About Shirle Bedient

I can’t remember ever doubting there was a God or that He had a Son named Jesus.  Beyond that little bit of information, there wasn’t much else.  It definitely didn’t impact my life because it only mattered when I was in church.  I was the picture of many people who have some sort of belief – Not Godless but certainly not Godly either.

I’m a slow learner I guess because even after spending a lot of years faithfully active in church, it wasn’t until I was 33 that I figured out that faith is not information or indoctrination…it’s application and inspiration.

But here I am now, blogging!  I believe with all my heart I’m doing what I’m meant to be doing.  FYI: I hope it touches other lives but it won’t ever touch anyone else as much as it has me. I don’t write these devotional blogs to prove my wisdom, or to convince anyone that what I say is right but to leave room, and make time, in my life to creatively test the truth I believe: the Holy Spirit wants to reveal me to God and reveal God to me.  This is the absolute truth I know…even if I don’t get it right on the first try, there will be another chance if I persist .

I read Scripture more for application than finished crossfor information. I think application is why the Bible has survived all these centuries. It isn’t just a storybook of how God’s people dealt with life then, it’s a book of truths that in some mysterious, creative way is the key to living our lives as God’s people in the here and now.

My mind hooks onto some word or phrase of Scripture and asks “why did that word catch my attention. What difference does ir make in my life all these years after this was written?”   Sometimes these devotions have a reverent tone and even tears of gratitude.  At other times I smile at the quirkiness of how my mind works to find an up-to-date connection but I always want the truth that has captured my attention to make sense to my daily life.

Curious about the cross?  Go to my Art Blog, and read the very special story about it’s creation and while your there I hope you’ll take a look at my other works of art.  Living creatively can be beautiful in many forms .

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