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Colossians 3:12-14 NKJV

“Put on tender mercies, kindness, humility, meekness, longsuffering; bearing with one another, and forgiving one another, if anyone has a complaint against another; even as Christ forgave you, so you also must do. But above all these things put on love, which is the bond of perfection.”

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Green in the Broken Places | God’s Love Everywhere

May 3, 2015 - Author: Bernadette Saddik

Staring at the vast colours of the ocean in my dreams, Frustrated by a bleak gray reality. Green shoots grow and rise in broken places, Proclaiming God’s nourishing presence everywhere, anywhere, here and now. “The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me, because He hath anointed Me to preach the gospel to the poor; He […]

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A Wondrous Life | Inspired by God’s Gifts

April 11, 2015 - Author: Bernadette Saddik

You are an inspiration. I do not claim this lightly. No matter where you are in life, what has happened to you, or what you’ve done, our Heavenly Father has worked so much for you, for you are precious. You, who are made in the image of love. (Genesis 1:27) You, whose hairs are counted […]

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To trust in the Lord…

March 27, 2015 - Author: Bernadette Saddik

Confusion and chaos everywhere. Still Your song plays clearly. Is this how peace sounds, my Lord? Calling, softly calling! Nearer, My God, to Thee “Yet the Lord will command His lovingkindness in the day time, and in the night His song shall be with me, and my prayer unto the God of my life.” Psalm […]

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Jesus, take these words… | A Life of Love

March 2, 2015 - Author: Bernadette Saddik

“For, brethren, ye have been called unto liberty; only use not liberty for an occasion to the flesh, but by love serve one another. For all the law is fulfilled in one word, even in this; ‘Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.’” Galatians 5:13-14 KJV Jesus, take my ears — Comfort with them, make […]

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How do you understand your God-given purpose?

February 23, 2015 - Author: Bernadette Saddik

Hello everyone! Lately I have been asking myself about my calling. How do I understand my God-given purpose? What are His directions for my life? The passages describing how Christ called several of His disciples are encouraging for me. You can read them here: Jesus Calls the Disciples. Four of the disciples, including Peter, were […]

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Sunset | Christ’s Merciful Blessings

February 8, 2015 - 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 […]

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Hope in Christ | Christmas Always Present in Love

December 25, 2014 - 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 […]

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Faith in Our Future | Hope in God’s Plans

December 23, 2014 - 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 […]

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

December 18, 2014 - 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 […]

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Thy Neighbor | Loving Others through God’s Provisions

October 18, 2014 - 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, […]

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

October 12, 2014 - 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 […]

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Flower Petal Canvas | The Gift of God’s Blessings

September 14, 2014 - 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 colours 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 […]

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

August 23, 2014 - 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 […]

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Open Shell | Christ’s Light, His Presence

March 28, 2014 - Author: Bernadette Saddik

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 wasting away, yet inwardly we […]

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

February 16, 2014 - 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 […]

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

January 5, 2014 - 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 […]

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Many Joyful Days

January 1, 2014 - 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 […]

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Note: New Passages | Helping Others

December 25, 2013 - 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 […]

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Starfish | Appreciating the little things in life

December 20, 2013 - Author: Bernadette Saddik

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 Lord rejoice in His works—He who looks at the earth, […]

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Today | God’s Hope in Every Day

November 17, 2013 - 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 […]

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