Monday, June 20, 2011

In my reading yesterday in the Word Among Us,
it reads,

"God so loved the world that He gave..." (John 3:16)
Let's stop right there.

Sometimes these words can become so familiar

that they roll by on the page
without eliciting any new thought.

But the greatest mystery
of the universe
is that God gave_
and He gave
and He gave some more.
In fact he gave everything

so that we could be with Him.
That's how much He loves us!

Yes, our God continues His giving.
Are we grateful for everything He gives?
I'm sure I'm not.
I need to be reminded often
to be grateful for everything,
in every situation.

Recently I watched a video of a man
named Tony Melendez.
He was born without hands,
and he learned to play the guitar
with his feet
by practicing up to 7 hours a day.
He said, "It would be a miracle if I could
raise my hands in praise to God!"


  1. Oh, thank you so much for this reminder.. I just read another blog today..Where a wife just today lost her husband in a terrible accident..they have 3 young boys....It causes you to get your eyes off of self and back on Christ, Where they really belong EVERY day...

    Blessings to you this day..

  2. "But the greatest mystery
    of the universe is that God gave_
    and He gave and He gave some more."...unfathomable truth! Tony Melendez is such a wonderful witness for our LORD...

  3. That is incredible. I have never heard of Tony Melendez before. What a witness.

  4. i just love your artwork. God has blessed you so! It's so awesome you glorify Him with the talent He has given you!!!!

  5. great post...thank good to meet you....☺

  6. Hey ! ! !
    Great post to be bookmarked..Have also shared this face book! thanks you shared.

  7. wow, that's great!

    i love your post...

    following you now..

    hope to see you!

  8. AMEN! I love this post. Thanks so much for sharing your inspiration! Beautiful. God does amazing things!

  9. incredible! what a reminder to be grateful for everything in our lives.. Thank you Patsy!

  10. Wow, Tony's story is incredible. Thank you for sharing such a moving testimony with us, Patsy!

  11. Your thoughts and your artwork is just beautiful!! Tony came to my hometown when I was a teenager. I had forgotten about him.

    Thanks for all your kind words on my blog. You are so sweet and kind.

  12. I am always so eager to get to your blog. Not only do you write inspiring and encouraging posts, your artwork feeds my soul. May I ever be faithful to raise my hands in praise -- and rejoice in what God gives.


  13. What an amazing inspiring story. I remember the thaliomide scandal many years ago. It was such a terrible thing. Thank you for sharing this encouraging post.

  14. and you are such a blessing, too! love the artwork and the inspirational message you shared. looking forward to more of your inspirational posts. God bless :)

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I am so glad you dropped by! You are a blessing!
:^) Patsy