Saturday, February 18, 2017

Sunday Scripture Blessings 2 19

19. And I will give them one heart,
and I will put a new spirit within you;
and I will take the stony heart out of their flesh,
and will give them an heart of flesh:
20. That they may walk in my statutes,
and keep mine ordinances,
and do them and they shall be my people,
and I will be their God.
Ezekiel 11:19-20

Have a Blessed Sunday.

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And I looked, and rose up, and said unto the nobles, and to the rulers, and to the rest of the people, Be not ye afraid of them: remember the Lord, which is great and terrible, and fight for your brethren, your sons, and your daughters, your wives, and your houses.
And it came to pass, when our enemies heard that it was known unto us, and God had brought their counsel to nought, that we returned all of us the wall, every one unto his work.
Nehemiah 4: 14-15 KJV

King Artaxerxes allowed Nehemiah to go to Judah to begin to rebuild the Jerusalem wall that was destroyed in the siege by Nebuchadnezzar. Sanballat, a Symarian Leader, mocked and tried to hinder the rebuild.

Nehemiah 4:9 KJV Nevertheless we made our prayer unto our God, and set a watch against them day and night, because of them

Monday, February 13, 2017

Pictorial Tuesday 2 14

On my way to the gym last week, I passed a cemetery in a very small town, and thought this entrance looked interesting so I drove in to take a picture.

After pulling in, I saw this front to their burial place. Probably a local family's plot.

Even though we are mid February, I had to take a picture of how Sunny and warm today is showing 69 degrees out. We are usually knee deep in show this time of year, but I'll take it. Looks like to be a warm week. Maybe the whole winter will be mild.....can only hope. haha

This one, I edited with the Clouds Texture from Kristy at Life In Reflection

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February 14th...a fun day for candy, flowers, cards to those we want to show Love. Whether to a sweetheart, a child, a sibling, we all love a hug once in a while. Hope everyone has a lovely Valentine's Day. The above, I made with a combination of backgrounds from The Coffeeshop Blog where she shares her lovely digital background papers for free, and the rest is from Creative Market...check them out as sometimes they also give away freebies if you sign up with them, and I believe you can also sell your designs with them.


Saturday, February 11, 2017

Sunday Scripture Blessings 2 12

Satisfy us in the morning with your unfailing love, that we may sing for joy and be glad all our days.
Make us glad for as many days as you have afflicted us, for as many years as we have seen trouble.
May your deeds be shown to your servants, your splendor to their children.
May the favor of the Lord our God rest on us; establish the work of our hands for us - yes,
establish the work of our hands.   Psalm 90:14-17 NIV

That we may sing for joy and be glad all our days.
With Love, it is not hard to sing for joy each day. When we share Love, we share our joy with others. Sometimes, Love is shown by a simple hello or a smile. It is Love for another of our human race. God shared his Love through his Son, and when we remember that, Love comes naturally.

Make us glad for as many days as you have afflicted us, for as many years as we have seen trouble.
It would be hard to be glad when we feel afflicted or have years of trouble. Moses in this prayer was understanding and realizing and asking God how much longer they would be oppressed. Sometimes, our troubles seem like it is forever before God answers our prayers, but when he does, the time is melted away as we see his need for time of our reflection. A learning curve, you might say, that is needed for us to understand.

May your deeds be shown to your servants, your splendor to their children.
So many ways God reveals understanding and his splendor if we just pay attention. Or at least that's how I feel when I'm more in tune with God.

May the favor of the Lord our God rest on us; establish the work of our hands for us - yes, establish the work of our hands.
God guided me through life with the work that made me feel fulfilled. For someone else, the jobs that I did in life before retirement maybe would have seemed humdrum or not enough for someone else, but God knew me well. Even in retirement, he still leads the work of my hands. This passage also reminds me of some of the idle hands scripture:

1 Timothy 5:13 - And withal they learn [to be] idle, wandering about from house to house; and not only idle, but tattlers also and busybodies, speaking things which they ought not.

1 Thessalonians 5:14 - Now we exhort you, brethren, warn them that are unruly, comfort the feebleminded, support the weak, be patient toward all [men].

Proverbs 31:27 - She looketh well to the ways of her household, and eateth not the bread of idleness.

Not being idle, God knew was a good thing for we humans.

Note: The above is just my interpretation of how I try to understand this scripture, and may not be the same for all as I am in no way qualified to teach scripture. Any sharings of how others interpret is welcome as always.

Blessings for this Sunday to all, and I did my scripture graphic since Tuesday is Valentine's Day in a Valentine's theme so Happy Valentine's Day to everyone.

Hubby and I don't usually celebrate Valentine's day, but since I was out shopping, I picked up some Moon Pies for him. It's one of his favorites :) He's been my Valentine for years and years, and also my very best friend.

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I met fellow blogger just last week that visited me for the first time that shares her Journaling Through The Bible. She also has a linkup. Adding her blog to my sharing with below. Please try to visit her as well as some of the other ones that link here to get a Blessing.

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Sharing my Red Frame. You can either put text in it or since it is a clipping mask also, you can place a photo and then add your own message. Mine is below, but you can download it HERE without my added picture or words. It is made using Adobe Photoshop Elements 12, but hopefully can be used with other programs. Hope you Enjoy!!

Monday, February 6, 2017

Pictorial Tuesday 2-7

We've had little snow for this winter, and actually pretty mild weather for wintertime. These I'm sharing for Pictorial Tuesday are from couple years ago. Also adding a touch of Spring with a floral photo. :)

Happy Tuesday everyone. You're next for sharing what you've been shooting or digit graphics or just a hello. Thanks.

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Saturday, February 4, 2017

Sunday Scripture Blessings Feb 5

For if by one man's offence
death reigned by one,
much more they which receive
abundance of grace and of
the gift of righteousness
shall reign in life by one.
Jesus Christ
Romans 5:17 KJV

For if, by the trespass of the one man,
death reigned through that one man,
how much more will those who
receive God's abundant provision
of grace and of the gift of
righteousness reign in life
through the one man,
Jesus Christ
Romans 5:17 NIV

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Thursday, February 2, 2017

Valentine's Day Free Kit

In the spirit of my word for the year which is LOVE, I've created this free Valentine kit to share. You can simply add a Valentine message or slide a photo behind the frame. The background is a mixture of paper from The Coffee Shop Blog and myself. The rest is a Peabea design. It is created using Adobe Photo Shop Elements, but should be able to use in other programs. Hope you enjoy the kit, and would love you share some of the ways you used the elements in your design. You can download my kit HERE

Happy Valentine's Day early.

The greatest healing therapy
is friendship and love. 
by Hubert H. Humphrey

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Monday, January 30, 2017

Pictorial Tuesday ~ Reflections

If you haven't visited Pictorial Tuesday before, welcome. Please share a link of photography, graphics, photo shopped photos with texture...all things photography. If you don't have a blog to link, feel free to share a photo in the comments or just scribble a hello. I encourage you to visit those who have linked, maybe one or two if you can and leave them a hello message. Great way to meet fellow photographers....I know I have. :) Be sure to check below for a free Valentine kit that I'm sharing first with you and will also be available on my Etsy for Valentine's. Feel free to rearrange and use it as you will. You can download the complete free kit HERE.

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The frame can either be used to write a Valentine message or it's a clipping mask so just add a photo and place it above the frame. I noted on the file where to place it so it is behind the frame.


Saturday, January 28, 2017

Sunday Scripture Blessings January 29

Show me your ways, O Lord, teach me your paths; guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my Savior, and my hope is in you all day long. Remember, O Lord, your great mercy and love, for they are from of old.  Psalm 25:4-6 NIV 

Since my word for 2017 is LOVE, I chose the graphic above that I created for this Sunday's Scripture.

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Monday, January 23, 2017

Pictorial Tuesday 1 24

He really had fun on the musical stairs..:)

Exploring San Francisco. A few years ago, my daughter, myself and her son took our first ever airplane trip, and it was out to California. The scenery was beautiful as we headed into San Francisco.

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Saturday, January 21, 2017

Sunday Scripture Blessings January 22

I'm re sharing part of a post that I did back in 2011 that I titled 'Where To Put It' in case some might enjoy this tip. I know the many visitors to our Powder Room/Dad's Office Open 24-7 (I jest here...haha) enjoyed it until just about a year ago when I repainted and papered the bathroom. Instead of the option of reading a newspaper or magazine, they were subjected to many family photos. :)

Don't know what to do with that Digital Photo Frame that was so popular a few years ago (and probably still is)? Hubby got me one for Christmas when they were pretty much new on the market so off to work it went with me to sit on my desk and proudly display a slide show of all my favorite photographs.

After retirement began, the digital frame came home and embraced the bathroom wall.

So that is where the Digital Photo Frame ended up. I just kept a flash drive of quite a bit of photos and the slide show continues when you're at my house and you have to go, Enjoy The Scenery ~smiles~

Monday, January 16, 2017

Pictorial Tuesday 1-17

Just some fun with the bird watching for Pictorial Tuesday. Hubby feeds the birds during the winter months. When the oldest was young and home, he loved feeding the birds. Has been a long time since then, but now hubby has decided he likes to feed and watch so he made us a bird feeder. So far we're trying to spot what birds attend the feeder. To date, we have the NC Chickadee, A Nuthatch, Lots of Sparrows and I don't know the different category of them, BlueJays, Cardinals, Mourning Doves, and a Junco (I think as it does look similar to the Chickadee). We may also have had a Titmouse. We don't see the Robin again until Spring. Just lately, the one in the last two photos showed up and I still haven't researched to see what bird that is. If anyone knows, would love to have you leave a comment about that one or any of the birds. Thanks

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Saturday, January 14, 2017

Sunday Scripture Blessings January 15

My reading in Daniel is almost at an end. I confess that I had never really read Daniel before. What a delight to read his dreams, see the interpretation, and the prophesy of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. If Daniel only knew the outcome, his trembling at his dreams would have turned to elation.

I have definitely enjoyed my time with Daniel also know as Belteshazzar, and his brothers Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego. There is no better book to read than the Bible once you really get into it with it's history, stories of heartache, stories of revenge, stories of success, and most of all stories of God's saving Grace even in the times of their refusal to obey.

Verses above are from the NIV

Would love to have you share what you're reading or just link up a scripture or leave a hello comment scripture or just say hello. All are visited and replied. Thanks for sharing and have a Blessed Sunday and week ahead.

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Below I'm sharing the Bible Journaling strip from today's post. You can right click and save it for printing or download it HERE, which should be in the size to print.

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Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Daniel 7 ~ Reading Through The Bible

Reading through the Bible in the Book of Daniel
Daniel's Dream ~

Daniel said: In my vision at night I looked, and there before me were the four winds of heaven churning up the great sea. Four great beasts, each different from the others came up out of the sea.
The first was like a lion. The second beast looked like a bear. Before me was another beast, one that looked like a leopard.

The explanation:

Daniel 7:23-26

He gave me this explanation: The fourth beast is a fourth kingdom that will appear on earth. It will be different from all the other kingdoms and will devour the whole earth, trampling it down and crushing it. The ten horns are ten kings who will come from this kingdom. After them another king will arise, different from the earlier ones; he will subdue three kings. He will speak against the Most High and oppress his holy people and try to change the set times and the laws. The holy people will be delivered into his hands for a time, times and half a time. But the court will sit, and his power will be taken away and completely destroyed forever. Then the sovereignty, power and greatness of all the kingdoms under the heaven will be handed over to the holy people of the Most High. His kingdom will be an everlasting kingdom, and all rulers will worship and obey him.

In my vision at night I looked and there before me was one like a son of man, coming with the clouds of heaven. He approached the Ancient of Days and was led into his presence. He was given authority, glory and sovereign power; all nations and peoples of every language worshiped him. His dominion is an everlasting dominion that will not pass away, and his kingdom is one that will never be destroyed. Daniel 7:13-14 NIV

This month I'm reading through the Bible in the book of Daniel from January 2nd to January 13th. I'm also following along with the Bible Study at Deeper Waters

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Even when we are unawares, God is in control.