Blessed

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When my brother died at age 24 in 1973, I remember my grandmother saying, “Never to have suffered means never to have been blessed.” That was a hard message to hear then and one that still can be difficult to understand. Through the years, I have come to realize that it is the tough times that allow us to appreciate the good ones. As I contemplate this situation, I try to focus on the fact that God sees all of us, living and dead, the same. Our mortal minds cannot possibly comprehend the infinite wisdom of our Creator. Today at work, an atheist stated that he only believes in the facts of science. As a scientist myself who sees the many associated shortcomings of the scientific world, I paused and thanked God for my wisdom to know all the blessings He has bestowed upon me.

Birthdays

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Our family has always celebrated birthdays for the entire birth month. We believe that each birth is such a miracle that it needs to be honored for its uniqueness. This past weekend, we gathered to celebrate two family birthdays and spending those precious moments together will be a lasting treasure. My daughter, Sarah, painted baby ducks (above) for my birthday since she knows how much I adore these cute creatures. How a single cell can transform into a complex living being is absolutely miraculous and is enough proof in itself for a Divine Creator.

Check out more of Sarah’s art—it’s her birthday month as well.

http://www.sincerelysarahstudios.com

Soul Mate

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“Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.”
‭‭Genesis‬ ‭2:24‬ ‭ASV‬‬

Many people believe that they will feel “complete” once they have found their soulmate. This “only one” person is “meant to be” and will satisfy all their desires.
Some psychologists state that believing that a soulmate exists specifically for a person is an unrealistic expectation.
Certainly our Creator has a plan and He certainly creates souls that mate.

Steadfast Love

70191693-BCED-4F2E-9063-EC6EEF75DED4This pet portrait painted by my daughter inspired me to blog about steadfast love. Dogs seem to have a high capacity for it. Many dogs remain faithful to their owners through the worst circumstances. (We can learn a lot from dogs)

Steadfast love—what an amazing gift! That love can endure all things is beyond our comprehension and yet, Our Creator’s Love has no end.