Faith looks up!

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“Let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith.” Hebrews 12:1-2

When I started this piece of cross-stitch, I figured it would be a gift for someone else, not me.  As time went by, the Lord impressed on me that I was to keep it as a memorial of His promise to me of better days as I increased my faith in Him.

May you find encouragement in the fact that faith looks up!  He is faithful, so we, in turn, can be full of faith.  

Happy Sunday!



  1. I think about that looking back part as we approach the ten year mark of our son being injured. I pray as I look back I will let the sorrow go and only see His faithfulness and His mercy and grace. It’s always a choice but one He gives the strength to make. Sunday blessings to you.
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    • Ten years! Wow, Cheri. I’m believing that God will help you let go of the sorry each day and that your faith will be buoyed by His presence and love. He does give us the necessary strength! Have a wonderful Sunday, Cheri.
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  2. Happy Sunday to you too. I think when you’ve put the work into something like the and watch “the word” come forth – you should keep it 😉
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    • You’re right, Kenya. I started working on it last year July while at a spa retreat/bed and breakfast place, and I only finished it this July! It took time, but it was worth it. I had done the pattern before as a gift for someone but I really got the sense that I was to keep it. So it matches the decor of my prayer room perfectly and I look at it and smile at the goodness of God to bring me to a point where I am not in “sorrow” or “worry” but rather “faith.” He’s good like that!
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  3. *Standing Ovation* Simple and BRILLIANT. I LOVE these words Alison. Love them. It is so easy to become worried and to rest on the shoulda, woulda, coulda’s.
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    • Andrea, there was a time when that was my address: sorrow and worry. Very unpleasant sojourn there! Can’t say I’m 100 percent free of them both, but I’m not where I used to be by a long stretch. The shoulda-woulda-couldas need to get to steppin’! We’ve got so much to live for, and our time here is so limited. Go get it!
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  4. Wonderful words to live by, Alison. I tend to be a worrier, and this is a good reminder to let it go. A great outlook to start the new week!
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  5. I love that! I’ve never actually seen that particular verse quoted that much and it seems a shame. The words are beautiful and true. This one is for you to keep because when you hang it up in your house your friends and family will know where you look.
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    • So true, Carla. It’s like the more I worked on it, the more the truth of it seeped into my soul. It was very therapeutic to complete it and now to see it hanging in a special place. Thanks so much!

  6. I’m stopping by for a visit via Sunday at Jumping Tandem today. It’s always a pleasure stopping by your blog.
    Still recovering from a virus infection and dealing with my chronic pain. But getting much comfort and inspiration today. Thank you.
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    • Rona, so sorry that you’ve been dealing with so much sickness. Glad that the Sunday Community is a source of joy for you, and for all of us! Here’s wishing you a better week that last week, Rona. Take care, Alison

  7. Yes, we need to run, keep our focus in the right direction, and always pay attention to the Leader, not get side-tracked by a follower, whether good or evil. Our Lord is “It”… and that’s where I must keep my heart, soul, spirit, and feet moving.
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  8. Wonderful, and such nice work there!
    Hope you had a beautiful Sunday.
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  9. I just love this, Alison. It really resonates with my heart and my recent post. Isn’t that interesting? Oh that God… He is GOOD!!! 😉
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  10. Beautiful piece of artwork, Alison. I love these simple but powerful words this morning. Thank you my friend. I’m looking up…and oh so grateful for His never ending love and mercy. Blessings.
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  11. Thanks as always for the Sunday posts Alison! Love how you match the photos with the word!
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  12. I love this! Sorry and worry will have you looking every which way but up… It also reminds me that I should return to cross stitch… I used to love it. So relaxing.
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  13. What a nice craft idea! This is really beautiful and encouraging! xoxo
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  14. Awesome reminder!! Blessings to you 🙂

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