"Once we clearly acknowledge the soul, we can learn to hear it's cries. - Dallas Willard, Renovation Of The Heart."

It takes courage to pursue our dreams. It takes time and patience to unearth buried treasure. But I believe with all my heart that we must do both.



I think each Monday I will post something that has to do with my "word" for the year.
What I am learning, a quote, or scripture. Having to do so, will help me keep my eyes open, my heart a little more focused. And maybe there is someone out there that is on a similar adventure. I know of one sweet woman who is, Diane Marra. Give her a visit, you will find wonderful ideas and inspiration from her journey. When I first posted my word for the year I had no idea she had chosen, or should I say, been given the same word. I had not heard of the "one little word" idea till I visited her. I had just noticed several bloggers choosing a word to focus on for the year. I love it when "coincidences" like that happen!!

In my reading today I came across this from A.W. Tozer

"O God, I have tasted Thy goodness, and it has both satisfied me and made me thirsty for more. I am painfully conscious of my need of further grace. I am ashamed of my lack of desire. O God, the Triune God, I want to want Thee; I long to be filled with longing; I thirst to be made more thirsty still. Show me Thy glory, I pray Thee, so that I may know Thee indeed. Begin in mercy a new work of love within me. Say to my soul, "Rise up, my love, my fair one, and come away." Then give me grace to rise and follow Thee up from this misty lowland where I have wandered so long. In Jesus' name, Amen."



lori vliegen said...

oooh, i'll look forward to each monday to see how your word "abide" is working in your heart and in your life!! beautiful reading today, mary....
hugs, :)))

Debbie said...

Awesome word and painting Mary, and I enjoyed the reading too!


A wonderful read to start my day in school...!!!:D

A bLessed morning!!!:D


Denise said...

I love this.

Artistic Accents by Darla said...

I agree, a wonderful way to start the day!
Thanks mary!!

Thanks also for visiting and sending birthday wishes for Ryan♥

S. Etole said...

to be made more thirsty ... yes!

Anonymous said...

Mary I love your word and your paintings are always wonderful!! I think focusing on your word each Monday is a great idea. I never did pick a word for this year. Blessings!!

Tongue Trip said...

yours is a very `good-feel' blog and it touches the heart. i like the pick of word every Monday. :) good luck and cheer

Peter Stone said...

I love the vibrancy of your artwork, and the message of abiding in Christ is a topic so close to my heart too. Apart from Him, I am nothing and have nothing.
God bless