James 1:17New International Version (NIV)17 Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.
1. A Crucifix with a keyhole and a key and "The Way" printed at the bottom signifying my salvation. It is a reminder that I have a key to the gates of heaven. Through Jesus Christ's Cross and Resurrection, I am saved and is given inheritance in heaven. Thank you, for this beautiful symbol, my dear thoughtful friend. I will call it My Easter Cross because it arrived a few days before Easter 2012. And it is an empty cross-a resurrection cross. It is precious.
Thinking of You (keeping you close in my thoughts)." This is so special because it symbolizes what words could not find enough expression. Look at the way the angel is holding something close to her ear. She is listening to the ocean sound in a seashell. Perhaps, seeking to hear the ocean's roar to where I exist and let the distance melt, to keep us closer. Thanks to the giver for my name is forever engraved in the tablet of her heart. She constantly think of me-she calls me her divine appointment. She is an angel to me and to many. The angel now occupies a spot in my heart and on my bedside table. So that it would greet my mornings and send me off to rest-land at night.
3. The little book by Joan Walsh Anglund entitled A Friend is Someone Who Likes You, needless to say a friend is someone who loves you. Thank you, my dear friend, for the token speaks a thousand word. Seeing your pen on the first page brought the miles and oceans separating us closer even more..... to my very heart. You are an angel of a friend, whose words are a whole wealth of God's heart poured out to heal the brokenness of your readers. I know I can find you in each page of the book.... whether as a brook, where in silence I could sit, just dipping my feet upon your coolness... you could be a boy or a girl or even a cat.
4. Another cute book by Fynn (short for Sydney Hopkins) and Anna Fynn, a story of friendship entitled, Mr. God, This Is Anna. A book review says:
I am positive, I will gain wisdom from the simplicity of Anna's existence. My gratitude to the giver, not only for the token, but for the friendship that bind us together across the miles, to our ends of the globe.
Anna was only four years old when Fynn found her on London's fog-shrouded docks. He took her back to his mother's home, and from that first moment, their times together were filled with delight and discovery. Anna had an astonishing ability to ask--and to answer--life's largest questions. Her total openness and honesty amazed all who knew her. She seemed to understand with uncanny certainty the purpose of being, the essence of feeling, the beauty of love. You see, Anna had a very special friendship with Mister God. . .
thin-line series Bible because it would be lighter to carry wherever I go plus it is very pretty and durable. I got one from my brother who is now home with my Mama, to attend the graduation of our niece. Of course, I sent him the website, hoping he would find it in his heart to get me one. And he sure did. It also came with a 365 days Early Morning Devotionals. Am I not so blessed? Yes I am.....and so deliriously joyful. Thank you, from the bottom of my heart, my brother.
8. My COF-circle of friends, blogging from across the States and to the Orient Seas, sharing our hearts and our minds over the WEB. We have started coming together early this year and we connected and bonded to form our COF. We are centering on God's word, sharing and encouraging each other with our journey. I am so blessed to know all of the members, gaining a lot of wisdom and insights from their messages and stories, and arts included.
Ms. Veronica Shticks Anderson. I have earlier blogged on these two images she did for me. One picture was of my American Autumn dream and another with my Red Umbrella. She is such a wonderfully gifted lady who has opened her blog site rendering daily-life humor featuring her own family.
I am counting my blessings, naming them one by one.....I shall treasure, and I declare the goodness of God, for all the time God is good!