Sunday, June 18, 2017

Hope is not magical

Lord, I humbly thank you for protection and strength and forgiveness and blessings. You are beyond awesome. I confess I don’t always trust you as I should I try to often to go it alone. You are beyond patient. I quietly pleas for peace and health and joy for all people. Heal our hearts, bodies and world. You are beyond miraculous and generous. In your loving and living son’s name, Amen
For this quiet peaceful moment praise God
For this simple unhindered day praise God
For this humble undeserving servant praise God
For thy bounteous life praise God

Friday, June 16, 2017

Praise the Lord O my Soul

and all that is within me...PRAISE HIS HOLY NAME!

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Surrender all to God

He's up for it!
At times like these with Mom showing progression in Alzheimer at Carillon, my uncle Jerry's cancer back, my son and daughter-in-law starting a long cross country trip, and my husband and I trying to decide if we can finally build our dream home or just retire in the house he grew up in....
He can handle all I can't.
He can fix everything I break.
He can carry my heaviest burdens.
He can bless my family in ways I could never dream.
Thanks God.
I love you!

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

God made you priceless

Bible Journaling

Lord, already tired as I attempt to start my day.
God, you are my help and I cling to you.
Father, I need you to hold me up.
I will trust your plan.
Your mercy endures forever.
May your grace and love help me progress this day and every day.
In Christ’s name,

Monday, June 12, 2017

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Bible Journaling

trying to lift the white flag for the final time
trusting God for the rest of time
leaning on His way
following the path which will lead
to everlasting peace and joy

Friday, June 09, 2017

Art Journal step by step

1.       Draw and color intricate patterns
2.       Spray with flat while paint
3.       Spritz with ink over mesh stencil
4.       Add face by drawing and collaging features

Bible Journaling

Bible Journaling really makes your enjoy and dig deeper into the scriptures

women of the Bible - Esther

this is the last of the series but there are many more strong women of the Bible to admire and emulate...maybe there will be another set

Thursday, June 08, 2017

Wednesday, June 07, 2017

Friday, June 02, 2017

Women of the Bible Series - Ruth

with a new published project coming to Somerset Studios in August, I am sharing another series that did not make it to publication.
This is the first of many. Ruth. She has a whole chapter in the Bible and I thing you can learn much from her. Dedication. Love. Trust. Patience.

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

self talk

By Queen Anne’s gate I met my fate.
Would I thrive or simply survive?
Would I receive hope or simply cope?
Could I believe what I would receive?
In Queen Anne’s meadow I met a fellow.
He heard me pray and seemed to say;
“Do you want to remain or should you be slain?”
I could not decide since I had no pride.
On Queen Anne’s road I met a toad.
He knew my life had been one of strife.
He told me that to my prayer God gave a nod.
At Queen Anne’s gate keep walking straight.

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

life is full of lessons if we pay attention

The earth greens.
The skies clear.
My heart still weeps.
Families heal.
Friends linger.
My soul still cries out.
The sun shines.
The air freshens.
My spirit still cowers.
The words are present.
The world praises.
My mind still wanders.

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Praise God from whom all blessings flow!

God abides
where love resides.
God's best
is my sweet rest
God's grace
I will never erase
God is always the source
along life's course

Saturday, May 20, 2017

I can

I can hold it together
As long as God holds me
I can survive my own life expectancy
As long as God forgives me
I can do greater things
As long God blesses me
I can be of good cheer and gratitude
Because God lives in me

Friday, May 19, 2017

beauty and dreams



Dreams can come true.
Never stop.
Live today.
Not yesterday.
Not tomorrow.
Live today.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Honest prayer

Lord, you forgiveness is needed.
Your patience is appreciated.
Your love is returned.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Joy is a C H O I C E

J esus first
O thers second
Y ourself last
Joy is a choice. Trust God even in the hard times. He can lead the saddest, most broken spirit back to joy!

Monday, May 08, 2017