Monday, October 17, 2016

Hi my blogger friends, 
I have another awesome book that would be perfect for newly weds or seasoned couples either to use as a group Bible study or just enjoy as a couple. I have one of these to give away to some lucky winner. Please take a moment to answer the question below by placing your answer in the comments section at the end of this post. You could be the lucky winner! 

You can also get a FREE ebook, Unshakeable, from the All for Jesus ministry, just click on this link

Good luck to everyone who enters!

If you had the opportunity to renew your wedding vows, would you? Why or why not?

About the book:
The Blessings of Unity offers insight and ideas for creating godly unity in our marriages centered around two key concepts:
1) Abiding in the Vine and walking in the Spirit, and
2) Learning and applying the concept of unity.

Unity is achieved when a man and woman strive for agreement with God by processing His Will on every decision and in every issue. Through Biblically-centered discussions of discord, division, unity, discipleship, and prayer, and through exploring Biblical examples of unity, Richard Case offers husbands and wives practical and spiritual advice for working together in unity in the Spirit so that they can more perfectly present themselves to God for his divine approval.
($13.43 on Amazon, paperback)

About the author/ministry:
Before his current role in developing retreats and serving this ministry, All for Jesus, Richard Case worked for many years with Fortune 500 companies in management and consulting roles. He holds a BS in Management and Finance from Bradley University, an MBA from the University of Southern California, and a seminary Masters degree from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. Richard has been a featured speaker at conferences and seminars; he has hosted a radio show and is a published author. Richard and his wife, Linda, answered the call from the Lord to Abide in Him through the Spirit. Together, Richard and Linda have started up several churches that remain strong today, and have served as interim pastors of troubled churches, bringing reconciliation and new vision to these situations. Richard and Linda began conducting marriage retreats in 2001. Richard and Linda currently live in Castle Rock, CO.

"Disclosure (in accordance with the FTC’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”): Many thanks to Propeller Consulting, LLC for providing this prize for the giveaway. Choice of winners and opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation. I did receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post. Only one entrant per mailing address, per giveaway.  If you have won a prize from our sponsor Propeller / FlyBy Promotions in the last 30 days, you are not eligible to win.  Or if you have won the same prize on another blog, you are not eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification.”

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Good morning! What a beautiful October Saturday morning it is. I'm hoping the warm weather lingers around a little longer. I am missing summer already! :) Now the warm colors of Fall will begin appearing throughout the trees setting them on fire with brilliant yellows, reds and oranges. A stunning site for sure!

I do love fall for its vibrant colors but unfortunately it leads to the bareness of winter and the cold seems to seep into my bones. Yes, the first blanket of snow is breathtaking but after that its a long four to five months until Spring. I might as well just settle in when it arrives.

I have been gearing up for some watercolor classes coming this fall. Next Saturday October 8th I will be teaching a beginners class in watercolor from 10 am to Noon. We will be doing a simple bookmark to get started and learning a few simple watercolor techniques. The class will be held in Portersville, PA at The Portersville Shops & Studios on Route 19 in the brick house across from First National Bank. Below is my class schedule. If you are interested in signing up you can contact me by email through my website on the contact page at

Have a blessed week!

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Pastor Appreciation Day is October 9th and runs through to October 15th. The reason I am sharing this with you is this; without them it would be near impossible to make it through life. I say near impossible because God is always with us regardless and will hold us up. But the presence of my pastor when tragedy lands on my doorstep is more than comforting, more than mere words can describe. They are there for us whether we want them there or not, which is hard to fathom I know, however, there are people who don't want anything to do with pastors or with God. I feel sorry for them. My husband and I have been attending Community Alliance Church now for four years and there's not one Sunday I've left there empty hearted or empty minded. God has a way of doing that to you, speaking to your heart and affecting how you think and feel, its a job only He can do. And pastors are just one of the vessels He uses in that process.

My pastor is my friend, he is kind, honest and caring. He tells me like it is and doesn't sugar coat it like candy so it tastes good. He's genuine, and used in a mighty way, filled with the Holy Spirit, it shows in his actions and his words. You know he loves the Lord! And he cares about each one of us in his congregation. Pastor Denny Thank you so much, you are appreciated!

I don't know if you know the Lord or not, I hope that you do. I wouldn't want to be without Him. I'm not going to go into detail but I'm sure glad and grateful that I do because He is my everything. He loves me even when I'm not so lovable. That is a love that is priceless, a love that died on a cross so that I wouldn't have to, a love that bought me with His life . . .

Here are a few of entries in my journal and Bible from Pastor Denny's sermons on the Book of Ephesians, entries that have affected me deeply.

Monday, May 2, 2016

Hello Blogger Friends,

Again I must apologize for not posting during the months of March and April. Things have been very hectic around home and I have been extremely busy with work, and preparing for my husband's retirement. I have gotten pretty far behind unfortunately and its hard catching up.

My hope is to finish the four paintings I started back in January now that things are slowing down. There is the grainery I mention in an earlier post, bluebirds, and a couple of other nature paintings. I'm excited for you to see the completed paintings soon.

Below is another Bible art journaling page I managed to squeeze in a couple of weeks ago for a class that I will be teaching coming up in May.

Well my friends I best get to work! Have a great week and enjoy the warm spring days!

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Hi Blogging Friends! What a beautiful day it is, sun is shinning and temperature for February is warm today.

This week's Bible art journal is one of my favorite verses, Psalm 37:4.
"Delight yourself in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart."

Well I do delight in the Lord and I know that whatever His desires are for me, those are the desires of my heart as well. For what He has to give is the ultimate, the very best. I want to be so close to Him that I can hear Him breathe! There is nothing that compares with the perfect love Jesus, who laid His life down so that I could have eternal life.

Saturday, January 30, 2016

I want to share my latest Bible art journaling project with you. I was inspired by Priscilla Shirer's video series on "The Armor of God" we're doing in our ladies Thursday night Bible study. What a fantastic study. The group of girls at our table are wonderful and we get into some pretty good discussions how the study is relating to each of us.

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Sweet Blogging Friends Happy New Year!

This year I've decided to try art journaling in my Bible. I have been following Rebekah Jones on Google through 2015 as she journaled through her Bible weekly. I loved it and thought what a wonderful way to spend time with God. So I undertook my first journal art today from the Scriptures I've read starting January 1, 2016. The devotion I'm reading from is "Jesus Calling" Enjoying Peace in His Presence by Sarah Young.
The devotions over the past three days have been about spending time with God in His Word, to have an open and renewed mind. So what better way to depict that is a child reading the Word, seeking God. As I move along week to week I will try to post my art journaling and share Scripture.