Sunday, December 16, 2018
Once again it is time to wish all of you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
Your visits throughout the year have meant so much. I just want to thank everyone for all the lovely comments as well as encouraging words. May each of you be blessed with the joy of this special season.
Hope to see you all in the New Year.
"After Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea, during the time of King Herod, Magi from the east
came to Jerusalem and asked "Where is the one who has been born king of the Jews? We saw his star in the east and have come to worship him." (Matt: 2:1-2) NIV
Monday, December 10, 2018
Today I received a lovely unexpected gift in the mail. My friend Debra Smith at monniebeanfolkart.blogspot.com surprised me with this lovely handmade watercolor journal.
I Paint I hope you stop over and check out her lovely blog. She has some gorgeous photos too that you won't want to miss.
Speaking of an Unexpected surprise "And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. But the angel said to them, Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord." Luke 2:8-11 (NIV)
Hope everyone is having a wonderful day.
Tuesday, December 4, 2018
"In the sixth month, God sent the angel Gabriel to Nazareth, a town in Galilee to a virgin pledged to be married to a man named Joseph, a descendant of David. The virgin's name was Mary. The angel went to her and said, "Greetings, you who are highly favored! The Lord is with you." Luke 1:26-28 (NIV)
Tuesday, November 27, 2018
In art we have three primary colors that cannot be mixed to create yellow, red and blue. Often we are taught the rule of thirds in composition. Great paintings generally carry the same touches of color in three spots - Papa Bear - Mama Bear and Baby Bear.
I know the Bible certainly holds many examples of a threesome. Three visitors appeared to Abraham, Jesus prayed three times for the cup of suffering to pass, Paul asked three times to have the thorn in his life be removed.
Perhaps the number three is divine??
On that note I will share three things that made me smile today.
|Chippy Chipmunk eating the bird seed|
Monday, November 19, 2018
the fragrant aroma of cinnamon and baked apples...
May everyone who is celebrating Thanksgiving this week have a blessed one. To my all my friends everywhere hope you are finding lovely gifts of gratefulness.
Monday, November 12, 2018
|(hubby's & my shadows)|
Hope all of you are having a beautiful week. Thank you for all your thoughts and prayers. I am mending and even hobbling about!
Tuesday, November 6, 2018
Please have a wonderful day. Hope you will " look up" too and catch a glimpse of His love!
P.S. speaking of broken - last week I managed to slip in the mud and break my ankle. Maybe some of you will "look up" for me too! :)
Sunday, October 28, 2018
"Looking up" ! Hope you will join me.
Sunday, October 21, 2018
Sunday, October 14, 2018
May all of you have a blessed week.
P.S. Spending time "Looking up" for all those who were caught in the devastation of hurricane Michael. I am sure there are many joining me .
Sunday, October 7, 2018
Isn't it interesting in the account of creation light was the first thing God created.
"and God said "Let there be light. God saw that the light was good, and He separated the light from the darkness." Gen.1:3 (NIV)
Light helps one to see clearly...
provides a healthy sense of well being...
and makes all living things flourish.
In the spiritual realm light is associated with goodness.
"You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on a stand and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in Heaven." Matt. 5:14-16 (NIV)
May all of you enjoy the lovely gift of light this week.
Sunday, September 30, 2018
The varieties are many.
There are some excellent types for sauce and pie. Others make a great snack.
These pictured are Honey Crisp. They are delicious - sweetly tart and very crunchy. Sliced and served with a spoonful of peanut butter makes them a serious treat!
Also they are a fun subject to paint from life. Not necessarily easy for me but a wonderful challenge.
Isn't it amazing how many of us like myself for years always considered it was an apple Eve ate. Just goes to show how important it is to check out all the facts :)!
Well hope all of you enjoy a perfect apple this coming week.
Sunday, September 23, 2018
The first full day of autumn came our way today. The weather has cooled down a bit but the landscape still is holding on to summer.
Even the grass continues to grow. Generally by this time of the year the mowing has slowed down but not this season.
Hope everyone has a beautiful week.
Friday, September 14, 2018
What has always carried me through is knowing that God is not absent when the winds begin to howl and fear grips the heart. "Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you." Hebrews 13:5b (NIV)
This week once again we have seen another storm hit our shores in the U.S. Florence is at the time of this writing bringing devastation to the Carolinas.
There are several friends I blog with that live in the path of this hurricane. Some of you reading this also have family and friends living along the coast that are in danger of losing their lives and homes.
Please take a moment with me to "Look Up" and pray for their safety.
Location: 1, VA, USA
Monday, September 10, 2018
Sunday, September 2, 2018
The distant hills were covered in mist.
These morning glories were getting prepared for his visit.
Saturday came to a glorious end.
Thank you for stopping to visit. I hope everyone's Saturday was wonderful.
Sunday, August 26, 2018
While I was bird watching the garden grew wild and tangled. It definitely could use a bit of pruning.
|Pastel painting and Watercolor sketch|
So much for those "lazy days of summer". Maybe if I hurry I can find them.
Enjoy what is left of August before it zooms by. See you in September.
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