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The Heart

Of all the ways that Jesus can relate to us.

BORN of an earthly Mother

Matthew 1:25
“But he did not consummate their marriage until she gave birth to a son. And he gave him the name Jesus.”

FAMILY CONFLICT

Luke 4:24

“Truly I tell you,” he continued, “no prophet is accepted in his hometown.

Mark 6:3

“Isn’t this the carpenter? Isn’t this Mary’s son and the brother of James, Joseph, Judas and Simon? Aren’t his sisters here with us?” And they took offense at him.”

ADOPTED by earthly Father

Matthew 1:18

“This is how the birth of Jesus the Messiah came about: His mother Mary was pledged to be married to Joseph, but before they came together, she was found to be pregnant through the Holy Spirit.”

TEMPTED

Matthew 4:1

“Then Jesus was led by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil.”

NEEDED SPACE to get away from daily activities

Matthew 14:23
“After He had sent them away, He went up on the mountain by Himself to pray. When evening came, He was there alone.”

PHYSICAL ABUSE

Luke 23:33 – the end of chapter

“When they came to the place called the Skull, they crucified him there, along with the criminals–one on his right, the other on his left…..”

Wanted a DIFFERENT ROAD to travel, different circumstances

Matthew 26:37 – Gethsemane

“He took Peter and the two sons of Zebedee along with him, and he began to be sorrowful and troubled.”

Righteous ANGER

Matthew 21:12

“Jesus entered the temple courts and drove out all who were buying and selling there. He overturned the tables of the money changers and the benches of those selling doves.”

Friends left him, leaving him to stand ALONE

Mark 14:50

“Then all his disciples deserted him and ran away.”

SORROW & PAIN in death of a friend

John 11:35

“Jesus wept”

COMPASSION

Matthew 9:36

“When he saw the crowds, he had compassion on them,”

LONELINESS, SORROW AND PAIN in his personal heart

Isaiah 53:3

“He was despised and rejected by men; a man of sorrow and acquainted with grief.”

As I kept thinking about the situations that my readers may find themselves in, I had to laugh.

What about ADDICTION?

YEP, he even experienced addiction – to God the Father.

(I am sure I missed some – but I still had fun imagining)

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Welcome to the place that I refer to as my "Secret Garden". That place is my heart, where I share who I am. Gardener, Landscaper, Card Maker, Nature Lover - are just a few of my loves. My new adventure that I am about to embark on is "Homesteading". I see chickens in my future. But my ultimate love is Encouraging Others with the Love of Christ and I do that by sharing my experiences in hopes that you know you are not alone. The Areas I have had the privilege of serving in: President of Okinawa, Japan International Women's Club, Speaker, Author, Bible Teacher, Personal Mentor.

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Welcome to the place I refer to as my 'Secret Garden' that place where the real me is revealed. What you will discover is that I love God, almost everything I do is centered around that relationship. I love helping others to find that relationship as well. I also love Vintage everything, landscaping, gardening, paper crafting and urban homesteading. -Valerie
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