Saturday, October 13, 2012

Day 13 ~ Gifts Read

Today's gifts in the October Joy, up my alley!

I'm naturally a lifelong learner...I love learning...

Learning comes from lots of sources...experience, demonstration, and reading! 

So today's gifts reading...easy peasy, right?

POSTCARDS ~ I have been part of a wonderful group of women who have come together with similar interests...a nurturing place for creativity and mutual support of pursuing our passions!  We are doing a postcard swap...postcards containing our photography and/or art...with a handwritten message.  Group members are from both the east and west hemispheres...and yet we could be neighbors!  Here are two I received from Cathy and awaiting me in the pile of mail delivered while we were away.  Precious and personal gifts.

ANNIVERSARY CARD ~ The Edster gave me a card for our wedding anniversary...words of love and caring...precious gifts captured on paper.

JAMES 1:2-4 ~ Part of the Bible Study I've been doing in James...this part I read, along with the insight from my study, was an incredible gift.  I like how it is worded in The Message:

Consider it a sheer gift, friends, when tests and challenges come at you from all sides. You know that under pressure, your faith-life is forced into the open and shows its true colors. So don’t try to get out of anything prematurely. Let it do its work so you become mature and well-developed, not deficient in any way.
And Beth Moore's statement resonated profoundly, as I was reminded of its truth in my life:

If you trust God with your anguish, it will birth something precious to you -- something you would not trade back.  The nightmare of your life can morph into great joy -- the blessing.
Gifts read...they are endless.



  1. LOVE! LOVE! LOVE! The postcards, and James is one of my favorite chapters. And of course, Anniversary cards are very special :)

  2. Im not in the postcard exchange yet. Ill head over there and see if my address is in or not.
    Denise Welcome to Blogger. Im thrilled your here . Your message is always insightful and your images are always so very beautiful. Your a blessing.

  3. Great Denise don't you just love this swap? I'm in the process of sending mine out too....

  4. I love learing also... great post!

  5. Oh, my...Ann of Holy Experience and I have been friends for over 10 years. She inspires me...daily. What beautiful words you've shared. Thank you for being such a blessing.


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