New Art


We recently purchased new art from a young artist who was having a little showing where they also were posted on Facebook. I love the colors in this piece, and it spoke to me through its almost whimsy appearance.

Thank you, Angel!




Now be pleased to bless the house of your servant, that it may continue forever in your sight; for you, Sovereign LORD, have spoken, and with your blessing, the house of your servant will be blessed forever.” 2 Samuel 7:29


Standing on the Promises


Standing on the Promises by Phyllise


Standing On The Promises (Hymn) SATB | Christian song lyrics, Hymn sheet  music, Hymn


I painted this picture years ago. Obviously, I have no art training. I love this painting because it is flawed. It reminds me of the wholeness that will one day be ours for all who stand on the promise of God found in Jesus Christ. Other than not being artistically swell, do you see the flaw? Let's give some grace over the flaws that others see in us! We are worthy in Christ!!!




Last evening we face-timed with our out-of-town grandsisters and shared the beautiful Harvest Moon. Tonight we walked over to see our local grandsisters to share the big moon, but it was slow to rise above the houses, so we walked over to an open lot and finally caught a peek!






Harvest Moon




"It is the Harvest Moon! On gilded vanes 

And roofs of villages, on woodland crests

And their aerial neighborhoods of nests deserted, on the curtained window-panes of rooms where children sleep, on country lanes

And harvest-fields, its mystic splendor rests."


Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


Create the Change


We must create the change in our own hearts to see the change we desire in the world. Lest we think that we are doing well and the problem is not ours, look again. Create the Jesus habit of "hugs." Embrace all that is good and Holy. Diligently work towards creating patterns of Holy, from the time we wake up willing until we ask God for sweet rest in the evening.

“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 I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land” 2 Chronicles 7:14

Change Will Come Through God’s People.
Change Will Only Come When We Humble Ourselves and Pray.
Change Will Come When We Seek His Face.
Change Will Come When We Repent
“Search ME, O God, and know my heart; Try me, and know my anxieties; And see if there is any wicked way in me, And lead me in the way everlasting” Psalm 139:23-24



As I was reading my baby book, I came upon something that my mother wrote:


Chrissa's name


Notice the last three lines. I've never read this page in my baby book before. We named our daughter Chrissa...she is my real "Chrisas" baby (born at Thanksgiving time). Isn't this just the coolest connection to her name, and I thought we were so original with it? God knew her name! Today, He revealed this sweet connection.




I am 66 years old. I accepted Jesus as my Lord and Savior when I was 6 years old. On June 20, 1965, I was baptized and would have been ten years old, almost 11. I'm not sure why the wait, but I guess I did not want to do the whole deep water in a box thing, but I'll never know, and it doesn't really matter.

Several years back, I got the sweetest gift, but I did not understand its date. It is really funny now that I think back to what my expression must have been; total confusion! The gift was a ring from my blog's 'fresh find,' stamped with my Baptism date. In my mind, I simply could not figure out what happened in 1965. My husband had gifted me the ring, and I felt so bad that I did not understand, and our kids were looking at me like...well? It really is one of the most special gifts that I cherish. In my testimony, I know in my heart that I was saved when I was six. This is THE day! It is important that I DID make it public finally because this is not something that I would ever do without the help and encouragement of my Savior. but I do want others to know my Jesus.

This evening, when I was looking for my Baptism card, I sat and looked through my baby book. 



I found some interesting things that I've never really paid attention to...




Remember sweet Dr. Dorothy Long?



My infant menu!



Awe, George Mahon congratulated my parents on my birth with a tear-off printed autograph! ;)



I got my first Tetanus shot in 1963, and I still need them today! LOL



Mrs. Ellis was my teacher in 1962, and here is my school shot record.



This is my Baptism Certificate.



I don't think I have ever sat and read what my mother had to say about me at an early age. But, she told me when I asked if there was anything that stood out to her about raising me that might seem different than other children, she said I did not like to be held. So, as I matured, this characteristic came through.

I learned, too, from the baby book that the scar on my left cheek came from falling onto the bed rail of my brother's bed. Whatcha wanna bet that he pushed me off? I'm sure I deserved it. But, no, seriously, it would have been my accident. I was always having little injuries from my play.



This is the wonderful ring gift with my Baptism date, the date I began to visually show the world that Jesus is mine and I am His.

For sixty years, I have had a relationship with my Living Lord. This is all I need.