Monday, April 23, 2012


"Yet remember...
it is not what the vessel is made of that gives it value...
but what it contains."
                                                               from "Moments of Peace in the Presence of God"

When we are filled with His Spirit,
we become renewed and changed from the inside out.
We hold within us
~ Beauty, Wisdom, Holiness, Hope, Worth ~

You such a beautiful treasure.


14 comments:

Diana said...

What lovely vessels to match those words of wisdom. My Katie would go crazy looking at all of that pottery! Happy Monday Maria!
Love Di ♥

Rebecca said...

This so reminds me of one of my favorite passages of Scripture - 2 Corinthians 4:6-7...."the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ...THIS TREASURE in jars of clay"!

Amazing! And Paul says "we HAVE it"!
I ♥ this photo....I ♥ this thought.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Good morning my precious and beautiful friend.

I so loved your comment to me; it shows me that I am not alone in feeling the crunch from our ridiculous system that leaves both student and teacher stressed over SOMETHING (learning) that should be fun and yes, a BIT of a struggle, but for a GOOD OUTCOME. All this massive testing only results in exhaustion and more stress when scores are not optimum...oh, there is too much to figure out isn't there? I wish you peace and MORE PEACE as we both seek to be filled only with the spirit and then issue forth the fruit from thereof.

BIG HUGS, MARIA!

Anita

It's me said...

So true words.....happy week love Ria....xxx...

~Chris said...

Though each vessel is different from the other, they can each contain something special.

Great post honey... ~Chris

Linda said...

Love this picture Maria and your words. I often feel like such a cracked and broken vessel, but the joy is when He fills me - He can use me.
Thanks so much for visiting. It is always so lovely to hear from you sweet friend.

Karena said...

Maria I adore your pottery it is just beautiful!! Where do you sell

....I wanted you to know...I am featuring Anita Rivera, our Friend, Designer and Paper Artist with Castles Crowns & Cottages, & her Giveaway on my site!

xoxo
Karena
Art by Karena

Dixie said...

Sometimes I feel like a tiny vessel waiting to be filled. Beautiful.

koralee said...

So beautiful and so true...His Spirit does make us renewed....thank you for sharing this my dear friend.
Hope your week has been filled with many blessings so far...it is hard to believe that we are just about at the end of April and heading into May. Soon our school year will be behind us once again. Love to you my sweet friend. xoxox

Sue (Someones Mom) said...

I love the photo you selected to go with this message. Thank you for my inspiration for today:)

Gloria said...

Very lovely vessels! Is this your collection of ceramics??? You selected the perfect scripture for them...:)
My mom and dad use to pour their own ceramics. This photo reminded me of them both...:) Thanks for sharing.

Blessings to you for a wonderful week!
xoxo...Gloria

francis said...

Maria you know to find your words .... I am so touched by reading this .
What I want to say ... I will put in a letter ...Blogging is not good for everything .
So I will sit down and try to get what I have in mind into words and than ....translate .....
Watch your mailbox ......
You are my sunshine !
Hugs to you

Barb said...

To mold the clay of life is both a joy and a responsibility. Are you counting down the days, Maria?

Martina said...

Dear Maria, such beautiful words to remember! It's worth while to be empty sometimes, so we can be filed with HIS music! Thanks for your lovely visit - made me happy!