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Sunday, March 17, 2019

Celebrate

Today many will celebrate St. Patrick's Day.   I am celebrating that it is only three days until
spring arrives!  Hope everyone has a lovely holiday and wonderful week.  See you in the spring!

"They will celebrate your abundant goodness and joyfully sing of your righteousness."   Psalm 145:7 (NIV)

Hugs Debbie

Sunday, March 10, 2019

Waiting

Like this little fella I am waiting for spring.  Hoping that we will soon be turning the corner and seeing warmer days ahead.











In the meantime I am painting spring dreams.   When March arrives I begin imagining what will soon be blooming in the garden.   Where winters seem long and harsh one is challenged in the art of patience.  Yesterday I caught sight of some snowdrops bravely pushing their way out of a blanket of last season's debris.  Friends that is a sure sign spring is on its way.


Are any of you waiting for spring?   If so maybe you will share what you are doing until it arrives.


Have a blessed week.

Hugs Debbie

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

Spans the years

This sketch journal spans the years.   Thirteen to be exact.








The first entry was made March 20th, 2006...the final one February 28th, 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.

It holds memories that I am thankful got written down.  A lot of life happens over a span of thirteen years.   This journal/sketchbook serves as a reminder that whether one is drawing or writing there is meaning to be found in keeping a record.

Thank you for letting me share some pages from my life.

Have a blessed week.

Hugs Debbie
























Sunday, February 24, 2019

New Day


        The dawn of a new day...

                                              Full of promise...

                                                                            beauty....

                                                                                             and hope.

"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. 

Hugs Debbie

Sunday, February 17, 2019

Love

How many of you remember that old song from 1965 "What the World Needs Now Is Love"?

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.

Love Debbie    

Sunday, February 10, 2019

Valentine's Day

This week many of us will celebrate Valentine's Day.

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.!

Hugs Debbie


"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

A Wild Ride

January 2019 made for a wild ride.  Like so many of you dealing with snow, ice, wind and bone chilling temperatures every day seemed challenging.










I am feeling hopeful that February will be a bit kinder.  Today we are seeing lots of sunshine...warmer weather - almost 50 degrees.  The snow and ice pack are in the process of melting.








Photo taken July 2018
Even groundhog Punxsutawney Phil did not see his shadow - which means his prediction is early spring.   I am hoping he is right.  Bet some of you are too.


May everyone have a blessed first week of February.

Hugs Debbie

"Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer."  Romans 12:12 (NIV)

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