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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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 […]

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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

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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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. […]

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Bird | God’s Wondrous Refuge

July 7, 2013 - Author: Bernadette Saddik

When I sit, perched on the edge Taking a break from flight, You lift me on Your wings And show me the wonders of Your sight. “How abundant are the good things that You have stored up for those who fear You, that You bestow in the sight of all, on those who take refuge […]

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June 30, 2013 - Author: Bernadette Saddik

In my post, “Love,” I posed the question of what we are capable of handling. I honestly don’t know all the answers, and the ones I do ‘know’ show my very limited understanding of the vast nature of life and God. But this particular question stumps me more than a lot of others. In fact, […]

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Bouquet | Fruits of the Spirit

June 27, 2013 - Author: Bernadette Saddik

Carry a bouquet of flowers: Peace, patience, kindness, joy. Carry the blossoms of the Spirit: Courtesy of our Friend, our Lord. “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.” Galatians 5:22-23 NIV

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Tree | Looking to God’s Grace

June 16, 2013 - Author: Bernadette Saddik

Remember “To make a joyful noise,” Reaching high, Arms stretched out in praise. Standing tall, Leaning on God’s grace! “And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.” Psalm 1:3 KJV

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The Closet of the Mind

June 14, 2013 - Author: Bernadette Saddik

Into the dark corners, Dusting out the cobwebs. Cautiously approaching confidence. Into the junk drawer, Sorting out the twisted mess. Gingerly untangling peace. Into the creaky shelf, Tightening a loose screw. Carefully fixing patience. Into the cluttered case, Searching for a lost Book, Gently cradling hope. Lord, won’t you be my cleaner? Won’t you be […]

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May 31, 2013 - Author: Alexandra Saddik

Note from Bernadette: Another one of my lovely sister’s beautiful poems. Enjoy Alexandra’s work! Peace and quiet. Waves breaking on the shore. God looking down upon His creation. Serenity. I wake up in the morning, Thinking about what I need to do. I worry. I think about the negative, My cup is half empty, Serenity […]

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Crown | Christ’s Victory

May 29, 2013 - Author: Bernadette Saddik

Photo courtesy of Alexandra Saddik When in “Doubt,” See the magnificence of the waves. See them crowned with white and blue. For you and me, this is our destiny. For our Saviour has brought us life anew! “But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.” 1 Corinthians 15:57 […]

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May 27, 2013 - Author: Bernadette Saddik

The path is straight and narrow (Matthew 7:13-14). It can be so hard to navigate. But we don’t have to do it alone. Christ leads us, if we ask Him. He holds us close in our darkest hours. God grants us the Holy Spirit in us to comfort us in these moments. Not just that, […]

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Beauty | God’s Majestic Gifts

May 25, 2013 - Author: Bernadette Saddik

A taste of “Nostalgia“: The delicate flowers Clothed in majesty. Oh, how much, how much more Will thy Saviour clothe thee! “Consider the lilies how they grow: they toil not, they spin not; and yet I say unto you, that Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.” Luke 12:27 KJV […]

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A Request for a Blessing

May 9, 2013 - Author: Bernadette Saddik

Thank you Lord for providing this (food, drink, appointment, etc.). Please let it be good, healthy, healing, and fulfilling for all involved. Cleanse it from harm. Bless and protect all who partake in this (…), that we may become closer to You, closer to Your peace. Thank you for giving us all we need, when […]

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A Daily Prayer

May 6, 2013 - Author: Bernadette Saddik

Thank you Lord, for this day You have given us. Please watch and guide us always. Thank You so much for everything You have granted my family, friends, and me. My sins are plentiful, but please forgive me. Help me not to repeat them, not to want to repeat them. Help me walk closer to […]

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“In the valley of the shadow of death…”

May 3, 2013 - Author: Bernadette Saddik

“…I will fear no evil, for Thou art with me.” – from Psalm 23:4 KJV Why do bad things happen in the first place? Why must we all at some point in our lives trek through this valley? It’s a complicated question, one to which I don’t know the answer too. But, I’ve thought about […]

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