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"Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys, and where thieves do not break in or steal; for where your treasure is, there your heart will be also." Matthew 6:19-21

"For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world and forfeits his soul? Or what will a man give in exchange for his soul? For the Son of Man is going to come in the glory of His Father with His angels, and WILL THEN REPAY EVERY MAN ACCORDING TO HIS DEEDS." Matthew 16:26-27

"What good is it for a man to gain the whole world, yet forfeit his soul? Or what can a man give in exchange for his soul? If anyone is ashamed of me and my words in this adulterous and sinful generation, the Son of Man will be ashamed of him when he comes in his Father's glory with the holy angels." Mark 8:36-38

"Come now, you rich, weep and howl for your miseries which are coming upon you. Your riches have rotted and your garments have become moth-eaten. Your gold and your silver have rusted; and their rust will be a witness against you and will consume your flesh like fire. It is in the last days that you have stored up your treasure!" James 5:1-3

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I Believe by Wes King  

Here's another great song! Praise God!!

I Believe by Wes King

I believe
In six days and a rest
God is good
I do confess
I believe
In Adam and Eve
In a tree and a garden
In a snake and a thief

Chorus:
I believe, I believe
I believe in the Word of God
I believe, I believe
'Cause He made me believe

I believe Noah
Built an ark of wood
120 years
No one understood
I believe Elijah never died
Called fire from heaven
On a mountainside

Chorus

It's been passed down through ages of time
Written by hands of men
Inspired by the Lord
His Word will remain to the end
I believe Isaiah
Was a prophet of old
The Lamb was slain
Just as he foretold
I believe Jesus
Was the Word made man
And He died for my sins
And He rose again!


Today I'm giving you the eighth and last Ribbon Rose Cluster. If you missed any of them they are in the archives in the left column. I hope you enjoy them!

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Before I share today this is so funny...I was on my way to post on Kyra's blog that I was giving her an award and in my e-mail she was giving me one, and an Oscar at that! LOL! Wow am I blessed, that's 4 awards in about four days! Thank you so much Kyra!
I'm passing this award on to these deserving blogs:
http://tootlebugz.com/
http://www.scrapandsmile.com/
http://ikeagoddess.blogspot.com/
http://colouryourlife.canalblog.com/
http://cbhscrapbookfreebiessearch.blogspot.com/

This is a sweet prayer written by Ralph E. Dessem:

Father, our faith contains such splendid glowing nouns: blessing, goodness, peace, heaven. These are words rich in meaning and feeling to us. But somehow the verbs don't give us the same comfortable warmth: go, do , come help, forgive, work, pardon, love. They require of us not just feeling, but an action. We must involve ourselves and get our hands dirty, and we have often been unwilling to do this. Forgive us, Lord, and help us to realize that You expect us to forgive and help others, as You have forgiven us and are helping us each day, through Christ. Amen.

I am giving this Ribbon Rose Cluster to you in eight different color combinations. After this one I'm going to take a break for a few days so I can give you some other pretty Valentine gifts. After that I'll give you the last four Ribbon Rose Clusters, so don't think I've forgotten! If you miss any they will be in the archives in the left column.

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Before I share with you today, I'd like to let you know I've been flat in bed nearly two weeks now, so I'm way behind in my e-mail and blog related things - and everything else! I am SO glad I had worked ahead so you haven't missed a day of lovely gifts. I still have a way to go before I'm well, but I'm back on duty for you at least part time! Thank you SO MUCH to everyone who posts or e-mails me and those that choose to follow this blog. You are such an encouragement and bless my days so much! *hugs* And I really appreciate when you drop me a note when something isn't working properly so I can fix it.

I have so much to catch up on and my husband has a client coming to record another CD this evening so I HAVE to get the house back in order. On top of this, he brought a very sick puppy home Saturday that we are trying out. All day yesterday at the vet and she's contagious so I'm constantly having to bleach everything she contacts and launder all fabric in hot water every day...*so tired*. I knew to do that the moment I saw her and the vet said for the next two weeks at least, if we keep her. Needless to say, no one has slept here since she arrived!

While ill I have been honored with three more awards! Thank you so very much Jennifer at twopigletsscrappersdelight for this award:
I'm passing this award on to these wonderful blogs:
http://smiekeltje.blogspot.com/
http://fairydustprincess-magicmaker.blogspot.com/
http://dittersfreedoodles.blogspot.com/
http://grannyart.blogspot.com/
http://numbbumm.blogspot.com/

Thank you so much to MemoryKeeper at EasyCustomBlogs for this award:
I'm passing this award on to these wonderful blogs:
http://simplyyin.blogspot.com/
http://www.storeide.se/gunhild/index.htm
http://sweetazshooga.info/
http://alliebrownslayouts.blogspot.com/
http://cuccioladesign.blogspot.com/

In my illness, I had found the three awards and made a folder in my e-mail to put them in to handle later. Now I can't find the folder. I found the original two e-mails for these awards, but I can't find the third and was to sick to notice who the other was from. So, if you gave me an award that I never responded to, PLEASE DON'T BE OFFENDED, but send again understanding I was very sick and it's fallen through the cracks. Thank you all so much for the honor.

Now for the good stuff! I didn't write this, but it's really cool and every single one is in the Holy Scriptures!

WHAT IS THE LORD JESUS CHRIST TO YOU?

To the Artist the Lord Jesus Christ is the One Altogether Lovely
To the Architect He is the Chief Cornerstone
To the Baker He is the Living Bread
To the Banker He is the Hidden Treasure
To the Biologist He is the Life
To the Builder He is the Sure Foundation
To the Carpenter He is the Door
To the Doctor He is the Great Physician
To the Educator He is the Great Teacher
To the Engineer He is the New and Living Way
To the Farmer He is the Sower and the Lord of the Harvest
To the Florist He is the Rose of Sharon
To the Geologist He is the Rock of Ages
To the Horticulturist He is the True Vine
To the Judge He is the Righteous Judge - the Judge of all men
To the Juror He is the Faithful and True Witness
To the Jeweler He is the Pearl of Great Price
To the Lawyer He is the Counselor - the Lawyer - the Advocate
To the Newspaperman He is the Good News of Great Joy
To the Philanthropist (One who loves and seeks to benefit mankind) He is the Unspeakable Gift
To the Philosopher He is the Wisdom of God
To the Sculptor He is the Living Stone
To the Statesman He is the Desire of All Nations
To the Student He is the Incarnate Truth
To the Theologian He is the Author and Finisher of our Faith
To the Laborer He is the giver of Rest
To the Sinner He is the Lamb of God that taketh away the Sin of the World
AND to the Christian He is the Son of the Living God - the Savior - the Redeemer - and Lord!

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Watch The Lamb by Ray Boltz  

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Watch The Lamb by Ray Boltz

Walking on the road to Jerusalem,
The time had come to sacrifice again,
My two small sons,
They walk beside me on the road,
The reason that they came
was to watch the lamb.
Daddy, daddy,
What will see there,
There's so much that we don't understand,
So I told them of Moses
and father Abraham,
Then I said dear children watch the lamb,
There will be so many in Jerusalem today,
We must be sure the lamb doesn't run away,
And I told them of Moses
and father Abraham,
Then I said dear children watch the lamb.
When we reached the city,
I knew something must be wrong,
There were no joyful worshipers,
No joyful worship songs,
I stood there with my children
in the midst of angry men,
Then I heard the crowd cry out
Crucify Him.
We tried to leave the city
but we could not get away,
Forced to play in this drama
a part I did not wish to play,
Why upon this day
were men condemned to die,
Why were we standing here,
Where soon they would pass by.
I looked and said, even now they come,
The first one cried for mercy,
The people gave him none,
The second one was violent,
He was arrogant and loud,
I still here his angry voice
screaming at the crowd,
Then someone said there's Jesus,
I scarce believed my eyes,
A man so badly beaten,
He barely looked alive,
Blood poured from His body,
From the thorns upon His brow,
Running down the cross,
Falling to the ground.
I watched Him as He struggled,
I watched Him as He fell,
The cross came down upon His back,
The crowd began to yell,
In that moment I felt such agony,
In that moment I felt such loss,
Till a Roman soldier grabbed my arm
and screamed, you, carry His cross.
At first I tried to resist him,
Then his hand reached for his sword,
So I knelt and took
the cross from the Lord,
I placed it on my shoulder,
And started down the street,
The blood that he'd been shedding
was running down my cheek.
They led us to Golgotha,
They drove nails
deep in His feet and hands,
Yet upon the cross I heard Him pray
Father, forgive them.
Oh, never have I seen such love
in any other eyes,
Into thy hands I commit my spirit
He prayed and then He died,
I stood for what seemed like years,
I'd lost all sense of time
until I felt two tiny hands
holding tight to mine,
The children stood there weeping,
I heard the oldest say,
Father please forgive us,
the lamb ran away.
Daddy, daddy,
What have we seen here,
There's so much
that we don't understand,
So I took them in my arms,
And we turned and faced the cross,
Then I said dear children
watch the lamb.

I am giving this Ribbon Rose Cluster to you in eight different color combinations. If you miss any they will be in the archives in the left column.

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"To the man who pleases him, God gives wisdom, knowledge and happiness, but to the sinner he gives the task of gathering and storing up wealth to hand it over to the one who pleases God. This too is meaningless, a chasing after the wind." Ecclesiastes 2:26

Isn't that hysterical? LOL! People think this life is about getting money and things and God says that those who haven't given their lives to Him will spend their lives working for these, only to leave it behind for others! What a wasted life! Let's store up riches imperishable for eternity!

"19"Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal.

20"But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys, and where thieves do not break in or steal;

21for where your treasure is, there your heart will be also." Matthew 6:19-21

I am giving this Ribbon Rose Cluster to you in eight different color combinations. If you miss any they will be in the archives in the left column. I'll give you the last of them after a couple more days of pretty Valentine's gifties!

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We all love the idea of angels don't we? Even those who do not acknowledge the Lord God Almighty (who created the angels and whom they serve), want to believe in angels. Yes, angels are real, are spoken of often in the Bible and play a part in the daily lives of true Christians. There is much misunderstanding about angels. They have a job:

"But to which of the angels has He ever said, "Sit at my right hand, until I make your enemies a footstool for your feet"? {My note - He did not say this to any of them, only to Jesus.} Are they not all ministering spirits, sent out to render service for the sake of those who will inherit salvation? [My note - that's everyone who is redeemed by the blood of the Lamb, Jesus Christ.} Hebrews 1:13-14

Some people are actually worshiping angels, which is expressly forbidden in the Holy Scriptures.

"Then I fell at his feet to worship him But he said to me, "Do not do that; I am a fellow servant of yours and your brethren who hold the testimony of Jesus; worship God. For the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy." Revelation 19:10

"But he said to me, "Do not do that I am a fellow servant of yours and of your brethren the prophets and of those who heed the words of this book. Worship God." Revelation 22:8-9

LOL, the biggest misconception about angels is that they are beautiful women and chubby little babies with wings. If you will read what God tells us about real angels in His Word, you will see there is never any indication that there are female or baby angels, but rather powerful male warrior angels. They are very tall and very powerful. Before this world was created, the Bible tells us that satan, who himself was an angel, tried to take God's place in heaven and one half of the angels sided with him, and suffered the same fate as satan.

But we all love pretty pictures of lovely, graceful women angels and the cute chubby baby ones too, so, I have four sweet little white ones for you today. Hope you enjoy and maybe even learned a little about real angels! God bless you!

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These two frames are made of tiny delicate feathers. That got me thinking. A feather is so delicate. If you handle it much, it separates and you can never get it back together again. Yet on the other hand, feathers are so amazingly sturdy that great birds like eagles, herons and pelicans (which aren't light) soar through the air with them so high above us! They risk their lives on how sturdy those little feathers are!

Sounds a bit like faith. By my personal experience, I'd tell you the feathers are very delicate and I would no way risk my life on them holding me up so high in the air. Yet the truth is that even heavy birds successfully stay aloft every day on those same feathers!

So it is with faith. We live in this physical world in our flesh. Our life experiences tell us the truth is one thing on a given topic. Yet the Word of God often tells us the exact opposite. To truly walk in faith, we need to consciously choose to believe what the Word of God says over what our earthly experience on the topic tell us. Until we do this, on each and every thing the Word of God says, we are not truly walking in faith and the Bible says, "without faith it is impossible to please God". Hebrews 11:6 It's also impossible to fully reap the blessings promised in the Bible if we do not truly walk in faith.

It's a sobering thing to read what Jesus said, "When the Son of Man (Jesus) comes, will he find faith on the earth?" Luke 18:8 He was speaking of when He returns to take His faithful home to heaven, His second coming. It's worth doing a personal inventory to check ourselves.

Faith is far more than mental consent that what the Bible says is so. That is belief. Faith requires full belief and acting on that belief. Let's seek true and abiding FAITH and so live in all the blessings He died to give us!

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Have you ever written something on your hand so you'd remember it? How about tattooing it there? A step farther...ENGRAVED it? Almighty God, our loving Father has done just that. To reassure His people that He would never forget them, He compared His attention and compassion for them to that of a nursing mother. Today many wouldn't understand as they don't nurse their babies, but they would have understood then that when we nurse, we physically need the baby to eat. As a mother who nursed my children I can tell you that when it's time, nature makes sure your attention is on feeding that baby! He told them that He chose to actually engrave us on the palms of His Holy hands, that we would be continually before Him. Wow! And WOW again!

"Can a woman forget her nursing child and have no compassion on the son of her womb? Even these may forget, but I will not forget you. Behold, I have inscribed you on the palms of My hands; Your walls are continually before Me. " Isaiah 49:15-16

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Cry Out To Jesus by Third Day  

I'm going to share another fabulous song with you today. I hope it lifts and encourages you. *Hugs*

Cry Out To Jesus by Third Day

To everyone who's lost someone they love
Long before it was their time
You feel like the days you had were not enough
when you said goodbye

And to all of the people with burdens and pains
Keeping you back from your life
You believe that there's nothing and there is no one
Who can make it right

There is hope for the helpless
Rest for the weary
Love for the broken heart
There is grace and forgiveness
Mercy and healing
He'll meet you wherever you are
Cry out to Jesus, Cry out to Jesus

For the marriage that's struggling just to hang on
They lost all of their faith in love
They've done all they can to make it right again
Still it's not enough

For the ones who can't break the addictions and chains
You try to give up but you come back again
Just remember that you're not alone in your shame
And your suffering

When your lonely
And it feels like the whole world is falling on you
You just reach out, you just cry out to Jesus
Cry to Jesus

To the widow who suffers from being alone
Wiping the tears from her eyes
For the children around the world without a home
Say a prayer tonight

I made today's freebie overlay using the Red Birds, Red Heart and Rose Petals I have given you. You will find them in the archives in the left column if you have missed them. Remember to check out the review pictures at the bottom of the right column to see everything you can still get. If you click the images they get very large so you can see the detail and also the names to look for in the archives. God bless and have a good day!
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"Look at the birds of the air, that they do not sow, nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not worth much more than they?" Matthew 6:26

He has given us this so that we will not worry, but trust in Him to supply all our needs. Note that He was speaking to His followers. As with all God's promises, to be able to claim this promise we must belong to Him and be living faithfully, under the continual cleansing of the blood of Jesus Christ.

"But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you." Matthew 6:33

Be at peace!

"Peace I leave with you; My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Do not let your heart be troubled, nor let it be fearful." John 14:27

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HeartFlowers_BeadHeart_by_LynettesPhotoArt  

My favorite secular book has always been Hind's Feet On High Places by Hannah Hurnard, written in 1955. It's a powerful allegory of the Christian journey. It speaks to me deeply. I'm not saying that I agree with everything the woman ever said or believed in her life, but this book is awesome. I once read it aloud into a tape recorder so my mother could hear it - LOTS of cassettes! I've given many of the books away over the years. I would highly recommend your reading it.

The reason I shared that is this Heart Flowers cluster I made with my Bead Heart brings to mind the "seed of love" that the "Shepherd" planted in Much Afraid's heart at the beginning of her journey, the process as it grew and how it ultimately flowered into to real love and changed her so that she received a new name. She loved and was loved in return! Ohhh...I think I need to leave the computer for a while and read it all over yet again! And what a perfect season to read it again...Valentine's Day! I do love You so my sweet Savior!!!!

Today I'm giving you the heart I beaded on a crazy quilt I made my youngest daughter years ago. And I'm also giving you this precious cluster I made with my Bead Heart. I can't wait to get to play with it myself!

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"And beware not to lift up your eyes to heaven and see the sun and the moon and the stars, all the host of heaven, and be drawn away and worship them and serve them." Deuteronomy 4:19

This directly addresses astrology in all it's forms and all forms of worshiping or revering these things. We are to worship God Almighty alone. Anything else is blasphemy. Are we allowing anything above God in our lives? Where do we spend our time, our money? What do we think about all the time? What is greatest in our hearts? God must be first. He will not accept second place. He will not share His throne in our hearts.

"He who loves father or mother more than Me is not worthy of Me; and he who loves son or daughter more than Me is not worthy of Me." Matthew 10:37
These are SO BEAUTIFUL when not shrunk for a preview. They are going to be spectacular tucked into clusters and peeking out from behind things. I'm giving you six color variations. I had to split it into two downloads for you due to size. These are taking up a lot of space in my 4shared, so get them while you can! I probably won't leave them active too long as my space is filling up fast and donations aren't coming for the upkeep of the blog. We have put over $350 into it just in the last month. This is an example of what you can do with these Star Swirls. Your imagination's the limit! And yes...I gave you this gorgeous cluster yesterday so go back and get it if you missed it! If you download, leave me some love at the bottom of the post and God bless your use of it!
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God doesn't always get what He wants. Does that shock you?

He wills that ALL people should be saved. "God our Savior, who wants all men to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth". 1 Timothy 2:3,4

However, He chose to create man with free will choice, so that those who came to Him would choose Him and have an intimate love relationship with Him. He didn't want us to be robots who had no choice. That relationship would be worthless.

He told us that not many would be saved. "Wide is the way that leads to destruction, narrow the way to salvation and few there are that find it." Matthew 7:13,14 " " Strive to enter through the narrow door; for many, I tell you, will seek to enter and will not be able." Luke 13:24

When teaching us how to pray, the very first thing He taught us to pray was that, "Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven". In His kingdom, made up of those who have given Him their lives and now live to serve Him, there, His will is done. In the world, mankind does as he pleases, not as God wills.

It is true that nothing happens here without God's "allowing" it. He is indeed the ultimate power. But it is also true that He does not always get His will in this world. Just because He allows something to happen does not mean He willed it so. When He made us free will creatures, He committed Himself to abide by the choices we would make.

The choices we make have consequences, good and bad. At times, some one else's choices have consequences that adversely affect our lives, such as someone driving after drinking alcohol and injuring or killing someone we love.

If we are in Him and walking faithfully, praying without ceasing as He taught us, sometimes we see His divine intervention in the events of man and we should rejoice and praise Him greatly for it! 1 Thessalonians 5:17 I believe this has saved us and our loved ones from many bad things.

There are times when our choices have brought us to a desperate place of consequence. I know people who have given Him their lives and He has divinely lifted those earthly consequences from them instantly, as well as saving their souls. Most often, we must walk through the consequences ourselves. This path affords us so many opportunities to grow in the fruits of the spirit and in our walk with Him.

As we walk through the consequences of our choices, cleaving tightly to Him, we learn to love Him even more as He daily supports and comforts us. This path also teaches us to make choices in keeping with His Word in the Bible so that we don't have to live with more painful consequences, whereas if He had instantly removed the consequence, we might not have learned the lesson - that His ways are always best for us, not laws to restrict our joy, but to ensure us happy lives. And let's not forget that He promises that all things will work together for our good, when we have given our lives to Him and are living faithfully. Even though it is a bad thing we are going through, when we are His and co-operate with His working in our lives, He will change it for our good. Romans 8:28

If anyone dies and spends eternity in hell, it will be their choice, not God's will for them. Hell was created for the devil and his angels, not man. God the Father has done everything to woo us to Himself and eternity in heaven. If we refuse Him and His only begotten Son, Jesus Christ, then we have chosen hell and will get our choice. God made us to have free will choice and He will respect the choice we make - and it will not be changeable for all eternity. God does not always get what He wants - He wills that all men would be saved.

"Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to men by which we must be saved." Acts 4:12

Just as He said there will be more rejoicing in heaven over one sinner who repents than over many righteous men who don't need to repent, this shows there is great pain and sadness for God when one is lost. He has done everything to save us, it is our choice, and it is eternal. Won't you make the decision for salvation in Jesus Christ right now? We are not guaranteed another minute and eternity looms before all of us. Choose a good consequence and God bless you!! See you when we all get home!

If you need help on how to give your life to God, I am always available in e-mail at lynette@lynettesphotoart.com and there is information in your download that can also help you.

I hope you love this cluster as much as I do! Everything I used in this cluster I have either already given you or will soon, except the leaves which are from lescrapdangel and thanks to her for her generosity! I used my Love Bears, Star Swirls, the heart from Feather Frames, Jewels and Embossed Hearts, so you'll know what to look for. Please read my TOU at the bottom of the post and respect them. All my work is protected under international copy right law. This is for your personal use only. Don't share, but send others here to get theirs, I'd love to meet them!

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"13Come now, you who say, "Today or tomorrow we will go to such and such a city, and spend a year there and engage in business and make a profit."

14Yet you do not know what your life will be like tomorrow. You are just a vapor that appears for a little while and then vanishes away.

15Instead, you ought to say, "If the Lord wills, we will live and also do this or that."

16But as it is, you boast in your arrogance; all such boasting is evil.

17Therefore, to one who knows the right thing to do and does not do it, to him it is sin." James 4:13-17

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Happy Valentines Day! Our minds turn to thoughts of love and romance and maybe that "special" gift from our certain someone. Our dreams are so glorious! Most of us spend most of our Valentine's Days really let down because life just doesn't always work out the way we wish it would. As long as our dreams of love and romance depend on another person's participation, we can pretty well figure we are going to be let down most of the time, because - we are all just human.

Have you ever considered that you might be looking for love and romance in the wrong place? How about if there were a completely risk free way to have our dreams of loving another and being loved in return come true - forever?! No need to fear rejection or that we will be let down or taken advantage of.

There is one who declared His love for you before He even created the world you are living in. He actually fashioned this entire world just to give to you, that you might have all you need. He didn't buy you a bouquet of flowers that soon die, He filled the world with countless varieties of them in a never ending supply for you! He didn't write you a sonnet that lasts for a few minutes, He filled nature with the music of birds songs and flowing waters - for you! He didn't buy you a dinner and a box of candy, but filled the world with good things to eat - for you! He didn't paint a painting for you, He has painted the skies every morning and every night since your birth, to give you pleasure! He didn't give you a puppy with a bow on it's neck, He created countless creatures to be your companions and bring you love and joy!

It's a done deal. He cannot disappoint you or let you down, because it's all completed already. He filled this created world with nothing but magnificent declarations of His undying love for YOU! He wants nothing more than an intimate love relationship with you, right here in this life and even more in the next!

He is holy and those who are to be with Him must be holy too. He knew mankind would sin and fall from grace, spiritually separating us from our loving Creator who had done all this, made all this, only so He could love us and we would love Him in return. He knew we would need a way back to Him. He designed a way for us to be restored to grace so we could again be His children and fellowship with Him eternally.

He designed this plan in such a way to fully demonstrate His love for us for all time. He would give us laws to teach us good from evil so we would have the chance to choose between them. He taught us about Himself through the prophets and patriarchs of old, and later by His apostles, so that we would understand that He is holy and righteous and pure. This served to teach us how evil sin is and how we are to strive to be holy and righteous like our Heavenly Father to fellowship with Him and have happy lives.

To demonstrate to us how evil sin is, He gave the law that without the shedding of blood, the source of life, there is no forgiveness of sin. He had them sacrifice animals to repent of their sins and have them rolled ahead for one more year, but not forgiven, because the blood of animals isn't holy.

Then at the right time, He gave His only begotten Son to be born of a virgin. Jesus willingly left heaven and the Creator took on the form of the created. Fully God and fully man. He lived among us to teach us and show us God and the way back to Him, and lovingly tell us the penalty awaiting us if we don't. He was in all ways tempted as we are so that He could be the perfect High Priest for us, compassionate because He too has experienced it all like us. He lived His life without sin, and willingly gave His own life on the cross to be the perfect blood sacrifice for mankind's sins, once forever.

I've heard people speak of what a horrible god our God must be to require the brutal and bloody death of His own son. Ahhh...but look at it correctly, it is as you have read here, all a plan from before there was time to show us how evil and harmful sin is and HOW MUCH HE LOVES US! Jesus' sacrifice on the cross is the greatest demonstration of love for us that is possible. The greatest gift of love there ever could be. A wooing that began before creation and continues today as He knocks at the door of your heart, an Ardent Lover pleading for you to accept His free gift of love - salvation - and ask Him to come in to your life and your heart and fellowship with Him!

Isn't that just fantastic? This is love that cannot fail you! This is TRUE love! Love that does not change when you grow old, when you fail, when you are sick or injured - love sealed with His own blood for eternity! But you say, I'm lonely here and now. I need a mate to hold and love, one that I can see and feel. I don't mean to propose that you not meet and marry here, that is God's plan for most of us and it is good. I'm just saying that in your often painful search for love, realize that you can have all that here and now with the only one who will fully and permanently love you and never reject you as long as you don't leave Him. When you have taken Jesus as your Savior and are also filled with the Holy Spirit, seeking Him with all your heart, you will find that there can be such intimacy with Him, even the ability to physically sense Him, that He can very truly be with you here, in this life as well as eternally. He is the true Lover of your soul. Happy Valentines Day!

Today's freebie is a valentine in the truest sense of the term. It's all about God showing His immeasurable love for us through the gift of Jesus on the cross, His blood that bought the new covenant of grace for us in God's Word. The hearts mingling with His blood remind us that it was only love holding Him on that cross. The mourning dove in my back yard represents the precious Holy Spirit He has given to us as our Comforter and Teacher. You get a 12x12 overlay and I thought you might also like the finished jpg with a dove in it. This first preview is today's freebie and is part two of a two page layout. The first part was yesterday. You can find it in the archives in the left column or in yesterday's post. That is the second preview you see here.

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Tomorrow's Valentines Day. Our minds turn to thoughts of love and romance and maybe that "special" gift from our certain someone. Our dreams are so glorious! Most of us spend most of our Valentine's Days really let down because life just doesn't always work out the way we wish it would. As long as our dreams of love and romance depend on another person's participation, we can pretty well figure we are going to be let down most of the time, because - we are all just human.

Have you ever considered that you might be looking for love and romance in the wrong place? How about if there were a completely risk free way to have our dreams of loving another and being loved in return come true - forever?! No need to fear rejection or that we will be let down or taken advantage of.

There is one who declared His love for you before He even created the world you are living in. He actually fashioned this entire world just to give to you, that you might have all you need. He didn't buy you a bouquet of flowers that soon die, He filled the world with countless varieties of them in a never ending supply for you! He didn't write you a sonnet that lasts for a few minutes, He filled nature with the music of birds songs and flowing waters - for you! He didn't buy you a dinner and a box of candy, but filled the world with good things to eat - for you! He didn't paint a painting for you, He has painted the skies every morning and every night since your birth, to give you pleasure! He didn't give you a puppy with a bow on it's neck, He created countless creatures to be your companions and bring you love and joy!

It's a done deal. He cannot disappoint you or let you down, because it's all completed already. He filled this created world with nothing but magnificent declarations of His undying love for YOU! He wants nothing more than an intimate love relationship with you, right here in this life and even more in the next!

He is holy and those who are to be with Him must be holy too. He knew mankind would sin and fall from grace, spiritually separating us from our loving Creator who had done all this, made all this, only so He could love us and we would love Him in return. He knew we would need a way back to Him. He designed a way for us to be restored to grace so we could again be His children and fellowship with Him eternally.

He designed this plan in such a way to fully demonstrate His love for us for all time. He would give us laws to teach us good from evil so we would have the chance to choose between them. He taught us about Himself through the prophets and patriarchs of old, and later by His apostles, so that we would understand that He is holy and righteous and pure. This served to teach us how evil sin is and how we are to strive to be holy and righteous like our Heavenly Father to fellowship with Him and have happy lives.

To demonstrate to us how evil sin is, He gave the law that without the shedding of blood, the source of life, there is no forgiveness of sin. He had them sacrifice animals to repent of their sins and have them rolled ahead for one more year, but not forgiven, because the blood of animals isn't holy.

Then at the right time, He gave His only begotten Son to be born of a virgin. Jesus willingly left heaven and the Creator took on the form of the created. Fully God and fully man. He lived among us to teach us and show us God and the way back to Him, and lovingly tell us the penalty awaiting us if we don't. He was in all ways tempted as we are so that He could be the perfect High Priest for us, compassionate because He too has experienced it all like us. He lived His life without sin, and willingly gave His own life on the cross to be the perfect blood sacrifice for mankind's sins, once forever.

I've heard people speak of what a horrible god our God must be to require the brutal and bloody death of His own son. Ahhh...but look at it correctly, it is as you have read here, all a plan from before there was time to show us how evil and harmful sin is and HOW MUCH HE LOVES US! Jesus' sacrifice on the cross is the greatest demonstration of love for us that is possible. The greatest gift of love there ever could be. A wooing that began before creation and continues today as He knocks at the door of your heart, an Ardent Lover pleading for you to accept His free gift of love - salvation - and ask Him to come in to your life and your heart and fellowship with Him!

Isn't that just fantastic? This is love that cannot fail you! This is TRUE love! Love that does not change when you grow old, when you fail, when you are sick or injured - love sealed with His own blood for eternity! But you say, I'm lonely here and now. I need a mate to hold and love, one that I can see and feel. I don't mean to propose that you not meet and marry here, that is God's plan for most of us and it is good. I'm just saying that in your often painful search for love, realize that you can have all that here and now with the only one who will fully and permanently love you and never reject you as long as you don't leave Him. When you have taken Jesus as your Savior and are also filled with the Holy Spirit, seeking Him with all your heart, you will find that there can be such intimacy with Him, even the ability to physically sense Him, that He can very truly be with you here, in this life as well as eternally. He is the true Lover of your soul. Happy Valentines Day!

Today's freebie is a valentine in the truest sense of the term. It's all about God showing His immeasurable love for us through the gift of Jesus on the cross, His blood that bought the new covenant of grace for us in God's Word. The hearts mingling with His blood remind us that it was only love holding Him on that cross. The mourning dove in my back yard represents the precious Holy Spirit He has given to us as our Comforter and Teacher. You get a 12x12 overlay and I thought you might also like the finished jpg with a dove in it. This is part one of a two page layout. Tomorrow you can have the other one.
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Ever wondered what real love is? Check this out.

4"Love is patient, love is kind and is not jealous; love does not brag and is not arrogant,

5does not act unbecomingly; it does not seek its own, is not provoked, does not take into account a wrong suffered,

6does not rejoice in unrighteousness, but rejoices with the truth;

7bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.

8Love never fails" 1 Corinthians 13:4-8

I thought that you might like to have the cluster as an overlay so you can put it where you wish, even resize it! Enjoy and please respect my Terms Of Use. I would truly love to hear from you and see what you are doing with my gifts :)
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What a lovely surprise! I have just been honored with another award. Thanks so much to http://mydreamfulfilled.blogspot.com/ *big hug*! I'm so glad you like my blog and a big God bless you! This is the award and the rules:

  1. Put the logo on your blog or post. (Right click on the logo and save to your own computer.)
  2. Nominate at least 10 blogs which show great attitude and/or gratitude!
  3. Link to your nominees within your post.
  4. Let them know that they have received this award by commenting on their blog.
  5. Share the love and link to this post with the person from whom you received your award.
Did you know that the butterfly was an early symbol of Christianity? Why? Because the life cycle of the butterfly, from caterpillar to chrysalis to butterfly is a wonderful and easily understood analogy of man's metamorphosis from the lost and dying sinner then being buried with Christ as we are immersed in water baptism (like unto the apparent death of the caterpillar in the chrysalis), then to be raised in new life now with Jesus Christ Himself living in us, a new creation (like the butterfly emerges not only alive, but in a glorified state compared to his lowly beginnings as an earthbound caterpillar).

"Therefore we have been buried with Him through baptism into death, so that as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, so we too might walk in newness of life." Romans 6:4

What a lovely symbol of the salvation experience! If you haven't made this transformation yet, from death to abundant life, I pray you will today! If you don't know how, please feel free to e-mail me and I'll be honored to help. Also, included with every download you will find enough information that you can be saved right now, praise God!

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These gray scaled gifts brought to mind how we were once living gray meaningless lives in sin, lost and without hope. Just as you will recolor these any way you wish, making them come to life with beauty, when we repent for our sins and give our lives to Jesus, we rise from our water baptism (immersion) as new creations, with Him living in us and marked for salvation by the Holy Spirit! We take off the old man of sin and put on the new man - LIFE!

"Therefore we have been buried with Him through baptism into death, so that as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, so we too might walk in newness of life." Romans 6:4

If you haven't made this transformation yet, from death to abundant life, I pray you will today! If you don't know how, please feel free to e-mail me and I'll be honored to help. Also, included with every download you will find enough information that you can be saved right now, praise God!

Today's freebie is in grey scale for you to recolor however you like! The one on the left is 12" tall and they all are large so they will be most useful to you. (They are easily resized). Hope you can see the detail, it's really pretty.

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Why is it that when our loved one gives us a bouquet of flowers that will last about a week, then die, we are so deeply touched and feel so loved and love them in return, yet we don't feel the same about the Creator who has filled this entire earth with countless flowers of every fragrance and description, renewed constantly, just to bring us joy and we take it for granted.

We don't thank Him. We don't even acknowledge His gift of love. We attribute it to some preposterous "chance" event and a fictional "mother nature" instead of our "Father God". Possibly the worst yet, because of all this, we don't feel loved by Him. He didn't have to create flowers. He didn't have to create more than one kind of flower. He did this to bring us joy, to delight us and bring us pleasure. He did this to show His love for us. An unending supply of flowers from our most ardent lover. He wants us to draw near to Him, to have a deep and personal love relationship with Him.

He wants us to desire to be with Him for eternity, to come to Him and be saved. If anyone spends eternity in hell, it won't be because God didn't try hard enough to woo them with His love. It will be because they chose not to return the love He lavishes on us in countless ways every moment we live. Today would be the perfect time to decide to give Him your life and have an eternity of joy to look forward to instead of one of eternal damnation which is sure and unalterable.

This adorable heart box I have made for you is about 5" and 1" wide when done and oh so adorable!! It fills an 8.5 x 11" paper. You could size it smaller if you wish. As I was making the template, that was the entire freebie. Then I thought it would help guide you in assembly to see one done, so I made this romantic dried roses one. Then, of course, I thought, it's made, why not just give it to you too? You can just print, cut out and assemble. It includes complete directions and is quick and easy to do. Lace your ribbon through the holes at the top of the two hearts and tie it shut with a sweet bow! I'd love to see some of the ones you make! Let me know at the bottom of the post if you like this and would like more hybrid projects in the future. FYI...these dried roses are the remains of a beautiful bouquet my daughters gave me long ago when I was ill. Aren't they the best? And the dried rose petals in the other freebie are from the last roses my husband gave me "just because". I am so blessed!

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Why is it that when our loved one gives us a bouquet of flowers that will last about a week, then die, we are so deeply touched and feel so loved and love them in return, yet we don't feel the same about the Creator who has filled this entire earth with countless flowers of every fragrance and description, renewed constantly, just to bring us joy and we take it for granted.

We don't thank Him. We don't even acknowledge His gift of love. We attribute it to some preposterous "chance" event and a fictional "mother nature" instead of our "Father God". Possibly the worst yet, because of all this, we don't feel loved by Him. He didn't have to create flowers. He didn't have to create more than one kind of flower. He did this to bring us joy, to delight us and bring us pleasure. He did this to show His love for us. An unending supply of flowers from our most ardent lover. He wants us to draw near to Him, to have a deep and personal love relationship with Him.

He wants us to desire to be with Him for eternity, to come to Him and be saved. If anyone spends eternity in hell, it won't be because God didn't try hard enough to woo them with His love. It will be because they chose not to return the love He lavishes on us in countless ways every moment we live. Today would be the perfect time to decide to give Him your life and have an eternity of joy to look forward to instead of one of eternal damnation which is sure and unalterable.

This adorable heart box I have made for you is about 5" and 1" wide when done and oh so adorable!! It fills an 8.5 x 11" paper. You could size it smaller if you wish. As I was making the template, that was the entire freebie. Then I thought it would help guide you in assembly to see one done, so I made the "romantic dried roses" one. Then, of course, I thought, it's made, why not just give it to you too? Then I made you yet another one! You can just print, cut out and assemble. It includes complete directions and is quick and easy to do. Lace your ribbon through the holes at the top of the two hearts and tie it shut with a sweet bow! I'd love to see some of the ones you make! Let me know at the bottom of the post if you like this and would like more hybrid projects in the future.

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1 Corinthians 13 is the classic passage on what real love actually is. It is well worth reviewing from time to time as our society has traded real love for lust and materialism. Lust is powerful and can sometimes fool a person into thinking it's love. If we consume this passage and make it part of ourselves, the Holy Spirit will draw it to our remembrance when we need it and it will help protect us from being deceived. Remember, He promised...

"No temptation has overtaken you but such as is common to man; and God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will provide the way of escape also, so that you will be able to endure it." 1 Corinthians 10:13

Let's diligently look for the "way of escape" in all temptations, not just lust, and not play the fool's game of seeing how close we can get to sin without actually sinning!

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