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Sunday, May 24, 2020

America

Here in America tomorrow we will recognize Memorial Day.  For many it will not be possible to gather to celebrate this holiday.









Our world has changed and even though many of us are beginning to go out and about - we are finding that life as we knew it is not the same.

There is a longing for what was and may never quite return.

Yet in considering the veterans of the past we know the abiding loving spirit of those men and women continues to live on in many hearts today.  That has not changed.



 We see it in the faces of the nurses and doctors and all those who have risked their lives to save others during this pandemic.  May we honor these special heroes tomorrow as well.

To all my dear friends in other parts of the world may you too take time to remember those who have worked diligently to keep you safe.

God Bless

Debbie


"My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you.  Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends."   John 15: 12-13 (NIV)



 

Sunday, May 17, 2020

Pleasant

The weather has finally turned pleasant.

The trees seem to have leafed out overnight.











The azalea is showing off a bright color -

















 so are these New Guinea Impatiens.












This lovely tulip is one of the last  to bloom in May.


Mr. Bunny seems happy to return to his favorite spot  with the violas.












The Hummingbirds know the weather has turned pleasant also...they are back.

Well that is all for now friends...think I'll just take a rest and enjoy the warmer weather.

May you have a pleasant week. 

Hugs

Debbie

"Praise the Lord, for the Lord is good; sing praise to his name, for that is pleasant."  Psalm 135:3



Sunday, May 10, 2020

Moms



To all the Moms today - wishing you a blessed Mother's Day.


Hugs

Debbie

"When Jesus saw his mother there, and the disciple whom he loved standing nearby, he said to his mother, "Dear woman, here is your son," and to the disciple, "Here is your mother."  From that time on, this disciple took her into his home."  John 19:26-27 (NIV)

Sunday, May 3, 2020

Goodbye April - Hello May

Apple Blossoms
I am saying goodbye to April and hello to May.

Like so many of you - am hoping May will bring sunnier days...warmer temperatures...and  lots more time outdoors.











Here are some tomatoes and peppers that were started at the beginning of April...planning on transplanting the tomatoes this week to a bigger pot.  The peppers are not quite as fast germinating - take a little more babying to get them going. :)!!






watercolor sketch
It would not be May without a sketch of violets.  They are popping up everywhere now.













Today hubby and I celebrated the first of May by joining a couple of sweet friends for a motorcycle ride in the country.









It was lovely to see old familiar places along the way...

hillside views...



and cruise a quaint village .













This week our state begins to slowly open up and ease some restrictions.  Am praying that we are able to do this safely.  As our Governor reminds us - the virus is still out there and most likely will be for quite some time.

On this first Sunday in May wishing all of you the best and please keep safe.

Hugs

Debbie

"Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up."  Gal. 6:9 (NIV)







Sunday, April 26, 2020

Prisoner of Hope


As these pink azaleas begin to bloom I find myself a prisoner of hope.  They remind me that spring comes each year and therefore they will continue to don their blossoms...

the violets as well...

the dogwood too.

Yes there may be many changes in the world that we are finding hard to accept.  Still there is comfort to be found in what remains the same - such as these three signs that spring has arrived.

Keep the fires of Hope burning this week. 

Hugs!

Debbie

"Return to your fortress O prisoners of hope; even now I announce that I will restore twice as much to you."  Zechariah 9:12 (niv) 

Sunday, April 19, 2020

I am convinced...

Flowering Quince

that there is beauty to be found everywhere...















Daffodils, Tulips, Virginia Bluebells
spring flowers still lighten our hearts...















April 18th page from my sketch journal
keeping a gratitude list does much to raise spirits...


Watercolor in Progress
creating can transport us above our circumstances...












Schindler


and last but not least the concerns of tomorrow will rob us from the joy and love we have today. 

May all of you have a blessed week.

Hugs

Debbie

"For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, no any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation will be able to separate us from the love God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord."   Romans 8:38-39 (NIV)











Saturday, April 11, 2020

Resurrection Sunday


Tomorrow will be Resurrection Sunday - Easter - A time of Hope - Faith - Love.  As Jesus rose from the tomb over two thousand years ago - we too will rise out of the grave of despair and sorrow if we keep in step with the Spirit.

A brighter day is coming - let us hold onto that hope and keep faith and know God's love never fails.

Stay well my dear friends - prayers for each of you are being sent upward.


I will leave you with one of my favorite worship songs - hope you  enjoy it as well.  Done by Stephen McLeod.

Jesus said to her, (Martha) "I am the resurrection and the life.   He who believes in me will live, even though he dies; and whoever lives and believes in me will never die."  Do you believe this?"  John 11:25-26 (NIV)

Hugs Debbie

America

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