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Friday, 21 April 2017

My 1st Journaling Bible

Hello Friends,

Yesterday was my birthday and I received my very first journaling bible. It was the exact one I wanted and in my favourite translation.

The inside covers are filled with gorgeous illustrations to colour. Many scriptures are beautfully illustrated, with lots of extra margins for my own art and notes.

I am extremely grateful to my son (with the help of my Amazon wish list) and can't wait to get started, coloring and meditating on the Word.

Here are some pics.
The cover has a glittery shimmer and is soft & flexible.
The box it came in is too beautiful to toss.
A closer view.
The lovely pattern on the page edges reminds me of a dear vintage book.

Tuesday, 18 April 2017

The Bee Singer Queen - Chapter 25

Hello Friends,

Here is my latest chapter of my audio novel, "The Bee Singer Queen". I hope you enjoy it.

Blessing hugs,
Teresa

Sunday, 16 April 2017

Sowing in Tears

Dear Friends,

All week, on the advice of a dear friend, I have been meditating on and declaring Psalm 126. Verses 5 & 6 say,
"Those who sow in tears will reap with songs of joy. He who goes out weeping, carrying seed to sow, will return with songs of joy, carrying sheaves with him."

Have you ever been in the weeping stage, crying night and day for a loved one? Did it seem like the season of tears would never end? I know. I am and have been in that season for a long time.

But I have seen times of harvest as well and I know that not one of my tears is wasted. Each tear waters the heart of the one I love and weep for. And so I weep. But I don't stop there. I decree and declare every promise I have ever been given concerning that one who is so dear to me. Because if my tears can water that seemingly unyielding heart, my faith can fertilize it, and I know the harvest will be great. Moreover, my JOY will be great.

I drew tear tracks on my painting because I believe my joy will come even as the tears are still drying on my face. And those tears are precious. They are like the birth pains of a mother - sorrowful, but oh so necessary. They are a precious part of the baby she holds in her arms, emphasizing his worth and value.

Dear friend, if you are in the valley of tears, let me squeeze your hand and say that you are not alone. But let us smile through our tears, for JOY will come in the morning, no matter how desperate and hopeless things look now.

Blessing hugs,
Teresa