Monday, July 25, 2011

"Inked"

"I will betroth you to me forever;
I will betroth you in righteousness and justice,
in love and compassion.
I will betroth you in faithfulness,
and you will acknowledge the Lord.

Hosea 2:19-20

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I am betrothed to the Lord forever.
I am betrothed in righteousness,
for he has made me holy and whole.
I am betrothed in justice,
for he will create me as he intended.
I am betrothed in love,
for he holds me in his heart.
I am betrothed in compassion,
for his eyes look gently upon me.
I am betrothed in faithfulness,
for he never lets me go.
I will acknowledge the Lord.

~ t. w.
12.20.2010

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I am the Lord, your God,
who takes hold of your right hand
and says to you,
"Do not fear; I will help you."

Isaiah 41:13

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"Hey, Tuck, look. Mommy has a tattoo. Be careful, buddy, it's a little sore."

He touched it gently, carefully tracing the letters.

"It's okay, Mommy. God will heal it."

"He will. But it will always be there."

Such wisdom in his words.

It's okay: God will heal it, but it will always be there.

12 comments:

Beth said...

I still can't believe you did it! But Only because I never was brave enough...

Angie said...

LOVE.

Beth said...

That is awesome!

Renia Flaishans said...

How awesome! Your face is priceless in the picture!

tanyasz said...

I love it!

Janet said...

What a wonderful reminder to yourself! Good for you!

Wender said...

It's beautiful!!

JESSICA RENSHAW said...

Next, on the other arm--BELOVED.

JESSICA RENSHAW said...

Tricia, you will appreciate "My Name is on God's Tatoo" at lettersfrommidlife.blogspot.com/

Terry said...

dear tricia...i am an old lady but you know what, it doesn't bother me when i see a young person with tattoos..i think i shock them a bit when i say to them..."i am an old lady but if i ever chose to have a tattoo in my younger days, i would've wanted a tiny little butterfly on my left ankle!...ha! most of the young darlings will say..."you are never too old!"...so sweet they are!
love terry

Noel said...

I. Love. It.

Funny, I'm also planning a tattoo on my wrist for next week.

Sabrina said...

I just got goosebumps. I love it.