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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O God, Transform My All | Repentant and Blessed

February 17, 2018 - Author: Bernadette Saddik

Post Context/Backstory + + + “I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.” Romans 12:1 KJV + + + “Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.” Matthew 5:3 To what […]

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Joyous Epiphany | Shell Choir

January 18, 2018 - Author: Bernadette Saddik

Post Context/Backstory Questions Deeper than Words: Do you believe each shell grieves when visitors leave? Do you usher with shells’ fervor t’ward the altar? Do you suppose each shell knows it is not alone? Do you herald with shells’ revel, “Christ prevailed!”? Do you think those shells link to the sea as they sink? Do […]

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Smile Bright Balloon | God’s Peace on Earth

January 7, 2018 - Author: Bernadette Saddik

Post Context/Backstory “Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call His name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, ‘God with us.’” Matthew 1:23 KJV “And it came to pass, that, while they communed together and reasoned, Jesus Himself drew near, and went with them. But their eyes […]

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There Is No Fear in Love

January 2, 2018 - Author: Bernadette Saddik

It is not necessary to read the indented text for the essence of this post (for a version without the indented text, click here), but if you are interested, I elaborate its meaning here: Post Context/Backstory + + + “Love has been perfected among us in this: that we may have boldness in the day of […]

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And Jesus Gave to Us | All Remains Praise

December 12, 2017 - Author: Bernadette Saddik

“And as they did eat, Jesus took bread, and blessed, and brake it, and gave to them, and said, ‘Take, eat: this is My body.’ And He took the cup, and when He had given thanks, He gave it to them: and they all drank of it. And He said unto them, ‘This is My […]

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Living Words | Proclaiming Christ

April 23, 2017 - Author: Bernadette Saddik

The ever-presence of God’s Love in His Gift of Praise — If a picture is worth a thousand words Then avert your two eyes from me when you demand silence For countless words erupt with each shuddering gasp Ergo miss the accompanying timbrel and dance. If a picture is worth a thousand words Then aim […]

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Salvation for Our Weary Souls | Christ’s Invitation

September 26, 2016 - Author: Bernadette Saddik

“[Jesus] said unto them, ‘They that be whole need not a physician, but they that are sick. But go ye and learn what that meaneth, I will have mercy, and not sacrifice: for I am not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.’” Matthew 9:12-13 KJV We the broken, bleeding, the torn; We the […]

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Faith String Holding | Transformed by God’s Power

August 8, 2016 - Author: Bernadette Saddik

“And when they were come into the ship, the wind ceased.” Matthew 14:32 KJV Adventuring along the narrow path, I run into a roadblock obscuring the way. Here I am, stuck… with a string. This string of faith (beat up and knotted) (what else am I supposed to do with anxious thinking hands?) “But when […]

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All Will Be Right | Moonlit Tree Surrender

July 16, 2016 - Author: Bernadette Saddik

Surrender, Dear shouting one, Cry tonight. See then colours bright. Surrender, Dear struggling one, Rest tonight. Sleep in love-filled light. Surrender, Dear silent one, Sing tonight. All will be well. All will be right. “I cried unto God with my voice, even unto God with my voice; and He gave ear unto me…I call to […]

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Invitation and Salvation | Seeking God’s Ever-Present Help

July 5, 2016 - Author: Bernadette Saddik

You know those angry days? Those frustrating days? Those days you are stuck in a moment, stuck in progress, stuck in the need to be better, have better, stuck in the need for more or for less? These can be the kinds of days that linger far longer than 24 hours. Every time we let […]

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Breathe, Sing, Dance | Alive in Christ

April 22, 2016 - Author: Bernadette Saddik

“…for it is time to seek the Lord, till He come and rain righteousness upon you.” Hosea 10:12b KJV Heart sing, come dance, breathe again, vibrant and alive. Heart dance, come breathe, sing again, vibrant and alive. Heart breathe, come sing, dance again, vibrant and alive. — Lift your weary head. Feel the weight release. […]

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How is God guiding your future?

February 22, 2016 - Author: Bernadette Saddik

“Let Thy work appear unto Thy servants, and Thy glory unto their children. And let the beauty of the Lord our God be upon us: and establish Thou the work of our hands upon us; yea, the work of our hands establish Thou it.” Psalm 90:16-17 KJV Hello everyone! You know those moments when you […]

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Thought Castle | Home in Christ’s Love

February 1, 2016 - Author: Bernadette Saddik

“But when [the son] was yet a great way off, his father saw him, and had compassion, and ran, and fell on his neck, and kissed him…the father said to his servants…’let us eat, and be merry: for this my son was dead, and is alive again; he was lost, and is found.’” Luke 15:20, […]

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Look Again | Bright Hibiscus

January 1, 2016 - Author: Bernadette Saddik

In “Many Joyful Days”… Look again. Does the pink catch your eye? See dried golden leaves passing by. Look again. Does the glare hurt your view? See silhouettes in the shadow. Look again. Do you see how beauty grows? How in each wound and perfection, Saviour’s beauty shows! “To give knowledge of salvation unto his […]

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Swirling Hope Spheres | Immersed in God’s Grace

December 22, 2015 - Author: Bernadette Saddik

“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to His abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead…” 1 Peter 1:3 KJV “By Whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in […]

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Through Oceans, Lands, and Skies | Find Me, Lord Jesus

October 12, 2015 - Author: Bernadette Saddik

When lost in “The Closet of the Mind”… When lost in imploding raw rifts, streaking across a sky of “It’s too much”… When lost in weary dark bridges, straining land-sea clashes with “I’m so tired”… When lost in spinning gray wisps, churning through the fronds ’round “I don’t know”… Find me, Lord Jesus. Let me […]

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What is choosing joy?

October 3, 2015 - Author: Bernadette Saddik

Hello everyone! Question for you: What does “choosing joy” look like to you in a situation that does not seem joyful? Paul and Silas seemed to have interpreted choosing joy as choosing to continue God’s ministry. You can read about this event here: Paul and Silas: Ministry in Prison. Mocked, beaten up, imprisoned — yet […]

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Praying for a Dream | God’s Purpose for Your Life

August 31, 2015 - Author: Bernadette Saddik

“Even so it is not the will of your Father which is in heaven, that one of these little ones should perish“…“For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost.” (Matthew 18:14, Luke 19:10 KJV). Something I have been thinking about lately is knowing what direction God wants […]

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Deeper than Words | This I Pray to You, Lord Jesus

August 8, 2015 - Author: Bernadette Saddik

Forgive me Father, I have and will continue to fail. Let not my mistakes be a stumbling block. Let them be an opportunity to learn. And as I lag behind when I fall, And as I struggle to stand, Pass Me Not O gentle Saviour! For, in You is my every good thought, word, deed. […]

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More Than Dandelions | God’s Beloved Creation

June 1, 2015 - Author: Bernadette Saddik

Remember “Today”: A bright cluster of flowers — dandelions… oh unruly crown of weeds, Are beautiful, wouldn’t you say? And you, who are not a weed — are more cherished… Beloved Love’s Creation, Shining vessel with God’s light. “For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to […]

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