Sunday, March 17, 2019
Sunday, March 10, 2019
Are any of you waiting for spring? If so maybe you will share what you are doing until it arrives.
Have a blessed week.
P.S. these winter photos were taken last Tuesday- since then our snow has disappeared.
"But if we hope for what we do not yet have, we wait for it patiently." Romans 8:25 (NIV)
Sunday, March 3, 2019
Obviously it was not kept with regularity.
Sometimes days, weeks, and even months would pass before something was added.
Although the journal itself was not of the best quality I loved it for the fact that one page was blank and the other lined.
Not only was art happening within this book but thoughts and ideas were being recorded.
Thank you for letting me share some pages from my life.
Have a blessed week.
Sunday, February 24, 2019
The dawn of a new day...
Full of promise...
"Yet this I call to mind and therefore I have hope: Because of the Lord's great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness."
Lam. 3:21-23 (NIV)
May everyone have wonderful week.
Sunday, February 17, 2019
If you do you may be around my vintage!
With Valentine's Day having just past it made me start thinking about certain aspects of love.
Why is reds and pinks associated with this word? Why do we often think that love is a noun when it is a verb? Why don't we recognize sooner that love is more than a feeling...it is a way of life?
Genuine love is not always easy...it takes commitment...it can be messy. Is it worth it? I believe so.
"Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails." 1 Cor. 13:4-8. (NIV)
Perhaps nothing much has changed since those words were penned by the apostle Paul. The world needed love then and it still needs it today.
Thank you all for letting me share my thoughts on love. Maybe you will share yours as well.
Sunday, February 10, 2019
In honor I am sharing a beautiful song and video that my beloved sent to me several weeks ago. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.
Have a Happy Valentine's Day.!
"My lover spoke and said to me, "Arise, my darling, my beautiful one, and come with me."
Song of Songs 2:10 (NIV)
Sunday, February 3, 2019
|Photo taken July 2018|
May everyone have a blessed first week of February.
"Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer." Romans 12:12 (NIV)
Sunday, January 27, 2019
We are preparing like so many in our part of the world for the coming Arctic Air . Hope all of you are warm and safe.
"Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground apart from the will of your Father." Matt:10:29 (NIV)
Sunday, January 20, 2019
|Gluten Free French Bread|
Paint something blooming.
If any of you are snowed in today - would love to hear what you are doing. To those who are in a warm place - could you send some of it my way.
"He says to the snow, 'Fall on the earth,' Job 37:6 a (NIV)
Sunday, January 13, 2019
A quiet calm settles all around.
Even this busy one seems to know it is time to slow down and be still.
Sweet friends wishing you a blessed peace-filled week.
"A heart at peace gives life to the body..." Prov. 14:30 a (NIV)
Saturday, January 5, 2019
Like many of you each year a certain word or words becomes the focus. Generally for me the word keeps appearing over and over. Such was the case with "Peace".
I love the story about a wealthy man who commissions an artist to depict a painting of peace.
The artist first paints a lovely country scene...cows grazing in a meadow...birds flying overhead in a clear blue sky...a small village quietly situated off in the distance. When the artist presents the painting to the man - it is refused. He says "this is not a true picture of peace."
The artist returns to his studio disappointed yet willing to try again. He then paints a beautiful woman holding a sweet sleeping child. For sure this would please the man. No - it too was rejected.
Feeling discouraged the artist is at a loss. He even decides to pray for inspiration. Almost at once an idea forms and the artist rushes to his canvas and paints like he has never painted before.
This time when he takes the painting to the gentleman he can't help but hold his breath. Yes the man at last is happy. It is the true picture of peace.
The artist had painted a stormy sea pounding at the shore with lightning and dark clouds. He had even captured the feel of the strong winds. In the middle of the painting though there was this small bird resting in her nest beneath a cliff. She was safely calm amidst the storm. Author Unknown
I am wishing all of you true "Peace" in the coming year. Perhaps you will share your perfect word or words for 2019.
"Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid." John 14:27 (NIV)
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