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The Golden Sahara

1DCBA47C-5EAA-424C-B08D-17A792BFC31DThe Golden Sahara is a radical show car built by Barris Kustoms for Jim Skonzakes of Dayton, Ohio. It initially made its public debut in 1954 at the Petersen Motorama held at the Pan Pacific Auditorium in Los Angeles.
Then, the Golden Sahara was offered without reserve at an auction and Larry Klairmont of Chicago, Illinois won the bid.
Now the Geneva International Motor Show of the Year has it as its show car. Sometimes really unique and amazing things take a while to be appreciated.

Light of the World

B6D80804-885B-48CC-B154-3AF553A56F74“Your days of grief will come to an end. I, the Lord, will be your eternal light, More lasting than the sun and moon.”
‭‭Isaiah‬ ‭60:20‬ ‭GNT‬‬

Just as the jonquil boldly heralds spring and then quickly withers, we are called to shine our light in our fleeting life. But sometimes we just get bogged down in our busy-ness and we doubt ourselves. The enemy wants us vulnerable and ashamed so we must keep our eyes on His Kingdom and let His Spirit work through us

Organic Food

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The definition of organic food varies widely. In general, organic food is produced without the use of chemical fertilizers, growth stimulants, antibiotics, or pesticides
The idea and demand is to have healthier food without a significant impact on our environment. However, the outcome of farming organically may not produce such benefits because organic agriculture costs more. From the perspective of science and consumers, there is insufficient evidence in the scientific and medical literature to support claims that organic food is either safer or healthier to eat.
There are just too many variables to consider. Common sense and moderation must prevail.

Tulips

287D1540-29AD-497D-82E0-7B78B65505F8Tulips, my favorite flower

Tulips did not come to the attention of the West until the sixteenth century. They were rapidly introduced into Europe and became popular during Tulip mania. Tulips were often portrayed in Dutch Golden Age paintings, and have become associated with the Netherlands, the major producer. They are very popular throughout the world, both as ornamental garden plants and as cut flowers.
Different tulip colors carry distinct meanings:
Yellow—cheerful thoughts
White—forgiveness
Purple—royalty
Red—perfect love
Yellow—Joy

A tulip bouquet—elegance and grace.

Tulips bring me joy!!

 

Temptation

0EBFBD5C-7829-40A5-8604-7A7D04AEE48F“If we are tempted by such trials, we must not say, “This temptation comes from God.” For God cannot be tempted by evil, and he himself tempts no one.”
‭‭James‬ ‭1:13‬ ‭GNT‬‬

Temptation is the desire to engage in short-term urges for pleasure that may threaten long-term goals. In some religions, temptation is the inclination to sin. This desire may result from coaxing someone into committing such an act, by manipulation.
Everyday I am tempted by something and often I succumb to the urge and often it leaves me feeling empty and sad. To me, this is life’s greatest struggle. Intellectually I know the right answer, but sometimes my spirit becomes self centered and forgets to stay aligned with The Spirit.

Loneliness

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“Do not be afraid—I am with you! I am your God—let nothing terrify you! I will make you strong and help you; I will protect you and save you.”
‭‭Isaiah‬ ‭41:10‬ ‭GNT‬‬

Loneliness is an unpleasant emotional response to isolation. One may feel anxious about a lack of connection or communication with other beings. Loneliness can even be felt when surrounded by other people. Many of us suffer from loneliness at one time or another, but we need to remember that we are never alone—God is with us always!

Home

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When I think of home, I envision a safe place where I have freedom to be myself and not worry about the outside world. At home, I am loved for just being me. Unfortunately not everyone experiences this ideal situation, but ultimately I believe we all desire to belong to such a place. Our Hope is that one day we will go to our Eternal Home and experience that forever.