Hey, friends. It’s a bittersweet post, this one, because it’s my last as a member of the Creative Team for Illustrated Faith. I was floored when I was accepted onto the team, and consider it an honor and a joy to
Do you not know that friendship with the world is enmity with God? Therefore whoever wishes to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God. Or do you suppose it is to no purpose that the Scripture s
I love this post, Tawni! I think so many “elder Christians” are running a bit scared over the abuse of grace and have a hard time seeing any real grace (I only say this because my mother is one of them). It breaks my heart to see people still trying to “work” for God’s love. You conveyed the message so beautifully and I hope some folks are able to see His grace in the midst of their mud puddles. It reminds me of my most recent post, if I was only beautiful and not a beautiful mess I would wallow in my pigsty of pride and “have no NEED” for my Saviour. Needing someone is ugliness to the world. I am so blessed to be His beautiful mess of a child!
Wow, this post really touched my heart. The devil always seems to know when to get us. That happened to me today. But God is stronger. Listen to the song “Kingdom” by One Voice Family. “Our God is victorious. He has won the battle for us.”
Wow, Ayisha, thanks so much for sharing! I’m sorry I’m just now seeing your comment — I was away on vacation and hadn’t been checking notifications. It’s so reassuring and feels like great confirmation to find someone who can relate to something I’ve written, especially when I feel so vulnerable sharing my own heart in this way. So thanks again…[Read more]
‘Do not fear, for I am with you;
Do not anxiously look about you, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you, surely I will help you,
Surely I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.’
Isaiah 41:10 NASB
Summing it all up, friends, I’d say you’ll do best by filling your minds and meditating on things true, noble, reputable, authentic, compelling, gracious—the best, not the worst; the beautiful, not the ugly; thing
this is a beautiful page, but it’s even more of a beautiful reminder to get our prospective right – to focus on the lovely instead of the ugly. I sooooo needed to hear this today. 2016 so far has been a really rough year, and i feel like i’ve been focusing so much on what is not great that i forget to appreciate all that is wonderful in my life right now. thanks for sharing your page – and your thoughts & heart!
Thank you for your testimony today! The first thing that I thought about when I saw your page was, how beautiful! We are always our worst critic, but I just saw beauty. After reading the scripture and your story, I was very touched and the page was even more beautiful. I feel like Terri when she said that we often focus on what has been so wrong and not appreciating what is so beautiful in our lives. Thank goodness for God’s word to remind us what is great and beautiful!
Some one once said “we have translated the Bible into many languages but never to a creative one” and that is exactly what Illustrated Faith is striving to do; provide a place to see the bible through a creative mind.