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Thursday, May 5, 2016

The Thousand Word Project - Springtime Deliciousness

A friend of mine actually sent me a box of rhubarb from Michigan one year!  Talk about a kind act. :-)  We can't grow it here.

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

No Challenge this Month

A Field of Flowers by Daniel Ridgway Knight.

Dear readers,

Some of you may have come around expecting to find another challenge posted this month.  I had been toying with the idea of not doing one at all for May because we have some things going on that may prove to be kind of stressful for me.  Today, that thought was confirmed to me by the Lord.

First of all, our well has gone out.  I don't know yet what the trouble is but my sister-in-law and I tried to reset the breaker with my husband's direction (over the cell phone), and it wouldn't stay on, so we know something is wrong that is affecting the electricity.  This could prove to be a big problem or a little one, only time and a well expert will tell us that.  (Once my dad got home, he and sister-in-law did run a water hose from the other well up to our property so at least we can shower and flush toilets.  I'm very glad that house wasn't sold yet.)

On top of that, I discovered this afternoon, quite by accident, that I am iron anemic - again.  This is a constant battle for me since my teens, so it isn't a surprise, but it is an added challenge and will take some focus.

So, all things taken together, it looks like this is a good month to step back from the challenge program and just focus on the challenges that I have to deal with. :-)  Lord willing, we'll get back to the challenges next month if possible!

In the mean time, keep looking unto Jesus (Heb. 12).

Mark 6:31  And he said unto them, Come ye yourselves apart into a desert place, and rest a while: for there were many coming and going, and they had no leisure so much as to eat.

Sunday, May 1, 2016

The Bridge of the Cross - A Poem by Annie Johnson Flint

"The Bridge" by William C. Ressler (williamressler.com)

The Bridge of the Cross

Man fain would build a bridge to God
Across the fathomless abyss
That lies between his earth-bound soul
And heaven's perfect bliss.

He takes his knowledge, small and vague,
The great inventions he has wrought,
His mightiest efforts, finest plans,
And his profoundest thought:

He binds them with his strands of straw,
His strings of tow, his ropes of sand,
With all the power and the skill
Of cunning brain and hand.

Through swirling mists he strains his eye,
Above the unseen torrent's roar
He pushes forth the makeshift thing
And hopes to touch the shore.

But when he seeks to cross the chasm
With eager heart and step elate,
He finds his bridge too short to reach,
Too frail to bear his weight.

Oh, baseless dream! Oh, useless toil!
Oh, utter and eternal loss!
For God has laid, to span the void,
His Son upon the cross.

And when man's broken bridges fall,
And sink into the gulf at last,
Still wide and long and safe and strong,
The bridge of God stands fast.

Annie Johnson Flint

1 Corinthians 1:23-29  But we preach Christ crucified, unto the Jews a stumblingblock, and unto the Greeks foolishness; But unto them which are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God, and the wisdom of God. Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men; and the weakness of God is stronger than men. For ye see your calling, brethren, how that not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called: But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty; And base things of the world, and things which are despised, hath God chosen, yea, and things which are not, to bring to nought things that are: That no flesh should glory in his presence.

Titus 3:5-6  Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost; Which he shed on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Saviour;

Acts 4:12  Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Evening Song - The Gate Ajar

John 10:9  I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture.

Friday, April 29, 2016

Free Adult Coloring Page - Stained Glass "Window"

I am starting something new that I hope will be enjoyable both to you all as well as to me.

I like coloring, but some of the modern adult coloring books are - well, a little too detailed for my eyes.  I get eye strain very easily.  And, if I'm honest, I lack motivation to color all those tiny spaces, although I do enjoy coloring.  I have found that I do enjoy making some coloring graphics myself, and so far I've enjoyed coloring my own creations (though, I can't say if that will always be the case).

One thing I noticed when I was looking for adult level coloring books online is that it is hard to find ones with Bible verses that only use the King James Version.  Since that is what I wanted specifically, I thought maybe some others would like some coloring pictures with verses too, so mine will emphasize that - though there may be some with quotes from other sources as well if I keep on with this. :-)

This is the first one I plan to share with you all.  It is a stained glass window look.  Yes, those are some black bits scattered around, but I liked the artistic effect of that, so I kept them.  There are two font choices for the verse.  You can download the images to your computer by clicking the links below.  If you have an problems with this please let me know in the comments.

I colored the example at the top of this post with a photo editing program on my computer and you may be able to do the same thing after you download the image to your own computer.

Here is an example that I colored by hand.  As you can see, I didn't finish coloring it.

Note - if you are using alcohol based pens, such as Copic, you need to check out the specs for coloring on things that come from your type of printer.  Some inks from computer printers can apparently damage those type pens because the alcohol dissolves the black ink.

Another one I "colored" on the computer, just to show that you can make all kinds of designs with this particular image. :-)

Enjoy! :-)