Saturday, December 10, 2011

Using our Gifts...

"Whatever I call you to, I will faithfully do through you"
1 Thessalonians 5:24

I am reading a book right now titled "Freedom From Performing" by Becky Harling.

This book has changed my life....for the good.
It's story after story about how we don't need to compete with anyone for anything.
God gives each of us gifts.  Hopefully, we use them for good.  

Ultimately, it's not about how many Facebook friends we have;
how much our cars or houses cost us, whether or not we have the latest toys, 
or how successful we are in the world's eyes.  

As the scripture says, God doesn't call us to be perfect.  He calls us to be faithful.

This past year, I've had the opportunity to photograph adoptable dogs and cats from 
Animal Village N.M.  My purpose was to attempt to assist in some small way, their efforts
to find homes for these animals.   

I thought at first that I was donating my time and expertise to help them.

What I've learned, is that they helped ME.  They helped me a little farther down that road
that takes us to the place where we know, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that we are doing
what He has called us to do.  

So, thank you Sunny and Lori and Nancy, and all the volunteers who have helped me get dogs
prettied up for all these photos this year.  You have given me a gift in return.

God Bless you All, and Happy Holidays...

Blessings, Linda

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