Monday, August 29, 2011

Inspiration from: Things We Forget

Things We Forget is a blog that shares messages on "sticky notes left to their fate in public places each day." Love these stickies:

I always write reminders to myself on stickies, but these stickies contain the real reminders I never want to forget. There are many more good ones at!

God's 3 Answers to Your Prayers

*In iphone wallpaper format. Download the picture above or on Flickr

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Romans 5:3-4

Not only so, but we also rejoice in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. - Romans 5:3-4

*In iphone wallpaper format. Download the picture above or on Flickr

Rocco and the Fireflies - Story Summary

In this month's story, Rocco and the Fireflies, Rocco helps his firefly friends who can no longer shine their light.

"The following nights, the fireflies continued to be dark and absent. As a result, the fireflies grew sadder and weaker."

In the story, Rocco encourages his firefly friends to "stick together."  By doing so, the fireflies are able to escape danger and share their light.

"You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven."
- Mathew 5:14-16

Your Light from James Grochowalski on Vimeo.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Psalm 112:7-8

He is not afraid of bad news; his heart is firm, trusting in the Lord. His heart is steady; he will not be afraid... - Psalm 112:7-8

I was dealing with a lot of bad news last week, to the point where I was feeling afraid, confused and weak. Then I came across this verse and I realized that my heart was not being firm. I wanted to be strong, trusting in the Lord, but it was so difficult. But over the next few days, my church community really encouraged me, and I felt their prayers. God brought me healing, and when I prayed, He assured me that He is in control, so I no longer need to be afraid. Through the experience, I realized once again the importance of a faith family, and God's sovereignty. Thanks be to God!

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Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Psalm 108

For your steadfast love is great above the heavens; your faithfulness reaches to the clouds. - Psalm 108:4

God is so faithful. Even though important prayers seem to go unanswered, He uses the little things to remind us that He is always with us, whether it be a small answered prayer or seeing God reflected in other people's lives. I'm reminded again of His unfailing love.

*In iphone wallpaper format. Download the picture above or on Flickr.

Monday, August 1, 2011

A Mural

I recently painted a mural for my church's high school chapel lounge. After about two and a half days of painting, in-between trips to Home Depot, several paint color mix-ups, too many take out meals, and amazing help from friends...

...the mural came to a finish!

And there is Hugo in the bottom left corner ;)