“What is the price of five sparrows—two copper coins?
Yet God does not forget a single one of them.
And the very hairs on your head are all numbered.
So don’t be afraid; you are more valuable
to God than a whole flock of sparrows.”
“Sparrows” by Jason Gray
“(Lalala) if He can hold the world He can hold this moment
(Lalala) not a field nor flower escapes His notice
Oh even the sparrow
Knows He holds tomorrow”
Visit this page anytime and let me know if you’d like to add to the words describing Jesus’ love along with a verse supporting it. Remember, there is also a print-out of the original list.
This month I have added another “P” Word:
❤︎ Pursuing Love ❤︎
“This is real love—not that we loved God,
but that He loved us and sent His Son
as a sacrifice to take away our sins.”
1 John 4:10 NLT
I am not always able to keep up with the abundance of books that promote hope, healing, and freedom, so I haven’t always read every one I post here and on the Books Page. Though many are on my long wish list. 🙂 Many will be from recommendations of online friends. If you ever know of a book that is not listed and that supports this website’s mission, please let me know. 🙂
Love Embraced: A Journey In and Through Suffering by Anna Louise Smit
“Fear, Grief, PTSD and The Embrace of Love Not one of us is immune to suffering. So many of us have experienced loss, rejection, trauma and/or deep hurt. But often we decide to keep working, to keep going and to keep numbing that which we are terribly scared will break us into tiny little pieces. Love Embraced records the author’s own journey through such suffering, in: – caring for her mother dying of cancer – grieving her mother’s death – her diagnosis of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, and – working through repressed childhood memories. But, it also reveals how in starting to face that which she was too frightened to face, she began to embrace and be embraced by a mighty God into: – freedom – hope, – comfort, – peace, – strength and – deep joy.” (Amazon Review)
♥ Links That Inspire Hope and Healing ♥
♥ Coping With Death and Grief – A series of articles by Patricia Johnson – “Despite the gamut of emotions we feel, grieving for a loved one helps us cope and heal. The intense, heart-breaking anguish indicates that a deep connection has been severed. Without a doubt, grieving is painful. But it is also necessary.”
♥ Need a Confidence Boost? – An article by Verla Wallace in Today’s Christian Woman – “Low self-esteem has become the number-one issue plaguing Christian women. Despite God’s assurance that he’s absolutely crazy about us, most of us can’t believe he means us.”
♥ 101 Best Christian Affirmations – Bible verses written and spoken with beautiful scenery and soothing music
“The poetry of earth is never dead.”
~ John Keats
➺ Insect Macro Photography Video – by Cyrus Khamak – video showing the fascinating complexities of insects
➺ African Photography Blog – Stunning African wildlife photos by Greg Du Toit
➺ Animal Safari: Wildlife That Makes You Say WOW! – 40 awesome photos taken by various artists on an African Safari
❤︎ “The bud of a rose is just as beautiful as the full bloom. Appreciate what you have at the moment.” ~ Anonymous
❤︎ “The flower that blooms in adversity is the rarest and most beautiful of all.” ~ Walt Disney Company, Mulan
❤︎ “Some people grumble that roses have thorns; I am grateful that thorns have roses.” ~ Alphonse Karr