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This video on YouTube has been so popular that Obama called him personally. He said that he was very disturbed with the video and invited him to the White House...

As Christians we have all heard that Jesus is the vine and we are the branches off the vine. But there is much more to it than just that and it's deadly serious. As with all things God, where He gives promises, He also gives conditions to that promise. The church in America feasts and boasts in the magnificent promises that are ours in Christ, but we tend to completely ignore the conditions to the promises. If we do not keep the conditions God has laid out, He is not obligated to fulfill the promises either. Please take a moment to ask the Holy Spirit to enlighten you, then prayerfully read this short passage, noticing that those cast away were once branches in the vine...

"I am the true vine, and My Father is the vinedresser.
"Every branch in Me that does not bear fruit, He takes away; and every branch that bears fruit, He prunes it so that it may bear more fruit.
"You are already clean because of the word which I have spoken to you.
"Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself unless it abides in the vine, so neither can you unless you abide in Me.
"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.
"If anyone does not abide in Me, he is thrown away as a branch and dries up; and they gather them, and cast them into the fire and they are burned.
"If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you.
"My Father is glorified by this, that you bear much fruit, and so prove to be My disciples.
"Just as the Father has loved Me, I have also loved you; abide in My love.
"If you keep My commandments, you will abide in My love; just as I have kept My Father's commandments and abide in His love.
"These things I have spoken to you so that My joy may be in you, and that your joy may be made full." John 15:1-11
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This video on YouTube has been so popular that Obama called him personally. He said that he was very disturbed with the video and invited him to the White House...

I've got another great song for you today:

Testify To Love by Avalon

All the colors of the rainbow
All of voices of the wind
Every dream that reaches out
That reaches out to find where love begins
Every word of every story
Every star in every sky
Every corner of creation lives to testify

For as long as I shall live
I will testify to love
I'll be a witness in the silences when words are not enough
With every breath I take I will give thanks to God above
For as long as I shall live
I will testify to love

From the mountains to the valleys
From the rivers to the sea
Every hand that reaches out
Every hand that reaches out to offer peace
Every simple act of mercy
Every step to kingdom come
All the Hope in every heart will,speak what love has done

O-Oh Ohhh

For as long as I shall live
I will testify to love
I'll be a witness in the silences when words are not enough
With every breath I take I will give thanks to God above
For as long as I shall live
I will testify to love

Colors of the rainbow
Voices of the wind
Heaven reaches out where love begins
Word of every story
Star in every sky
All creation testify

Mountains to the valleys
Rivers to the sea
Heaven reaches out to offer peace
Simple act of mercy
Kingdom come
Every heart will speak what love has done

Colors of the rainbow
Voices of the wind
Heaven reaches out where love begins
Word of every story
Star in every sky
All creation testify

For as long as I shall live
I will testify to love
I'll be a witness in the silences when words are not enough
With every breath I take I will give thanks to God above
For as long as I shall live
I will test------------------ify

For as long as I shall live
I will testify to love
I'll be a witness in the silences when words are not enough
With every breath I take I will give thanks to God above
For as long as I shall live
I will testify to love

For as long as I shall live
I will testify to love
I'll be a witness in the silences when words are not enough
With every breath I take I will give thanks to God above
For as long as I shall live
I will testify to love!

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Masks in PhotoShop are awesome! There are so many things you can do with them and they are all great! But in real life, masks can be harmful. Especially if you are wearing one in your relationship with God.

It's human to want to protect ourselves from hurt and sometimes that results in us wearing masks. But the thing about a mask is that it comes between us and the other person...or God. It impedes intimacy, which is something we all long for and truly need, intimacy with other people and most of all with our Creator.

We might be able to fool other people with our masks, but it's actually silly to wear them with God. He sees our very hearts and thoughts. There is no way to deceive God or hide from Him. That means not only are we only fooling ourselves, but we are putting a barrier in the way of true intimacy with the One who LOVES US THE MOST and will NEVER FORSAKE US. We don't need to protect ourselves from God. We need to actively tear away EVERYTHING that stands between us and open ourselves completely to Him. He will forgive, heal, rebuild the damage inside us, He will engulf us with His endless GENUINE love and take us to His very heart!!! There's no down side to this one! A true no brainer!

  • "Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners; and purify your hearts, you double-minded." James 4:8
  • "As for you, my son Solomon, know the God of your father, and serve Him with a whole heart and a willing mind; for the LORD searches all hearts, and understands every intent of the thoughts If you seek Him, He will let you find Him; but if you forsake Him, He will reject you forever." 1 Chronicles 28:9
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For the anonymous person who wrote that there was a bad link on the Sumac Berries, it's fixed. I don't know why, but when the posts get old, the links break.

The Bible teaches us that after we have believed in God, have repented of our sins with all our hearts, intending to sin no more, but obey God's Word, asked Jesus to be our Savior and wash us clean from our sins in the perfect blood He shed on the cross on our behalf, then obeyed Him and were immersed in water baptism in the name of God the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, we are saved. He also says not only have we sinned before we were saved, but because we are human, we continue to sin, even though we now try with all our might not to, even after we are saved. What then?

Now He shares the wonder of walking in the light! He Himself is light and if we live daily in fellowship with Him, through prayer, studying His Word (the Bible), doing our best to conform our lives to His example and His Word, and do not forsake the gathering together of the brethren which is the Body of our dear Lord, then the Holy Spirit will convict our hearts of sin as we commit it. As earnest and sincere children of God, our hearts will cry out automatically in complete repentance for that sin and He washes us clean of that sin - because we are walking in the light with Him! How marvelous!

The good news is that as long as we are fully living for Him in all sincerity and devotion, this process He offers us keeps us clean and saved till we go home to be with Him forever! But...if we are just warming a bench for an hour on Sundays, or saying we are His, but do not gather with the brethren as commanded (for our own good), or if we have never surrendered our lives to Him at all...this would be a very good time for some deep soul searching and seeking God as to your eternal destination at this moment.

  • "for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God" Romans 3:23
  • "This is the message we have heard from Him and announce to you, that God is Light, and in Him there is no darkness at all. If we say that we have fellowship with Him and yet walk in the darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth; but if we walk in the Light as He Himself is in the Light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus His Son cleanses us from all sin. If we say that we have no sin, we are deceiving ourselves and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. If we say that we have not sinned, we make Him a liar and His word is not in us. " 1 John 1:5-10
  • "The one who says he is in the Light and yet hates his brother is in the darkness until now." 1 John 2:9
  • "not forsaking our own assembling together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another; and all the more as you see the day drawing near." Hebrews 10:25
Today's gift was a request by Lucie for a sunburst that would fit 8x10" layouts. I didn't cut this to a corner so that you could position it as you wish on any size layout. You can just paste it on top of your image, but I suggest you experiment with blend modes and also vary the opacity of this layer till it looks just right on your image! I used SS-Light-Beams.abr to make it.

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We were blessed to get to tour a full sized replica of Moses' tabernacle recently. It was so cool. Judiazing teaching is summarily condemned in the New Testament, but there are RICHES to be gained from learning as much as we can from the Old Testament about God.

The tabernacle was built according to God's detailed directions as an earthly representation of the spiritual temple in the heavnlies and the future temple of God that we as Christians would become.

  • "Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and that you are not your own?" 1 Corinthians 6:19
Within the Tabernacle there is the Tent of Meeting. It has two parts, the Holy Place and the Most Holy Place. In the Holy Place there are three pieces of furniture, including the Table of Shewbread (also written Showbread). On top this table was to be placed two stacks of special bread; 12 loaves. Leviticus 24:5-9 It was to be made fresh every sabbath. 1 Chronicles 9:32 It was to be kept there at all times. Exodus 25:30; Exodus 40:22,23 It was to be eaten by Aaron and his sons (the Levites). Remember that at the time they were using Moses' Tabernacle, they were wandering in the wilderness for 40 years. It was hot. Normal bread would have spoiled in a week, yet this bread stayed fresh and was to be eaten by the priests each week. 1 Samuel 21:6 They were to eat it all.

We know that bread is a symbol for the Word of God and for Jesus Christ Himself who is the Word in the flesh.
  • "And when He had taken some bread and given thanks, He broke it and gave it to them, saying, "This is My body which is given for you; do this in remembrance of Me." Luke 22:19; Matthew 26:26
  • "I am the living bread that came down out of heaven; if anyone eats of this bread, he will live forever; and the bread also which I will give for the life of the world is My flesh."John 6:51
  • "I am the bread of life." John 6:48
  • "Jesus then said to them, 'Truly, truly, I say to you, it is not Moses who has given you the bread out of heaven, but it is My Father who gives you the true bread out of heaven. For the bread of God is that which comes down out of heaven, and gives life to the world.' Then they said to Him, 'Lord, always give us this bread.' Jesus said to them, 'I am the bread of life; he who comes to Me will not hunger, and he who believes in Me will never thirst.'" John 6:32-35
In John 1, especially verses 1-5 and 14 we are told that Jesus is the Word of God in the flesh.

Now remember that the shewbread (also called the Bread of Presence - the presence of God Almighty Himself), was to be perpetually in the Holy Place in two stacks of 6. Two stacks of 6 also becomes 66. There are 66 books in the Bible, the Word of God.

The Bible tells us that as Christians we are a royal priesthood. Not just a couple of man appointed officials at the head of a denomination, but every single Christian, every person washed in the blood of the Lamb - Jesus Christ.
  • "But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people belonging to God, that you may declare the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His wonderful light." 1 Peter 2:9
The priests and only the priests were to consume it. So it is for us as Christians to eat every bit of the shewbread continually. They were to eat it all, over and over perpetually. This type and shadow God has given us in the ancient Hebrew Tabernacle is telling us that as God's priests, we are to consume His bread, His Holy Word, completely and continually. We aren't to nibble at the Word of God, take what we like and leave the rest. We are to consume it all and have it become a part of us just as the literal shewbread was fully consumed and literally became part of the Levitical priests. We are to fully accept ALL of Christ and FULLY submit our lives in every way to Him, the Bread of Life, the holy Word of God in the flesh. This is a great wonder and I hope you've "gotten it". Praise God!

My favorite tutorial sites have been listed in the left column here for you. My absolute fav is www.gavtrain.com. I have been taking a few of his tuts recently and I thought you might enjoy seeing some of my work. Mind you, I took his basic idea and morphed it quite a lot to come up with this. It's from a portion of my back yard gardens in March from a few years ago. Click the image to see larger.
Now for your freebie - I LOVE this alpha! Look closely. They have gold foil in them and then I scattered assorted little gold foils of each letter inside each letter! Hope you love them as much as I do! The last two days I have given you lots of word art made with these. If you have missed them, you can still get them in the archives in the left column.

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The world is in shock today over the passing of Michael Jackson. I pray that this shock translates to a deeper awareness in every person that each of us is only one breath away from eternity. The famous and obscure, the rich and the poor, the young and the old, death comes to all and there is a day of judgment awaiting with irreversible, unalterable verdicts for all of eternity. This is an inescapable fact for every one of us. Putting our heads in the sand and refusing to think about it will be of no comfort when we arrive at that moment and hear,

  • "Then He will also say to those on His left, ' Depart from Me, accursed ones, into the eternal fire which has been prepared for the devil and his angels;" Matthew 25:41
We make choices almost every moment we are awake. There are consequences to every choice we make as human beings. Good consequences for good choices and bad consequences for bad choices.

A vast portion of American society has chosen to forsake God's laws and instead, run after the pleasures of sin as hard and fast as it can. The devastating results can be seen daily in the work place, our schools and on the nightly news.

We have greedily plunged so far into evil that as we talk to those outside the body of Christ, and sadly, often inside, they have truly had their consciences so seared that they are ignorant of what things truly are good and and which are evil. Evil has been called good for so long that many seem to have actually lost connection with their conscience which would tell them the difference. Younger generations are actually growing up in families with no moral compass and spending all day five days a week in schools that have removed God from every aspect, actually teach false religions and evil morals, and have rewritten American history and are now teaching absolute lies. How are these new generations to have a chance at salvation?
  • "Such teachings come through hypocritical liars, whose consciences have been seared as with a hot iron." 1 Timothy 4:2
America was founded for the freedom to worship God Almighty any way one wished, not for "religious freedom". Because God and His laws were the very foundation for every aspect of establishing this once great country, America has always been the country that has sent the most missionaries throughout the world to bring the good news of salvation to the lost. America has given more money for this cause and for all humanitarian causes throughout it's entire history than any other nation. But now, to our shame, America has need of Christian missionaries in every town.

Even those who "go to church" often have not actually read God's manual - the Bible - and are wasting their time being fed "feel good" sermons with watered down social messages instead of the Words of Life.

America...WAKE UP...removed the blinders from your eyes...REPENT with all your hearts and return to the one and only true and living God while there is yet time! Fall on Jesus' breast and ask Him to save you! His mercy will wrap you in His forgiveness and love. His grace will provide for you and you will be saved, and if enough of us will do this, OUR NATION CAN BE SAVED! The hour of judgment is here. We are in the early stages of reaping the consequences of our bad choices. But God is mighty and can save! His promises are faithful and true!
  • "If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land." 2 Chronicles 7:14
  • "For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men who suppress the truth in unrighteousness, because that which is known about God is evident within them; for God made it evident to them. For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes, His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly seen, being understood through what has been made, so that they are without excuse. For even though they knew God, they did not honor Him as God or give thanks, but they became futile in their speculations, and their foolish heart was darkened. Professing to be wise, they became fools, and exchanged the glory of the incorruptible God for an image in the form of corruptible man and of birds and four-footed animals and crawling creatures. Therefore God gave them over in the lusts of their hearts to impurity, so that their bodies would be dishonored among them. For they exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen. For this reason God gave them over to degrading passions; for their women exchanged the natural function for that which is unnatural, and in the same way also the men abandoned the natural function of the woman and burned in their desire toward one another, men with men committing indecent acts and receiving in their own persons the due penalty of their error. And just as they did not see fit to acknowledge God any longer, God gave them over to a depraved mind, to do those things which are not proper, being filled with all unrighteousness, wickedness, greed, evil; full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, malice; they are gossips, slanderers, haters of God, insolent, arrogant, boastful, inventors of evil, disobedient to parents, without understanding, untrustworthy, unloving, unmerciful; and although they know the ordinance of God, that those who practice such things are worthy of death, they not only do the same, but also give hearty approval to those who practice them." Romans 1:18-32
Please take this moment to get on your knees before your Creator and repent with your whole heart, asking Him to forgive you and be your Lord and Savior. Commit to love and obey Him always and be immersed in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Don't let this moment pass until you know you are saved, that your eternity is secure. Not one of us is promised the next breath. Be sure you are prepared for eternity. There will be no changing it after you breathe your last.

Today's freebie is word art of some Godly Character Traits we should strive to develop in our lives, with the help of the Holy Spirit of God. I made 13 word art clusters using my Black Gold Fancy Alpha. Yesterday I gave you the first 6 and today you get the last 7. I used a brush in the background that I got years ago and don't know who to credit. Sorry.

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We make choices almost every moment we are awake. There are consequences to every choice we make as human beings. Good consequences for good choices and bad consequences for bad choices.

A vast portion of American society has chosen to forsake God's laws and instead, run after the pleasures of sin as hard and fast as it can. The devastating results can be seen daily in the work place, our schools and on the nightly news.

We have greedily plunged so far into evil that as we talk to those outside the body of Christ, and sadly, often inside, they have truly had their consciences so seared that they are ignorant of what things truly are good and and which are evil. Evil has been called good for so long that many seem to have actually lost connection with their conscience which would tell them the difference. Younger generations are actually growing up in families with no moral compass and spending all day five days a week in schools that have removed God from every aspect, actually teach false religions and evil morals, and have rewritten American history and are now teaching absolute lies. How are these new generations to have a chance at salvation?

  • "Such teachings come through hypocritical liars, whose consciences have been seared as with a hot iron." 1 Timothy 4:2
America was founded for the freedom to worship God Almighty any way one wished, not for "religious freedom". Because God and His laws were the very foundation for every aspect of establishing this once great country, America has always been the country that has sent the most missionaries throughout the world to bring the good news of salvation to the lost. America has given more money for this cause and for all humanitarian causes throughout it's entire history than any other nation. But now, to our shame, America has need of Christian missionaries in every town.

Even those who "go to church" often have not actually read God's manual - the Bible - and are wasting their time being fed "feel good" sermons with watered down social messages instead of the Words of Life.

America...WAKE UP...removed the blinders from your eyes...REPENT with all your hearts and return to the one and only true and living God while there is yet time! Fall on Jesus' breast and ask Him to save you! His mercy will wrap you in His forgiveness and love. His grace will provide for you and you will be saved, and if enough of us will do this, OUR NATION CAN BE SAVED! The hour of judgment is here. We are in the early stages of reaping the consequences of our bad choices. But God is mighty and can save! His promises are faithful and true!
  • "If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land." 2 Chronicles 7:14
  • "For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men who suppress the truth in unrighteousness, because that which is known about God is evident within them; for God made it evident to them. For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes, His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly seen, being understood through what has been made, so that they are without excuse. For even though they knew God, they did not honor Him as God or give thanks, but they became futile in their speculations, and their foolish heart was darkened. Professing to be wise, they became fools, and exchanged the glory of the incorruptible God for an image in the form of corruptible man and of birds and four-footed animals and crawling creatures. Therefore God gave them over in the lusts of their hearts to impurity, so that their bodies would be dishonored among them. For they exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen. For this reason God gave them over to degrading passions; for their women exchanged the natural function for that which is unnatural, and in the same way also the men abandoned the natural function of the woman and burned in their desire toward one another, men with men committing indecent acts and receiving in their own persons the due penalty of their error. And just as they did not see fit to acknowledge God any longer, God gave them over to a depraved mind, to do those things which are not proper, being filled with all unrighteousness, wickedness, greed, evil; full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, malice; they are gossips, slanderers, haters of God, insolent, arrogant, boastful, inventors of evil, disobedient to parents, without understanding, untrustworthy, unloving, unmerciful; and although they know the ordinance of God, that those who practice such things are worthy of death, they not only do the same, but also give hearty approval to those who practice them." Romans 1:18-32
Today's freebie is word art of some Godly Character Traits we should strive to develop in our lives, with the help of the Holy Spirit of God. I made 13 word art clusters using my Black Gold Fancy Alpha. Today you get 6 and tomorrow the last 7. I used a brush in the background that I got years ago and don't know who to credit. Sorry.

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My friend Keryn from Australia follows this blog and sent me this gem. I just have to share it with you!

The Parrot Flower is a flower from Thailand. It is also a protected species and not allowed to be exported. This will be the only way we will be able to view this very rare and beautiful Parrot Flower. All by cosmic accident??? You're smarter than that! WHO BUT GOD COULD DO THIS? We praise you oh Lord for Your mighty works far beyond even our imaginations!

It seems there is a controversy about this plant. Go here to learn LOTS more about it. Thanks Keryn for sharing!
This was so exquisite that I had to give it to you. I wasn't able to find a "good" resolution image to extract, so this one is only 72 dpi...BUT...it's LARGE so when I put it on my 12x12" page it looks just fine! Don't forget to praise God when you use this jewel He has given you!

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We were blessed to get to tour a full sized replica of Moses' tabernacle today. It was so cool. Judiazing teaching is summarily condemned in the New Testament, but there are RICHES to be gained from learning as much as we can from the Old Testament about God. As I looked at the Mercy Seat I was impressed with the very fact that it is named that and how important that is.
In America today, we have become an arrogant people who have been taught for decades now that life is all about what WE want, what makes US happy. The blessing of our freedom has been perverted into self-centeredness, selfishness and a hedonistic materialistic life style. As a result, the majority of Americans have no concept of what God is or what our attitude toward Him should be. WE are the most important thing in this life. Not only do we have no idea of the proper position of our Creator in our lives, we use Him as a swear word and even jail those who read from His Holy Word out loud. (Yes, this has been happening in many parts of our country for years and is getting much worse with the new presidency.)

When Moses built the tabernacle in the desert as a meeting place for God's people to worship Him and for His very presence to inhabit, people had a much better understanding of our true position with Almighty God. They had lived through His miraculous plagues delivering them from Egyptian bondage. They had walked through the Red Sea on dry land, then watched God close the waters over Pharaoh's army. They had lived on the miraculous bread from heaven during the 40 years they wandered in the wilderness, wearing shoes that never wore out. They were there when Moses went up Mt. Sinai to receive the Ten Commandments directly from God Himself. They learned a reverential fear and awe of the Almighty that we need to return to today, or it will come as quite a shock on the day of judgment when we face Him.

It was called the Mercy Seat because God's Holy Presence dwelt there and all of mankind needs FIRST AND FOREMOST God's mercy. Those who approached the tabernacle or later the temple in those days were thinking about the Holy of Holies where the Mercy Seat was, aware of their sin and need of God's forgiveness and mercy. We need to have this reverential fear and awe of Almighty God ourselves. God has not changed no matter how sinful modern society has become and tried to tell us it doesn't matter any more. There is a judgment day coming for ALL and it's inescapable, even if you don't believe in it! God is a God of love, but He is a God of wrath too terrible to withstand also!

  • "The LORD said to Moses, "I am going to come to you in a dense cloud, so that the people will hear me speaking with you and will always put their trust in you." Then Moses told the LORD what the people had said.

    10 And the LORD said to Moses, "Go to the people and consecrate them today and tomorrow. Have them wash their clothes 11 and be ready by the third day, because on that day the LORD will come down on Mount Sinai in the sight of all the people. 12 Put limits for the people around the mountain and tell them, 'Be careful that you do not go up the mountain or touch the foot of it. Whoever touches the mountain shall surely be put to death. 13 He shall surely be stoned or shot with arrows; not a hand is to be laid on him. Whether man or animal, he shall not be permitted to live.' Only when the ram's horn sounds a long blast may they go up to the mountain."

    14 After Moses had gone down the mountain to the people, he consecrated them, and they washed their clothes. 15 Then he said to the people, "Prepare yourselves for the third day. Abstain from sexual relations."

    16 On the morning of the third day there was thunder and lightning, with a thick cloud over the mountain, and a very loud trumpet blast. Everyone in the camp trembled. 17 Then Moses led the people out of the camp to meet with God, and they stood at the foot of the mountain. 18 Mount Sinai was covered with smoke, because the LORD descended on it in fire. The smoke billowed up from it like smoke from a furnace, the whole mountain trembled violently, 19 and the sound of the trumpet grew louder and louder. Then Moses spoke and the voice of God answered him.

    20 The LORD descended to the top of Mount Sinai and called Moses to the top of the mountain. So Moses went up 21 and the LORD said to him, "Go down and warn the people so they do not force their way through to see the LORD and many of them perish. 22 Even the priests, who approach the LORD, must consecrate themselves, or the LORD will break out against them." Exodus 19:9-22

  • "I am setting before you today a blessing and a curse: the blessing, if you listen to the commandments of the LORD your God, which I am commanding you today; and the curse, if you do not listen to the commandments of the LORD your God, but turn aside from the way which I am commanding you today, by following other gods which you have not known." Deuteronomy 11:26-28
  • "When the people saw the thunder and lightning and heard the trumpet and saw the mountain in smoke, they trembled with fear. They stayed at a distance and said to Moses, "Speak to us yourself and we will listen. But do not have God speak to us or we will die." Moses said to the people, "Do not be afraid. God has come to test you, so that the fear of God will be with you to keep you from sinning." The people remained at a distance, while Moses approached the thick darkness where God was." Exodus 20:18-21
  • "But immorality or any impurity or greed must not even be named among you, as is proper among saints; and there must be no filthiness and silly talk, or coarse jesting, which are not fitting, but rather giving of thanks.

    For this you know with certainty, that no immoral or impure person or covetous man, who is an idolater, has an inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and God.

    Let no one deceive you with empty words, for because of these things the wrath of God comes upon the sons of disobedience.

    Therefore do not be partakers with them; for you were formerly darkness, but now you are Light in the Lord; walk as children of Light (for the fruit of the Light consists in all goodness and righteousness and truth), trying to learn what is pleasing to the Lord.

    Do not participate in the unfruitful deeds of darkness, but instead even expose them; for it is disgraceful even to speak of the things which are done by them in secret. But all things become visible when they are exposed by the light, for everything that becomes visible is light." Ephesians 5:3-13

Now for your freebie! I have something truly special for you today! I'm going to take you along with me on my creative journey and inspire you as to some of the things you can do in PhotoShop as they relate to digital scrapbooking! WHAT CAN I DO WITH ONE LITTLE SNAPSHOT? is the name of this tutorial. We start our adventure with two snapshots I took of Queen Anne's Lace along the road coming home from worship Sunday. We extract the flowers from their backgrounds and then launch into making 18 different types of things out of them plus many variations.

Along the way I share lots of keyboard shortcuts and tips as we use lots of the tools available to us in PhotoShop. I'm hoping this opens up a world of possibilities in your minds and demystifies the procedure for you. Be empowered! If you have one little element, you can make tons of things! It's stopping that's the problem because there are infinite possibilities in PS! Praise God for PhotoShop!

This is an immense tutorial of 54 pages! It's concise and easy to read with tons of screen shots to help you follow along, so come take an exciting journey with me! I've even made it downloadable for you. If you'd like more tutorials, go to the left column under the Label Cloud and click "Tutorials" to be taken to all of them. Please respect my Terms of Use; an awful lot of hours goes into making these things for you. Now go get it! :)

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Here's a fun tease...tomorrow I'll be giving you a very unusual tutorial. I haven't seen one like it anywhere. I'm going to take you along with me in the creative process in hopes of opening up possibilities for you. We will start with just two snapshots and then I'll show you how to make 18 different things from them...photo masks, brushes, patterns, overlays, fancy text, etc. So don't miss it! It's huge and has LOTS of screen shots to make it easy to follow, so come join the fun! Then show me some of what you make and I'll post it here if you like!

My cousin just sent me this -

TEACHER APPLICANT

After being interviewed by the school administration, the prospective teacher said "Let me see if I've got this right. You want me to go into that room with all those kids, correct their disruptive behavior, observe them for signs of abuse, monitor their dress habits, censor their T-shirt messages, and instill in them a love for learning. You want me to check their backpacks for weapons, wage war on drugs and sexually transmitted diseases, and raise their sense of self esteem and personal pride. You want me to teach them patriotism and good citizenship, sportsmanship and fair play and how to register to vote, balance a checkbook, and apply for a job. You want me to check their heads for lice, recognize signs of antisocial behavior, and make sure that they all pass the final exams. You also want me to provide them with an equal education regardless of their handicaps, and communicate regularly with their parents in English, Spanish or any other language, by letter, telephone , newsletter, and report card. You want me to do all this with a piece of chalk, a blackboard, a bulletin board, a few books, a big smile, and a starting salary that qualifies me for food stamps. You want me to do all this and then you tell me. . . I CAN'T PRAY?"

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To continue our discussion - we were blessed to get to tour a full sized replica of Moses' tabernacle recently. It was so cool. Judiazing teaching is summarily condemned in the New Testament, but there are RICHES to be gained from learning as much as we can from the Old Testament about God.
It was so powerful looking at the four layers of outer covering for the tabernacle. It was like seeing an old friend, something so familiar and powerful. It was surprising to see something so very personal and private being displayed huge and publicly, as if I'd suddenly had my deepest self exposed, but it didn't feel bad. Just surprising. It was also the feeling of, "Oh, I get this...this is my story." How odd to see it so.

The outermost covering is rough and ugly, just like we were before we came to Christ, full of black sin. Then as we move closer to the Holy of Holies the covering becomes a red layer - clearly the precious, perfect, saving blood of Christ that washes our sins away so that we may approach Him. As your heart beats in excitement the next layer closer to the Holy of Holies is pure white as if screaming, "Yes it's true! The result of Jesus' blood in your life has made you white as snow! You can believe what the Word of God told you - your are CLEAN and FORGIVEN!" The pure white garments Jesus gives us after He washes us clean from our sins - the pure white garments of heaven!! Hallelujah!!!!! Then, the layer that lays against the tabernacle, covering the Holy of Holies we see in the this picture has the colors that represent God Himself; blue for the Word of God, gold for the Heavenlies, purple for Royalty. Scarlet for the precious blood of Jesus. White for purity. And all these layers dipicting our journey of salvation end against the Holy of Holies; the place were the very presence of God Almighty Himself dwelt in times past! The layers of the covering tell the story that has resulted in our being able to come before our Lord and enjoy His presence intimately! It's all so marvelous!

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First an answer to Lucie's post yesterday - I have made you the sunburst you asked for and it should publish on the 28th. As to photo masks, if you look at the bottom of the right column you will see previews of my gifts which include overlays and photo masks. You can still get them in the archives in the left column. Also, shortly I will be giving away an immense tutorial that starts with two snapshots and then tells you how to make 18 different things from them, including overlays and photo masks. So keep visiting daily so you don't miss anything and when you do the tut you will be able to make as many overlays and photo masks as you wish! (As well as 16 other things...patterns, brushes, fancy text, texturizing, custom shapes...etc.)

C from Paris - thanks so much! I adore lilacs too, but sadly I'm not going to be able to give you any as they just won't bloom here. Everywhere I lived my entire life I had lilacs in my yard, but since moving to the Deep South in 1985 I haven't gotten a single blossom though I've planted lilacs in my yards. I have a sickly looking bush now (12 yrs. old). The nursery here says it's our weather. Sorry. If you find good lilacs somewhere, PLEASE POST ME THE LINK! I'd love to have some too!

To continue our discussion - we were blessed to get to tour a full sized replica of Moses' tabernacle recently. It was so cool. Judiazing teaching is summarily condemned in the New Testament, but there are RICHES to be gained from learning as much as we can from the Old Testament about God.
It was a wonderful experience that I'd recommend and I'm very happy to say that the presentation we saw was strictly Bible and left out all denominational teaching. For anyone interested in seeing this exhibit, it is called Messiah's Mansion. The Messiah's Mansion Board is made up of several young people who helped get Messiah's Mansion started their Junior and Senior year in High School. All of which are actively involved with set ups and giving tours. The rest of the staff are made up of college students from around the country and other volunteers that share the passion for the Sanctuary message. At their website they have a way for you to request it be brought to your area. They also sell a DVD of the tour and all the fascinating information they give during the tour on their website for only $10.

Here's a LO I made using some of my gifts to you. I adore how the ribbon cluster turned out. I made it of a branch of our cedar tree, the camellia I gave you two days ago and foil. Then I made little berries to go with and match the color I'd made the flowers and the bow. I turned the flowers to a velvety flocked fabric and edged each petal with glitter. Then I turned the leaves to foil, bringing the veins through. I truly love how this one turned out! God is so good to let me do these things! Big hugs God! Hope this sparks some beautiful ideas for you! Click the second image to see detail.
Credits: bow by The Scrappin Cop; the card's file name is CGL_CS_paper7, but has no name; dangle by Simka file name kit t¯pit 5 (2); beads by http://Scrap-Artiste-Lolotte.blogspot.com.

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To continue our discussion - we were blessed to get to tour a full sized replica of Moses' tabernacle recently. It was so cool. Judiazing teaching is summarily condemned in the New Testament, but there are RICHES to be gained from learning as much as we can from the Old Testament about God.
This is a picture from inside the tabernacle looking at the outer walls. The pillars are made of brass symbolizing earthly - us. They are capped with silver showing we are redeemed. They are spread with white showing purity. This shows that God's "church" is made up of His people, earthly, but redeemed, wrapped in purity. Notice that from the outside, you see only the purity and redemption. People should first be seeing the purity of our lives and our redeemed walk with our Savior before they see us, the brass pillars inside.

  • "you also, like living stones, are being built into a spiritual house to be a holy priesthood, offering spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ." 1 Peter 2:5
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To continue our discussion - we were blessed to get to tour a full sized replica of Moses' tabernacle recently. It was so cool. Judiazing teaching is summarily condemned in the New Testament, but there are RICHES to be gained from learning as much as we can from the Old Testament about God.

I was happy to wear my red top for this tour. In my mind it was joyous to enter the tabernacle knowing that I was washed in the blood of THE Lamb who the tabernacle foretold. There were so many cool dimensions to this area of thought and it was good.

I have just been working on these posts about the tabernacle and choosing photos to add to them when it just hit me...WE NEVER ACTUALLY ENTERED THE TABERNACLE, ONLY THE OUTER COURT, BUT IN MY MIND WE HAD!!!! The tour took us into the outer court but then the guide spoke from inside the Holy Place and the Holy of Holies...we never entered in! Think about that a moment ...

This is so powerful and important! How often do we as Christians come to "worship", surrounded by "holy" and "spiritual things", spend our hour and then go home thinking we'd worshiped, when in truth we had not entered in at all, or at the most, just the outer courts?? How often are we spiritually lazy and don't put the effort into truly worshiping in spirit and in truth and delude ourselves into thinking we have, simply because we came to the building, sat in the seats, sang some songs, etc. God should be grateful we got up and came! After all, most people don't even do that much, so we're better than them! That's good enough! That is not worship and that is not acceptable to our Holy God.

  • "True worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for they are the kind of worshipers the Father seeks." John 4:23
  • "YOU SHALL LOVE THE LORD YOUR GOD WITH ALL YOUR HEART, AND WITH ALL YOUR SOUL, AND WITH ALL YOUR STRENGTH, AND WITH ALL YOUR MIND" Luke 10:27
  • "You will seek the LORD your God, and you will find Him if you search for Him with all your heart and all your soul." Deuteronomy 4:29
  • "Not everyone who says to Me, 'Lord, Lord,' will enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father who is in heaven will enter. "Many will say to Me on that day, 'Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in Your name, and in Your name cast out demons, and in Your name perform many miracles?' "And then I will declare to them, 'I never knew you; DEPART FROM ME, YOU WHO PRACTICE LAWLESSNESS.'" Matthew 7:21-23
This snare of the devil is like these thistles, their blossoms are lovely, but the thorns are unavoidable. The "worship" looks and feels fine to the casual observer, but the results will be inescapable. Now for your freebie! And yes, they are this bright a fuchsia in real life! Enjoy!If you download, please leave me a comment at the bottom of this post as I have disabled 4shared comments. This helps me to know what you like for the future. God bless you!
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First, I've gotten a couple of e-mails asking what happened to the new tutorial I had up briefly. Here's the answer:

As to the latest tutorial...the answer is it will publish again the evening of 6-22, Lord willing. You haven’t missed it and THANK YOU for your interest. The explanation is this...I make my tutorials downloadable because that would be such a blessing to me when I take tutorials from others. So I do it for you. However, I am not experienced in making pdfs and in this latest tutorial I had used an image from someone else that I am not sure it is alright to share. It would be ok to use in the tutorial, but maybe not to let others have. The pdf I created didn’t protect against someone taking the images in it, so I was concerned. I couldn’t figure it out, so finally zipped and uploaded it as it was. Then I was telling my husband that it was publishing right then and I was uncomfortable with it as others could take that image and I wasn’t sure it was ok. He told me to stop the post and he’d help me figure it out after work today. It had just published when I canceled it and replaced it with another gift. That’s why some of you saw it, but then the link didn’t work. I had deleted that download and re-uploaded the protected pdf he helped me create yesterday after work. Phew! Long story and probably much more than you wanted to know! The bottom line is, keep visiting the blog and you will have another chance at it after the 22nd and I hope it blesses you. I’ve never seen anyone do a tut like this one and I think it’s pretty cool opening lots of possibilities to people who might not know. It’s LONG! LOL

To continue our talk about the life-size exhibit of Moses' Tabernacle that we just got to tour, a reminder that Judiazing teaching is summarily condemned in the New Testament, but there are RICHES to be gained from learning as much as we can from the Old Testament about our God.
Our guide did an absolutely wonderful job of teaching and it was so awe inspiring just being there...but it was so hot! We are in the Deep South and it was HOT! The sun was blazing! (Since I have several heat sensitive conditions, it is a greater factor for me.) And since it's a large exhibit, with extra tents outside the tabernacle where they teach you more, they were set up in a field...which means BUGS! All this equals constant swatting, fidgeting and sun miseries as I tried to listen and take it all in. The thought just flashed through my mind for a brief moment that it would be nice to see this without the bugs and heat...easier to concentrate.

It immediately hit me - at the time that the tabernacle was in use, they were wandering a DESERT for 40 years! It had to be MUCH HOTTER! They brought livestock for the sacrifices...animals means BUGS! Even STINGING BUGS!! Then there was fresh blood - more BUGS! Ugh...on top of all that, there was the smell of not so fresh blood...and animal waste...and burning...and sweaty people...the noise of the animals and children. And thirst. Yet, God's people did worship Him there. They had the proper Holy reverential fear and awe of the only Living God.

It is a powerful lesson on true worship. It reminds me that the only "worship" worthy of the Great I Am is worship with our entire being that transcends what is going on around us...or even what's going on in our own lives. He said if we don't love Him more than anything, give Him the very best, we aren't worthy of following Him at all. Might be something to reflect on the next time we are in "church" and are being distracted by a preacher who has some trait we find annoying, a song we don't care for, a seat who's cushion isn't soft enough for us, a child who's parent is not teaching them how to behave in worship...could it be that if we allow these milder things to prevent us from truly entering into worship of Almighty God that we need to study who God actually is and our relationship to Him more so that true worship will be the fruit in our lives?

  • "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
  • "Speak to Aaron and to his sons and to all the sons of Israel and say to them, 'Any man of the house of Israel or of the aliens in Israel who presents his offering, whether it is any of their votive or any of their freewill offerings, which they present to the LORD for a burnt offering--for you to be accepted--it must be a male without defect from the cattle, the sheep, or the goats. 'Whatever has a defect, you shall not offer, for it will not be accepted for you. 'When a man offers a sacrifice of peace offerings to the LORD to fulfill a special vow or for a freewill offering, of the herd or of the flock, it must be perfect to be accepted; there shall be no defect in it. 'Those that are blind or fractured or maimed or having a running sore or eczema or scabs, you shall not offer to the LORD, nor make of them an offering by fire on the altar to the LORD. 'In respect to an ox or a lamb which has an overgrown or stunted member, you may present it for a freewill offering, but for a vow it will not be accepted." Leviticus 22:18-23

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Here's another thought from a friend of mine. Hope it blesses your day!

One day I hopped in a taxi and we took off for the airport.
We were driving in the right lane when suddenly a black car jumped out of a parking space right in front of us.
My taxi driver slammed on his brakes, skidded, and missed the other car by just inches!
The driver of the other car whipped his head around and started yelling at us.
My taxi driver just smiled and waved at the guy.
And I mean he was really friendly.

So I asked, 'Why did you just do that? This guy almost ruined your car and sent us to the hospital!'
This is when my taxi driver taught me what I now call, 'The Law of the Garbage Truck.'
He explained that many people are like garbage trucks.
They run around full of garbage, full of frustration, full of anger, and full of disappointment.
As their garbage piles up, they need a place to dump it and sometimes they'll dump it on you. Don't take it personally.
Just smile, wave, wish them well, and move on.
Don't take their garbage and spread it to other people at work, at home, or on the streets.

The bottom line is that successful people do not let garbage trucks take over their day.
Life's too short to wake up in the morning with regrets, so... love the people who treat you right.
Pray for the ones who don't.
Life is ten percent what you make it and ninety percent how you take it!

Have a garbage-free day!

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If we have given our lives to Jesus as our Savior and strive to learn and obey His Holy Word in the Bible, God teaches us things in the most unexpected places. We just have ask Him to make us into the person He wants us to be and then keep our spiritual eyes open so we don't miss His lessons. My little Boo was still not 4 lbs. last time we weighed her. She's a little thing. When she tries to jump up on the sofa, she bounces right off the side! It takes her THREE TRIES EVERY TIME to get up, but she NEVER gives up.

That has really impressed me. It's so easy to become discouraged and give up. We come up against something difficult and sort of tentatively push against it with both hands, we see how immense it is, meet with some resistance and eventually give up.

It's exceptionally easy to get discouraged at spiritual growth issues. When our hearts are truly devoted in obedience and love to our Lord, we are on a journey who's goal is spiritual maturity in Christ. Anyone on this journey can tell you it is anything but easy. Discouragement is a weapon the enemy has all too much success with. Let's not miss the lesson God is showing us through little Boo. All she has to gain from her persistence is to sit on the sofa. The rich rewards awaiting those who do not shrink from the challenges along the way to spiritual maturity in Christ are eternal and immeasurable. If you download, please leave me a comment at the bottom of this post as I have disabled 4shared comments. This helps me to know what you like for the future. God bless you!

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A friend sent me this. Hope you like it:

  • "The Lord will guide you always; He will satisfy your needs in a sun-scorched land and will strengthen your frame. You will be like a well-watered garden, like a spring whose waters never fail." Isaiah 58:11
This is the type of garden that we may plant anywhere or at anytime of year. So I hope you will enjoy this special garden so much that you will start planting one today!

Plant Three Rows Of Peas - For The Garden Of Your Daily Living:
1. PEACE Of Mind
2. PEACE Of Heart
3. PEACE Of Soul
Plant Four Rows Of Squash:
1. Squash gossip
2. Squash indifference
3. Squash grumbling
4. Squash selfishness
Plant Four Rows Of Lettuce:
1. Lettuce be faithful
2. Lettuce be kind
3. Lettuce be patient
4. Lettuce really love one another
Now No Garden Should Be Without Turnips - So Plant 3 Rows Of Turnips:
1. Turnip for meetings
2. Turnip for service
3. Turnip to help one another
Finally Dear One, Your Garden Must Have Thyme:
1. Thyme for each other
2. Thyme for family
3. Thyme for friends
4. Thyme for prayer
Water Freely With Patience & Cultivate With LOVE.

There should be much fruit in your garden, after all "We Reap What We Sow." Therefore "Happy Gardening."

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I Love My Lips by Larry the Cucumber  

Yesterday was so fun with Larry that I thought I'd share another of my fav three Silly Songs with you! He's inspiring us to be grateful and thank God even for the little things!!! Hope you like it as much as I always have!

Thought I'd share something I just made from one of the gifts I gave you a while back. Remember little Winne? If you look in the left column at the Label Cloud and click "Squirrel" you can still get them. I did this from a video tutorial here. This man does GREAT tutorials! It didn't work just like that, but after a bit of modifying, I'm pretty happy with the result. Tell me what you think and maybe try it yourself.
Just out of curiosity, how many of you feed my fish when you come to visit? I can't seem to come here without feeding them myself and I'm just wondering if you feel the same? They are so like the fish in our pond that I just have to feed them! Leave me a post so we can see how many of us are that tenderhearted! LOL

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The Hairbrush Song by Larry the Cucumber  

I've loved this silly song by Larry the Cucumber ever since it came out. Nothing terribly evangelical or inspirational about it, but hey, it makes me happy and I hope it will you too! God bless the Veggie Tale creators!!

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ToHimWhoSitsOnTheThrone by DonMoen  

I just love today's gift because they look like riches. How fitting to write the Savior of the entire world's name in riches!! All that is in this world was made by our God and is His. He just allows us temporary use of things while we are here for just a brief moment. Worthy is the Lamb, our Lord Jesus Christ, to receive all power, riches, wisdom, might, honor, glory and blessings!!!!

  • "Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power and riches and wisdom and might and honor and glory and blessing." Revelation 5:12
  • "Every animal of the forest is mine, and the cattle on a thousand hills." Psalm 50:10
I searched forever for a good video of this awesome song of Rev. 5:12 for you. This sound bite and link is the best I could do for you. If you push play here, you will only hear 30 seconds of Don Moen doing a great job singing it, but if you click the link below, it will take you to the page where you can hear the entire wonderful song. I hope you go visit and worship for a few moments. No better to refresh your day!

To Him Who Sits On The Throne - Don Moen
I made this many years ago using a tutorial. Wish I knew who to credit, but I don't.

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What a wonderful reassurance this scripture is!

  • "I have loved you with an everlasting love; therefore I have drawn you with lovingkindness." Jeremiah 31:3
Human love is inconstant. One day someone loves us, the next they don't. Promises and vows are shattered without a thought. Hearts are devastated. But here God our Father comes near us and whispers in our ear, confiding as a lover, that He loves us with an EVERLASTING LOVE! We are safe trusting in His love, no matter what. It is only in His love that we are safe letting all our defenses down and truly opening ourselves to love without reservation. There is no end to His love.

Then He goes on to tell us that because He loves us so, He has chosen to draw us to Himself with His lovingkindness. He doesn't hold a sword at our throats and command "convert or die" like Islam has for ages and still does today in much of the world. He does the utter opposite. After all, what good is "love" when we have coersed someone into "loving" us??? Love is only love when it is given freely. He lavishes His love and kindness on us to draw us to Himself. He loves us into wanting to be with Him and love Him in return. It is our free will choice. So He tenderly draws us by His lovingkindness! What a wonderful God! Who wouldn't want to be His?

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