Tuesday, June 15, 2010

-:¦:- Diamonds are Made -:¦:-

...under pressure...

high pressure
high temperature
depths of up to 120 miles
one billion years

-:¦:- a diamond rises -:¦:-
to the surface through deep volcanic eruptions

There is a metamorphosis.

. . . Pressure and opposition come into our lives . . .
within they carry  divine opportunities.
Stay Alert!

Don't miss these divine opportunities.

as we become


-:¦:- A sparkling week to all of you -:¦:-

{Inspired by Sunday's sermon by Rex Keener}
{photo-free image sharing}


~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

You sparkle every week, every day, sweet Maria. What great, great words!
Many huge hugs for a sparkling & happy week, my friend. xxxxx

koralee said...

Great message today my friend...I will carry it with me. There is always hope that out of all bad comes opportunities to shine...I will try not to miss those moments. Something I must remember. xoxoxo

It's me said...

O Maria those words are sparkle !!!

Have a sparkling week.....manny manny hugs from me.........Ria

Cathy said...

The process can certainly be excruciating, but the results are miraculous!

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Thank you for taking something that you learned this week and for sharing with me so I can learn this wonderful truth too! I would have love to have heard the whole sermon.
Wonderul reminder! And isn't it comforting to know that these times of pressure are times when God is shaping us to look like His SON!
Blessings and thanks,

Linda said...

A beautiful analogy and such wise words Maria.

Diana said...

Maria, your posts are always so "Feel Good"! You are an amazing person.
I think that you are an excellent teacher! Love Di ♥

Rosie said...

What a phenomenal post...this is so very true...we pray for opportunity for growth, however, maybe our prayer should be that we recognize and cease these precious moments...
oh sweet one, I had such a relaxing afternoon strolling through an antique mall in a nearby town. Picked up a lovely pillar for an old bust I'd like to give a home in my garden. She has been waiting so very long for the perfect throne...I "think" this is it...we'll see...xoxo Rosie

June_Butterfly said...

Such lovely words.Makes one's heart sparkle.Thanks for your inspiring words ,always.

Thank you,Maria!!!

Anita said...

So thought-provoking! Thanks for sharing!! Thanks so much for stopping and for your always kind words:-)

Barb said...

Well, Maria, sometimes I have been called a "diamond in the rough..." Hope I can still try to add a bit of sparkle. Have a good week!

Dianne said...

Maria, you have such a way with words and ideas. You made me almost look forward to "being pressurized" so that I can become "diamonized." Thanks you for the lovely analogy.

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

Wow...wonderful words that I will certainly take to heart. I always love to see what you have to say...you inspire me.

Rebecca said...

Great summary of what must have been an inspiring sermon. I don't always like the pressure - but I DO like the results :)

Ms.Cupcake (aka Becky) said...

Love your sparkly post! Thanks for your kind words on my blog and for stopping by! I love your blog! I am now a follower! Please, come back anytime. Try playing with us next Wednesday!