Thursday, April 30, 2009

Beauty All Around

Thought I would share some more photos today ~

These are a couple of my neighbor's new irises. My camera does not capture the unique colors.

A much deeper, lovely color ~

A gorgeous color ~ peonies

A unique color azalea ~

My yellow dahilia ~ never had much luck with them though

Neighbor's azaleas

Such lovely clouds today ~

Thanks for looking at my pictures.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Word Filled Wednesday

Ps 121:1,2 I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help. My help cometh from the Lord, which made heaven and earth.

Here is a little better picture of the hill from my backyard. I really took the first picture to show the beauty of the new green leaves on the trees.

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Tuesday, April 28, 2009

No Fear at Night

I am the Light by Danny Hahlbohm
I am the Light

Psalm 91:5
Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night.

What is this terror? It may be the cry of fire, or the noise of thieves, or fancied appearances, or the shriek of sudden sickness or death. We live in the world of death and sorrow, we may therefore look for ills as well in the night-watches as beneath the glare of he broiling sun. Nor should this alarm us, for be the terror what it may, the promise is that the believer shall not be afraid. Why should he? Let us put it more closely, why should we? God our Father is here, and will be here all through the lonely hours; He is an almighty Watcher, a sleepless Guardian, a faithful Friend. Nothing can happen without His direction, for even hell itself is under His control. Darkness is not dark to Him. He has promised to be a wall of fire around His people-and who can break through such a barrier? Worldlings may well be afraid, for they have an angry God above them, a guilty conscience within them, and a yawning hell beneath them; but we who rest in Jesus are saved from all these through rich mercy. If we give way to foolish fear we shall dishonour our profession, and lead others to doubt the reality of godliness. We ought to be afraid of being afraid, lest we should vex the Holy Spirit by foolish distrust. Down, then, ye dismal forebodings and groundless apprehensions, God has not forgotten to be gracious, nor shut up His tender mercies, it may be night in the soul, but there need be no terror, for the God of love changes not. Children of light may walk in darkness, but they are not therefore cast away, nay, they are now enabled to prove their adoption by trusting in their heavenly Father as hypocrites cannot do.
"Though the night be dark and dreary,
Darkness cannot hide from Thee;
Thou art He, who, never weary,
Watchest where Thy people be."

Devotional by Charles Spurgeon

Image courtesy of All Posters

Monday, April 27, 2009

Porter the Musical Dog Plays the Casio!

I saw this video of the week in Kim Komando's newsletter. It is just too cute. Warning, he is loud, so you may need to turn the volume down a little.

Saturday, April 25, 2009

His Strength Is Perfect

I don't know where I found this lovely video. The birds in it are precious. It means a lot to me now, as I have a heart test coming up soon.

Visit Amy at Signs, Miracles and Wonders, for more wonderful videos.

Friday, April 24, 2009


Mom Blogs

Peggy at AMAZING GRACE ~ Mazes, Messes, Miracles, has honored me with this badge:

Mom It Forward Award

Thank you so much, sweet Peggy.

Say It Forward – Carnival of Loyal Commenters is a new weekly carnival at
5 Minutes for where bloggers feature their loyal commenters!

To read more about how to participate in Say It Forward and to get the button codes, click here.

I appreciate all who comment on my blog and want to thank you all. Today I am passing this badge to:


SALLY @ Smiling Sally

ADRIENNE @ With A Grateful Heart

CHERYL @ Cherdecor

TJ @ Life From My Point of View

JANE @ tickleberry farm

and back to dear Peggy ~

SO WHEN you are selected as a "Loyal Commenter" :) either by "5 minutes for Mom's" site or another blog, like mine, you can display this Loyal Commenter badge with pride. Also feel free to give the badge to the commenters that you select each week.
You can get the code for the badge at "5 minutes for Mom."

This is a little hard for me to do, so I will probably only be participating this week.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Word Filled Wednesday

A white-tailed deer drinks from a stream by Phil Schermeister

Psalm 42:1
As the hart panteth after the water brooks, so panteth my soul after thee, O God.

Image courtesy of All Posters

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Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Monday, April 20, 2009

The Amen

Revelation 3:14
The Amen.

The word AMEN solemnly confirms that which went before; and Jesus is the great Confirmer; immutable, for ever is "the Amen" in all His promises. Sinner, I would comfort thee with this reflection. Jesus Christ said, "Come unto me all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest." If you come to Him, He will say "Amen" in your soul; His promise shall be true to you. He said in the days of His flesh, "The bruised reed I will not break." O thou poor, broken, bruised heart, if thou comest to Him, He will say "Amen" to thee, and that shall be true in thy soul as in hundreds of cases in bygone years. Christian, is not this very comforting to thee also, that there is not a word which has gone out of the Saviour's lips which He has ever retracted? The words of Jesus shall stand when heaven and earth shall pass away. If thou gettest a hold of but half a promise, thou shalt find it true. Beware of him who is called "Clip-promise," who will destroy much of the comfort of God's word. Jesus is Yea and Amen in all His offices. He was a Priest to pardon and cleanse once, He is Amen as Priest still. He was a King to rule and reign for His people, and to defend them with His mighty arm, He is an Amen King, the same still. He was a Prophet of old, to foretell good things to come, His lips are most sweet, and drop with honey still-He is an Amen Prophet. He is Amen as to the merit of His blood; He is Amen as to His righteousness. That sacred robe shall remain most fair and glorious when nature shall decay. He is Amen in every single title which He bears; your Husband, never seeking a divorce; your Friend, sticking closer than a brother; your Shepherd, with you in death's dark vale; your Help and your Deliverer; your Castle and your High Tower; the Horn of your strength, your confidence, your joy, your all in all, and your Yea and Amen in all.

Devotional by Charles Spurgeon

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Kari Jobe: Revelation Song

I found this lovely video at my friend's blog, Tickleberry Farm.

Visit Amy's blog for more music videos.

Friday, April 17, 2009

Amazing Video


I found this wonderful, interesting video about pictures of flowers and science in Kim Komando's newsletter. The artist's pictures are now displayed in the Smithsonian Libraries.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Talented Friends

Recently I won a weekly giveaway and these beautiful handmade tags from my friend, Kelli's, etsy shop. She makes the most beautiful little things and is so very talented. Be sure to visit her Seasonal Delights for lovely cards and tags.

My friend, Maxine, is another talented lady. She has a blog about her business here, and has written a lovely children's book, Bright Gems for His Crown.

My friend Jodi, at The Deputy Domain, and her children are very creative and talented. Visit their little etsy shop here.

My friend, Sharon, recently opened her new little shop with lovely handmade items, Southern Hearts.

And my friend Deborah, at Songs From My Journey, has written wonderful books and made some beautiful CD's, visit Songs of Faith.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Word Filled Wednesday

Spirit of the Savior by David Jean
Spirit of the Savior

Hereby know we that we dwell in him, and he in us, because he
hath given us of his Spirit.

-- 1 John 4:13

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Tuesday, April 14, 2009

More Spring Beauty

I really don't have anything to post about, so I thought I would share some more pictures.

New flag I bought for 1/2 price ~ I left the wrapper on because of all the rain.

My little old lady, Jewels, enjoying the tree and following me around ~

Next door neighbor's Azaela bush ~

Lilac ~

Neighbor's large bush ~ See sweet little Jewels at the bottom right ~

My Rabbit Flag ~

Bird in my Dogwood Tree ~

Love these Moon pictures ~

Thanks for looking at my pictures.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Arise My Love by Newsong

I see that Amy and I chose the same beautiful song for Easter.

Here is another beautiful song that I love ~ Via Dolorosa ~ I saw it on a my friend Katherine's blog today.

Happy Easter to everyone!

Visit Amy's blog to enjoy more music videos.

Friday, April 10, 2009


Luke 23:33
The place which is called Calvary.

The hill of comfort is the hill of Calvary; the house of consolation is built with the wood of the cross; the temple of heavenly blessing is founded upon the riven rock-riven by the spear which pierced His side. No scene in sacred history ever gladdens the soul like Calvary's tragedy.
"Is it not strange, the darkest hour
That ever dawned on sinful earth,
Should touch the heart with softer power,
For comfort, than an angel's mirth?
That to the Cross the mourner's eye should turn,
Sooner than where the stars of Bethlehem burn?"
Light springs from the midday-midnight of Golgotha, and every herb of the field blooms sweetly beneath the shadow of the once accursed tree. In that place of thirst, grace hath dug a fountain which ever gusheth with waters pure as crystal, each drop capable of alleviating the woes of mankind. You who have had your seasons of conflict, will confess that it was not at Olivet that you ever found comfort, not on the hill of Sinai, nor on Tabor; but Gethsemane, Gabbatha, and Golgotha have been a means of comfort to you. The bitter herbs of Gethsemane have often taken away the bitters of your life; the scourge of Gabbatha has often scourged away your cares, and the groans of Calvary yields us comfort rare and rich. We never should have known Christ's love in all its heights and depths if He had not died; nor could we guess the Father's deep affection if He had not given His Son to die. The common mercies we enjoy all sing of love, just as the sea-shell, when we put it to our ears, whispers of the deep sea whence it came; but if we desire to hear the ocean itself, we must not look at every-day blessings, but at the transactions of the crucifixion. He who would know love, let him retire to Calvary and see the Man of sorrows die.

Devotional by Charles Spurgeon

Image courtesy of All Posters

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Word Filled Wednesday

Ps 68:34 -
Ascribe ye strength unto God: his excellency is over Israel, and his strength is in the clouds.

I wanted to say "Oh, Lord, how majestic is Thy name." But I guess it is only a song.

PS ~ Thanks to Amydeanne ~ Ps 8:9 - O LORD our Lord, how excellent is thy name in all the earth!
She told me the NIV version says How majestic is your name. And it is a verse made into a song, just as I thought.

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Monday, April 6, 2009

Spring Flowers Blooming

I thought I would post some pretty flowers, especially for my friends in Canada and up North, where not much is in bloom.

One of my neighbors gave me a tour of his yard and the flowers blooming. Two of the prettiest ones are on my sidebar.

Lilac bush ~

Parrot Tulips ~

Camellia ~

Pretty bunch of little white flowers ~

Another variety of Tulips ~

Lily of the Valley

Another neighbor's little tree ~

Moon picture thrown in ~

I love all the flowers of Springtime, and I am having fun with my camera.