"Know ye not that they which run in a race run all, but one receiveth the prize?...Now they do it to obtain a corruptible crown; but we an incorruptible. I therefore so run, not as uncertainly;" 2 Cor 9:24-26

Fleeting Moments

Posted by Emma on September 21, 2011 | Filed under: Analogies,Daily Thought,Picture Perfect,TIme

A few weeks ago a rose bloomed on our rose bush.

I wanted to take a picture of this rose, but never stopped to do it.

A few days later I noticed the rose was welting away.

a welting rose

My chance for a picture was gone.

All our moments are fleeting. What is here today, is gone tomorrow.

We should never think, “I can do that tomorrow.” Tomorrow may never come.

Do not waste your moments. Stop to smell the rose, to smile at a child, to enjoy the little things of life.

Fleeting moments: these are all we have. Make the most of them.

Childlike Faith

Posted by Emma on April 30, 2010 | Filed under: Analogies,Christianity,Daily Thought,Perspective,Picture Perfect

Children and adults have different perspectives on things. I think dandelions show this difference. Kids like dandelions. They find them fun to play with, pretty to pick, and nice to wear. Adults do not typically like dandelions. They find dandelions a nuisance and a weed to be removed. I think sometimes it is a shame that adults cannot like dandelions. They have lost that childlike pleasure. Losing childlike pleasure is not the end of the world, but losing childlike faith might be. The difference in views on dandelions just begins to show the differences between adults and children. One of the biggest difference might be their faith. Children have a lot better faith than adults have. We must all have childlike faith. Jesus says in Matthew 18:3-4 “Verily, I say unto you, except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven. Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little children, the same is greatest in the kingdom of heaven.”


Posted by Emma on April 29, 2010 | Filed under: Analogies,Christianity,Daily Thought,Picture Perfect

Blossoms are beautiful but if they did not produce fruit they would not fulfill their purpose. We can be beautiful, we can look good outwardly, but if we do not bring forth the fruit of the Spirit we do not begin to fulfill our purpose. Blossom in the Lord and produce His fruit.

Proud as a Peacock

Posted by Emma on | Filed under: Analogies,Christianity,Daily Thought,Picture Perfect

“Proud as a peacock,” is a common saying. It is little wonder when you look at these elegant birds strutting about. If beauty mattered they would have every right to be proud, but the Bible says, “Favor is deceitful, and beauty is vain: but a woman that feareth the Lord, she shall be praised.” Proverbs 31:30. Fearing the Lord is what matters, not beauty. So do not be like a peacock and be proud of your looks. When you are showing off your beauty, people see you. When you are fearing the Lord, people see Him. Let God live in you and you will be truly beautiful.


Posted by Emma on April 27, 2010 | Filed under: Analogies,Christianity,Daily Thought,Picture Perfect

The trees around here are just starting to blossom. It is exciting to watch spring come in, new life growing, and everything starting to bloom. It is even more exciting to watch God work in someone’s life as they become a new creature and blossom as they grow into the image of Christ.

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