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I Encourage you to read ISAIAH 55

I Encourage you to read ISAIAH 55

Invitation to the Thirsty

55 “Come, all you who are thirsty,
    come to the waters;
and you who have no money,
    come, buy and eat!
Come, buy wine and milk
    without money and without cost.
Why spend money on what is not bread,
    and your labor on what does not satisfy?
Listen, listen to me, and eat what is good,
    and you will delight in the richest of fare.
Give ear and come to me;
    listen, that you may live.
I will make an everlasting covenant with you,
    my faithful love promised to David.
See, I have made him a witness to the peoples,
    a ruler and commander of the peoples.
Surely you will summon nations you know not,
    and nations you do not know will come running to you,
because of the Lord your God,
    the Holy One of Israel,
    for he has endowed you with splendor.”

Seek the Lord while he may be found;
    call on him while he is near.
Let the wicked forsake their ways
    and the unrighteous their thoughts.
Let them turn to the Lord, and he will have mercy on them,
    and to our God, for he will freely pardon.

“For my thoughts are not your thoughts,
    neither are your ways my ways,”
declares the Lord.
“As the heavens are higher than the earth,
    so are my ways higher than your ways
    and my thoughts than your thoughts.
10 As the rain and the snow
    come down from heaven,
and do not return to it
    without watering the earth
and making it bud and flourish,
    so that it yields seed for the sower and bread for the eater,
11 so is my word that goes out from my mouth:
    It will not return to me empty,
but will accomplish what I desire
    and achieve the purpose for which I sent it.
12 You will go out in joy
    and be led forth in peace;
the mountains and hills
    will burst into song before you,
and all the trees of the field
    will clap their hands.
13 Instead of the thornbush will grow the juniper,
    and instead of briers the myrtle will grow.
This will be for the Lord’s renown,
    for an everlasting sign,
    that will endure forever.”

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In Loving Memory of our Dear Mary Fawcett

In Loving Memory of our Dear Mary Fawcett

It caught us by surprise the departure of our dear friend and mentor Mary Fawcett when she was called home to meet our Lord Jesus in glory.

 What a sense of peace and joy to know that our dear Mary has finished the race, and from my poor human judgment, I do not know of anyone personally more worthy of hearing well done my good and faithful servant.

At the same time, a great feeling of sorrow overwhelms all of us who worked, served, and lived life together with Mary. For now, we are left behind but praise the Lord HIS wonderful promises of gathering His family in heaven. 

Mary was a great pillar of Almond Blossoms Jewelry. It all started when she asked if she could be of any help in writing our “The Watchfulness of God Devotional” Her point was that she believed that she had a gift of writing and was not using it, and quote “The Lord is not happy with that!” Indeed she had a gift, and her devotionals and faith stories were very timing and influential in our lives. From what I know the things she decided to get involved in, she did it with love and excellence, always to HIS glory. When asked how much could we compensate her work, she declined any payment, for she claimed she wanted to be sure she was inspired by the Holy Spirit. 

We are always going to miss you Mary, but also always trusting that God’s will is perfect.

Under HIS loving watchfulness,

Walter and Bridget Cerqueira

Tiago Pestana

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Christmas setting with Christmas gifts, Christmas tree and a Almond Blossoms Christian Jewelry Gift

Significant Christian Gift To Give Your Loved One This Christmas

Why give a significant Christian gift to your loved one this Christmas? As Christians, we are to be generous in our giving. I love to give gifts that please, that express my faith, and that opens a door to tell others about my love for Jesus and how HE transformed my life. Almond Blossoms Jewelry allows us to do just that. Giving a significant Christian gift to a loved one is a beautiful way to show them that you care and love that someone special. I cherish the idea of a daily reminder that God is always watching over me. Psalm 121 sums it up very well!

1 I lift up my eyes to the mountains— where does my help come from? 2 My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth. 3 He will not let your foot slip— he who watches over you will not slumber; 4 indeed, he who watches over Israel will neither slumber nor sleep. 5 The Lord watches over you— the Lord is your shade at your right hand; 6 the sun will not harm you by day, nor the moon by night. 7 The Lord will keep you from all harm— he will watch over your life; 8 the Lord will watch over your coming and going both now and forevermore.

Almond Blossoms Christian bracelets are a wonderful daily reminder that HE is always watching over us in His loving care that He has for His children.

Because we love The Lord, we naturally want to share this with others. Jewelry is something special and rememberable, it truly marks an occasion, and when it has a powerful meaning behind it, it means even more. Consider giving a significant Christian gift to your loved one this Christmas!

Christmas has become about meaningless gifts and parties. We have taken Christ out of Christmas. Remember CHRIST this Christmas and give a gift with a meaningful significance of remembering that God is watching over us wherever we are.

So give a significant Christian jewelry gift that honors Christ this year to your loved ones, and remember CHRIST is still IN Christmas!!!

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