Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Valentine 💟

 What color is in a picture, enthusiasm is in life. Vincent Van Gogh​

This Valentine's Day my gift is a touch of color to brighten your day.  This year's weather has been brutal, very dreary and life's circumstances have also been tough this year.  I  found myself praying more and more for loved ones, friends and family more than ever.  
I know that Spring is around the corner and God is holding the ones we care about so deeply in His loving arms.

The most beautiful place to be in the world
 is in someone’s prayers. 

When your arms can’t reach the people who are close to your heart, hug them with your Prayers. ~Unknown

This brings me to the hummingbird. (God's Tiny Miracle)

I have been seeing them everywhere lately!  This joyous little creature painted with every color of the rainbow.  A work of art that God designed Himself. (the three pictures in the gallery above)

Out of all the hummingbird sightings, the most shocking one was when I was sitting on the couch with my husband and one flew at the window looking at us and flying back and forth. There are no flowers or feeders to attract the little hummingbird but he seemed more interested in us inside then trying to find food, but one of the most memorable ones (just a few days later) is when of a man came into my work with a little brown box and said to a coworker and me, "would you like to see my hummingbirds in my box"? 
"Your freaking me out" (this was too much, I thought) I said, and he proceeded to say he just got out of prison and he wanted to earn money to make these hummingbirds.  He opened the box, showing us two beautifully beaded hummingbirds. 


Heavenly Father, whose glory fills the whole creation, and whose presence we find wherever we go: preserve those who travel; surround them with your loving care; protect them from every danger; and bring them in safety to their journey's end;
 through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen

Spread Kindness like Confetti

“All truly great thoughts are conceived while walking.” 
― Friedrich Nietzsche

People are like stained - glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within.
~Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
Add a little color to your life!

Yellow... brightens mood, cheerful and uplifting

Blue... calming, relaxed and lowers blood pressure

green... restoring, clearing thoughts and natural

purple... luxurious, royal and good for creativity    

orange... brings energy and enthusiasm 

pink... calming and playful

“White is not a mere absence of color; it is a shining and affirmative thing, as fierce as red, as definite as black. God paints in many colors; but He never paints so gorgeously, I had almost said so gaudily, as when He paints in white.”
– G. K. Chesterton
Always remember you are loved!♡
so much so that He gave His one and only son and whosoever believes in Him shall not perish but have everlasting life.

“Color! What a deep and mysterious language, the language of dreams.” 
– Paul Gauguin

“For we were saved in this , 💕 but hope that is seen is not hope; for why does one still hope for what he sees? But if we hope for what we do not see, we eagerly wait for it with perseverance.” Romans 8:24-25

One of my Valentines,
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She mentioned in a letter that she’s grateful she doesn’t have to get married as a child. She is 12 now and I know she is realizing how powerful a sponsorship can be to a girl in country where other girls are getting married as children. 

Happy Valentine's Day!

Monday, January 28, 2019

On the wings of a dove

In nature, light creates the color. In the picture, color creates the light.
~ Hans Hofmann

I'm still in a sense of awe over God's timing over the last few months!   The provision at the just exactly the right time (if it was one year earlier, or one year later it would of not helped) and the miracle it all was.  I have even been up at night thinking about it, how my grandmother was, (she really was a saint and that's freaking me out a little) and Gods timing of it all!

I think it all really came to me after yesterday at work, I usually get the coffee for an elderly coworker and me which leaves her alone to handle things for a short 15 or 20 minute window.  

It wasn't long after I returned that the space heater we were using caught fire.  With a very quick response, I was able to put it out immediately.   

If I wasn't there... 

God's timing is everything!

 Never early, never late.

"On The Wings Of A Dove"

 "What wings are to a bird, 

and sails to a ship, 

so is prayer to the soul."

~Corrie Ten Boom

  • My dove in the clefts of the rock, 
  • in the hiding places on the mountainside, 
  • show me your face, 
  • let me hear your voice; 
  • for your voice is sweet, 
  • and your face is lovely. 
  • Song of Solomon 2:14

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“Arise, shine, for your light has come,
    and the glory of the Lord rises upon you.
 See, darkness covers the earth
    and thick darkness is over the peoples,
but the Lord rises upon you
    and his glory appears over you.
 Nations will come to your light,
    and kings to the brightness of your dawn.
 “Lift up your eyes and look about you:
    All assemble and come to you;
your sons come from afar,
    and your daughters are carried on the hip.
 Then you will look and be radiant,
    your heart will throb and swell with joy;
the wealth on the seas will be brought to you,
    to you the riches of the nations will come.
 Herds of camels will cover your land,
    young camels of Midian and Ephah.
And all from Sheba will come,
    bearing gold and incense
    and proclaiming the praise of the Lord.
 All Kedar’s flocks will be gathered to you,
    the rams of Nebaioth will serve you;
they will be accepted as offerings on my altar,
    and I will adorn my glorious temple.
 “Who are these that fly along like clouds,
    like doves to their nests?
 surely the islands look to me;
    in the lead are the ships of Tarshish,
bringing your children from afar,
    with their silver and gold,
to the honor of the Lord your God,
    the Holy One of Israel,
    for he has endowed you with splendor.
 “Foreigners will rebuild your walls,
    and their kings will serve you.
Though in anger I struck you,
    in favor I will show you compassion.
 Your gates will always stand open,
    they will never be shut, day or night,
so that people may bring you the wealth of the nations
    their kings led in triumphal procession.
 For the nation or kingdom that will not serve you will perish;
    it will be utterly ruined.
 “The glory of Lebanon will come to you,
    the juniper, the fir and the cypress together,
to adorn my sanctuary;
    and I will glorify the place for my feet.
 The children of your oppressors will come bowing before you;
    all who despise you will bow down at your feet
and will call you the City of the Lord,
    Zion of the Holy One of Israel.
 “Although you have been forsaken and hated,
    with no one traveling through,
I will make you the everlasting pride
    and the joy of all generations.
 You will drink the milk of nations
    and be nursed at royal breasts.
Then you will know that I, the Lord, am your Savior,
    your Redeemer, the Mighty One of Jacob.
 Instead of bronze I will bring you gold,
    and silver in place of iron.
Instead of wood I will bring you bronze,
    and iron in place of stones.
I will make peace your governor
    and well-being your ruler.
 No longer will violence be heard in your land,
    nor ruin or destruction within your borders,
but you will call your walls Salvation
    and your gates Praise.
 The sun will no more be your light by day,
    nor will the brightness of the moon shine on you,
for the Lord will be your everlasting light,
    and your God will be your glory.

Your sun will never set again,

    and your moon will wane no more;
the Lord will be your everlasting light,
    and your days of sorrow will end.
 Then all your people will be righteous
    and they will possess the land forever.
They are the shoot I have planted,
    the work of my hands,
    for the display of my splendor.
 The least of you will become a thousand,
    the smallest a mighty nation.
I am the Lord;
    in its time I will do this swiftly.”
Isaiah 60