Tuesday, August 31, 2010

longing.......


Picnics, sunshine, the laughter of children....the fun days of summer.   But I am now longing for Autumn, the quiet season.  Are you longing for Autumn too.

Smiles.....

Beverly

Saturday, August 28, 2010

the sweetest word......



Don't you just love quiet mornings.  The kind when everything is still, not yet awaken.   Well this certainly a morning such as this, a perfect time for sharing here with you.

On my last post I promised to share something wonderful with you.  Reading the post once again, I had to smile...."It's not gold nor silver", but actually it's something far greater.   God's Word is far greater than silver or gold, rubies, diamonds, pearls or any earthly treasure one may possess.   It's able to change one's heart, one's life in a way that nothing else can. 

When facing what then seemed like some of the darkest days of  my life,  I began to seek God's Word with all my might, all my mind, all my soul.  I needed some answers.  Have you ever been in that place, I am sure most of us can give a resounding loud and clear yes on that one!:o)  Those valley days, months, years can be something else for sure. So many mornings I awaken with tears streaming my cheeks, the  very thought of another day seem more than I could bear.  But it was in the valley that I come to understand the awesomeness and great power of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.  I come to learn something about Him that I thought I knew before, He loves me!  Oh I know we have heard those words time and time again and even sang the hymn as children "Yes Jesus loves me for the Bible tells me so".   But friends, He LOVES YOU, I mean really love you.  Not as the world loves you, but with His perfect love He loves you.  Once you have grasp this awesome and wonderful truth, it makes all the difference in how you see yourself and your valleys experiences. 

In those days I would write scripture down on index cards and slip them in my purse.  I think I chose index cards because at that time I was in college, at the young age of forty I must say, and I had plenty of index cards around:o)  I remember spending my lunch hour with my little scripture index cards.  Sitting in the college library,  between studying I would pull out my index cards.  Walking the long corridor to carry a requested medical record, I would reach for my little card with a sweet little reminder of God's Word.  Looking back on those days, I cannot help but smile.  I can now say it was some of the sweetest moments of fellowship with my Saviour, sweet sweet sweet:o) 

In 2007 I took from my journal many of the scriptures I love so much and shared them with family and now want to share them with you.   It seems many are facing difficult times at present, but remember my friends, it is in these times we must learn to rest in His word.  God promised to never leave us nor forsake us.  He also reminds us that nothing could ever separate us from His love.   Continue to remind yourself daily of God's Word.  Write it down and make it plain, most of all write it on the tablet of your heart.   Take care and enjoy a beautiful weekend and a lovely week to follow.


 The Sweetest Word

Eph: 6:10 (Put on the whole armor of God)
Phil: 4:8 (Think on these things)
Rom: 8 (Our life in Christ)
Heb: 12:1 (Lay aside)
John 3:16 (For God so loved the world)
Rom: 12:1 (Present your body)
Rom: 12:2 (Be ye transformed)
Heb: 11 (The Faith Chapter)
Psalms 23 (The Lord's Prayer)
Psalms 121 (Look to the hills)
1 John 5:14 (God hears our prayers)
Is: 26:3 (You will keep in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on him)
Heb: 4:11-16 (His Word is powerful and sharper - come boldly to the throne)
Matt: 7:7-11 (Ask and it will be given unto you, seek and you will find)
John 14:23 (If you love me, keep my word)
John 14:25-27 (The Helper will teach you in all things)
Prov: 3:5 (Trust in the Lord and lean not to your own understanding)
Phil: 3:12-14 (I Press on forgetting those things which are behind)
James 1:1-8 (Count it all joy when you fall into trials)
John 10:10 (The thief come but to kill, but I come that you may have life)
Phil: 4:6-8 (Be anxious for nothing: meditate on these things)
1 John 5:14-15 (Now this is the confidence: if we ask anything...)
1 Peter 5:6-8 (Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God...)
Psalms 40: 1-5 (I waited patiently for the Lord and He heard my cry)
Gal: 5:16-26 (Walk in the Spirit...)
Psalms 84:11 (No good thing will he withhold from those who walk uprightly)
James 4:7 (Therefore submit to God...)
Rom: 8:38-39 (For I am persuaded that nothing that neither death nor life....)
Psalm 27:1 (The lord is my light and salvation - whom shall I fear...)
II Cor: 4:8-15 (We are hard pressed on every side, yet not crushed...)
II Cor: 4:16-18 (Therefore we do not lose heart for... affliction is only for a moment)
Phil: 4:13 (I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me)
1 Peter 1:13 (Therefore gird up the loins of your mind...)
II Cor: 5:17 (If anyone is in Christ Jesus he is a new creature)
II Chronicles 20:15-17 (The battle is not yours, but God's...)
Psalms 37: 4-5 (Delight yourself in the Lord....He will direct thy path)
Phil: 4:19 (God will supply all your needs according...)
Jeremiah: 17:7-8 (Blessed is the man who trust in the Lord...)
John 16:33 (You may have peace... I have overcome the world...)
Heb: 13: 5-6 (I will never leave you nor forsake you...)
Matt: 6:25-29 (Do not worry about your life, what ye shall eat or drink...)
II Tim: 1:7 (For God has not given us a Spirit of fear...)
I John 1:9 (If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive our sins...)
Nahum 1:7(The Lord is a stronghold in the day of trouble...)
I Cor: 15:57-58 (But thanks be to God who gives us the Victory through our Lord
Jesus Christ...)
I John 4:4-6 (Greater is He that is within you than he that is in the world)
Luke 1:37 (For with God nothing will be impossible...)
Zep: 3:17 (The Lord your God in your mist... The Mighty One will save...)
Rev: 22:20 (Surely I am coming quickly... Even so come Lord Jesus come!)

Scripture and excerpts (NKJV)



Smiles.........

Beverly

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Hello.......


Hello all!  I hope your weekend was a most beautiful one.  Mine was quite wonderful but turned out to be much busier than I expected:o)  I've been holding on to something I think is quite special with plans to share it with you on today.  It's not gold or even silver but something indeed wonderful:o)  Unfortunately time only allowed for a quick post but I will be back to share in a few days.  In the mean time, each of you enjoy a beautiful week.

Smiles......

Beverly

Sunday, August 15, 2010

a woman of strength.......


I so enjoy those moments of looking back through all the poems I have collected over the years.  I can spend hours just browsing through them and reading as though it was my first time.  A lovely poem or a beautiful sentiment never grows old or tiring.   "A Woman Of Strength" is certainly one of those I never tire of.  Read it slowly, intentionally and I think you would agree, a woman of strength is certainly a woman to be.


 A Woman Of Strength

A strong woman works out every day to keep her body in shape...
a woman of strength kneels in prayer to keep her soul
in shape...

A strong woman isn't afraid of anything...
a woman of strength shows courage in the midst of her fear...

A strong woman won't let anyone get the best of her...
a woman of strength gives the best of her to everyone...

A strong woman makes mistakes and avoids the same in the 
future...
a woman of strength realizes life's mistakes can also be God's
blessing and capitalizes on them...

A strong woman walks sure footedly
a woman of strength knows God will catch her when she falls...

A strong woman wears the look of confidence on her face...
a woman of strength wears grace...

A strong woman has faith that she is strong enough for the 
journey...
a woman of strength has faith that it is in the journey
she will become strong.

Author Unknown


I plan to share a few more poems with you this week.  I hope you enjoy them.  Take care each and everyone of you and enjoy a most lovely week.

Smiles......

Beverly

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

something old, something new


Hello all!  Hope your weekend was a lovely one and your week thus far is more of the same.  As I sit here in my little studio looking out the window, what a  beautiful summer day.  The clouds big and puffy white, the breezes warm and gentle.  On days like this I often find myself spending way too much time in the window, I am just drawn there:o)  I love watching the little birds going about their day without a care in the world.  Ever notice just how much more grander their songs in summer.  Just a few days ago, a sweet little bushy tailed squirrel was having a wonderful time in the tree right outside my window.  It would scamper up and down the tree and played on the branches for the longest time.  I strive each day to be more like these sweet little critters, to simply enjoy the simple pleasures our Father has so graciously and unselfishly given to each of us.

It will be a busy week in my little studio.  I am working to complete a custom bridal order for a lovely bride to be.  She has been a dream to work with.   When working on bridal orders, one often thinks of the day she said "I Do".  My wedding was small, me in a pretty pink dress with tiny sequins around the collar and Honey in his uniform.  That was over thirty-seven years ago with a love that grows more and more each day.  Marriage is honorable and beautiful in the eyesight of our Lord, it is indeed a good thing.  Enjoy a most lovely week each and everyone of you.

Who can find a virtuous wife?
For her worth is far above rubies.
The heart of her husband safely trust her;
So he will have no lack of gain.
She does him good and not evil
all the days of her life.

Proverbs 31: 10-12 (KNJV)



Smiles.......

Beverly

Monday, August 2, 2010

pink.......

Hello friends.  What is it that we love about pink!  As a little girl,  it was pink bubble gum, pink cotton candy, pink bows and pink ballerina shoes.....it is simply something about pink that we little girls loved.  Now that we are all grown up.....pink roses, pink diamonds, pink pearls, and even pink Cadillacs.:o)  For me, it is certainly pink roses.


From light crimson to beautiful reddish purple,  each colorway with a beauty all its own.  I had to share these lovely pink roses with you, a lovely way to start a morning.


Friends are like flowers
from the garden of your heart.

From the book "Flower Friends"

Enjoy a most beautiful week each and everyone of you.

Smiles......

Beverly