Tuesday, February 20, 2018

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Sharing these for Pictorial Tuesday that I used a program or app called Pencil Sketch that was already loaded on my computer and applied it and some different settings to the original photo below. 

These were flowers from my daughter on Mother's Day a couple years ago. 

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Sunday, February 18, 2018

Sunday Scripture Blessings 2 18 18 LOVE

It is with such a heavy heart that I even begin to post a Sunday Scripture Blessing after the sad week that just passed. A week that was suppose to be filled with Love as we have celebrated every February for years, was marred by Evil.

Two of our police officers in a town just 40 minutes from where I live were ambushed and killed when they answered a domestic call. The outpouring and Love from all around the state and others was seen on local television as we watched the processions and all the thousands that came to pay respect and honor the ones who serve and protect.

Then a few days later, another horrific school shooting. And once again, we go around that same loop of blame and how we can approach any resolve to this issue. Everyone seems to have opinions, but no solutions.

Jesus before he went to the cross offered a solution. Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind, and Love your neighbor as yourself.

As simple as that...LOVE one another. 

But, sadly, as scripture also tells us:
  • A good man brings good things out of the Good stored up in his heart.
  • An evil man brings Evil.
  • The mouth speaks what the heart is full of. (apparently, actions speak volumes of what the heart is full of)
  • A good heart doesn't judge.
I know God has answers, but even as a Christian, this week has been heartbreaking and full of many questions. Prayers for all those children whose lives were needlessly thrown away by someone who was apparently full of hate. I don't know his agenda and the bible tells me that I'm not to judge. So, I offer prayers for him also, hard as that is right now. But, I know there is still good in this world and hope in this world. All those who poured out so much love to the slain officers' families, and those who showed up to support the families of those students is proof. Some came from far and wide even though they didn't know the officers to show support. There is still Love. And with that, we know that evil cannot win in the end.

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Thursday, February 15, 2018

Her Future

When she rushed out the door, she didn't know this would be the day. Her life would change.
Not that day, but her future she had seen.
A fleeting glance, but the jump of her heart made her want more.
But for now, she would just settle to walk away.
The vision stayed, but faded after a few.
A wave and a hi from a yellow convertible.
Four years later, she remembered that day.
A chance encounter, and her future she met.
She married the guy from the yellow convertible.

A Valentine Story

~hugs 'n giggles 'n scribbles~


Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Pictorial Tuesday Link Up ~ 2 13 18 Cloud Images

You know how when you're out in the Summer and you look up to the clouds to see if you can find any shapes?

Below is what we saw on a Summer's day a few years back when we were out boating and looked up. Just wondering if you see an image in the photos that I took that day?

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Sunday, February 11, 2018

Sunday Scripture Blessing Link Up 2 11 18 and a Valentine gift

When my grandson was little, I babysat him and he spent a lot of time with me. I loved the little daisy weeds and clover flowers that he would always pick and give to me. We would put them in a vase to share for however long they stayed open.

Luke 7:24-28
After John's messengers left, Jesus began to speak to the crowd about John: "What did you go out into the wilderness to see? A reed swayed by the wind? If not, what did you go out to see? A man dressed in fine clothes? No, those who wear expensive clothes and indulge in luxury are in palaces. But what did you to out to see? A prophet? Yes, I tell you, and more than a prophet. This is the one about whom it is written:
I will send my messenger ahead of you,
who will prepare your way before you.
I tell you, among those born of women there is no one greater than John; yet the one who is least in the kingdom of God is greater than he."

Notes from Luke 6:
  • A good man brings good things out of the Good stored up in his heart.
  • An evil man brings evil.
  • The mouth speaks what the heart is full of.
  • A good heart doesn't judge.
  • Build on a good foundation.
  • Follow Jesus completely or fail.
Hope you have a Blessed Sunday and a Happy Valentine's Day on Wednesday.

~hugs 'n giggles 'n scribbles~


A Valentine Kit for You. With the kit files I've included, you can add a photo or words to this kit and arrange however you like. The only thing that I would ask is that you not claim it as your own or sell any part of it as some have been created by others and credit is given below.

You can download the complete kit HERE  (from my box storage site as a direct download, and if you don't have Dropbox, just bypass that link).

In making my kit, some elements are mine and some elements and background paper are borrowed from The Coffee Shop Blog, My Memories website designers, and Creative Market. I did practice and made the candy hearts. Yay me!! :)

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Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Pictorial Tuesday 2 6 18 ~ cloudydays of winter

Nothing but cloudy, snowy, and cold days this week. What's in your world that you've been shooting? Please share with Pictorial Tuesday. Thanks..

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Sunday, February 4, 2018

Sunday Scripture Blessings 2 4 18

The Spirit of the LORD is on me,
because he has anointed me
to proclaim good news to the poor.
He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners
and recovery of sight for the blind,
to set the oppressed free,
to proclaim the year of the LORD's favor.
Luke 4:16-19 NIV

Reading in Luke 4: JESUS SAYS

  • Man shall not live on bread alone
  • It is written: Worship the LORD your God and serve him only
  • Do not put the LORD your God to the test.
  • Today this scripture is fulfilled in your hearing
  • Surely you will quote this proverb to me: Physician, heal yourself. And you will tell me, Do here in your hometown what we have heard that you did in Capernaum. Truly I tell you, no prophet is accepted in his hometown. I assure you that there were many widows in Israel in Elijah's time, when the sky was shut for three and a half years and there was a severe famine through-out the land. Yet Elijah was not sent to any of them, but to a widow in Zarephath in the region of Sidon. And there were many in Israel with leprosy in the time of Elisha the prophet, yet not one of them was cleansed - only Naaman the Syrian.
  • Be quiet, Come out of him!
  • I must proclaim the good news of the kingdom of God to the other towns also because that is why I was sent.

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Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Pictorial Tuesday ~ 1 30 18

Was working on learning to make the cut outs that you see as squares in this border. When using Adobe Photoshop CS, you use the eraser and set the eraser with spacing of about 300. However, I usually use Adobe Photoshop Elements (currently upgraded from 12 to the 2018 version), and setting the eraser is a bit different but can be done.  Always fun to learn something new for my graphics, and YouTube is wonderful for tutorials.

Making the film strip was fun to do also. It is done the same way using a square eraser or square brush. I followed the YouTube tutorial below to make a film strip:

We are still having winter...bummer. I know, we still have a few more months so I'm not looking forward to February or March weather at all. Can you believe we just started the New Year of 2018, and already only one more day and January has run its course for this year. So far, it has not been too bad. It wasn't too eventful. A doctor visit, bills paid (yay-that's always a plus), I was needed to babysit two of the grandbabykins so had a sleep over at one's house so I could get him on the bus the next morning while his mom was at work, and the other was at a hotel while her parents had a bit of time out. She and I spent some time in the pool, then a movie and snack time. I enjoyed getting out of the house so for me that was like a really mini-mini vacation. haha

Snow covered Tree:

Tonight it is snowing and the wind is howling. We aren't suppose to get that much accumulation so hoping not like week before last when the wind drifted the snow around and we couldn't plow out of the driveway for a couple of days.

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Happy Tuesday
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Sunday, January 28, 2018

Sunday Scripture Blessing 1 28 18

LUKE 1 Introduction:
Many have undertaken to draw up an account of the things that have been fulfilled among us, just as they were handed down to us by those who from the first were eyewitnesses and servants of the word. With this in mind, since I myself have carefully investigated everything from the beginning, I too decided to write an orderly account for you, most excellent Theophilus, so that you may know the certainty of the things you have been taught.

  • The birth of John the Baptist Foretold ~ Zechariah is told that his wife will bear a child in her old age, and they are to call him John.
  • Mary visits Elizabeth - The baby John leaps in Elizabeth's womb upon Mary's greeting. Elizabeth tells Mary ~ "Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the child you will bear.
Mary's Song

My soul glorifies the LORD and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior, for he has been mindful of the humble state of his servant. From now on all generations will call me blessed, for the Mighty One has done great things for me - holy is his name. His mercy extends to those who fear him, from generation to generation. He has performed mighty deeds with his arm; he has scattered those who are proud in their inmost thoughts. He has brought down rulers from their thrones but has lifted up the humble. He has filled the hungry with good things but has sent the rich away empty. He has helped his servant Israel, remembering to be merciful to Abraham and his descendants forever, just as he promised our ancestors."

  • John the Baptist is born
  • Jesus is born
  • Jesus is presented in the Temple and a man in Jerusalem called Simeon who was waiting for the consolation of Israel, and the Holy Spirit was on him took baby Jesus in his arms and praised God, saying: "Sovereign LORD, as you promised, you many now dismiss your servant in peace. For my eyes have seen your salvation, which you have prepared in the sight of all nations: a light for revelation to the Gentiles, and the glory of your people Israel."
  • John the Baptist Prepares the Way
  • The Baptism and Genealogy of Jesus ~ who down the line is the son of Seth who is the son of Adam who is the son of God
In my reading through the Bible beginning again this year, I am re-reading the New Testament. Have finished Matthew, Mark, and am through chapter 3 in Luke.

What have you been reading so far this new year of 2018? Thanks for sharing, and you're next for sharing a scripture blessing today. We Are Blessed Every Day!

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Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Pictorial Tuesday ~ 1 23 18


a New World songbird of the bunting family, with a stout bill and typically with a conspicuous crest. The male is partly or mostly red in color.

The cardinal is a favorite. Although, I wish that the yellow finch would visit our feeder, but it doesn't. We get the Junco, the Blue Jay, the Cardinals (male and female), the Mourning Doves (sadly though one lost a partner and now comes alone), the Nuthatch, and just regular sparrows. 

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Sunday, January 21, 2018

Sunday Scripture Blessings ~ 1 21 18

And God's peace [shall be yours, that tranquil state of a soul assured of its salvation through Christ, and so fearing nothing from God and being content with its earthly lot of whatever sort that is, that peace] which transcends all understanding shall garrison and mount guard over your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:7 Amplified Bible, Classic Edition (AMPC)

And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:7 KJV

God's peace is far more wonderful than the human mind can understand. His peace will keep your thoughts and your hearts quiet and at rest as you trust in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:7 TLB

Thank you to all who stop by Sunday Scripture Blessings. Your blessings are appreciated.

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