Tuesday, November 21, 2017

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Hope all have a great Thanksgiving, lots of food, and a good day all around,


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Sunday, November 19, 2017

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Blank journal page that I edited is from Pexels.com where you can find some great free to use photos.
I'm still reading in Matthew as the Christmas season approaches. I plan to read Matthew as well as some of the other New Testament gospels during this time that share the words of Jesus. What are you reading or do you have Advent reading plans that you usually follow?

This, then, is how you should pray:

Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name,
your kingdom come, your will be done,
on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us today our daily bread. 
And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors.
And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one.
Matthew 6:9-13 NIV

From the Amplified Classic Bible:
Pray, therefore, like this: Our Father Who is in heaven, hallowed (kept holy) be Your name.
10 Your kingdom come, Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.
11 Give us this day our daily bread.
12 And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven ([e]left, remitted, and let go of the debts, and have [f]given up resentment against) our debtors.
13 And lead (bring) us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one. For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen.

From the KJV 
After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name.
10 Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.
11 Give us this day our daily bread.
12 And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.
13 And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen.

Blessings to everyone, and to those who will be celebrating Thanksgiving this week, I hope you have a wonderful day and lots of good food. With God on our side, we can be Thankful every day of the year. Yay!!

I had the pleasure of going to the grand-daughter's school Thanksgiving play (she's the baby of the grandbabies and lives 3 1/2 hours away), and that was a blessing in itself to see all those adorable Kindergarten children so excited to be putting on their play for their parents and grandparents. She remembered all her lines. She was a little pilgrim girl, who shared scripture as well as a poem about a Turkey. She's been excited about it for over a month, and the day finally arrived.

That day, grandpa and I were Thankful for the blessing of her and her sweet nature as well as all those other children that were in the play.

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Tuesday, November 14, 2017

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Since it has gotten more winter/chilly like weather, I haven't been out to photograph any outdoors so thought I'd try some still life from above and lighting. I didn't fuss much so wasn't anything dramatic. I was trying to arrange light in the ones up above for photo shadows, etc. The last one, I just decided to do some editing in Elements and did the Getting Frosty because the whole yard has been frosty white of a morning lately.

The pine cones are from my neighbor's pine tree courtesy of falling into my yard. When I saw them, I thought fun photo prop and also some decorating for Christmas.

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Sunday, November 12, 2017

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Matthew 1:1-16
Joseph ~ descendent of Abraham, Jesse, and King David.
Joseph ~ husband of Mary, Mother of Jesus
14 generations Abraham to David
14 generations David to exile to Babylon
14 generations exile to the Messiah
Born in Bethlehem in Judea. Mary and Joseph take Jesus and escaped to Egypt for fear of King Herod. After Herod death, Mary and Joseph go to Israel, but for fear of Herod's son, they go to Galilee to Nazareth.  And so was fulfilled what the Lord had said through the prophet, "Out of Egypt I called my son."

When I use to read the genealogy of Jesus, I had no clue. But, now after reading through the Bible, and I am re-reading Matthew, which starts with the genealogy of Jesus, I was 'like, wow, I really do recognize these names'. How much more interesting the Bible becomes when we study in-depth. It is like reading a very interesting novel.

As we head into Thanksgiving and the Christmas holidays, I will be reading the New Testament again to relive the birth of Jesus. (The story that never gets old). Joseph and Mary's story. When reading His story, it is always bittersweet to me. We love innocent babies and the imagine of that sweet child, and his life because we are on the back side of his story. It elates and also saddens at the same time. When reading it, I root every time for a different ending. I root for understanding of the man who walked this earth among men. I'm heartened because I know that baby is in control. He is IMMANUEL ~ GOD WITH US.

I look forward to the Scripture Blessings and hope you will be blessed by what other's share. Thank you for linking. You can now link from Instagram, it says on the Inlinkz site.

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Friday, November 10, 2017

Apples Photography Play

Have discovered Honey Crisp Apples...so juicy and delicious, but before enjoying...had to photo some and decided on making photography art out of them. Also have made some applesauce. :)

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

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It took our tree longer this year to start turning, but it is now a golden yellow and the leaves are falling quickly. We've already had a bit of snow, and the gloomy rains of the Fall season, but sprinkled in are some sunshiny days still and bit warmer days. 

Hasn't been much to take pictures of except the Fall colors. Hope everyone is having a great November so far. 

The sun was shining on the tree line and making it look very golden. The picture doesn't really do justice to how pretty it was.

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Sunday, November 5, 2017

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The way of the wicked
is an abomination unto the LORD;
but he loveth him that followeth
after righteousness. Proverbs 15:9

  • A soft answer turneth away wrath
  • The tongue useth knowledge
  • A wholesome tongue is a tree of life
  • He that regardeth reproof is prudent
  • The lips of the wise disperse knowledge
  • The prayer of the upright is his delight
  • The LORD loveth him that followeth after righteousness
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Tuesday, October 31, 2017

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Saying good-bye to October with some Leaves Photos. Cannot believe another month has come and is going so quickly. Tomorrow is the first of November and on to the holidays. Wow, seems this year is just going way too fast. Love that all have visited each week and shared this year with some photography favorites. But, looking forward to even more sharing.


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Sunday, October 29, 2017

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For the LORD takes delight in his people; he crowns the humble with salvation.
Let the saints rejoice in this honor and sing for joy.  Psalm 149:4-5

This week during the rain, the sun shone through the clouds during the rain. Hubby said, when that happens there is usually a rainbow. Sure enough, there it came. I wish they lasted longer because it was the widest and deep colorful one we've seen in a while, but by the time I got my camera, it was fading. 

Doodle/Journaling in my Bible Promises Journal:

Riches ~ Thank you Father in Heaven for the riches that I have. They may not be monetary or luxury items, but nonetheless, I am rich. Forgive my unappreciative attitude at times. And, even though I'm undeserving, I have riches and values that are in my everyday blessings from above. I'm comfortable, I have food, I have a roof, I'm clothed, I have a good husband and kids that could not be better.
Appreciation of the small things of life gain you treasures of the heart. I've had it good so far. Thank you for looking out for me when I was not paying attention. You, Heavenly Father, have been my wealth all along. Thank you and praises to your name. In Jesus' name...Amen

Yesterday was the first snow, and one of the first in October for quite a few years.

Some fun things to do with your Bible Journaling supplies. I used the ready made journal cards from Hobby Lobby and then just stamped and/or used my ink stamps and a brayer to decorate with God's word.

Hope all had a great week. Looking forward to reading the Blessings' Scripture of those that want to share. Even if not sharing, say hello in the comments.

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Tuesday, October 24, 2017

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 Razzy is my FurBaby. Razzy is now 6. Each of our children had a dog, and not long after the daughter was out on her own, our last furbaby, Kassy, passed. So, we had decided no more dogs, right? Well, 7 years passed, and I decided I wanted another one. Hubby was out on the road so I called to ask if he minded if I got a dog. He said up to me since I'd be the one training, etc. as he traveled. Anyway, when I called, I already had Razzy. When hubby got home, he said..I didn't think you meant right away. haha I knew he would love him and he does, and has spoiled him. Even though Razzy is mostly my furbaby, he shares his time for babying between both of us. 

 This is Chelsea is our first Grand-furbaby (she just visited this past weekend)
When my son got a divorce, Chelsea came home for a bit with him...that was over 7 year ago. Anyway, Chelsea was not house broke at all, and she was about 4 or 5 at the time. So, the job came to me since our son was home again with his dog, and was apparent, he did not know how to train a dog. Chelsea is my proof that older dogs are trainable. She's a good pup now and asks to go out and to come back in. Chelsea is getting on in years. She's about 12 now. Lazy as can be and very much has separation anxiety when my son is not around her. Son has remarried, and the dog went with him. 
That's Chelsea's Story

This is Ghost our second Grand-furbaby. Ghost belongs to my daughter, her hubby, and my grandson. Last year at Christmas, my now son-in-law asked my daughter to take Ghost out. And when she took his leash, there was an engagement ring attached. He then proposed to my daughter. They were married this past July in a beautiful wedding. Ghost is timid, but he is getting use to when I visit and doesn't bark as much. Soon as I'm in a bit, I give him a treat, and then he rolls over for a belly rub. haha
That's Ghost's Story

That's My Dog Tales ~smiles~

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The background texture is mine as well as the tree on the right (an Adobe brush) and the leafs in the tree as well as along the bottom. You can pick up the background texture HERE (without my logo)

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Sunday, October 22, 2017

A Plain Leaving Book Review

Author: Leslie Gould
Publisher: Bethany House

Reading a novel is like solving a puzzle (for me anyway). Where will the ending wind up? Can I guess the ending? I like to think I know where the author is going with their story. With A PLAIN LEAVING, it was more interesting to guess the outcome as Leslie Gould intertwines two stories.

Jessica's story begins with her background of leaving her Amish home three years prior only to be called homes because her 'Dat' (dad) has passed away. She knows she will be shunned, which is the custom when you've turned your back on your Christian heritage and Church. She also has to come to terms with Silas, the childhood love she left behind as she headed for a life with the English culture.

Ruby's story was set centuries before Jessica's on the same family farm as Jessica. Ruby's story is her struggle to keep the farm going, take care of her ill 'mamm' (mom) as all the rest of the family moves away to avoid fighting for the British. As Anabaptist, fighting is against their religion. Once 'mamm' feels better, Ruby will rejoin the family and the man she's going to marry ~ but will she? Ruby faces some hard life choices that aren't fitting for a woman of her Amish heritage.

The author does a good job of keeping interest in both story lines. I personally found that I was more drawn to the story of Ruby and how her story ends. Did I guess right? Did I guess right how Jessica's would end? I can say, the author kept the interest, and I only knew for sure if I'd guessed right at each story's conclusion.

Jessica and Ruby were both Amish women with lots of life altering decisions.

The story is an easy read that kept my interest without unnecessary dull fill in reading. I give this book 5 stars because it is an awesomely, interesting read.

Excerpt from the Author:
Leaving Was the Hardest Thing She’d Ever Done . . . Until She Had to Return Three years ago, Jessica Bachmann walked away from everything: her family, their beloved farm, her Amish community, and Silas Kemp. After clashing with the new bishop and her brother about her role in her family and the future of the family farm, anger and restlessness wouldn’t allow her to stay.
When she is forced to return home because of her beloved father’s death, her arrival stirs up all kinds of emotions–sorrow, grief, and yearning alike. Jessica knows things can’t return to the way they were, but, especially upon seeing Silas again, she can’t help wonder what might have been–and what still could be. The stakes grow higher when she learns that her brother, Arden, is still pursuing potentially hazardous fracking on the family’s land.
As Jessica wrestles with her next step, she learns the cautionary tale of Ruby Bachmann, a Revolutionary War-era ancestor who faced similar struggles. Will Ruby’s decisions motivate Jessica to leave her family, the land, and her community forever? Or is there healing, love, and belonging yet to come for her in Lancaster County?

A Note About the Author
In the decade and a half since my first contract I’ve written twenty-five novels, from Beyond the Blue, a story about international adoption set in Vietnam, to Courting Cate, a retelling of Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew, set in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, to the Cousins of the Dove series, co-authored with Mindy Starns Clark about the French Huguenots. No matter what I write, I aim to reveal truths about God’s love, beauty, and redemptive work in our lives. My goal is to connect more deeply to God, family, long-time friends, and new friends through my writing. My hope is that my stories encourage readers to deepen their own connections too. You can read more about the Author, Leslie Gould HERE

I received A PLAIN LEAVING as a free copy from the publisher. No review, positive or otherwise was required. All opinions are my own.

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