We Become What We Worship

Countless people have come to Jesus and worshiped him since his birth just over 2,000 years ago, beginning with the shepherds and wise men.

This morning, I read a part of  Psalm 135 that felt as though I’ve never read before, with a new thought on what it means to worship Jesus. I love how Scripture comes to life as we read it again over time! Join me in reading it:

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Grieving

Sometimes, grief catches us by surprise.  It’s been over twelve years now since my father passed away.  Recently I stopped by a media business to have my wedding VHS recording transferred to DVD.  Not only did my father give me away in marriage, he also made the wedding video for us.  He thoroughly enjoyed technology and worked on video projects.  As I entered the business it reminded me of my dad, and the urge to weep came over me.  Early on, this was a common part of the grieving process.  Over time it became less strong and less often, and I could speak of my dad with peace.  But once in a while it still catches me by surprise!  

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Consider the birds

Out of the corner of my eye, I became aware of a flock of black birds flitting outside our back windows.  A large number of birds flew together searching for food.  It’s winter.  Cold.  Rather barren.  And in the midst of these realities, God provides food for the birds in the form of small fruit on our tree.  This makes me think of Jesus’ words:

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Live artfully!

I’m sharing something special with you this week!  My daughter, Ellie, wrote this in her sketch pad:

“Art is meant to be shared.  People enjoy art, and they love to look at it.  So make art.  It doesn’t matter if it’s drawing, painting, sculpting, or even taking photos.  It’s art.  It doesn’t even matter if you’re good at drawing or not, it’s art!  Even if you don’t like art, things like dance, music, singing, and drama are art.  It’s just the art of people.  So get out there and make art!”

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