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Sunday, August 5, 2012

Spiritual and Inspirational Sunday - August 5, 2012

As a child I was part of the Lutheran church and when to a private school.  During the year we were confirmed we were asked to choose a bible passage that had meaning to us for our ceremony.  This passage would be our confirmation passage for the rest of our lives and so we must choose it carefully.  Most of my friends were able to pick one out by the end of our day; we all had been studying and memorizing the Bible for years.  But I took this task very seriously and knew that this was going to be the passage I would fall back on even if this was the one and only thing I could remember in my time of need.
Vintage Photo - Communion/Confirmation Portrait, Girl in White Dress, White Gloves, Black Tights & Shoes, Holds Bible - RPPC, Europe can be found in Etsy Shop CassiesTaleVintage at http://ow.ly/cKlVx
The next day I shared with my friends and teachers my passage, I chose Psalm 23.  My teachers actually were a little curt and stated that was generally used at funerals and it was too long.  I knew that this was the passage I wanted and needed as my conformation passage and stayed steadfast.  I conceded to using only verse 1-3 during the ceremony but told them that my passage was the entire Psalm. 

Just like for most kids, life was very hard growing up; there were many things that had occurred that were beyond my control.  One thing I learned through all of my experiences was that I had the Lord God as my shepherd and that He would carry me through anything.  My faith grew because of these things and made me the strong person I am today.  My faith is a relationship with God that does not know the boundaries of religious traditions or the confinement of denominations.
Abide With Me- Bamforth & Co.- 1909 Vintage Postcard- Unused from Etsy Shop EphemeraObscura at http://ow.ly/cKmgw
Psalm 23 may be used during funerals but this is because the promises found in these verses are so powerful that it will comfort you even in the face of death.  I have reflected on these words more moments in my life than any others.  I hope that when you need comfort sharing these words with you will ease your fears and rest your worried mind.  Blessing on this beautiful Sunday morning.

Psalm 23:
1 The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.   2 He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.   3 He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake.   4 Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.   5 Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.   6 Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.
Psalm 23: 1-3 Print-11 x 14 From Etsy Shop PurposelyDesigned at  http://ow.ly/cKmwj
This week's treasuries and collections.  Thank you to the curators that feature me this week.

'Vintage Christmas' by TwistedFashion

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'Shades of Pink' by mamiezvintage

Sharing shades of my favorite color Pink!

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'The Septet' by rosalindmarshall114

Seven Victorian sisters grew up in the blue house on Greene Street. They were all happily situated with families of their own except for one. There's always one isn't there or there is no story!

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'Let's Go Green!' by dellascraftsupplies

Pretty green and yellow items from SFGC Team members.

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1 comment:

saracom said...

Colleen, your choice of Psalm 23 is an excellent choice regardless of what time in your life you are passing through. There is a lot of promise in those words and it is a certainly a hymn that gives comfort. How can For thou art with me, not be a comfort?

Thank you for sharing your story and all these lovely treasuries and collections that feature your beautiful cards and vintage collectibles.

Julie and Blu