Monday, October 24, 2011


My inspiration for this blog and my etsy shop, came from my love of nature and from the encouraging Bible Verses found in the book of Matthew chapter 10, verses 29 through 31.

"What is the price of two sparrows—one copper coin? But not a single sparrow can fall to the ground without your Father knowing it. 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."
 My whole life I have had to deal with an anxiety disorder. I have a prescription for this, as this is a genetic, medical condition. This medication helps me live my life but it does not cure the condition that I have. I rely on God to help me and comfort me when the anxiety starts spinning out of control. God has been so compassionate to me and I love these verses. 
I like to view myself as a little sparrow. I am the mother bird that works hard for her children and searches the countryside for bits and pieces of beauty to create a cozy nest for my husband and children. 
This past week, I was headed to an appointment that was causing my anxiety to be escalated and I was feeling scared and out of control. Terror is not too extreme of a word for what I was feeling! I was praying and trying to trust God as I was "bravely" heading out the door. I had promised myself that I would sit and look at my new Somerset Life magazine later. I was trying to anticipate something fun and pleasant. As I was backing my car out of the garage, I noticed some fluttering by a window. There was an adorable little house sparrow trying her hardest to get out of a closed window. She didn't realize that the whole garage door was open and she could have easily flown right out. She was fluttering up against the window, trying in vain to escape. I smiled. I remembered the verses. I was like this little sparrow. I wanted to escape! God used this moment to show me that He was thinking of me!  I was more precious to my heavenly Father than even this sweet little sparrow that was thrashing around. It was so precious that God would choose this way to show me He was with me and would help me. How sweet of God to send a little sparrow to comfort me as I was so nervous. I left the garage door open as I left, hoping the little darling would find her way back out into the world that was waiting for her. When I came home, she was gone. I will forever remember this and it will always bring a smile and a joy to my heart. 
Is there something you are facing in your life that you need courage for?
Something happening that has you worried?

Look to God for your strength. He loves you so much more than the little sparrows...and He keeps an eye on them too!
What a comfort it is to me! I hope it brings you comfort as well!


It's me said...

God is so great !! and blessings from

BECKY said...

What a lovely testimony of how God meets our needs! I could really hear your heart in this...a true blessing.
About 5 months ago, for the first time in my 53 years of life, I experienced a panic attack, followed by other spurts of panic over the next few months. It definitely doesn't feel good! God has shown me that I need to distract myself, not allow the thought of panic to remain in my mind. I immediately flood my mind with bible verses which are usually followed by a praise song...and no panic attack. I am soooo thankful that He has given us everything we need that pertains to life and godliness!

Thank you for sharing! This is the first time I have talked about mine except with friends and family.

Blessings to you! Celebrating victory in Jesus with you!

Jess said...

LOVE YOU SISTER!!!! So glad you had a God moment to show you how much you are loved and cared about. You are one of the sweetest things I have in my life and I am so thankful for you.