Neglect and Return

This morning I pulled back the curtain in my craft room and saw how pitiful and weak my philodendron looked.


So I watered it, removed the dead leaves, and propped it back up on the big needle used as  a stake.  Several hours later I checked on it and it’s back in good shape.


It made me think of how I get when I neglect my walk with the Lord – when I let things of this world lead me astray or pull me down.   Like my plant, I start dragging my feet, so to speak, stumbling along my way and falling down.  And thought I may have loosened my hold on His hand but He never lets go of mine.   He shows me where I need to be and in His way He moves me back to the right path.

“For all flesh is as grass, and all the glory of man as the flower of grass.  The grass withers and the flower thereof falls away: but the Word of the Lord endures forever.  This is the word, which by the gospel is preached to you.” ~ 1 Peter 1:24-25

When I return my focus back on Jesus Christ and His word, then I’m uplifted, walking upright, without stumbling or falling down.

“I am the vine, you are the branches; he who abides in Me and I in him, he bears much fruit, for apart from Me you can do nothing.” ~ John 15:5

“Therefore as you have received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk with Him, having been firmly rooted and now being built up in Him and established in your faith, just as you were instructed, and overflowing with gratitude.”  ~ Colossians 2:6-7


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Thank You!

Last night I tried to get a picture of the moon.  It lit up the clouds around it.  I didn’t get a good picture of the moon but did capture this pic of the clouds.  It puts me in mind of cool Autumn nights.


This morning as I looked outdoors I was inspired to write and sketch out the following.






This month is Breast Cancer awareness month.  Please help the cause by going to my Avon estore and order today.    20% of sales on Breast Cancer Crusade items go the breast cancer research.



God bless and keep you,



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just a little something

Thought I’d share what I’ve been working on.


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Each year the Logan County PieceMakers quilt guild has a quilt show.  This is our quilt show this year.


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Our conversation…

I took this picture yesterday.   Freedom is the word that comes to mind when I look at it –  freedom as a citizen of the United States and freedom as a citizen of Heaven.

For our conversation is in heaven; from whence we look for the Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ.~ Philippians 3:20


taken 9/25/16


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Yesterday I spent the day with my mom.  We took care of a task that needs to be done from time to time.  Paring down, going through your items and getting rid of things you no longer need or use.   We were going through her Christmas items and we came across an item from when I was in kindergarten.  Reminiscing, we talked about our walk home from school one day, and my telling her I made her something for Christmas.  Then I very simply stated “it’s not a rock though”.


1976 kindergarten Christmas gift made for Mom

She told me as soon as I said, “it’s not a rock”, she knew it had something to do with a rock.

She sent it home with me and now it sits proudly on a shelf with my thimble collection.

That memory was still with me this morning and I began to watercolor.  It’s not great, but this is a rendition of my memory of that day.


Precious memories, they come to us once in a while and are a treasure to keep stored in our hearts.






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Happy Autumn!

This is my favorite season of the year!

Last night I caught the last sunset of summer.


I start thinking of Christmas gifts and decorations when Autumn is here.

This morning, as I was organizing my Avon for the next campaign, I realized there was a brochure from several campaigns ago that is no longer active.  So I began to fold the pages and ended up with this angel form.  It needs to be painted and a head and halo added to it.


This could be an Autumn Angel, but I’m leaning towards a Winter Angel instead.

“While the earth remains, seed-time and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease.” ~ Genesis 8:22



P.S.  Celebrate Autumn by entering the Fall into Cozy Sweepstakes on my Avon website.  Click this link to enter.


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