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Attacked! by Petra Pierre - Robertson

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  "Blessed is the man that endureth temptation: for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord hath promised to them that love him." (James 1:12, KJV) Full, Fluffy, Flawless Flower They were so pretty. I loved taking pics of them. Especially the full, fluffy, flawless ones! I didn't know the name of it. I think they called it Rabbit Ears . It was nestled between Jacob's Coat and a Palm plant. They were planted in the same row, in the same soil, watered the same way, received the same sunshine and rain and were exposed to the same elements.   I admired them almost every day as I walked through the yard. Same Row, Same Soil, Same Elements Meanwhile, on the other side of the yard, in another bed, another Rabbit Ear wasn't doing too well.  He too was positioned next to the Palm and Jacob's Coat , like his compatriots on the other side. On the other side Because he looked so weak and forlorn, we switched the positions between him and

God is Constantly Worshipped by Petra Pierre - Robertson

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  “Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God Almighty, who was, and is, and is to come “ (Revelation 4:8) It was evening worship.   The family gathered. We sang together, as we always did whenever we met.  Before the day ended we worshipped and prayed.   The song – The Day thou Gavest .   We knew the words by heart. As children we had sung that song a lot in family worship.   Now, as adults, we sang it again, as the sun sank, drawing the curtains on another day, against the backdrop of the blend of our voices. As o'er each continent and island The dawn leads on another day, The voice of prayer is never silent, Nor dies the strain of praise away.  At the end of the song, we shared testimonies and promises with each other in preparation for the new week ahead. It was daddy’s statement that formed the thesis for this blogpost.   He recited stanza 3, linking the verse with a deep and profound statement as confidently he posited, “God is constantly worshipped...” Immediately it struck me. W

The Shadow by Petra Pierre - Robertson

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  Because you are my help, I sing in the shadow...  (Psalm 63:7) Your shadow hovers over me, reminding me you are very close I remember observing the image of a cloud blocking the sun. The result was a dark shadow.   It reminded me of quote I read in one of my morning devotionals   “ When things are darkest Lord, it is the darkness of your shadow hovering over me , reminding me You are very close… ” (‘Songs From Heaven and Earth’ Marlee Alex, p10) Shadows exist because of the presence of the sun This imagery is encapsulated nicely in Psalm 91:1 “He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.”   Of course that is only possible when one considers that the s hadow exists because of the presence of the sun.  Therefore, when  clouds of afflictions, burdens, persecutions, failed relationships and varied uncertainties, form, gather and hover, remember, the ensuing shadow represents the presence of the sun and not the power of the aff

“Who do you say I am?” by Petra Pierre - Robertson

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Matthew 16:15 “But what about you?" he asked. "Who do you say I am?" Who do you say I am? Random: That is not a nice person    Do you know that person?   Have you met that person before now? Random: No Then how can you say that Random: I get it from a good source Bush for drinking (and perhaps hiding too) The local saying 'doh drink bush tea (to sweat) for other people fever' can be applied here.   In the above encounter, a person harbours ill will, and has negative feelings for someone she/he doesn’t even know, largely because of something someone else has intimated.   Don't drink tea to sweat for another's fever My mind runs back to Christ.   So many negatives were bandied about him; he was a glutton; a  terrible trait alluding to a person who is greedy, had a voracious appetite.   He was also accused of drinking a lot to the point where he was called a winebibber; a term used to describe a habitual drinker of alcohol.   To compound the

Consider The Birds: Part 1 ‘They Neither Sow, Reap nor Store Away. Yet…’ by Petra Pierre - Robertson

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Look at the birds... Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?  (Matthew 6:26) In my blog “The Compost and the Ackee Tree”, dated November 22, 2020, I promised to return to the birds in another blog. I know this is a little late in coming but notwithstanding my apparent lateness, God is an on-time God, so here it is.   For the next three weeks, I will share three lessons from the birds in this three-part blog.  This week’s lesson, ‘They neither sow, reap nor store away.  Yet…’ . Put another way, they have no job, no earnings and no assets. Yet…’ Fruit aesthetically laid out on the counter My fruits for the week were aesthetically set out on the counter .  Covid-19 had shut the world down.  A number of persons were either temporarily laid off, or had received slashes in their salaries.  All who were employed, with the exception of those deemed ‘essential services’

"One size fits all"? (OR All sizes fit one?) by Petra Pierre - Robertson

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  "One size fits all"? The phrase ‘one size fits all’ is normally used to refer to an item, product, decision,  style, procedure, solution and the like, that fits, is suitable for or can be applied or used in all instances, or for all circumstances.   It represents standardization, uniformity and consistency.    But is this true?  Does one size really fit all? Does one size really fit all?   All sizes fit one In my interactions with a WhatAapp group consisting of Advent Fellowship Alumni from the UWI, St Augustine, an alternative struck me -   All sizes fit one.   So, requested by Desmond, pushed by Barry and inspired by the chatty Advent Fellowship Alumni group members, this blog is dedicated to Advent Fellowship Alumni of The University of the West Indies, St Augustine Campus. All sizes! “All sizes…” They come in all shapes and sizes: Different unique perspectives Different   unique world views Different unique qualifications Different unique accomplishments Dif

2020 Vision for 2021: Anoint Your Eyes by Petra Pierre - Robertson

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Revelation 3:18 "...and anoint your eyes with eye salve, that you may see..." Things are not always as they seem At my scheduled eye examination, due every two years or so, although everything appeared to be fine, my responses to the various tests were inconsistent. So the optometrist dropped dye in my eye. The dye would show  what was happening in the background. It strips away and reveals.    Dye facilitated revelation For 2021, we need to apply 2020 vision from lessons learnt. 2020 was like an eye exam; Covid-19 the dye which facilitated so much revelation.   As we complete the lesson of 2020, Here is a post-assessment. There are some things you will see clearly Clearly seen On my regular walk I came upon this sight, clearly visible because it was out of place.   It had drifted out of its habitat, whether accidentally or deliberately, and wandered across mine. I did not crush it even though I had the obvious advantage. Instead I guided it back to its habitat