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Fear thou not;
for I am with thee:
be not dismayed;
for I am thy God:
I will strengthen thee;
yea, I will help thee;
yea, I will uphold thee
with the right hand of my righteousness.
Isaiah 41:10

Have a blessed Sunday,

Daisy

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

Have a blessed Sunday!

Daisy

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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

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Sunday

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I love The Lord because he hears
my voice and my supplications.
Because he has inclined his ear to me,
Therefore I will call upon him 
as long as I live.
Psalm 116:1,2

Have a blessed Sunday!

Daisy

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…God is Light, and in Him there is no darkness at all.  If we say that we have fellowship with Him and yet walk in the darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth;  but if we walk in the Light as He Himself is in the Light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus His Son cleanses us from all sin.  If we say that we have no sin, we are deceiving ourselves and the truth is not in us.  If we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
I John 1: 5-9

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Sunrise

On the road again early this morning…

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I do enjoy the early morning sights (once I’m up)

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“From the rising of the sun
To its going down,
The Lord’s name is to be praised”
Psalm 113:3

Happy Sunday!

Daisy

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I had the opportunity to prepare some fun gift bags for the Pastors’ Wives who attended a conference recently.

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It was fun crafting all the little goodies inside…

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I made lots of these, and somehow I can’t find the photo I took
of the table at conference, set up with all the bags.
They looked so pretty!
So here’s just a small group of them…

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The bags were filled with goodies like hand sanitizer and a nail file from
Bath & Body Works, mints, candies, and the other items were handmade
little goodies…

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This little purse was made from double-sided scrapbook paper.

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I used a variety of papers that I had on hand
and made lots & lots of these.

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I received one just like this years ago
and I saved it because I knew I wanted to use it
as a pattern someday.

 

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They were fun to make…

 

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I put a miniature chocolate piece in each one.
Every woman must have chocolate in her purse, right?!

 

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The “handles” were made from a small piece of ribbon,
and tiny pieces of velcro were glued for a “closure”.

I think the ladies liked it  🙂

 

Another little thing I put in the bags:

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These little miniature grocery bags also held a surprise…

 

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Inside each bag, I tucked in a tea bag.

 

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Some of the bags were white, and some were just like
the brown paper bags you get at the grocery store.
($2 for 20).

I used an ink pad to age all the edges on both the bags
and the little card that had the tea cup.

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I thought the ladies would love a nice cup of tea
while at the three-day conference.
Maybe they’d curl up at night and have some tea
while reading a book or watching a favorite movie.

 

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Here are a few closeups of the details…

 

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I printed out 20 images per sheet
of a beautiful tea cup,
then cut them apart to fit nicely on the bag.

 

I used a clear glitter paint tube ($2)
to highlight the tea cup and add some sparkle.

 

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I cut a tiny piece of lace from yards I got at the Thrift Store (40 cents for 10 yards!!)
and added a tiny flower and a gem stone in the center.

 

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This is the back of the envelope.
I used a new stamp I got for $1.50.

 

The earrings were simple & easy to make
and they were actually the quickest of all the projects.

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I cut some pretty cardstock paper into 2″x3″,
stamped them with a fun little stamp,
and then used a tiny whole punch in order to
slip the earrings on.

 

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The earrings were made with pearlized glass beads.
The craft store had a 50% off sale on the beads so it worked out well.

 

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Finally, the first thing the ladies saw in the bag,
were the bookmarks…

 

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The verse was carefully chosen with these ladies in mind.
(Click image to enlarge)

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I bought a container of flowers (with a 40% off coupon).
These flowers are in the Scrapbook section of the crafts store
and can be used in many different projects.

 

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I glued some of the flowers on a separate piece of scrapbook paper,
while others I layered together (a small one on top of a larger one)
for added dimension and color.

 

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I used the clear glitter here also for more sparkle.

 

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Here’s the back of the bookmark:

 

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I used a beautiful stamp from the “Heidi Swapp” collection.
This is just a small section of the large stamp.

 

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It was fun putting it all together and filling the bags
with all the different goodies.
Some of the ladies came up to me during the conference
and expressed how grateful they were for all the little gifts.
That made all the time & effort worthwhile.

 

Have a great, fun week filled with creativity  🙂

Daisy

 

 

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Now I make known to you, brethren,
the gospel which I preached to you,
which also you received, in which also you stand,

For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received,
that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures,
and that He was buried,
and that He was raised on the third day
according to the Scriptures,
1 Corinthians 15:1, 3-4

Have a blessed Easter week!

Daisy

 

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I’ve been wanting to start an art journal for a while now.

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I want to combine journaling, art, scrapbooking…

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I tried not to complicate it or overthink it too much, (I usually do)…
Just wanted to have fun with it.

I love putting little cards inside small envelopes with pretty pics and a quote on the back. (Like in the picture above)

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This first entry was on Life…
Embracing that abundant life that Jesus talked about.

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Every day is part of the journey.
Every day should be cherished.

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Journaling is therapeutic for me. So is doodling, art, coloring, gluing little pieces of fabric/paper/beads…
I was the kid who looked forward to buying school supplies every year. (I still am!!)

Have a fantastic day everybody!
May your journey be a blessed one!
Love to you all,
Daisy

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Most men enjoy watching/reading News, right?
Well, my husband is no exception.

This past week as he was reading one of the online News sites,
he thought it was funny that it actually said
there was snow in 49 States!
–all, except Florida!!

He sent that news clip to our kids
(who were “stranded” at home in different parts of the country
due to the winter storms)…
He let them know they could always come back home.
Bless his heart.

It’s usually hot in Florida,
but this week it’s been nice & cool.

So, here we are, enjoying the Florida weather for a change.
Don’t hate us.

 

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Let heaven and earth praise Him,
The seas and everything that moves in them.

Psalm 69:34

Happy Sunday, everyone!
Have a blessed week!

Daisy

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