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Sunday, February 19, 2017

Nevertheless Afterward - by Annie Johnson Flint

Here is a poem to remind us that the Lord has reasons for the dark times through which He allows us to pass. We can trust Him take us safely through to the other side.

Hebrews 12:11 Now no chastening for the present seemeth to be joyous, but grievous: nevertheless afterward it yieldeth the peaceable fruit of righteousness unto them which are exercised thereby.

I was so happy in my lot,
I was so glad of work or play,
I only asked that I might walk
With others on life's common way;
My Father let the sorrows come
That blotted out the sunlit skies,
That stopped the toil of busy hands
And turned my laughter into sighs.

I was so sorrowful, so spent,
I only asked to dwell apart...

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Saturday, February 18, 2017

Evening Song - Jesus Is Mine

John 14:2-3  In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.

Romans 8:18  For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.

The John Marshal Family

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Card Making - Word Art Project - 1 Corinthians 13:13

I decided to try participating (at least some) in the Word Art Wednesday projects this year. I'm not sure how often I'll be doing this, but their free scripture verse art and my own enjoyment of card making and offering my reader free graphics seemed like a good combination, so I'm going to give it a go, Lord willing.

Here is my first effort. As usual, these are free and you can click on them to download them in their original size. I will be posting my cards in 5"x7" and 4"x6" sizes. I hope someone will enjoy using them to create their own cards. :-)

The files are rather large because I saved them in 300 dpi in order to keep the text at a good quality for printing. You may need to select the correct size on your printer in order to get them to print in the proper sizes. You should be able to size them down if you want a smaller size, just know the text could become unreadable if you make them too small. You can add color or embellishments to your heart's content. :-)  The lower graphics might look nice printed on colored paper - probably a lighter color.


Click here to download the 5x7 size of this graphic.
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Click here to download the 4x6 size of this grphic.
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Click here to download the 5x7 size.
The download button is in the lower right corner.

Click here to download the 4x6 size.
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The pretty wreath part of the two lower graphics originally came from The Old Design Shop.

Sunday, February 12, 2017

A Death No One Grieves

2 Chronicles 21:19 Thirty and two years old was he when he began to reign, and he reigned in Jerusalem eight years, and departed without being desired. Howbeit they buried him in the city of David, but not in the sepulchres of the kings.

It has been reported that a man who lived in southern Texas died from cancer in January of 2017. According to the report, his family does not plan to have any funeral for him, and if the details given are accurate, this is not surprising. The obituary that was originally posted, apparently by a family member, on the web site of the funeral home was scalding to say the least. Due to the attention it was getting, it has been removed, but it was reported on before they got it down.

Here are some of the things claimed:

First of all, Mr. "L. Smith" was a veteran who had been a champion boxer while in the Navy. He also had a record of several arrests relating to violence against other people, including a former wife.

According to the writer of the obituary Smith's bad parenting was combined with "mental illness and a complete commitment to drinking, drugs, womanizing and being generally offensive." 

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Saturday, February 11, 2017

Evening Song - The Old Rugged Cross

1 Corinthians 1:18  For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God.