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The Tank Man's Son--A Must Read--

Recently I read a review of The Tank Man's Sonon one of my favorite blogs--The Puebla Ponderosa.

She wrote such an awesome review that I will just link to it here.  There is not much I could say that she hasn't already said and I totally agree with her.

I want this book to do well so it will be made into a movie.  I feel that it will help many, many people.

I am so glad she wrote this review and I read it and acted on it.  I consider it one of my personal favorite 10 top books I've ever read and believe you me, that is some good company--The Hiding Place, The Heavenly Man, Redeeming Love, --to name a few--




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You Say Tomato, I say Tomahtoe

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Oh my, every one of these little blossoms might as well be pure gold--

I'm so excited-Today I counted 10 tomatoes well on their way to maturity on our five little container pot plants.  


Psalm 40 is a great chapter to meditate on and I am especially paying attention to a portion of verse four.

I know God is pleased when we trust Him.  Many books have been written and many sermons preached about what it means to trust God .  I won't try to tackle that right here, right now.

But I do believe that when we choose to trust Him for the little things that it gives our faith and trust a chance to grow to trust Him for the bigger issues of life.

Home grown tomatoes RIPE off the vine are my very favorite food.  I was born in September and my mom said she ate them non-stop all summer long--maybe that is the reason I love them so.

Today I am choosing to trust God to bring my tomatoes to full maturity.  It may seem like a little thing but to this home grown tomato lover Arkansas girl, it…

The Livin' Is Easy

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Photo textured with Kim Klassen's Music Lovin' at Softlight 83%--


The rest of these pictures are edited in Lightroom

in one of my presets entitled Birch Tree



The copy of Gone With the Wind is a 1938 edition that my mother-n-law gave my father-in-law.


Ssummertime and the living is easy--fish are jumpin' and the cotton is high--your daddy's rich and your ma is good looking', so hush little baby--don't you cry.

One of my favorite books and one of my favorite plants--lavender.

I didn't realize until after the photos were shot that when I tied the string I got two loops on one side making it resemble a heart.
Happy Texture Tuesday to you!

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Glory in the Heavens

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What an awesome God we serve. We have only to look at His incredible handiwork to catch a glimpse of how unfathomable He really is.

I am meditating on this scripture today--turning my eyes to the heavens to increase my faith.

Hoping your week draws you closer to Him--the great God of the Universe--His Universe!

Psalm 8:1

Photo taken in SantaFe, New Mexico
edited with my Lightroom presets and WordSwag
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Shout for Joy!

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This is the verse I am especially meditating on today.  To me joy is not necessarily giddiness or even happiness--it is a deep, abiding peace that only comes from living in His strength.

Hoping your weekend is filled with joy and strength.




Shout for joy to God all the earth. 
Psalm 66:1

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Picture taken in my back yard this past week and edited in WordSwag.


In the Morning When I Rise

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Meditating on this verse today. And as I am meditating, I am noticing a distinct rise in my faith level as I place my requests before the Lord this morning.

It is very important to me that I pray what the scripture teaches and that I always pray in line with God's will as He has outlined in His Word.

I pray that this verse will be an inspiration to you today--that you will come boldly before the throne of grace in your hour of need and trust Him to meet and supply all of your needs.

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This picture was taken this morning in my back yard--calla lilies are blooming.  It is SOOC--straight out of the camera with no filters--I don't know how that happened since it was bright daylight but I liked how it turned out--It seemed to go along with the theme of laying our requests before the Lord "in the early morning." I added the words in the WordSwag app--one of my favorites.
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Glorify the Lord With Me!

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The verse I chose to meditate on today is from Psalms 34:3.  Out of five chapters read, it was hard to choose one verse.




On a quick little stroll through my front yard this morning, these little yellow daisies  seemed to be saying just that to me.




At first, I thought these might be buttercups but after researching on the internet,  I am almost positive they are some type of daisy.  If not, would you please  let me know in the comments below.   Thank you.



Precious faces, everyone--just like you and me!
Yes, we are all precious in His sight--all the more reason to exalt Him.
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Top picture created in WordSwag using my photo.





Beholding His Power and Glory

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Iread a post today that really touched my heart. The gist of it was this: The one who posted had once been an avid reader of God's Word but for reasons that weren't stated explicitly, the scriptures had grown cold and empty to her.

There are many things that happen to us as Christians to discourage us--to send us into a downhill slide that gathers speed as we pass up reading God's Word one day, then two, then the days seem to multiply between readings.

I wanted to take this opportunity to encourage you if you are going through a time like this.  We rob ourselves of so much beauty, wisdom, strength and knowledge when we neglect to spend time in God's Word.

No matter what else I am reading or studying there is one sure fire method that has worked for me over the years, especially if I am going through a time of deep drought in my spiritual walk and find it hard to discipline myself--most of the time I love reading scripture but during the hard times, this is a wonderfu…