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Bidding Farewell

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October is bidding us farewell. It was a glorious month here.   Color was everywhere. There were many days when dark blue skies served a beautiful backdrop for the colorful hillsides. So much inspiration everywhere. Quick watercolor sketches Trying to capture the beauty of this month is beyond my skill.  Did a couple of quick watercolor sketches... Pastel Painting and a small pastel painting.   With so many lovely hues it is easy to become overwhelmed.  Time to say farewell for now.    Hope everyone has a lovely end to October.   Hugs Debbie   "That fading flower, his glorious beauty, set on the head of a fertile valley, will be like a fig ripe before harvest - as soon as someone sees it and takes it in his hand, he swallows it."  Isaiah 28:4 (NIV)  

"Anxious for Nothing"

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This week's library visit found me selecting a book by John MacArthur "Anxious for Nothing".  The last copyright was 2012... first edition 1993.  In spite of the years when it was first written, the message is timeless and still relevant in 2020. We all know anxiety and stress have been in existence from the beginning of time.  Just look at Jesus' words ..."Do not worry about your life" - "why do you worry about clothes" - "do not worry about tomorrow".  Those very missives were penned over two thousand years ago. Even though much of culture has changed - man's need to feel loved and secure has not.  We all desire a good outcome for our lives. When that outcome is challenged by hard times it is easy to turn inward and allow anxiety to dominate our thoughts. I love what Corrie Ten Boom wrote "Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow, it empties today of its strength." (This lady is one of my heroes.  She survived being inc

Painter's Palette

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 The hills are alive with color making it a lovely painter's palette. As much as I adore summer - autumn's beauty cannot be surpassed. There are peach hues... glowing yellows... vibrant reds. The colors vibrate even on a cloudy day. When I take in the glory of the fall season an old favorite hymn comes to mind - "For the Beauty of the Earth."  Hope you will enjoy. Have a blessed week.   Hugs   Debbie "Great are the works of the Lord; they are pondered by all who delight in them." Psalm 111:2

Blush

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 October is beginning to blush. There are little passages of color here and there. Some wonderful contrasts are making a statement. Not all of the flowers are gone.  The Malva often waits until fall to share her lovely blossoms. Sweet Violas continue to bloom abundantly.  They seem to enjoy the cooler season. Even these two brave dandelions are not quite ready to say goodbye. Naturally the Asters and Goldenrod are celebrating the start of October's blush. Hope all of you have a delightful week.   Keep safe and keep "Looking Up". Hugs Debbie  "That fading flower, his glorious beauty set on the head of a fertile valley, will be like a fig ripe before harvest - as soon as someone sees it and takes it in his hand, he swallows it."  Isaiah 28:4