Sunday, February 19, 2017

Peaceful Place

This past week I got to spend some time in my peaceful place...the studio.

Seems like this time of the year one begins to long for spring and the special little treasures that the new season will bring.  It is always nice to pull out some old photos and be reminded that soon the weather will warm and the flowers will start to bloom.

Pansies and Violas are such favorites that it is hard to resist not wanting to paint them.

As I have shared before I always plant a few in memory of my dear grandma.   It just wouldn't be spring at Harmony Hills if there were not some of these special ones growing near by.

Speaking about a Peaceful Place I hope that if you have never visited Linda at Linda's Peaceful Place you will take a few minutes and stop over for a few delightful minutes.   She has the most wonderful videos and uplifting quotes.   You will certainly have a wonderful time.   I know I always do.

Hope sweet friends you have a blessed
week.

Hugs Debbie

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Sunday, February 5, 2017

February's Plans

It is time to make some February plans.

Think I will do some extra painting..

reading...













training this one...


















and bird watching.


How about you?   What are some of your February plans?   Hope you will share.

"In his heart a man plans his course, but the Lord determines his steps."
Proverbs 16:9 NIV

Have a lovely week!

Hugs Debbie



 

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Visitors


We have had some  visitors here at Harmony Hills this past week.

Mr. Blue Jay is frequently seen visiting the bird feeder.











Mrs. Squirrel is also making a daily stop.  Her lively acrobatics is always entertainment at its best.      













In fact these two do not seem the least bothered that each other is near. So glad they don't mind sharing.













 Meanwhile this duo keeps watch for any critters that might not be welcome visitors.













Well we are all so happy you stopped by to visit us.

Here is hoping you have a great week and enjoy a few visitors as well.


Hugs Debbie

Sunday, January 22, 2017

"Under His Wings"

Overnight the fog rolled in.
















 It made the familiar seem less clear



















and a bit eerie.








 Everything seemed to wear a blanket of gray blue.














Then like a big bird stretching its incredible pink wings God brought the dawn.

Light began to drive away the shadows and a sunny day was born.

Sometimes in life one will stumble in the mist of shrouded fog and lose their way.  Yet if in "looking up" we can catch a glimpse of His Glory hope will find us safe beneath His wings.

"He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you will find refuge;" Psalm 91:4

Have a wonderful week dear friends.
Hugs!  Debbie

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Restful

I love a day that is restful.   It gives one time to reflect...













sniff out an unfamiliar scent...













Imagine what you would see from this viewpoint...












or this one...














and even finish a forgotten painting.


So glad you stopped by.

Hope you will share what you do with a  restful day.  Have a lovely week.

Hugs Debbie




"Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.   Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.  For my yoke is easy and my burden is light."  Matt. 11: 28-30 (NIV)





Sunday, January 8, 2017

Hope - My Perfect Word

This year "Hope" became my perfect word.

In a previous post written January 13, 2013 I shared author Debbie Macomber's practice of selecting a special word for the new year.








"Kindness" was going to be mine but "Hope" kept appearing in a variety of ways and means.   Apparently this was to be my selection.


Webster's Thesaurus describes "Hope" as  anticipation, aspiration, assurance, belief, desire, expectancy, expectation, confidence, faith, optimism, prospect, trust.


Legendary positive thinker Norman Vincent Peale wrote an article in 1987 "Let Hope Light Your Way".

He pointed out that wishing and hope are not the same thing.   Wishing differs in the fact that often when one wishes for something they do not believe it will come to be.   Whereas "hope" holds that special ingredient - expectancy.  It says that the desired outcome can happen.

The apostle Paul wrote in Romans 5:4 "And hope does not disappoint us, because God has poured out His love into our hearts by the Holy Spirit, whom He has given us."

Friends it is my "hope" that no matter what difficult circumstances and challenges each of us may be facing - we will come through - we will emerge stronger - we will be filled with hope for a blessed 2017.

Hugs Debbie
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