Monday, October 31, 2016

Leaf Play

She raked...then it was full on Leaf Play when the grand-daughter visited last week-end.


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Note: texture on first picture is from French Kiss Collections

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Sunday Scripture Blessings 10-30-16

Now that we know what we have - Jesus,
this great High Priest with ready access to
God - let's not let it slip through our fingers.
We don't have a priest who is out of
touch with our reality. He's been through
weakness and testing, experienced it all -
but the sin. So let's walk right up to
him and get what he is so ready to give.
Take the mercy, accept the help.
Hebrews 4:14-16

Philippians 3:10-12 NIV
I want to know Christ and the power of his resurrection and the fellowship of sharing in his sufferings, becoming like him in his death, and so, somehow, to attain to the resurrection from the dead. Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already been made perfect, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me.

Have a blessed Sunday. You're next for sharing a Scripture Blessing. Thank you.

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Friday, October 28, 2016

Pictorial Friday 10 28

As the weather changes here in Ohio, soon all we will have left of the wonderfully colored trees of autumn is a pile of leaves. But, some fun is to gather a leaf or two. Photograph it, and then turn it into a .png file. This way you can have an autumn atmosphere as a desktop background, or put them in a jar and photograph to keep them for a bit. Just some autumn fun sharing for Pictorial Friday.

Would love to have your link up and share your photography, graphic, any type of photography that is your passion.

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I'm sharing my Tangerine Background from the Pile of Leaves photo above and a couple of leaf files that you can use however you choose for a Fall graphic if you like.  Download is HERE without my Logo. I've included a PDF file showing how you can duplicate a file using the Alt key if some aren't familiar with that tip.

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Sunday, October 23, 2016

Sunday Scripture Blessings 10-23

Many are saying to me,
"There is no help for you in God."
But you, O Lord, are a shield
around me, my glory, and the one
who lifts up my head, I cry aloud to the Lord,
and he answers me from his holy hill.
        Psalm 3:3-4 NRSV

Have a Blessed week ahead,


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Friday, October 21, 2016

Pictorial Friday 10-21 Link Up

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Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Shadow of the Storm (Out From Egypt) Book Review

Publisher: Bethany House Publishing

In the Depth of the Storm's Shadow, Only Truth Can Light Her Way

As I read my Bible each morning and the chapters, there is usually a picture in my head of the people being portrayed. From Adam and Eve to the story of Jesus. Each has a portrait in my mind as I read of what they would look like and the surrounding scenes. Adam and Eve, I picture as fair haired, King David and Solomon I picture with stark dark hair and eyes, and so on. However, when reading Exodus, I picture Moses leading the people out of Egypt, but the tribes are pictured as a clump of people. I never really picture the multitude that followed him, but rather just a small band following along.

As I read Shadow of the Storm (Out From Egypt), it was awesome to read how it might have been, and even if fiction, it was interesting to form a picture of the massiveness of the people who fled. To peer through the author's eyes of what daily life could have been like. The story of Shira and the people who escaped with Moses is a wonderfully put together analogy of what life in the wilderness might have been like and what the escape from Egypt held for God's people. The struggles they would face, their awe upon learning more about how God, whom they called Yahweh, was providing and taking care of them, and also the many misgivings of doubting their trust in Moses.

The characters came to life as I read their story. The main character is Shira who as an Egyptian slave has been terribly wronged in her early teens. Now that Yahweh has given them freedom, Shira has to come face to face with who she wants to be, allay her fears and memories of past events. She's a weaver with her mother, but dreams of becoming a midwife. Her gifts point her in that direction. She loves the miracle of God's babies being born with her help, but life intervenes and puts that on hold. She feels she will never have the life she longs for. Even though life has stained Shira, I immediately liked the way the author portrayed her innocence, kindness, big heartedness, and I really loved the way she saw the miracles of life even in the wilderness that was truly God's amazing grace.

The writing is excellent in that it is a truly type book that I love to read. One that keeps me up all hours of the day/night because of the fluidity of it's writing, and the storyline that begs to read just one more chapter before I can put the book down. I'm one to never peek at the ending before reading the book in its entirety, so when the storyline and writing is good, the pique of interest makes the anticipation of how the story is going to end hard to not take a peek, but then it would ruin the rest for me. So I don't. This one though, you will wonder how the storyline ends, and I can tell you, I guessed wrong. It did not end the way that I thought it would, but with no spoilers, I will just leave that to mystery until you've read the book for yourself. :)

The author intertwines fact-based biblical history into her story line. It is refreshing to imagine how the people viewed Yahweh as the cloud that traveled above and keeping them safe. Their fears and misgivings are brought to light in a great way with Connilynn Cossette's story line. I really don't have anything but good to say about this book. It will keep you reading from the first words until the last.

I give this book five stars, because the story flows so well, the storyline is a great original fictional view with biblical references from her storyline point of view, and as I stated before, the fluidity of the authors writing makes it an easy, relaxing read.

Excerpt from the book:
Having escaped Egypt with the other Hebrews during the Exodus, Shira is now living in freedom at the foot of Mt. Sinai, upon which rests the fiery glowing Cloud containing the shekinah glory of God. When the people disobey Yahweh and build a golden idol, the ensuing chaos gives Shira an unexpected opportunity to learn the arts of midwifery. Although her mother wishes for her to continue in the family weaving trade, Shira's gifts shine brightest when she assists with deliveries. In defiance of her mother, Shira pursues her heart's calling to become an apprentice midwife.

When a delivery goes horribly wrong, Shira finds herself bound to a man who betrayed her, the caretaker of three young children, and the target of a vengeful woman whose husband was killed by Shira's people, the Levites. As contention between the Hebrew tribes and the foreigners fans the flames of another dangerous rebellion, Shira will come face-to-face with the heartbreak of her past that she has kept hidden for so long. How can she let go of all that has defined her to accept the love she's denied herself and embrace who she truly is?

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Publisher: Bethany House Publishing

I received Shadow of the Storm as a free copy from the publisher.
No review, positive or otherwise was required. All opinions are my own.

The reviews on my blog are specifically my own interpretation
of my like or dislike for a book that I read.

Thank you for reading my review,

Peabea (Patricia Bird)

Sunday, October 16, 2016


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My reading this month is in Samuel and Jeremiah as I Journal through the Bible. Do you Journal? I didn't use to, but this is my note taker's Bible that I use for that. It will help me remember as I journey back through the Bible in the future. :)

Friday, October 14, 2016

Pictorial Friday Link-up Party ~ Fall


October: a month when green bursts into a beautiful display of the color orange in varying shades.

Bird nests are empty long ago

Remember when it was fun to pencil over a leaf?

A neighbor taking a Fall ride after the crops are off the field

Watching the farmers hall their crop to market

Always a pleasure to see those who share the passion of photography. No matter the camera, no matter the shot, no matter if enhanced or not, a photo is forever a memory of a day or a moment that you stopped to savor.

You're next: Would love to have you share a link or if you're not a blogger, feel free to share a photo in the comments section. Try to visit a few of the others who share. Thank you and Happy Friday.

Even if you're not playing along with blog hops, would love to see you Scribble a comment or just say hi.

Happy Pictorial Friday,


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