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Tuesday, May 27, 2014

"We have no greater need than to know Christ better."

"We have no greater need than to know Christ better."



"We have no greater need than to know Christ better."
~ Andrew Murray


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1. "Laughter makes good blood.",
3. "Flowers grow out of dark moments.",
4. "Life is a great big canvas; throw all th epaing on it you can.",
5. "When things go wrong -- don't go with them.",
6. "The human heart refuses to believe in a universe without a purpose."

......................


memories from my neighborhood...


Thanks for stopping by
and God Bless,
hugs, Chris



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Friday, May 16, 2014

"The flowers appear on the earth; The time of singing has come, And the voice of the turtledove Is heard in our land."

"The flowers appear on the earth; The time of singing has come, And the voice of the turtledove Is heard in our land."



"The flowers appear on the earth;
The time of singing has come,
And the voice of the turtledove
Is heard in our land."


Song of Solomon 2:12
New King James Version (NKJV)


.....................


1. "Knowledge of what is possible is the beginning of happiness.",
3. "Light tomorrow with today.",
4. "Happiness depends upon ourselves.",
5. "Trust thyself: every heart vibrates to that iron string.",
6. "Great thoughts always come from the heart."


.....................

memories from the floral museum in Chiba (Japan)


Thanks for stopping by
and God Bless,
hugs, Chris


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Sunday, April 6, 2014

"You shall love the Lord your God..."

"You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your strength."





5 "You shall love the Lord your God
with all your heart, with all your soul,
and with all your strength."



Deuteronomy 6:5
New King James Version (NKJV)




.............

1. "God must love the common man; He made so many of them.",
2. "God gives us love; something to love He lends us.",
3. "To love is to place your happiness in the happiness of another.",
4. "Joy is love aware of its own inner happiness."


.............







memories from Floral Museum in Chiba (Japan)

Thanks for stopping by
and God Bless,
hugs, Chris





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Friday, April 4, 2014

"Faith... taking a first step"






one of my favorites...
for your listening pleasure:
"Amazing Grace"
performed by: IL DIVO









Thanks for stopping by
and God Bless,
hugs, Chris




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Friday, March 7, 2014

"Don't forget to kneel and pray;..."

"Don't forget to kneel and pray;..."



"When the morning light you see,
 Don't forget to kneel and pray;
Ask the Lord to walk with thee,
Every moment of the day."
~ Author Unknown

................

2. "If you will be prayerful You'll be careful.",
 3. "A Little Prayer",
4. "God's Way is Best!"

................


"Thanks for stopping by
and God Bless,
hugs, Chris


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Thursday, February 13, 2014

"God’s Love and Ours"

God’s Love and Ours



"7 Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God.
Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God."

1 John 4:7
New International Version (NIV)



Thanks for stopping by
and God Bless,
hugs, Chris



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Saturday, January 4, 2014

"Angels We Have Heard On High"

Angels We Have Heard On High

 

Angels We Have Heard On High

"Angels we have heard on high
 Sweetly singing o’er the plains
 And the mountains in reply
Echoing their joyous strains
Gloria, in excelsis Deo!
Gloria, in excelsis Deo!

Shepherds, why this jubilee?
Why your joyous strains prolong?
What the gladsome tidings be
Which inspire your heavenly song?
Gloria, in excelsis Deo!
Gloria, in excelsis Deo!

Come to Bethlehem and see
Him Whose birth the angels sing;
Come, adore on bended knee,
Christ the Lord, the newborn King.
Gloria, in excelsis Deo!
Gloria, in excelsis Deo!

See Him in a manger laid
Jesus Lord of heaven and earth;
Mary, Joseph, lend your aid,
With us sing our Savior's birth.
Gloria, in excelsis Deo!
Gloria, in excelsis Deo!"


Thanks for stopping by
and God Bless,
Merry Christmas,
hugs, Chris

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Tuesday, October 1, 2013

"28 For in him we live and move and have our being. As some of your own poets have said, ‘We are his offspring."

"28 For in him we live and move and have our being.  As some of your own poets have said, ‘We are his offspring."

 
"28 For in him we live and move and have our being. 
As some of your own poets have said, ‘We are his offspring."  


Acts 17:28 
 (New International Version) 


 
Thanks for stopping by
and God Bless, hugs, Chris  


my creation using this image.

Monday, September 30, 2013

"2 After two days he will revive us; on the third day he will restore us, that we may live in his presence."

"After two days He will revive us;..."

 
"2 After two days he will revive us; 
on the third day he will restore us, 
that we may live in his presence." 


 Hosea 6:2 
(New International Version)  



The Lord listens to us. 
Thanks for stopping by 
and heaps of hugs, Chris



my creation using this image.


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Sunday, March 3, 2013

"The light of the body is the eye: if therefore thine eye be single, thy whole body shall be full of light."

"The light of the body is the eye: if therefore thine eye be single, thy whole body shall be full of light."


"22 The light of the body is the eye: if therefore thine eye be single, thy whole body shall be full of light."

Matthew 6:22
King James Version (KJV)


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1. "7 Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you:"
Matthew 7:7 King James Version (KJV)
2. "1 Judge not, that ye be not judged."
Matthew 7:1 King James Version (KJV)
3. "14 For if ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you:"
Matthew 6:14 King James Version (KJV)
4. "21 For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also."
Matthew 6:21 King James Version (KJV)
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memories from Nagoya (Japan)

Thanks for stopping by
and God Bless,
hugs, Chris



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Saturday, December 22, 2012

"14 And thou shalt have joy and gladness, and many shall rejoice at his birth."

"14 And thou shalt have joy and gladness, and many shall rejoice at his birth."

 

"14 And thou shalt have joy and gladness, and many shall rejoice at his birth."
Luke 1:14
21st Century King James Version (KJ21)




a small chapel at the floral museum in Chiba (Japan)




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Tuesday, December 18, 2012

"Glory to God" ~ a Christmas slideshow





Dear friends,

Created to honor the reason for the Christmas season.

God Bless, Chris

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 "14 "Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men."  
 1 John 4:19 (21st Century King James Version) 

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 for your listening pleasure: "Joy to the World" 
performed by: Craig Adams


my original graphic creation


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Sunday, October 7, 2012

"Circles of Love" ~ a slide show with music






"Circles of Love" displays kaleidoscopes created using a variety of my photos found on flickr.  


for your listening pleasure: 
"Symphony No.6 ("Pastoral"), Op.68 [I] Allegro ma non troppo" 
performed by: Irwin Kostal: Studio Orchestra  


thanks for stopping by 
and God Bless, 
hugs, Chris 


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Saturday, July 28, 2012

"Lessons from God's little creatures are needed as they never give up."




"Lessons from God's little creatures are needed as they never give up."

~ Author Unknown


.......................

1. "Happiness keeps you "SMILING".",
2. "Trials keeps you "PRAYING".",
3. "Sorrows keep you "REAL".",
4. "Failures keep you "HOPING".",
5. "Love keeps you "BLESSED".",
6. "But, only GOD keeps you "GOING"."

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Thanks for stopping by
and God Bless,
hugs, Chris




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Monday, July 16, 2012

"Now I lay me down to sleep pray the Lord my soul to keep."

angel



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Sunday, June 24, 2012

"My days begin with prayer."

"My days begin with prayer."




"My days begin with prayer."

~ a friend




Thanks for stopping by
and God Bless,
hugs, Chris




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Sunday, June 10, 2012

"Let all that you do be done in love."

love




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Saturday, June 9, 2012

Let us pray...







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Friday, June 8, 2012

Faith, Love, Faith

love, hope, faith






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Thursday, June 7, 2012

"But Jesus said, Suffer little children, and forbid them not, to come unto me: for of such is the kingdom of heaven."

"But Jesus said, Suffer little children, and forbid them not, to come unto me: for of such is the kingdom of heaven."




"14 But Jesus said, Suffer little children, and forbid them not, to come unto me: for of such is the kingdom of heaven."

Matthew 19:14
King James Version (KJV)





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Wednesday, June 6, 2012

"We give thanks to God and the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, praying always for you,"

"We give thanks to God and the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, praying always for you,"





"3 We give thanks to God and the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, praying always for you,"

Colossians 1:3
King James Version (KJV)




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Friday, April 20, 2012

"If our lives were always easy..."

"If our lives were always easy..."




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Saturday, April 7, 2012

"Happy Easter!"

Happy Easter!





"Praise be to God! Easter is about Hope, Love & Joyful living."

~ Anonymous






Have a Blessed Day
and remember the
Reason for the Season...

hugs, Chris




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Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Faith

faith



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Sunday, April 1, 2012

"For God so loved the world, ..."

"For God so loved the world, ..."





"16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life."


John 3:16
(King James Version)





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Saturday, March 31, 2012

"Happy Easter ~ Christ is Risen"

Happy Easter ~ Christ is Risen



"Christ, the Lord, is risen today, Alleluia!
Sons of men and angels say, Alleluia!
Raise your joys and triumphs high, Alleluia!
Sing, ye heavens, and earth, reply, Alleluia!

Love's redeeming work is done, Alleluia!
Fought the fight, the battle won, Alleluia!
Lo! the Sun's eclipse is over, Alleluia!
Lo! He sets in blood no more, Alleluia!

Vain the stone, the watch, the seal, Alleluia!
Christ hath burst the gates of hell, Alleluia!
Death in vain forbids His rise, Alleluia!
Christ hath opened Paradise, Alleluia!

Lives again our glorious King, Alleluia!
Where, O death, is now thy sting? Alleluia!
Once He died our souls to save, Alleluia!
Where thy victory, O grave? Alleluia!

Soar we now where Christ hath led, Alleluia!
Following our exalted Head, Alleluia!
Made like Him, like Him we rise, Alleluia!
Ours the cross, the grave, the skies, Alleluia!

Hail, the Lord of earth and heaven, Alleluia!
Praise to Thee by both be given, Alleluia!
Thee we greet triumphant now, Alleluia!
Hail, the resurrection day, Alleluia!

King of glory, Soul of bliss, Alleluia!
Everlasting life is this, Alleluia!
Thee to know, Thy power to prove, Alleluia!
Thus to sing and thus to love, Alleluia!

Hymns of praise then let us sing, Alleluia!
Unto Christ, our heavenly King, Alleluia!
Who endured the cross and grave, Alleluia!
Sinners to redeem and save. Alleluia!

But the pains that He endured, Alleluia!
Our salvation have procured, Alleluia!
Now above the sky He's King, Alleluia!
Where the angels ever sing. Alleluia!

Jesus Christ is risen today, Alleluia!
Our triumphant holy day, Alleluia!
Who did once upon the cross, Alleluia!
Suffer to redeem our loss. Alleluia!"

~ Charles Wesley
Wesley Centre




Thanks for stopping by
& God Bless,
hugs, Chris




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Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Recognize

Recognize



"People see God every day;
they just don't recognize Him."

~ Pearl Bailey



one of the smaller flowers that is so delicate...




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Monday, February 27, 2012

"The wise still seek Him."

"The wise still seek Him."




"The wise still seek Him."

~ Author Unknown



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Sunday, February 26, 2012

"The name of Jesus is the one lever that lifts the world."

"The name of Jesus is the one lever that lifts the world."



"The name of Jesus is the one lever that lifts the world."

~ Author Unknown




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Saturday, February 25, 2012

"Joy is the grace we say to God."

"Joy is the grace we say to God."




"Joy is the grace we say to God."

~ Jean Ingelow



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Saturday, February 4, 2012

"A prayer a day brings God's love closer to you."

"A prayer a day brings God's love closer to you."




"A prayer a day brings God's love closer to you."

~ a friend


.....................

1. "And so upon this wise I prayed, --",
2. "Great Spirit, give to me",
3. "A heaven not so large as yours",
4. "But large enough for me."

~ Emily Dickinson
...............................

kaleidoscopes created using "Joy is the holy fire that keeps our purpose warm and our intelligence aglow."
...............................




Thanks for stopping by
and God Bless,
hugs, Chris

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Angels at Christmas






"Love came down at Christmas,
love all lovely, love divine,
love was born at Christmas,
stars and angels gave the sign."

~ Christina Rossetti

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for your listening pleasure: Come Thou Long Expected Jesus
performed by: Craig Adams

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Wishing you all of the love which comes
during with the Christmas Season...
Thanks for stopping by
and God Bless,
hugs, Chris



created using my Christmas tree's Angel





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Wednesday, October 26, 2011

"Beauty is the gift of God."

"Beauty is the gift of God."




"Beauty is the gift of God."

~ Aristotle





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Sunday, October 23, 2011

"Every flower is a soul blossoming in nature."

"Every flower is a soul blossoming in nature."




"Every flower is a soul blossoming in nature."

~ Gerard de Nerval




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Friday, September 16, 2011

1 minute with God

god,prayers,christ





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Wednesday, August 31, 2011

"Always look out for the sunlight the Lord sends into your days."

"Always look out for the sunlight the Lord sends into your days."




"Always look out for the sunlight the Lord sends into your days."

~ Hope Campbell


memories from Hamamatsu Flower Garden (Japan)



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Sunday, August 7, 2011

"One is nearer God's heart in a garden Than anywhere else on earth."

"One is nearer  God's heart in a garden..."





"One is nearer God's heart in a garden
Than anywhere else on earth."

~ Dorthy Frances




memories from a garden...


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Friday, June 17, 2011

"Real prayer is life creating and life changing."

"Real prayer is life creating and life changing."





"Real prayer is life creating and life changing."

~ Richard Foster


There are so many people that need a prayer because of tragedies happening. These things happened over the past months. Please take a moment to say a prayer to help these people.

~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~


Below are some of the most recent happenings which are not caused by wars or political difficulties...

~ On March 11th, there was the earthquake in Japan. Then, there were the tsunami that forced the oceans to visit the land in many parts of the earth.
~ There have been many earthquakes in New Zealand.
~ Recently, there are volcanoes that are erupting in different countries.
~ There are droughts where no rain or water is found in many areas of the world. And, just as there is no rain in one part of the world, there is too much rain in another hemisphere that is causing floods.
~ There have recently been many strong tornadoes resulting in life threatening difficulties. So many have hurt so many.
~ Now, there are fires that are causing lives to change in the United States. These fires are still not controlled. They are threatening people's lives and there are so many having to evacuate.

Yes, there are many people who need our love from your prayers. I know that there are so many other happenings not listed above.

~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~

As I said above, please take a minute to say a prayer. Prayers are needed for so many people who have been hurt, have become homeless, and/or have lost a loved one.

Remember... your prayers can help...

God Bless, thank you for stopping by,
and thank you for saying a prayer,
hugs, Chris





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Wednesday, May 11, 2011

"There is no exception to God's commandment to love everybody."

"There is no exception to God's commandment to love everybody."




"There is no exception to God's commandment to love everybody."

~ Henry Bucklew



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Sunday, May 8, 2011

"All things are artificial, for nature is the art of God."

"All things are artificial, for nature is the art of God."




"All things are artificial, for nature is the art of God."

~ Sir Thomas Browne


Memories from the floral museum in Chiba (Japan)




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Sunday, April 24, 2011

"And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose."

"And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose."



28 "And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose."


Romans 8:28
(New International Version, ©2011)



memories of a butterfly in flight at Sankeien Garden in Naka-ku (Yokohama, Japan)


all natural colors...



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Friday, January 28, 2011

"Jesus said to him, "I will come and heal him."

Keep Vivsirena (aka) Vivian in your prayers

"Jesus said to him, "I will come and heal him."
Matthew 8:7
New American Standard Bible (©1995)





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Monday, December 27, 2010

~ He Loves Us ~ a slide show with music






Happy New Year!"

"Give thanks to the Lord of lords:
His love endures forever."
Psalm 136:3

New International Version


Please turn up your speakers and enjoy listening to one of my all time favorites!
for your listening pleasure: "Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring"
written by: Johann Sebastian Bach



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Thursday, October 28, 2010

A Dragonfly World








"When nature has work to be done, she creates a genius to do it."

~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

for your listening pleasure: "The Entertainer (The Sting Orchestra Version)"
by The Scott Joplin


This slide show displays some of my photos taken during this past year
of dragonflies.
I am so fascinated with their speed and graceful approach.


Thank you for taking the time to watch my slide show..."A Dragonfly World".
God's work is fascinating and wonderful.

God bless,
hugs, Chris



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Sunday, August 22, 2010

"The best of all... God is with us."

"The best of all... God is with us."


"The best of all... God is with us."
~ John Wesley



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Monday, August 16, 2010

"I asked... ~ He gave..."

I asked... ~ He gave...

"I asked God for all
things that I might
enjoy life. He gave
me life that I might
enjoy all things."

~ unknown




a memory from a flower garden



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Thursday, July 22, 2010

Angel Of July

angel


~Sitting in splendor
In heaven's sweet place
Showing the beauty of wings
Made of lace
Surrounded by flowers
With swans in her midst
The beauty of nature
Her glorious gift
Playing a tune that
Comes from on high
Gentlest breezes
This angel July
Sends love with her heart
That whispers on land
As trees rustle gently
In harmony grand
An angel so peaceful
She's sent with great love
Angelic in nature
Reflected above
Let her just fill you with
Warmth and all care
An angel to bless you with
Dreams we can share
Look to her innocence
Her power and might
While gently she sends you
All love that is bright.~

~ Francine ~



note: this was a birthday
card from a friend



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Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Love and Prayers

prayers,angel




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Wednesday, July 14, 2010

"God's love is everlasting."

"God's love is everlasting." (by martian cat)





"God's love is everlasting."
~ Billy Graham

a memory from Ofuna Flower Garden in Kamakura (Japan)




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Friday, July 9, 2010

"Seek not outside yourself, heaven is within."

"Seek not outside yourself, heaven is within." (by martian cat)



"Seek not outside yourself, heaven is within."
~ Mary Lou Cook

a memory form the flower museum in Inage (Chiba, Japan)




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Thursday, July 1, 2010

Jesus and the Dog

Another story that was sent to me by email from a friend.



Here is a heart warming photo from the news in Sana Catarina, Brazil.

A Nativity Scene was erected in a church yard. During the night the folks came across this sight. An abandoned dog was looking for a comfortable, protected place to sleep. He chose Jesus as his comfort. No one had the heart to send him away so he was there all night.



Wonderful!



jesus



We should all have the good sense of this dog and curl up in Jesus' lap from time to time!!!


Note: The above photo came with my email...


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Friday, June 25, 2010

"Let's love so the world can see how much God loves mankind."

"Let's love so the world can see how much God loves mankind." (by martian cat)



"Let's love so the world can see how
much God loves mankind."
~ anonymous


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Thursday, June 24, 2010

"As Jesus stepped into the garden, you were in His prayers."


"As Jesus stepped into the garden, you were in His prayers." (by martian cat)


"As Jesus stepped into the garden, you were in His prayers.
As Jesus looked into heaven, you were in His vision...
His final prayer was about you.
His final pain was for you.
His final passion was you."
~ Max Lucado



A memory from the flower museum in Inage, Chiba, Japan.




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Wednesday, June 23, 2010

How and Why Dogs Were Created

Below is a story that I am sharing with you. I did not write it. I received from a good friend in an email. I just have to share it because it is so beautiful.




Adam said, "Lord, when I was in the garden, you walked with me everyday. I do not see you anymore and I am lonely. It is difficult for me to remember how much you love me."

God said, "I shall create a companion for you who will always be with you and shall reflect My love for you. His love shall be unconditional; regardless of how selfish, childish, or unlovable you may be, he will accept and love you."

God created an animal for Adam, and it was good. And God said, "Because I have created this animal to be a reflection of My love for you, his name shall be a reflection of My name, and you will call him dog."

The dog lived with Adam. Adam was comforted. The dog was content and wagged his tail.

Then it came to pass that Adam's guardian angel came to the Lord and said, "Lord, Adam has become filled with pride; he struts and preens and has come to believe that he is worthy of adoration. He has learned from the dog's devotion that he is loved, but he has no humility."

And the Lord said, "I shall create another companion for him who will see him as he is and remind him of his limitations, so that he knows he is not worthy of adoration and will become humble."

So God created the cat. The cat did not obey Adam, and when he gazed into the cat's eyes, Adam was reminded that he was not the supreme being. He learned humility.

Adam was greatly improved.
God was pleased.
So was the dog.
The cat did not care one way or the other.

~ Author Unknown



cat,dog


The above photo came with my email...




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Monday, May 17, 2010

"God never consults your past to determine your future."

"God never consults your past to determine your future." (by martian cat)


"God never consults your past to determine your future."
~ Mike Murdock




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Saturday, May 8, 2010

A Newborn's Conversation with God

A baby asked God, "They tell me you are sending me to earth tomorrow, but how am I going to live there being so small and helpless?"

God said, "Your angel will be waiting for you and will take care of you."

The child further inquired, "But tell me, here in heaven I don't have to do anything but sing and smile to be happy."

God said, "Your angel will sing for you and will also smile for you. And you will feel your angel's love and be very happy."

Again the small child asked, "And how am I going to be able to understand when people talk to me if I don't know the language?"

God said, "Your angel will tell you the most beautiful and sweet words you will ever hear, and with much patience and care, your angel will teach you how to speak."

"And what am I going to do when I want to talk to you?"

God said, "Your angel will place your hands together and will teach you how to pray."

"Who will protect me?"

God said, "Your angel will defend you even if it means risking its life."

"But I will always be sad because I will not see you anymore."

God said, "Your angel will always talk to you about Me and will teach you the way to come back to Me, even though I will always be next to you."

At that moment there was much peace in Heaven, but voices from Earth could be heard and the child hurriedly asked, "God, if I am to leave now, please tell me my angel's name."

God said, You will simply call her, "Mom ."


~ Author Unknown



The above was sent to me by a friend. I just have to share it because it is so beautiful.



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Thursday, April 22, 2010

"Nature is the art of God."






"Nature is the art of God."
~ Thomas Browne



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Thursday, April 1, 2010

"The eyes of the LORD are in every place, Keeping watch on the evil and the good."

"The eyes of the LORD are  in every place, Keeping watch on the evil and the good." (by martian cat)



3 "The eyes of the LORD are in every place,
Keeping watch on the evil and the good."


Proverbs 15:3

(New King James Version)