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Strength

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“…God is the strength of my heart
and my portion forever.”
Psalm 73:26

Have a blessed Sunday!

Daisy

Pictorial Lessons

I realized once again today,
that very often God uses what I call “Pictorial Lessons”

to remind me of something,
to teach me something,
to help me see things clearer or in a new perspective… etc…

 

 

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I can remember times when I sat by the shore of the ocean
by myself, watching the sun rise (or set)…

Some of those times I poured out my heart to God,
and later, when I got up to leave, I felt I had been in His presence.
He had “heard my cry” as the Bible states, and I felt
Comforted.
Strengthened.
Even filled with peace
and joy.

 

 

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The ocean… the sun rising or setting on the horizon,
the little sand birds running away from the waves
only to turn around and run towards it again….
So much like children running around, playing and laughing.

 

 

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The rising & setting of the sun reminding me of the faithfulness
and steadfastness of God.
Many of us have experienced times when we were grieved or heart-broken…
It’s tempting to blame God.
But that is neither true, nor what will bring us healing or
help us to overcome and continue on…

 

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The mountains that remind me that He is my strength..

“I love You, O Lord, my strength.
The Lord is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer,
My God, my rock, in whom I take refuge;
My shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.  Psalms 18:1-2

 

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Hiking in the mountains and suddenly coming upon a small waterfall, a river, a lake…
It is a reminder (another “Pictorial Lesson”) for me:
“For I satisfy the weary ones and refresh everyone who languishes.” Jeremiah 31:25

Oh, Lord, sometimes I’m weary and I need your strength.
Refresh my heart;
Strengthen me.

 

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Looking at the mountain ridges, and seeing the beautiful colors…
I’m reminded that God is the magnificent Creator
and we are His most prized creation…
“I have loved you with an everlasting love”  Jeremiah 31:3

Sometimes I don’t feel so loved and appreciated, Lord;
Thank you for reminding me that You have always loved me
and
you
always
will.

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He has created beautiful things for us to enjoy
and to bring us joy
“Splendor and majesty are before Him, Strength and beauty are in His sanctuary.”  Psalm 96:6

Here are a few examples:

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I find rest in You, Oh Lord.

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Children . . . they always make me smile
and remind me of Your tenderness towards me.

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Flowers – what a wonderful array of colors and smells –
Oh, Lord, I marvel at Your amazing attention to detail.

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Seek the Lord and His strength;
Seek His face continually.
Remember His wonders which He has done,
His marvels and the judgments uttered by His mouth, 
Psalm 105:4-5

I pray this was of encouragement to you
as it was to me.

Daisy

Apple Pie

Apples were on sale again…

 

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I just had to make a pie.

 

 

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The filling is just apples, cinnamon, nutmeg, and butter.

 

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It turns into the most delicious sweet and tender filling.

 

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The crust gave me a little trouble this time…

But since I wasn’t going for perfect….

I was ok with it.

 

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The smell of apple pie baking in the oven. . .

 

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You just can’t hardly wait for the pie to be done . . .

 

 

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. . . So you can take it out and have a piece.

 

Enjoy the apples while they’re in season!

Daisy

 

Apple Pie

6-7 apples peeled, cored, and sliced
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
6 Tb butter

Pie Crust (you can either make your own or use frozen)

 

End of 2014

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As the sun sets on this last day of 2014, we recall God’s wonders and pray for a blessed 2015.

Happy New Year,
Daisy

A Snow Blanket

I will probably share many more photos soon, but I just had to post a few…

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We woke up to a snow blanket covering our part of the world.

How beautiful!

Can’t wait to run outside (with my many layers of clothing on) and take many pictures!!

Until then,
Stay warm.

Daisy

Snowy Day

I’m in Ohio, and it has been snowing on & off since yesterday…

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I ran outside with my cell phone and took pictures of the beautiful setting…

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I left my favorite one for last:

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Enjoy the weather,
And have a wonderful weekend!
–Daisy

County Fair

I went to a cute little County Fair this past weekend.

My favorite part is always the animals…

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I have to tell you, though, I was very disappointed to learn that the chickens and roosters were not scheduled to arrive for another 3 days! That is always my favorite section!
Oh well, maybe next time…Sigh…

They also had an old building filled with different kinds of historical displays…

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I was so excited when I saw some quilters demonstrating the art of hand quilting. It was fun talking to them.

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There was also different sewing machines from the early 1900s

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Outside, there was a large display of different kinds of machinery and other “vehicles”

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It was a fun time, just walking around, enjoying the different areas. It was a small fair but there was something for everyone… Rides, food, contests,…

There were several groups performing at various stations and I enjoyed listening to them.

I’ll leave you with a picture of these two sweeties…

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Happy Fall/Autumn,
Daisy

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