makes me think of Jesus hanging on the cross in the pain he was in. Hours and hours of pain. Praying for those who caused the pain to begin with. Jesus is so awesome!

1. Do you believe in love at first sight?

Yes because it happened to me 10 years ago. Although I believe love is something that needs nurtured and cared for. I also believe it grows stronger with time. But I knew I loved my husband when I saw him for the first time. I felt as if I knew him for a lifetime in that moment.

2. Do you believe in soulmates?

Yes

3. What’s the first thing you notice about a person?

I’m not good at reading people. Not the way I’d like. But I look for a smile. I look to see how quickly or slowly it takes for that smile to appear.

4. What’s your ideal date?

My husband and I go to dinner. He usually finds us a unique restaurant serving ethnic foods for us to try. Then we hit the thrift stores. Goodwill or salvation army. While I go through the clothes and purses, I can find him in the back looking for treasures and antiques. He’s quite fun that way. And we’ve come home with some pretty cool stuff…except for the ugly piggy bank. Nothing says love more than me allowing this pig to stare at me daily from the shelf! 20190209_231331.jpg

5. What traits do you look for in a friend/significant others?

Kindness. Although we all have our days…weeks; where we are just in a mood or having a hard time…but its kindness I look for in those around me.

6. What are your thoughts on being friends with an ex?

No no no. I’ve watched this play out in other’s lives several times over the years. It never turns out good.

7. If you’re a believer, when did you give your heart to the Lord? If not, what in life keeps a bounce in your step?

I love the way this question is worded because if you read it you’ll see that God is our reason for the bounce in our step.

I gave my heart to the Lord almost ten years ago. I was pregnant and addicted to many things. God cleaned me up. So many think we have to clean ourselves up then come to the Lord. We can never  clean ourselves up the way Jesus can! Never! And when He does….a bounce will definitely be in your step!

To answer these previous questions I’d like to nominate

My Kathy and Mr. Stu

Miss Vanessa and Christy in Romania 

Half or Whole

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You know, it’s hard to understand how something like this could happen to me

I’m a good man who has always provided and taken care of my family

In a blink of an eye, tragedy struck, something broke, let loose, snapped

Shaking my head in dismay as I hear the final word…’handicapped’

Although I’m grateful, I’m thankful to be alive,

but frustration sets in as I wonder how am I going thrive.

As I lay here, family and friends gather to visit me.

Upon each of their faces; it’s faith, and trust in You I see.

Half a man, half a person is still all I can think.

Until the day your word is shown to me…that missing link

Better to make it to heaven with just that half of me.

Than to find my whole self in the opposite, eternally.

So if I get out of this bed before my time is up

Even with only one eye, and one arm, I have to lift up.

That’s what reminds me that as long as I serve You my King

You will carry me through and Your praises I will sing.

By Amy Blount 2019

Inspired by a true story, a heavy heart, and a scripture…

Matthew 5:29-30                                 And if thy right eye offend thee, pluck it out, and cast it from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not that thy whole body should be cast into hell.

And if thy right hand offend thee, cut it off, and cast it from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not that thy whole body should be cast into hell.