Sunday, May 20, 2018

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In the third year of the reign of Jehoiakim King of Judah, Nebuchadnezzar, King of Babylon came to Jerusalem and besieged it. He then ordered Ashpenaz, chief of his court officials to bring to the king's service some of the Israelites from the royal family and the nobility - young men without any physical defect, handsome, showing some aptitude for every kind of learning, well informed, quick to understand, and qualified to serve in the king's palace.  Among those were DANIEL who was given the name BELTESHAZZAR
HANANIAH who was given the name SHADRACH
MISHAEL who was given the name  MESHACH
AZARIAH who was given the name ABEDNEGO

To these young men GOD gave knowledge and understanding of all kinds of literature and learning. And DANIEL could understand visions and dreams of all kinds. This is how Daniel became the one King Nebuchadnezzar had interpret his dreams.

No one could interpret King Nebuchadnezzar's dreams but Daniel prayed to GOD for the interpretation so the king wouldn't kill all the wise men of Babylon who couldn't interpret. GOD gave Daniel the interpretation.

Daniel 2:44 In the time of those kings, the GOD of heaven will set up a kingdom that will never be destroyed, nor will it be left to another people. It will crush all those kingdoms and bring them to an end, but it will itself endure forever. 45: This is the meaning of the vision of the rock cut out of a mountain, but not by human hands - a rock that broke the iron, the bronze, the clay, the silver and the gold to pieces. "The great GOD has shown the king what will take place in the future. The dream is true and its interpretation is trustworthy." 46: Then King Nebuchadnezzar fell prostrate before Daniel and paid him honor and ordered that an offering and incense be presented to him. 47: The king said to Daniel, "Surely your GOD is the GOD of gods and the Lord of Kings and a revealer of mysteries, for you were able to reveal this mystery. 4: Then the king placed Daniel in a high position and lavished many gifts on him. He made him ruler over the entire province of Babylon and placed him in charge of all its wise men. 49: Moreover, at Daniel's request the king appointed Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego administrators over the province of Babylon, while Daniel remained at the royal court.

Because of this the other administrators were jealous because King Darius was going to set Daniel over the whole kingdom, they talked the King into making a decree that no one should pray to any god or human being during the next thirty days except to the King, and if they do they shall be thrown into the lion's den. That is how Daniel was thrown in because he refused to not pray to GOD and prayed. But GOD sent an angel who closed the mouths of the lions so no harm came to Daniel. After Daniel was saved, King Darius had the false accusers thrown in the lions' den and they were killed.

6:25 Then King Darius wrote to all the nations and peoples of every language in all the earth:

"May you prosper greatly!

6:26 I issue a decree that in every part of my kingdom people must fear and reverence the GOD of Daniel. "For he is the living GOD and he endures forever; his kingdom will not be destroyed, his dominion will never end. 27: He rescues and he saves; he performs signs and wonders in the heavens and on the earth. He has rescued Daniel from the power of the lions."28: So Daniel prospered during the reign of Darius and the reign of Cyrus, the Persian.

Thanks for visiting and sharing a blessing with Sunday Scripture Blessings link up. Try to visit at least one or more others who share their blessings this Sunday.




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Peabea



Tuesday, May 15, 2018

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Happy Tuesday and time for another Pictorial Tuesday where you can link up your photography or photo graphics. Try to visit at least one or two other photographers and leave them a comment and make some new photography blogging friends. Thanks for sharing.
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Peabea



Sunday, May 13, 2018

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Hosea was one of the minor prophets. God is comparing Israel to an unfaithful people who have ignored God for other idols. I chose to share from the last chapter of Hosea because for all their unfaithfulness, God is ever loving in his Mercy once Israel repents.

Hosea 14:1-3
Return, Israel to the LORD your GOD. Your sins have been your downfall! Take words with you and return to the LORD, say to him: "Forgive all our sins and receive us graciously, that we may offer the fruit of our lips. Assyria cannot save us; we will not mount warhorses. We will never again say 'Our gods' to what our own hands have made, for in you the fatherless find compassion."

The word of the LORD that came to Hosea son of Berri during the reigns of Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz and Hezekiah, king of Judah, and during the reign of Jeroboam son of Jehoash kind of Israel.

I can say that reading Hosea was not one of my favorites because it is mostly God being upset by his people, and always amazing that no matter what, they just don't seem to get it after all that God has done for them. (just my opinion). Although, the last shows that God is there waiting with open arms if they're will to repent.



Hope all moms have a splendid Mother's Day.
On the April 29th Sunday Scripture Blessings, I mentioned a plant growing by my garage that I must have planted but had no idea what it was going to be. Discovered that the plant in the photo above that my daughter gave me last year for Mother's Day, I did take it out and plant it after the blooms had died and the leaves had wilted. Wasn't sure it would make it because I just hastily planted it in the ground. So I get to enjoy it again this year. :)

Besides being the mom of three adult babies, I've been the mom of this Fur-baby for the past 6 years. He helps fill that empty nest. Sometimes, a bit too much since he can get kind of demanding. haha


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Peabea


Tuesday, May 8, 2018

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Time for another Pictorial Tuesday link up. Please share your favorite photography, either raw out of camera, manipulated into graphics or textures applied. Try to visit at least a couple others that link up and get to know your virtual photography neighbors. Thanks for stopping by and sharing:

Your Next :)



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have a great week

Peabea


Sunday, May 6, 2018

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Hope everyone has faired well in this first week of May. Sunshine Blessings.

Time for sharing a blessing on Sunday Scripture Blessings. We so enjoy seeing your linked up scriptures. Thank you.



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Peabea


Tuesday, May 1, 2018

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First signs of SPRING the dandelions are emerging.



 Signs of Spring ~ a nest in a tree


Just a photo of an abandoned tire. 




Happy first day of May 2018

Time for sharing your photography with Pictorial Tuesday. Thanks for visiting and linking up or just saying hello with a comment





If you would like my spring balloons from the graphic above, you can download them HERE without my logo. When it opens, just click download. It is a .png file.
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Peabea


Sunday, April 29, 2018

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Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight. Do not be wise in your own eyes; fear the LORD and shun evil. This will bring health to your body and nourishment to your bones. - Proverbs 3:5-8

The week turned nice here in Ohio toward the end, and the warmth was wonderful for being outdoors. Seems maybe Spring has finally arrived. I'm keeping my eye on something that is growing by my garage. If it is what I think, it may be a the bulbs from a lovely plant my daughter gave me last Mother's Day. She gave it in a potted plant as a beautiful flower, and I'm thinking that I did take it outside once the blooms had died and planted in hopes it would return. I'll take a picture and share later if that is what it ends up being.

Hope everyone enjoyed a good week. Now it's time for sharing a scripture blessing. Please try to visit one other that links up. Thanks.



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Peabea

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Tuesday, April 24, 2018

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Mine and Razzy favorite ride


I believe Spring is finally arriving after pretty much snow every day in April. We took advantage of the warmth over the week-end and did some yard work. Cutting down brush along the fence row. While cutting, discovered a Robin nest with eggs. I carefully moved it over to a small tree that wasn't getting cut. Thankfully, once we were done, we did see the Robin had found the moved nest and was sitting on it. Phew...so glad I didn't disturb things too much.

Our furbaby was enjoying laying in the sun, and also got to ride in his and my favorite toy. We use it for yard work, etc. We also can use it on the streets so it has license so I can take the grandbaby to the local Ice Cream stand.

It's Pictorial Tuesday time again for sharing your photos. Thank you for linking up. You're next.


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Peabea





Sunday, April 22, 2018

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-the rest of this: Yon ship has just departed, but it is already at its haven. It did but spread its sail and it was there. Like that ship of old, upon the Lake of Galilee, a storm had tossed it, but Jesus said, "Peace, be still," and immediately it came to land. Think not that a long period intervenes between the instant of death and the eternity of glory. When the eyes close on earth they open in heaven. The horses of fire are not an instant on the road. Then, O child of God, what is there for thee to fear in death, seeing that through the death of thy Lord its curse and sting are destroyed? and now it is but a Jacob's ladder whose foot is in the dark graves, but its top reaches to glory everlasting.

I saw this on my daily devotional this week. Had never read it before. Seems it would be perfect for someone who has recently had the loss of a loved one.

Hope you are blessed this Sunday by my sharing as I am always blessed by what others share here. Once you like, please try to visit at least one or two who have linked. Thanks.

Have a wonderful week.


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Peabea



Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Pictorial Tuesday Link Up 4 17 18 'n Being Crafty





Happy Pictorial Tuesday....Sharing these dish towels and hot pads that I made for my girls. Love going to the fabric store, and saw these fabrics and especially like the strawberry jam one so knew had to purchase. Crafting keeps me busy. These were fun to make and so easy. I like easy. haha
I may have to return and purchase the strawberry one to make me another apron. :) Who doesn't love having a full apron to put on when baking? Usually though, I forget and mine just hangs on the hook. ~smiles~

I've crocheted since a very young girl, but am now learning to knit. I've been practicing the stitches, but have just recently finished a hat from a pattern.


My current project is working on a cable scarf. I'll share it later. It's finally coming along. I've torn out a few times and had to restart, but finally it is looking like cables. I discovered The Casting On Couch whose tutorials on YouTube are excellent for anyone wanting to learn knitting. She also has some free patterns on her site. 

Pop over HERE to see some of my craft projects from over the years. Picture pillows make excellent gift ideas.


Now it's time for your sharing of your photography/graphics. Pictorial Tuesday link up is live from Tuesday until Friday each week. Thanks for visiting and sharing. Comments are always adored. :)


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Peabea



Monday, April 16, 2018

Mercy Life In The Season of Dying Book Review


MERCY LIFE IN THE SEASON OF DYING
Author: Peter Roebbelen
Publisher: Paraclete Press


"We are all born powerless and we all die powerless."

The author uses that phrase, but his book recounts the many ways people do have power over how they perceive and face dying. But more so, his book is about how family and loved ones can celebrate the life shared. He shares how there is life in dying. In his book, he shares some intimate stories of his life as a pastor and the times he's been privileged more by the joy shared and strength of those to whom he's ministered. He shares their stories.

In this book, the author broaches a subject from which most shy away. But with his sharing, there are some important points we may not have considered. It may not be a subject most are looking to read about, but the insights shared are worth the read.

The author writes in an easy flowing manner as he shares each story, and makes for wanting to head on to the next chapter.

Basically, this isn't a book that I might have chosen as a read. But once I started the book, I read on with anticipation of the stories he was sharing, and what needed information could be garnered from the stories. Without spoilers, I'll just say give Mercy a try. It may be a surprise subject matter that touches your heart more than you'd expect.

A Note About The Author:
Peter Roebbelen has been in pastoral ministry for over thirty years and has befriended and cared for many in their season of dying. He is the President of the Charis Foundation, a Christian organization desiring to see all people move from suffering to flourishing. Peter is a graduate of Tyndale University College and Seminary and Arrow Leadership. He and his wife, Sharon, live in Oakville, Ontario.

Note:
I received a copy of  MERCY LIFE IN THE SEASON OF DYING from the publisher. No review positive or otherwise was required. All review opinions are my own.

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

For more information visit the author's website: http://peterroebbelen.com/

You can find Mercy Life In The Season Of Dying at the follow:

Amazon
Barnes and Noble
Christianbook.com
Powell's Books


Also, be sure to visit Paraclete Press to check out all they offer for reading.






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