Monday, March 20, 2017

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Sharing some photos from the place where the grandson and I usually walked when I babysat him. There is also a play park there that he loved, but he's gotten a bit big for it now.

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Saturday, March 18, 2017

Sunday Scripture Blessings 3 19

Leading up to the celebration of the resurrection, I am studying Luke.

Luke is writing to Theophlius and telling his version of the foretelling of Jesus.
  • The Angel (Gabriel) visits Zachariahs and tells him that he and Elisabeth (who could not have children) will be blessed with a child. -John The Baptist
  • Elisabeth is the daughter of Aaron - brother of Moses
  • An Angel visits Mary and tells her she will bear a son, and his name will be Jesus

Mary's Song of Praise: The Magnificat

And Mary said, "My soul magnifies the Lord, 
and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior,
for he has looked on the humble estate of his servant.
For behold, from now on all generations will call me blessed;
for he who is mighty has done great things for me, and holy is his name.
And his mercy is for those who fear him from generation to generation.
He has shown strength with his arm; he has scattered the proud in the thoughts of their hearts;
he has brought down the mighty from their thrones and exalted those of humble estate;
he has filled the hungry with good things, and the rich he has sent away empty.
He has helped his servant Israel, in remembrance of his mercy,
as he spoke to our fathers, to Abraham and to his offspring forever."

Zechariah's Prophecy

"Blessed be the Lord God of Israel, for he has visited and redeemed his people
and has raised up a horn of salvation for us in the house of his servant David,
as he spoke by the mouth of his holy prophets from of old,
that we should be saved from our enemies and from the hand of all who hate us;
to show the mercy promised to our fathers and to remember his holy covenant,
the oath that he swore to our father Abraham, to grant us
that we, being delivered from the hand of our enemies, might serve him without fear,
in holiness and righteousness before him all our days.
And you, child, will be called the prophet of the Most High; for you will go before the Lord to prepare his ways, to give knowledge of salvation to his people in the forgiveness of their sins,
because of the tender mercy of our God, whereby the sunrise shall visit us from on high
to give light to those who sit in darkness and in the shadow of death,
to guide our feet into the way of peace."

The background paper in my graphic can be found at Creative Markets

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Monday, March 13, 2017

March-The Gentle Lion Pictorial Tuesday

March this year came in like a Lion, but a tame Lion compared to years past. Especially memorable was one 30 plus years ago. And a few years prior to that, we had the Blizzard of 1978, which was a not so fun one. We spent three days in a house with twenty or more plus neighbors. We cooked over a fire in a fireplace. Thank heavens where we were had one. We survived, and the snow took weeks upon weeks to melt away.

Six years later, we had blizzard like conditions, when our third little one decided to make an entrance. The wind was howling and the snow was blowing and drifts knee high. My car wouldn't start to get me to the hospital, and even if it had, I could not have gotten out of my driveway. Hubby was on the road so it was up to me and her two brothers. We ended up calling the squad to take me. Their sister made her entrance the next afternoon. This past week our snow blizzard baby celebrated her birthday, but thank goodness we weren't also celebrating blizzard like conditions as well. She has now grown into a lovely young woman who is also a mom to our wonderful grandson.

So, to say the least, this winter has been very gentle indeed. The Lion must have a cold or sore throat and is not howling here in Ohio like normal for March entrance. However, we are slated to have some snow, probably more than we've had all winter beginning tonight, but sounds like just normal winter snow...nothing severe.

Please share some of your photographic moments, a graphic or just an hello. Hope all are staying warm wherever you live or staying cool in the hot climates. :)

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Sharing my video of  Mr. Bird from this morning..that's what we call the cardinals that have been at the bird feeder lately. Mr. and Mrs. Bird. ~smiles~ so hope you enjoy. I could only capture Mr. Bird today.

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Saturday, March 11, 2017

Sunday Scripture Blessings 3 12

There remaineth therefore a rest to the people of God.
For he that is entered into his rest,
he also hath ceased from his own works, as God did from his.
Let us labour therefore to enter into that rest,
lest any man fall after the same example of unbelief..
Hebrews 4:9-11 KJV

Prayers that everyone has a glorious Sunday and week ahead:

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Monday, March 6, 2017

Pictorial Tuesday 3 7

The Robins Are Back

Not sure where they go for the winter. I've read that they stay around even in the winter, but we don't see them at all. They made their first showing this week. So, Spring is about here. Yay!!

I'm also so ready to see some color: These are from few years ago.

Thanks for visiting, and would love to have you share your photography, graphics or just say hello. :)

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For some more on Robins, visit my page link 'Update On The Bird Nest' above for when the Robins nested on our water hose one Spring. It was fun to watch the eggs, the Robins taking turns watching their eggs, and then the family flitting about the back yard.

Saturday, March 4, 2017

Sunday Scripture Blessings 2 5

Come to me, all you that are weary and are carrying heavy burdens, and I will give you rest.

Rest ~ what a relaxing word.
I'm one who loves to nap so the word Rest means to un-flex those muscles, give it all away to no worries, close the mind for a bit, and just be. When pregnant with our third child is the first time that I went through a Lamaze class. The one thing that was taught was how to relax by just mentally letting all the parts of the body go limp. Think about letting the arms just feel limp, no muscle needed, then the hands, then the legs, then the head, or somewhat in that order. I would think that is what Jesus means about him giving Rest. Just let it go, and lean...(as Pooh might say - no bother). Just go to him for Rest.

Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me; for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.

Yoke ~ to me is not a relaxing word. It reminds me of someone controlling me. And, my human side would want to resist anyone who would want to yoke me, and try to control my movements. But the Rest that Jesus is saying is so comforting because he is reminding of how he cares for us. If we let him take control, have an invisible Yoke, and submit to his gentle and humble heart that I know would not in anyway want to control or hurt. He only wants the best for people.

His yoke is easy, and his burden is light.

All his yoke is that he ask that we Love, and tend to the ways of a gentle Jesus. Loving and Kind.

Since reading the Bible steady, since 2014, I'm learning so much about how easy Jesus' yoke can be. However, my human-ness gets in the way, my thoughts get in my way, and I am side-lined constantly. Jesus knows this, and I truly appreciate his gentle and humble heart because he is a forgiving God. Just reading the Old Testament is ~testament~ to how many times he forgave; even if he punished for a bit, he always forgave his chosen people.

As this passage from Matthew shows, we can go to God with anything on our hearts. The Rest is there, we just have to take it. Relax and enjoy his rest.

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March came in like a Lion, but Spring is on the way!!

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Monday, February 27, 2017

Pictorial Tuesday 2 28

A few years ago, I found a blog called Pixel Dust Photo Art where a lady named Bonnie shared her textures, and also her lovely artwork. She gave free textures as well as selling the textures made from her artwork, and also she did tutorials on how to make your photo look like a piece of art. The above photos are from one of her tutorials sharing how to achieve this effect through gradient fill. I had just found her site when shortly after she decided to take a hiatus from her blog. It is still there, but she has not returned.

The below are the photos that I used for the gradient fill technique.

Running Bunny when he saw me approach him

The rest below are just some more from that Spring day when Razzy went out to be in Sunshine and some bunnies were playing out in the back.

Hopping along....:)

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Saturday, February 25, 2017

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Nehemiah 8:10
Then he said unto them, Go your way, eat the fat,
and drink the sweet, and send portions unto them
for whom nothing is prepared: for this day is holy unto
our LORD: neither be ye sorry, for the joy of the LORD
is your strength. KJV

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Have a Blessed Sunday and week ahead. Peace and happiness is my prayer for everyone. :)

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Sharing the dove brush that I used in my photo above.
I found it free on and made it into a brush.

You can download it HERE  using my dropbox link or HERE using
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Monday, February 20, 2017

Pictorial Tuesday 2 21

Sharing my photograph of this lovely Rose for Pictorial Tuesday. Flowers in a vase always brighten up the winter days, however, we have been blessed with record setting 60 degree days. We've washed the car, cleaned the garage floor, played ball outside with the dog so he could get some running exercise, and just enjoyed this gift of warm February weather for as long as it can last.

We send prayers to those who are not so fortunate with the snow and flooding that are happening in other parts of the country as well as other countries of the world.

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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

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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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