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Colossians 3:12-14 NIV

"Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity."

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Sunset | Christ’s Merciful Blessings

Author: Bernadette Saddik

In awe after “A Request for a Blessing“… Trees stoop down to witness — from the edge of the horizon — God’s art in sunset motion. I kneel down to witness — from all the corners of my life — God’s mercy before my eyes. “But after that the kindness and love of God our […]

Categories: Photo-Poem Mixed Media

Here I am, Lord

Author: Bernadette Saddik

…..Lord, here I am. Why don’t I see You? My child, your eyes are too broken to see clearly how I am healing you. Close them and see with your mind and heart. Remember how you were lonely and I sent a messenger your way? Remember how you were sorrowful and I sent you happiness? […]

Categories: Inspirations

My Heart Cries Today | God Answers Our Prayers

Author: Bernadette Saddik

“Blessed be the Lord, because He hath heard the voice of my supplications.” Psalm 28:6 KJV In the middle of the day, Hidden in the blinding sun, I cry. My heart cries for company. It cries from the pain of loneliness, Cries to see You more. Yet, in the middle of the day, Lit by […]

Categories: Lyrics/Poems/Songs

Hope in Christ | Christmas Always Present in Love

Author: Bernadette Saddik

Rejoice in our Shepherd‘s birth! Frosted wave caps from Tears of joy at Christ’s birth, and Tears of sorrow for our pain. Tubes of water Smiling, because Hope, and Love, He doth bring! Merry Christmas! May you experience, every day, Christmas and the hope it represents. God bless “For this purpose the Son of God […]

Categories: Photo-Poem Mixed Media

Faith in Our Future | Hope in God’s Plans

Author: Bernadette Saddik

“To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven…A time to get, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away;” Ecclesiastes 3:1, 6 KJV We all face trials or disquieted spirits at some point in our lives. Maybe you know what […]

Categories: Reflections

God’s Love in His Gift of Praise | Gratitude, Hope, Faith

Author: Bernadette Saddik

“Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted in me? hope thou in God: for I shall yet praise Him for the help of His countenance.” Psalm 42:5 KJV Praise God, even in hardship. Even in hardship. Now consider what a gift praise is. Expressing thanks to God is no […]

Categories: Concepts

Thy Neighbor | Loving Others through God’s Provisions

Author: Bernadette Saddik

How many times have I looked someone straight in the eye while he cried? And I couldn’t even see the tears because he swallowed them, hiding from the cruel public. How many times have I listened to someone’s words, but not her voice? And I couldn’t even hear the slight tremor she so tightly controlled, […]

Categories: Concepts

When Weakness Falls upon Us | Strength in God’s Grace

Author: Bernadette Saddik

In Christ Jesus, you are “Capable“… When the dark clouds roll in, and the shadows fall, be still my soul. When the lions snap, and the chains weigh heavy, be still my soul. For by God’s grace, you never know how strong you are until being weak is the only choice you have. “And what […]

Categories: Photo-Poem Mixed Media

Flower Petal Canvas | The Gift of God’s Blessings

Author: Bernadette Saddik

Remember, even “In the Valley…” Each one of us uniquely painted by our Creator’s hands, Our lives are a beautiful canvas. Our sufferings painted in bright colors launched by chaos, Caught by the Prince of Peace, He wields them mercifully. Each streak of pink our Saviour’s blood, each streak of white our cleansing, Each streak […]

Categories: Photo-Poem Mixed Media

A Comforted Life in Difficult Times| Our Weakness, God’s Strength

Author: Bernadette Saddik

Hard times can lead to comforting realizations… We are weak. As individuals, we can do nothing. And that is fine. In fact, it is the release of one of the biggest burdens we try to carry. Isn’t that amazing? Isn’t that one of most comforting concepts you’ve heard? You do not have to be a […]

Categories: Reflections

Note: New Passages | God’s Love and Blessings

Author: Bernadette Saddik

Hello everyone! You may have noticed that not too many posts have been published as of late. As many of you know, my health is not ideal, and it’s been a bit difficult. Please bear with me if posts are not very frequent–but I am still posting :) Thank you so much for your support! […]

Categories: Notes

To a Beautiful Place: Hope in All Trials

Author: Bernadette Saddik

Am I living in a nightmare, with each day bringing new horrors? Where pain is king and each moment of rest is fleeting, taunting me of what I do not have. No! No, I am living in a dream, And each new adventure is a plot twist. Because a King does exist Who turns each […]

Categories: Lyrics/Poems/Songs

Open Shell | Christ’s Light, His Presence

Author: Bernadette Saddik

Lord, where is my rest? My soul, an open shell face-down on a smudge-streaked beach. Who will lift me up again that the light, I may see? Behold, Christ gently picks up all the broken pieces. He makes them beautiful, art in His warm presence. “Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are […]

Categories: Photo-Poem Mixed Media

Cradled in Christ’s Arms | When the world is overwhelming

Author: Bernadette Saddik

To close my eyes, never enough in the blinding light; but shielded by God’s comforting arms. To hear noise all around me; but God’s voice is the only sound. To take a deep breath in the stench; and smell God’s sweet, sweet air. To taste a taste so satisfying, that I’m never hungry again. To […]

Categories: Lyrics/Poems/Songs

Review: “It’s in the Little Things” by Gayle Suzanne

Author: Bernadette Saddik

For more information about the book, you can go to Closed the Cover   It’s in the Little Things by Gayle Suzanne is a collection of her own personal stories ranging from the funny, raw (sometimes mature) moments of her life to her heavier, harder times. These accounts are loosely connected by the theme of […]

Categories: Book Reviews

Many Joyful Days

Author: Bernadette Saddik

Is happiness a goal? Or rather a consequence… A consequence of a life fulfilling, Of a soul saved. So I wish you a Happy New Year Because I wish that it is God’s will that satisfies you, That He is your source of joy. And perhaps that joy is enough to make you happy. And […]

Categories: Lyrics/Poems/Songs

Note: New Passages | Helping Others

Author: Bernadette Saddik

Hello everyone! It’s that time of year when our eyes are particularly set to giving. It’s a wonderful focus all year round! The following two passages, “If I can stop one heart from breaking…” by Dickinson and “The Good Samaritan” are encouraging reminders of how we can help others. Thank you all so much for […]

Categories: Notes

Starfish | Appreciating the little things in life

Author: Bernadette Saddik

God’s answer when I cry out, “Lord, my heart hurts,” Stop to see the starfish, In all the nooks and crannies Stop to see the little things. Stop to see the starfish, In every step of life Stop to see the glories that God brings. “May the glory of the Lord endure forever; may the […]

Categories: Photo-Poem Mixed Media

To be in Your presence…

Author: Bernadette Saddik

The responses to the questions are my own interpretations and are not the Word of God. It reflects my own internal dialogue and contemplations in prayer in an artistic sense, not an actual conversation or Divine speech. ….Lord, I call out for Your presence. Why don’t I feel You always? My child, I AM here […]

Categories: Inspirations

Today | God’s Hope in Every Day

Author: Bernadette Saddik

…You may have woken up this morning hurting and unable to move. …Or maybe you were woken up. …You may have been fine and just not have been ready to face the day. …You may be that chipper friend who hopped out of bed ready for anything. …Or, you may not have paid much attention […]

Categories: Reflections