Wednesday, December 31, 2008
Thursday, December 25, 2008
Monday, December 22, 2008
Am sending out my wishes that each of you have a Blessed Christmas and Safe New Years all the while remembering why we celebrate this Holiday...weather you be Christian, Jewish whatever...know that you are loved, and my thoughts and prayers are with you!!!
This litte painting I did I share with each of you...it's my version of a Winter Wonderland...Bevie
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Saturday, December 13, 2008
There are photos of some of her Christmas decorations that will give you some really great ideas too!!!
I sure hope you enjoy visiting with my baby sister as much as I do...well almost!!! hehehe!!!
As we grew up many of us decided we'd see that our kids got more than we got...not the way to think, but I'm just as guilty. Celebrating the birth of Christ each year is what should be uppermost in our minds and hearts...giving is something that makes us all feel good...but giving of our time helping one another is a better gift indeed. I'm using the God given talent to paint little gifts for friends and family. There are so many things we could do to make things easier for others, like offering a day of babysitting to a gal so she can have that time to get things done she otherwise wouldn't. I used to do that when I was young. Helping an elderly person with her groceries will make you feel great inside too (it's so true) Random acts of kindness makes those giving of themselves feel so wonderful...I know it does me...
Ok, one more thing,
I want to wish each and everyone who happens by this blog a very Safe and Happy Holiday Season!!!
Just to let you know I'm offering free shipping on everything in my shop from now till the end of December!!!
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
A woman in her glory, a woman of beauty, is a woman who is not striving to become beautiful or worthy or enough. She knows in her quiet centre where God dwells that He finds her beautiful, has deemed her worthy and in him, she is enough. In fact, the only thing getting in the way of our being fully captivating and enjoyed is our hiding and striving.
So Jesus says, “I will quiet you with My love” (Zephaniah 3:17). A woman of true beauty is a woman who in the depths of her soul is at rest; trusting God because she has come to know Him to be worthy of her trust. She exudes a sense of calm; a sense of rest; and invites those around her to rest as well. She speaks comfort; that all is well; that all will be well. A woman of true beauty offers others the grace to be and the room to become. In her presence, one can release the tight sigh that so often grips our hearts, and breathe in the truth that God loves us and he is good.
This is why we must keep asking. Ask Jesus to show you your beauty. Ask him what he thinks of you as a woman. His words to us let us rest. And unveil our beauty.
My sister, Mary sent me that book...I started it then put it down...finding so many other things taking center stage, but I finally decided it was something I really needed to read, and am so blessed that I did. For me, it showed me I was truly worthy, and it was like a big weight lifted off my shoulders...if you can find time to read this book ladies, I'm sure you will find it as much a blessing as I did..
Thank you dear sis!!!!
In Christian Love,
Friday, November 21, 2008
This is a photo of a rosebud taken yesterday. It's amazing it lived thru freezing weather, high winds and even snow. I think God wanted me to smile at it just one more time!!! God has shared with us so much about himself...He is good. He is pure light in whom there is no darkness at all. He is worthy of our absolute trust and loyalty. He is gracious and full of tender mercy. He sovereignly controls everything that happens, so that no matter how chaotic and turbulent the circumstances of life may seem, we're not to think God has lost control. He limits our temptations to no more than we can endure, and He provides a way of escape from all evil enticements. He gives us grace to endure the trials of life, and strength and comfort to withstand the pain of suffering. He never changes, never waivers, never slumbers or sleeps, and never lets even the tiniest sparrow out of His sight. Best of all, He promises to make all things work together for the ultimate good of those who love Him.
I was thinking about all the pain many of us suffer with each day, and found scripture that might be of comfort. One of the reasons God allows us to suffer is so that He can comfort us, and thus equip us to comfort others in their suffering (2 Cor. 1:3-4
May you be blessed as you spend your day remembering to give Him all the praise for everyting you have!!! Bevie
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Monday, November 17, 2008
Sunday, October 26, 2008
Friday, October 24, 2008
I love mornings don't you??? Everything is fresh, and you get the feeling, at least I do, that this day can be the best yet. I think to myself I'm gonna paint something really good today. Will I do a beach scene or will I jump outta that ole' box and do something different, exciting like a really kewl mixed media collage...Yes, that's what I'm gonna do today. I want to start doing ATC cards but need to read all I can about them. It's so much fun to go to our groups and see all the beautiful art displayed there...more importantly for me it's the joy I feel when one of my new friends make a nice comment on something I created. That makes my work real ...you know??? It validates my creativity. As you read this blog you will again realize writing isn't my strong suit..ehehhe!!! I tend to jump from thought to thought...do that when talking to my friends as well...that and the bad habit of butting in when someone is talking...it's not that I'm being mean, it's that I'm so excited about what they are saying...does that make any sense??? Now should I delete this and start over???? hummm...nay! I pray that each of you have a truly blessed day...creating another wonderful piece, or just being the best you can...love you!!! Bevie
Sunday, September 21, 2008
All the Seasons have special meaning for me, but Fall and Spring are my favorites...Fall because it's everything beginning to hybernate, leaves turning then falling to the ground...The smell, oh the sweet smell of Fall. The chill in the air early in the morning, having coffee out on the deck all bundled up in a robe and slippers just to be able to see all the beautiful our land holds. We love living up in the mountains where the wild animals roam free. We enjoy filling the feeders for the birds, and even throwing out apples that have passed their eating stage to the deer.
Can't you just visualize what the next few months are going to bring, colder nights and mornings, frost on the ground, and the glistening of little crystals hitting the ground as either ice or snow. The children in the area coming out to play in it. Us grown ups grabbing the shovels to push that snow away from the walks so no one falls. Yes I love this time of year. Getting ready for Thanksgiving, contemplating who will come for a big feast this year. Thoughts of all the love our family shares, but being so wrapped up in OUR lives we forget to keep in touch...it just happens...time gets away from us, and we shouldn't let it. I will invite all my family for Thanksgiving Dinner this year...wanting to see them to tell them how much I love them. My heart sometimes feels as though it's going to burst with such love I feel. My children all have their own lives and families so don't know if they will come.
My siblings are all scattered in different States, some near some far. One sister, Linda is in FL and was spared the damage some were left with from the hurricanes. Praise the Lord. My baby sister, whom I adore, lives in GA, and has been teaching me so much about love and forgiveness thru her beautiful journals. She started this journey as a way of finding out things she'd forgotten as a child. I knew God would open her soul to let her see the beauty within, and how good and worthy she is. So many things can leave scars we sometimes don't even remember...but they dig at our hearts even so....well, this has been an interesting blog to be sure one I am not going to edit am not even going to go back, and read. Let it be I say...God provides. Blessings to all who may come and read this blog.
Thursday, August 14, 2008
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Am married to a great guy and we've raised 5 of his and my children...they have blessed us with 14 grandchildren. My passion is creating all forms of art, and handmade jewelry. On the side I still make some bouquets for weddings and enjoy playing with our 3 pugs. Living in the mountains gives us such a sense of freedom as we are on 5 acres filled with tall old trees surrounding our little home...we have all kinds of wildlife visiting us daily!!!