Living an ART filled life...“Creativity is a God-given ability to take something ordinary and make it into something special. It is an openness to doing old things new ways…The creative spirit is part of our heritage as children of the One who created all things. And nurturing our creativity is part of our responsibility as stewards of God’s good gifts.” - Emilie Barnes, The Spirit of Loveline

And If not…

& If Not.../ Sue Carroll

I have been teaching Large Group Children’s Church for 20 years, and one of my favorite stories to tell is that of Shadrach Meshach and Abeanburrito.

(Abednegosorry, my kids laugh when I talk “spanish”)

Anyway, their story is about miraculous faith bringing miraculous rescue.  In Daniel 3, you can read for yourself…but these three faithful men stepped into the fire for their beliefs…and God stepped in there with them…saving them from death…

and isn’t that what He does for us all?

As we continue to love and pray for our precious Grandson Ethan, I rest in the truth that our God goes before us & He is with us…especially in the fire.

Some days I have to cling to the truth with only my finger nails, because I just can’t fully grasp that we, as God’s children, have eternity promised…this earth we feel tied to is not our home.

As  Shadrach, Meshach and Abendego faced the punishment of burning in the fiery furnace for their faith, they proclaimed…

“O Nebuchadnezzar, we have no need to answer you in this matter. 17 If this be so, our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the burning fiery furnace, and he will deliver us out of your hand, O king. 18 But if not, be it known to you, O king, that we will not serve your gods or worship the golden image that you have set up.” -Daniel 3

& if not….He is still good.

Praying for a rescue…



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