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Puttin on The Ritz - Fred Astair
She has wings when she wears her
HER LOVE HAS WINGS
may they bless your eyes,
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...ever have one of those moments when you long to rewind and redo?
If I could only carry out what is in my heart - but too often my mouth gets in the way (so went the morning as I simply wanted to express 'thanks' to someone special)...
I too often get in the way ... I am learning to BE STILL
"Be still and know that He is God" Steven Curtis Chapman
Dad and me Summer 2008
Dad Late Summer 2008 (he was hunting for driftwood & beachglass for me)
(lyrics are located below the photos - scroll down to read as you listen)
"Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, and into an inheritance that can never perish, spoil or fade—kept in heaven for you, who through faith are shielded by God's power until the coming of the salvation that is ready to be revealed in the last time. In this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while you may have had to suffer grief in all kinds of trials. These have come so that your faith—of greater worth than gold, which perishes even though refined by fire—may be proved genuine and may result in praise, glory and honor when Jesus Christ is revealed. Though you have not seen him, you love him; and even though you do not see him now, you believe in him and are filled with an inexpressible and glorious joy, for you are receiving the goal of your faith, the salvation of your souls."
~1 Peter 1: 3-9
I began this week really immersing myself in the lyrics of this modern hymn... and I was sure (or at least hopeful) we would sing it at church this Easter morning... We did!- with full choir and orchestra. This was greatly encouraging to me and I was caught up barely able to "sing" (which is not a sad thing at all as I use the term "sing" lightly when applied to myself... I more or less croak and squeak and always feel the need to apologize to whomever sits in front of me). HOPE for the believer is not something that might happen or might come or might materialize ... HOPE for the believer is a promise... a guarantee and THAT is the Hope we sing about... the HOPE we celebrate! ~Katey
THERE IS A HOPE
by Stuart Townend and Mark Edwards
Copyright (c) 2007 Thankyou Music.
There is a hope that burns within my heart,
That gives me strength for ev'ry passing day;
a glimpse of glory now revealed in meager part,
Yet drives all doubt away:
I stand in Christ, with sins forgiv'n;
and Christ in me, the hope of heav'n!
My highest calling and my deepest joy,
to make His will my home.
There is a hope that lifts my weary head,
A consolation strong against despair,
That when the world has plunged me in its deepest pit,
I find the Savior there!
Through present sufferings, future's fear,
He whispers, "Courage!" in my ear.
For I am safe in everlasting arms,
And they will lead me home.
There is a hope that stands the test of time,
That lifts my eyes beyond the beckoning grave,
To see the matchless beauty of a day divine
When I behold His face!
When sufferings cease and sorrows die,
and every longing satisfied,
then joy unspeakable will flood my soul,
For I am truly home.
Blessings ~ Katey
...it's true... I am endeavoring to recategorize the arty items in my ETSY shop and I will be adding "CUPCAKES" (or some such similar subject)
as a unique category. The thing is - I am also dreaming of cakes and candies and ice cream cones as well - so many sweet items will soon be appearing on
eco-bags, notecards, and in original
paintings (it isn't JUST a cupcake thing anymore... I am expanding my culinarty horizons). Ha ha - culinarty... good new word... I crack me up. In fact - THAT wil be the new category: CULiNARTY (look for it soonish)
I created a series of 2" acrlic paintings of various YUMMY CUPCAKES - and have now recreated them on greeting cards! I have a set of four available. The cards measure 4 1/4" X 5 1/2" (plus envelopes) ~ the backsides have my art information and the title. The insides are BLANK for your own sentiment. SERIES TITLE: "You're my cuppie cake gumdrop" VIVID COLOR on professional RECYCLED grocery sack paper! ~~ THEN each one is HANDCOLORED by me with PRISMA COLOR PENCILS!!! WoW!!! HOT PINK Envelopes make them SMASHING!
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" To everyone who's hurting
To those who've had enough
To all the undeserving
That should cover all of us
Please do not let go
I promise there is hope
Help is on the way
He's come to save the day
What I've learned in my life
One thing greater than my strife
Is His grasp
So hold fast
Will this season ever pass?
Can we stop this ride?
Will we see the sun at last?
Or could this be our lot in life?
Please do not let go
I promise you there's hope
You may think you're all alone
And there's no way that anyone could know
What you're going through
But if you only hear one thing
Just understand that we are all the same
Searching for the truth
The truth of what we're soon to face
Unless someone comes to take our place
Is there anyone?
All we want is to be free
Free from our captivity, Lord
Here He comes "
"I love to think of nature as an unlimited broadcasting station, through which God speaks to us every hour, if we will only tune in." ~George Washington Carver