Showing posts from May, 2013

Hydrangeas in Bloom

And the gumpo azaleas are too--

Sweet blessings to you,

Poster Board Testimonies

Dark, Captive, Dead, Hopeless, Sin

Peace, Love, Child of God, Saved

"walking dead"

Fully Alive

Liar, Thief, Felon, Destroyed Lives, No Truth, No Hope

Father, Son, Brother, Hope, Self-Worth LIFE!

Miserable, Broken, Lost

Happy, Triumphant, Rescued

Abused, Broken, Lost

Loved, Hope, Found

Unforgiveable, Blind, Self-Centered

Delivered From the Power of Darkness!!!

Angry, Lonely, Fatherless

Joyful, Friend of God, Adopted by my Father in Heaven

Unworthy, Selfish, Self-Centered Prideful, Alcoholic

Consecrated to God!  Redeemed!

Sober, Joyous, Loved

For Oklahoma

his is a computer enhanced watercolor I did today for the great people of Oklahoma, especially the residents of Moore.

 While an Arkansan through and through, I spent thirty years of my life in Oklahoma and we raised our three sons there. It is a very special place to us. Praying peace and comfort for the beautiful people there.

© all photographs and text property of Dianne Hogue unless otherwise noted

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The God of Second Chances


WOYWW-Mixed Media

On my work desk this week is a small flower watercolor that I took to my computer work desk and enhanced in Photoshop. Not sure I like it but at least I was painting. Happy Wednesday!
Linking to  What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday Word Art Wednesday
© all photographs and text property of Dianne Hogue unless otherwise noted

Praying for Oklahoma

M y heart is devastated for the community of Moore, OK.  I was in Tulsa yesterday visiting my precious Oklahoma family when it was reported that a massive tornado was headed our way.

The first bad cell went north of us, the second dissipated and the third one went south of us.  We came home today but I am especially missing my Oklahoma family today and praying for all those who suffered so much, especially those who lost loved ones.  God help them all.

Let us be vigilant to keep them in our prayers.  We love you, Oklahoma--many prayers headed your way.

© all photographs and text property of Dianne Hogue unless otherwise noted

© all photographs and text property of Dianne Hogue unless otherwise noted



I was going to share this over at Texture Tuesday today (the theme for today is black and white with just a touch of color) but I forgot to place the texture over it before I flattened it (Photoshop terminology) and it would not let me add a texture after that even though I opened a new picture and started over.My computer is really "acting up" since I upgraded from Snow Leopard to Mountain Lion.  If I had it to do over, I would stay with Snow Leopard.  Anyway, I liked it so much, I decided to share it with you.
I love black and white but looking at the red apple makes me love that God decided to add color to our world.  How about you?If you've never read the book The Giver, it is about a society where there were no hills or valleys and no color.  It has a strong underlying spiritual theme in my opinion and is one of the best books I've ever read.  Looking for a good book with plenty of room to let your imagination run wild--this is it.Hope you enjoy!  And have a ble…

Rejoice Again and Again

God has given me so many blessings and I love to stop and thank Him. I'm sharing just a few of them with you today and hoping that you are counting also.

My sorority sister, Ann Smith Ivey and I at a Pi Beta Phi Founder's Day luncheon honoring golden arrows--those of us who were initiated 50 years ago.  I can hardly believe it.
But you can see the date on the magazine below.  This is Ann and me on the cover of our national magazine.

That is a College Algebra book and I didn't take that course so I must have just grabbed a book from someone so as to look studious--G_U_I_L_T_Y--If I had my college education to do over, I seriously would make some better choices--mainly go to class--instead of staying in the Union playing Bridge.  And I don't even like Bridge.  Should I capitalize bridge, Bridge?  I only missed a lot for one class--that I can remember anyway.

Me, Mary McLaughlin Murphy and Ann--These two were "Who's Who in American Colleges and Universities" and…