God chooses the weak

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photo by shyviolet09

I Corinthians 1:26-31

“Brothers and sisters, think of what you were when you were called. Not many of you were wise by human standards; not many were influential; not many were of noble birth. But God chose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise; God chose the weak things of the world to shame the strong. God chose the lowly things of this world and the despised things—and the things that are not—to nullify the things that are, so that no one may boast before him. It is because of him that you are in Christ Jesus, who has become for us wisdom from God—that is, our righteousness, holiness and redemption. Therefore, as it is written: “Let the one who boasts boast in the Lord.”

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being radiant in a dark world

 Golden To The Sunphoto by Lotus Carroll

August 15th, 2014

I didn’t realize all the research that went into the purchase of my wedding ring. My husband took the job very seriously. We went ring shopping with a notebook full of his questions to ask the jeweler. I thought all I had to do was point out the one I thought would look amazing on my ring finger. Boy, I was clueless. The only jewelry I wore was a small pair of itty-bitty diamonds given to me by my grandmother. I gave my husband-to-be complete freedom to choose, and I would love anything he picked out. And I did! What a treasure. A token of love, a symbol of our marriage, a daily reminder of his promise to me. Continue reading

a precious process

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August 20th, 2014

A famous song we all know says ‘Diamonds are a girl’s best friend’. I think we can all agree that diamonds are quite lovely. They truly have a way to draw our eyes to them when we see them worn. They are precious, they are rare, but they take time and intense conditions to form. They didn’t just become….there was a process. The Natural History Museum states : “Diamonds are crystals of pure carbon that form under crushing pressures and intense heat.” It didn’t happen overnight- time, pressure, heat, and waiting for someone to unearth them. Or course when they are found- they are in their rough form. A rock with rough edges, dirty from hundreds of years hidden in the dark depths of the earth. A process…. Continue reading