Sep 24, 2014

Lessons from Life


I know I could not make it each day without Christ being the center of my life.  Everything else revolves around that fact. I am weak, but he is strong.  In my weakness,  he is strong. 

"My grace is all you need. My power works best in weakness." So now I am glad to boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ can work through me. 2 Corinthians 12:9


Pinterest

I really like this image from pinterest. It just spoke to me. It says a lot about who I am, and what matters to me most.   Does that make sense to you?  I think art in a lot of forms is a wonderful gift from God, and when talents and gifts or used to glorify God, I believe that makes that talent all the more special.  I love to sing, not that I sing so wonderfully, but let's say I love making a joyful noise to God. It may or may not be so joyful to others, but to God I'm sure he delights in my efforts :)  Anyway, with all that said, I am interested in learning to play the guitar.  I don't even own one as of yet, but I'll see what happens with that idea, then I'll work on learning to play. Just a thought!



How do you like this picture of my "almost amish" mama and daddy, aren't they cute? I'm giving up my collection of Amish things. I guess it's all about coming to accept who I really am, and learning not to wish or desire to be something or someone I'm not.  I gave this amish made hat to my daddy and he just loves it. Mama wouldn't have my bonnet although I tried giving it to her, black isn't her favorite color ;) So I'll keep it and may even wear it from time to time. I'm perfectly happy just being simply me, almost amish Shelley.........another big smile here :) We live and learn, don't we? Life is a lesson in so many ways. Sometimes the testing is long and difficult, but the rewards will be everlasting if we endure and pass the test.

Guess, I've rattled on enough today ladies.  Thank you for letting me bend your ears.    Blessings to all

10 comments:

Maria S. said...

It takes courage to accept ourselves just the way Our Lord has destined us to be. I don't want to be Amish, even though I do admire their work ethic. I enjoy being simply Maria ;D

Scrappy quilter said...

Ditto what Maria said. I am happy being me.

The BUTT'RY and BOOK'RY said...

Well Dearest one,I just LOVE who you are!!!
Have a wonderful week xx oo Linnie

P.S. my laptop crashed today right while I was trying to post a Fall Autumn blog post (this kindle doesn't have pictures...or I just do not know how to get them in ) sigh.....

Mrs. G said...

Shelley, I struggle with...no, I don't struggle with trying to be something I'm not. I take on certain persona's at different times of the year. Summer means that my inner Hippie will come out to play while Fall and Winter brings the almost Amish side. Folks have called me an "Amish Hippie" for years! In Spring, I'm more of the Fairy/Wood Nymph type! Flittering here and there, Enjoying nature and all that's in it!

LoL I am fairly certain my creative spirit takes over, during these times, though. Truthfully, I enjoy it however under all that I am just "Simply Granny Pam".

Grace & Peace.

Karen Andreola said...

Your Bible verse is a truth I hang onto from day to day. His Holy Spirit partners in my weakness. That is my strength.

Amish buggies pass our house most days because we live on a back country road to town. I like being surrounded by the small farms and flowery kitchen gardens. The Amish people I've spoken to have been very sweet, polite and peace-loving. (When we first moved here our land lord was Amish.) But I know I couldn't be Amish. It will suffice to admit we have some family goals in common. Therefore I think I understand your musings.

Monica said...

I often love the images you pin or repin on Pinterest, Shelley. They bless me, too. There has been quite a wave for a few years now of people being inspired by what they see among the Amish. I hope as the interest in Amish culture wears off, it revives people to pursue God above all else. I believe you do, and that's something else I like about you. :)

marie said...

You share some of the best images Shelley!!
I love reading all your dear thoughts too...and your dreams. Playing the guitar sounds like an awesome plan!

Love your sweet parents' picture!

Barbara Neubeck said...

Hello Shelley...
I have taken many, many years to become happy and at peace with 'just being me'. I thank God every day for being patient with me and giving me the peace to be ME...
Hugs and Blessings... Barb xx

Storybook Woods said...

Beautiful post. I am always reminded what I was taught as a girl, it is in our weakness that God can do His mighty work. Because it tends to be the only time we get out of His way and let Him be in control. So really our weakness is kind of a beautiful thing. Clarice

DollZandThingZ said...

You are perfect just as you are! And your many interests and curiosity are what keep you creative and curious. Your faith fills your heart, you love your family and they love you back. I would say that is pretty good! xx