Sunday, December 15, 2019
that a Child was Born over 2000 years ago.
"The virgin will be with child and will give birth to a son, and will call him Immanuel" - which means, "God with us." Matt. 1:23 (niv)
This is the best gift mankind could be given. He came for each of us - no one is excluded.
May the miracle of His birth and God's love touch your heart this season.
Have a blessed Christmas! I will be seeing you in the New Year - God Willing!
Sunday, December 8, 2019
There are so many wonderful Christmas Carols that it is a challenge to say which one would be my favorite.
"Silent Night", "The First Noel" ," Away in a Manger" are all well loved. One though that seems to be especially uplifting is "Joy To The World". It was written by a London pastor Isaac Watts. I just recently read though that Mr. Watts did not have the birth of Christ in mind when he wrote this hymn. He based the words on his interpretation of Psalm 98 which does not refer to the Lord's birth.
How it became a Christmas carol remains a mystery. I am sure though that it is a great favorite of many during this beautiful season of the year. It is one of mine. Hope you enjoy this lovely song performed by Celtic Women.
"Shout for joy to the Lord all the earth, burst into jubilant song with music, make music to the Lord with the harp, with the harp and sound of singing." Psalm 98:4-5 (NIV)
Have a joyful week.
Sunday, December 1, 2019
Wishing all of you some peaceful time as well.
"Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to men on who his favor rests." Luke 2:14 (NIV)
Sunday, November 24, 2019
"Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus." 1 Thessalonians 5:17-18 (NIV)
Sunday, November 17, 2019
Drinking in nature's loveliness...
Hope all of you are doing the same. Thanks for taking time to visit.
"He restores my soul." Psalm 23:3 (NIV)
Sunday, November 10, 2019
This is a season of letting go.
There are remnants of autumn that remain but more bare branches are seen.
I too am letting go and making a transition.
Instead of painting flowers...
This is certainly a change for me. Sometimes one needs to let go a bit and make a transition.
Would love to hear if any of you might be letting go and making a transition.
Have a lovely week.
"Sow your seed in the morning, and at evening let not your hands be idle, for you do not know which will succeed, whether this or that, or whether both will do equally well." Eccl. 11:6 (NIV)
Sunday, November 3, 2019
With Thanksgiving just around the corner (here in America) it is nice to consider all the blessings one enjoys.
Such as beauty found in a blue sky...
"How can we thank God enough for you in return for all the joy we have in the presence of our God because of you." 1 Thessalonians 3:9
Sunday, October 27, 2019
Have a great week.
"...On each side of the river stood the tree of life, bearing twelve crops of fruit, yielding its fruit every month . And the leaves of the tree are for the healing of the nations." Rev. 22:2b (NIV)
Sunday, October 20, 2019
The grass was crisp with crystals that sparkled in the morning sun.
"He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the hearts of men; yet they cannot fathom what God has done from beginning to end." Ecclesiastes 3:11
Sunday, October 13, 2019
May all of you be enjoying this wonderful month of October.
"Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good. His love endures forever...who made the great lights - His love endures forever... the sun to govern the day, His love endures forever... the moon and stars to govern the night; His love endures forever." Psalm 136 :1, 7-9 (NIV)
Sunday, October 6, 2019
she knows summer is over and it is time to go?
Photo was taken the second day of October when temperatures here reached 90. Yesterday morning we had lows in the forties. I am thinking she may know now :)!!
Everybody have a wonderful coming week.
"...and the wise heart will know the proper time and procedure." Eccl. 8:5b
Sunday, September 29, 2019
Yes dear friends October may not have arrived but it looks like the hills are getting ready.
Have a wonderful week.
"You are observing special days and months and seasons and years!" Gal. 4:10 (NIV)
Sunday, September 22, 2019
Take a listen if you have a moment to another lovely oldie...September Morn by Neil Diamond.
"In the morning, O Lord, you hear my voice, in the morning I lay my request before you and wait in expectation." Psalm 5:3 (NIV)
Sunday, September 15, 2019
The final cutting of hay is done.
It is time to say farewell to this season and embrace autumn's arrival. May it bring joyful moments as well.
"But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead." Phil 3:13b (NIV)
Sunday, September 8, 2019
I have not heard this one in years. For some reason the melody and words keep playing in my head.
Perhaps you might enjoy it. Yes dear ones it is an "oldie"... "Green Fields" by the Brothers Four.
"There is a time for everything and a season for every activity under heaven...a time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance." Eccl. 3:1 & 4 (NIV)
Sunday, September 1, 2019
Tomorrow brings the last holiday of summer in America - Labor Day.
Hope all who are celebrating have a happy and safe one.
Taking time to "look up" for those in the path of Dorian. May God keep you in the palm of His hand.
"Blessed are all who take refuge in him." Psalm 2:12 b (NIV)
Sunday, August 25, 2019
I've been taking time this week to notice nature's lovely compliments...
So glad you stopped by and took some time to visit. Hope your final week of August is wonderful. Will see you in September :)!!
"There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven: a time to be born and a time to die, a time to plant and a time to uproot." Eccl.3: 1-2 (NIV)
Am taking a wee bit of a vacation from the daily routine. Will be back in July. In the meantime be safe and be blessed. Hugs Debbie...
I hope you will pause with me a moment. Perhaps you will stop and enjoy the morning mist... savor the first ...
The month of August seems to always bring changes. It is a transition time. Summer not quite over and fall not quite here. Like the ga...