Colossians 3:12-14 NKJV

"Therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, 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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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 […]

Categories: Lyrical/Poems/Songs

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 […]

Categories: Notes

Starfish | Appreciating the little things in life

December 20, 2013 - 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: Photos & Words

To be in Your presence…

December 3, 2013 - 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

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 […]

Categories: Reflections

Jesus, You are my answer…

October 15, 2013 - Author: Bernadette Saddik

On the warm water, I need not worry about staying afloat. You hold me close, as a lamb to her Shepherd. You keep my head above water, sustaining me with the breath of life. “But You, Lord, are a shield around me, my glory, the One who lifts my head high.” Psalm 3:3 NIV Floating […]

Categories: Inspirations

Comfort | Christ’s Loving Promises

October 11, 2013 - Author: Bernadette Saddik

“My Shelter, carry me” Foamy blanket wraps around Salty with my tears. Cooling blanket wraps around As my Saviour comforts me. “My comfort in my suffering is this: Your promise preserves my life.” Psalm 119:50 NIV

Categories: Photos & Words

Lord, my heart hurts…

October 7, 2013 - Author: Bernadette Saddik

I’m afraid this post doesn’t offer many possible answers or ways to clear the fog. Just a lot of questions. Questions I’ve been praying about the past few months. For that, I apologize. It won’t become a habit. Please, as always, you are welcome to comment! Thoughts spinning Voices swirling Heartbeat racing Too much! What […]

Categories: Inspirations

Note: Passages

October 3, 2013 - Author: Bernadette Saddik

Hello everyone! I’m back. My break took longer than anticipated. I’ll start out with a couple passages that have really helped me find my direction the past few months. The first is the passage, “Footprints in the Sand.” It may be hard to see Christ’s presence in our lives when looking back on hard times, […]

Categories: Notes

How do you surrender your will?

August 16, 2013 - Author: Bernadette Saddik

Hello everyone! When life throws things at you from every which direction, what are your thoughts and motivations that get you, in your heart, to say, “God, this one’s on You, as everything should be,”? How do you surrender your own doubts, fears, worries, and will to let Him do what He knows is best […]

Categories: Discussion

Bold | Christ’s Strength in Our Lives

August 9, 2013 - Author: Bernadette Saddik

Stand with “Purpose,” For Christ died on His way to victory- He rose to strengthen you and me. Aimlessness is only becoming of defeat, Boldness, brightness–with these true life we greet “Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage.” Galatians 5:1 […]

Categories: Photos & Words

Note: New Passages

August 4, 2013 - Author: Bernadette Saddik

Hello everyone! We all go through some time in our lives where it feels like Christ is not with us. We wonder if He abandoned us, or if we sinned beyond His capacity to forgive, or if He doesn’t care anymore. Well, be comforted that none of these is true! (Nor are any other reasons […]

Categories: Notes


August 3, 2013 - Author: Bernadette Saddik

My heart is heavy-My spirit is worn. My feet are tired-My head pounds. Who’s burden is this to carry? Am I not supposed to bear my own load? We are all part of the body, responsible for the path You set out. Is it possible for the hand to help the eye? Or is the […]

Categories: Concepts

The Blessing of a Friend

August 1, 2013 - Author: Bernadette Saddik

We’ve been friends for a long time. We’ve experienced good and bad. I’ve helped you in sticky situations. And you have ‘got my back’. But now a moment has come, And I must rely on you like never before. Yes I have pain, Much pain Yes, I have sadness, Anger, and rage. But it is […]

Categories: Lyrical/Poems/Songs

Review: “I Did It His Way” by Johnny Hart

July 29, 2013 - Author: Bernadette Saddik

“Prayer is allowing God to have His will in your life on HIS terms.” -Johnny Hart Thus opens this book which carries beautiful words of wisdom packaged in a way so many can relate. The humor in these pages is neither forced nor flat. “Wiley’s Dictionary” definitions, like those on page 119, naturally jump from […]

Categories: Book Reviews

Lord, where is my rest?

July 27, 2013 - 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. I’m tired… …of the nightmares. Cold sweats, can’t escape. Of the enemy I cannot see, but when I […]

Categories: Inspirations

What motivates you?

July 24, 2013 - Author: Bernadette Saddik

Hi everyone! When hard things happen, what phrase, or promise, or hope stirs¬†within you the will to move forward? When life goes ‘your way’, what makes you keep up a real effort? Comments? Blessings to you all “Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, […]

Categories: Discussion

Note: New Passages

July 18, 2013 - Author: Bernadette Saddik

Hello everyone! Keeping our eyes fixed toward that which matters can be quite difficult. It is all to easy to get caught up in the minutia. We can’t stay focused alone, though. God is there to help us with that! I’ve posted the poem “God’s Garden” by Robert Frost and the song “Be Thou My […]

Categories: Notes

Sunflowers | Music of God’s Glory

July 15, 2013 - Author: Bernadette Saddik

May your day be brighter, if not better– Velvety center, warming, soothing- Bright yellow petals hugging you. Each flower, one by one, Composing the music of God’s glory. “I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us.For the creation waits in eager expectation for the […]

Categories: Photos & Words

To Hear His Voice…

July 9, 2013 - Author: Bernadette Saddik

The sweetness of His voice! The gently crashing waves on the shore. Singing a poem, a song, a painting, a play. To hear His voice… All my troubles melt, even if just for a moment. A taste of heaven, a life with my heavenly Father. Calling, softly calling. To hear His voice… This isn’t forever. […]

Categories: Inspirations