"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.

6.28.2013

dust and beauty

Beautiful birthday flowers...yesterday was my birthday.


 And a little journaling from a book I am reading.


God remembers I am dust.  
His grace covers my inadequacies.
His compassion waits patiently.
His forgiveness removes my transgressions.
He does not treat me as I deserve.

God is sheer mercy and grace; not easily angered, he's rich in love.
He doesn't endlessly nag or scold, nor hold grudges forever.
He doesn't treat us as our sins deserve, nor pay back in full for all our wrongs.
Psalm 103:8-10, The Message

He knows me inside and out, and he loves me!

Even covered in dust he loves me and calls me beautiful!

You too!!


The book in case you are interested. "Do You Think I Am Beautiful", by Angela Thomas

7 comments:

Kim Mailhot said...

Happy birthday, Beautiful!!! The flowers are a lovely celebration of you and your glorious colorful spirit! Have a sweet weekend!

Kim Mailhot said...

Happy birthday, Beautiful!!! The flowers are a lovely celebration of you and your glorious colorful spirit! Have a sweet weekend!

Nancy said...

Happy Birthday again. The flowers are beautiful and I hope you had a wonderful day.
Big hugs to you my friend

Bren Thebeau said...

Glorious roses, love the abundance of colour, so you! Love the journal page play you did off of 'being dust' :-)

Mayra Mancebo said...

Happy birthday, may God fill you with blessings and give you a lot of life full of health and always close of him grace.

Sarah said...

Happy (belated) birthday Mary! Those flowers are beautiful!! :) I hope you had a wonderful day!

Love that scripture! Praise the Lord for His grace and love! God bless you sister! :)

laurel said...

Happy belated Birthday!! I so meant to send you a message on the actual day. Hope you had a fabulous birthday celebration. love and hugs!