Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Encouragement For Today

Great our need, but greater far
Is our Father’s loving power;
He upholds each mighty star;
He unfolds each tiny flower;
He who numbers every hair,
Earnest of His faithful care,
Gave His Son for us to die;
God shall all your need supply.

-Author Unknown

  But my God shall supply all your need according to 
his riches in glory by Christ Jesus. 
Philippians 4:19

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Seek the LORD...


Seek the LORD and his strength, seek his face 
continually. Remember his marvellous works 
that he hath done, his wonders, and the judgments of his mouth;

 1 Chronicles 16:11-12

Wednesday, October 21, 2015


I'm still in the process of learning more about painting with watercolors, 
and always find them a bit challenging to work with. However, I still 
enjoyed trying to paint these roses. 
Working on the details...

And, almost done. My favorite part to paint was the bright 
blue vase the roses were in. Such a pretty, vibrant color! 

Another small painting I did recently of one of my favorite teacups 
that some friends gave me this year.

 Rejoice in the Lord alway: and again I say, Rejoice. 
    Philippians 4:4 

Monday, October 12, 2015

A Hymn: It's Still the Blood

 Here are a couple of verses from one of my favorite hymns, titled It's Still the Blood

There are those who rely on the works that they do,
And some men count on the times they've prayed through.
But when the battle's over and the vict'ry is won,
I'll go home through the blood of the Father's precious Son.

And it's still the blood that saves from sin;
It's still the blood that cleanses within,
From the highest star in heaven, to the depths of the sea,
It is still the blood of Jesus that brings vict'ry to me. 

written by Lois Gail 

 "But now in Christ Jesus ye who sometimes were far off are made nigh by the blood of Christ." 
Ephesians 2:13 

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Growing African Violets

 African violets are one of my favorite indoor plants to grow. I've always found 
them to be quite hardy and easy to care for, and, with enough sunlight, will often 
continuously bloom for months at a time! I've had this one in the above picture for 
at least several years, and a month or two ago decided to try making another start from it.
About a week ago, I was happy to see that the leaf that I had planted in a small 
pot already had two small little plants growing up from its base! Now, I'm just 
hoping to eventually find someone who I can get starts from for some different colors
than what I already have.

Does anyone else out there enjoy growing African Violets?