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Thursday, March 24, 2011

Durning the 40 days of Lent

If you haven't been to my sister, Mary's awesome Blog you must stop by.  She shares her heart and love for our Abba Father each day, and you have to see the paintings she's's a wonderful experience seeing how God is working in her life....
(oh btw there's some pictures of a crew and actors at her home while they were filming a movie to be aired in Jun...check it out)

There's  another blog I'd like to share with you too...Mary and I went to  the Potter's House Retreat last October where we felt the presence of God all around us, and learned the value of truly listening to God.  Pat Miller and Nancy Williamson were two awesome leaders of the Retreat...we all became sisters in Christ too.  Well Pat has a blog where she's sharing her journey of the 40 days of Lent.  You don't want to miss all she is sharing there either.

As I've been reading thru Matthew Mark and Luke this Lenten Season I've discovered somethings about myself I'm not too proud of.  I've allowed other things to come before my quiet time with my Abba Father so I ask for forgiveness.  When HE is first each day my days go so much smoother, and my pain is bearable!!!  I pray for HIS guidence, grace and mercy in all things...

My dear hubby and I took a little ride last Saturday since I was feeling a bit better after 3 wks of coughing my head off..ehehhe~  We road up to WV to Rio where there's a really old store that has all kinds of old things...if you weed thru things you can sometimes find something of use.  I did find a little pyrex bowl like one I already have but mine has a I have to bowls the size I like to use for warming up food...yay!!  I also bought to 5 lb bags of potatoes, and only sent $4.00 for it all.  The best of the ride was spending time with Dewey talking about anything that came to mind...even enjoyed just looking and being quiet!!!  Yes, I can be quiet at times..hehehehe!!!
Here are a couple photos I took!!!
Do you see the Cross???

A beauty!!

Awesome Rainbow

Houses on the side of the HWY

Blessings to all who take time to visit my blog!!! (((hugs)))

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

I finished a little painting....

Hi, I'm not posting much since I've been dealing with this URI....can't smell, can't taste, and am really very tired so have been in bed wayyyyyyy too long.  Yes, I'm beginning to feeling a little better so I finished a little painting yesterday in between naps.   Don't know if you are like me, but being sick isn't exactly what I am good at.   :)

Sunrise March 15th 2011 which would have been our Dad's 96th Birthday!

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

So special!

I used to work for a non-profit business called, Access Independence back in the early 1990's as their Bookkeeper.  It was a total blessing as those I worked with were Christians also!   Ginny a dear friend shared this with me this morning now I'm sharing it with all of you!  Blessings!!

Someone has written these beautiful words. One must read and try to understand the deep meanings in them. They are like the Ten Commandments to follow in life all the time.

1] Prayer is not a "spare wheel" that you pull out when in trouble; it is a "steering wheel" that directs us in the right path throughout life.

2] Do you know why a car's WINDSHIELD is so large & the rear view mirror is so small? Because our PAST is not as important as our FUTURE. So, look ahead and move on.

3] Friendship is like a BOOK. It takes few seconds to burn, but it takes years to write.

4] All things in life are temporary. If things are going well enjoy it, they will not last forever. If things are going wrong don't worry, they can't last long either.

5] Old friends are like Gold! New friends are Diamonds! If you get a Diamond, don't forget the Gold! Because to hold a Diamond, you always need a base of Gold!

6] Often when we lose hope and think this is the end, GOD smiles from above and says, "Relax, my child, it's just a bend, not the end!

7] When GOD solves your problems, you have faith in HIS abilities; when GOD doesn't solve your problems HE has faith in your abilities.

8] A blind person asked St. Anthony: "Can there be anything worse than losing eye sight?" He replied: "Yes, losing your vision."

9] When you pray for others, God listens to you and blesses them; and sometimes, when you are safe and happy, remember that someone has prayed for you.

10) WORRYING does not take away tomorrow's TROUBLES; it takes away today’s PEACE.

What makes me feel blessed~

My mornings are the borometer to the rest of the day for me.  I thank God for another day to be able to swing my feet over the side of the bed then gingerly stand up!  I know if I keep my mind and heart open to HIS spirit that lives inside me I can do anything, and do it well.  Ok, that's a matter of opinion isn't it? hehehe   I love painting and know that God has given me a talent to reach out of myself and give to others...sure I'm not a fine artist, but I never thought I'd be painting on canvas nor selling some of them!  See, I've been blessed.  I also feel HIS love throughout the day as I give him all the praise for what I am. 

Now as I sit here getting ready to share two paintings I just finished this morning I wonder if you will like them... Do I show the love of my Abba Father in these paintings??  I hope I do for that's the reason I paint.  If they touch someone it's even better....A dear friend (Bernice) said to me one day after I said I wasn't a very good artist...(or could I even be called an artist for that matter.)  She  said it's not how I view my painting, but how it might touch someone else.  A memory brought to mind or a special place it reminds one of.   I thought about that for a time,  and have to agree we all see things differently.  Thank you Bernie for allowing me to see what I now know to be true...God speaks to others in all different ways...Blessings~~~
This is a little table I've had for years...what fun it was to paint it!!!
16X20 Canvas do in acrylics
My latest painting just finished this morning!!!  God's beauty!!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011


I have been a member of Tam's Ning mixed media Network, and was surprised to learn that
she could sing as well...enjoy!!

Mary's awesome blog

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A little about me!

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Am married to a great guy and we've raised 5 of his and my children...they have blessed us with 14 grandchildren.  My passion is creating all forms of art, and handmade jewelry.  On the side I still make some bouquets for weddings and enjoy playing with our 3 pugs.  Living in the mountains gives us such a sense of freedom as we are on 5 acres filled with tall old trees surrounding our little home...we have all kinds of wildlife visiting us daily!!!

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