Sep 14, 2009

autumn blessings... {D}

the buttons...
vintage autumn blessings

boo...
I found these great vintage buttons in historic downtown Temecula, CA. Each one is different, each unique and that's what I love about them. I love that about people, too. Each of us, with all our quirks and insecurities, is different with a story to tell as to why we are the way we are.
I watched Gran Torino last night with my husband. It was a movie that was hard for me to sit through because as my husband says, I don't like to see things that are too real. I would rather not see that a darker world exists. It is one of those movies that sticks with you, I can't stop thinking about it. It's a world foreign from mine and yet, the family ties, the love, the loyalty, are the same.
I find myself this morning thankful to God for a safe place to live and raise children and thankful for a heart that longs to make a difference even if it's just one life at a time.
Psalm 86:11 says, "Teach me your ways, O Lord, that I may live according to your truth! Grant me purity of heart, so that I may honor you. With all my heart I will praise you, O Lord my God. I will give glory to your name forever, for your love for me is very great. You have rescued me from the depths of death."
What are God's ways? What does his truth say? We are to love Him and to love one another... We are to put other's needs above our own... We are to show others the love of Christ. We can't do that, if we don't venture out of our comfort zone and trust him to show us the way.
How does that look for me? I come before God and ask him to show me some way, each day, how I am ignorant to someone else's struggle. How can I make a difference for them, right now? Whether it be a kind word, a meal to eat or an ear that will listen. There are hurting people out there living in a too real world. I know I will be held accountable for having eyes that do not see and ears that do not hear. Thankfully, we have a merciful God and he gives us today to make a difference. Forgetting the missed opportunities of yesterday, I want to live according to his truth, today.
Blessings,
Patty
The cards are made with My Mind's Eye paper, Papertrey Ink sentiment and crafty secret flowers plus some really cool vintage buttons!

1 comment:

apaintergirl said...

the cards are adorable!
i feel the same way regarding movies, news, etc...i take it way to personally! hard to not be emotional...God is so good!!! you are truly a blessing!
chelle