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#a2zchallenge Prayer of repentance

Have mercy upon me, O God, According to Your lovingkindness; According to the multitude of Your tender mercies, Blot out my transgressions. Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity, And cleanse me from my sin.  ~Psalm 51:1-2 NKJV

This week my A-Z Challenge posts have included images from my Cades Cove photo shoot from the last two Saturdays. I thought these photos suited the prayer of repentance.


The doors are always open at the house of God. The door may belong to building like this or in your living room. Calling upon God has no boundaries.


At the foot of the cross, I told Jesus I was a sinner. He forgave me and calls me His own.


I remember the church on the hill from my childhood and hearing the comfort from the low tone bell telling the community church is starting.

DSC_1102One day, the dead in Christ will rise and those alive believing will join them to meet Jesus in the clouds. I serve a risen Savior. Happy Easter!

Linking up with other photographers each Friday from around the world for their Skywatch Friday. Come join the fun!



Sunspiration: DIY Feminine birthday card

Another birthday, another DIY rubber-stamp art project!

The anniversary of my mother’s birthday approaches and it was with great pride that I created this cute card.

IMG_2834Would you like the specs in creating this hand-crafted card? Continue reading

Sunspiration: Soldiers’ Deck of Cards

A fellow sister in Christ, Suzanne from P.S. Annie! shared the below video on her blog this week. It was the first time for me to see it. I love card tricks, but this one comes with an interesting twist that’s not only awesome, it is Sunspirational!



We are entering the end of the first quarter of this new year. Promises of lovely, warm weather with the return of life to God’s glorious world is on the horizon. This is what I am looking forward to!

…behold the beauty of the Lord…
Psalm 27:4

My mother-in-law’s beautiful flowers

In 20 short days, spring will usher in with God’s handiwork doting roadways, fields, and yards. Do you feel inspired to start some flowers from seeds indoor to soon transplant outdoors? I have not entertained the idea, but am feeling encourage to try my hand at it. It’s been years, since I have done this. Are you ready to get your hands dirty? What’s inspiring you?
Have a Sunspirational time!




Spiritual roots


Welcome to 136th edition of Monday’s Music Moves Me.  Come join virtual dance party hostess, Marie from XmasDolly & her lovely co-hosts:

The little finger play to Here is the Church rhyme isn’t a song, but very much apart of my childhood. Our gal, Callie, came up with this week’s theme. She wants everyone to share “songs that your mom or dad sung to you” like ’em or not, put them up for us to hear.

My days of youth seem so far away and while I’m certain my mother sang to me, I don’t have vivid recollections of her doing so. That being said, I do remember these little tunes being instrumental in my upbringing and I dare say many of you can say the same thing.



The sounds of the gospel swept through my childhood home. It was there I learned how Christian faith worked and am a better person for it today.


Music was common in my parents’ home. Perhaps this is why my soul is so full of it. Rock n’ roll really sets my body to movin’, but my spiritual roots still cling to the old classic hymns of faith.

Are you ready to get started? Admission to this awesome dance party is totally doable. Just…

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  • Link your 4M below

Our featured spotlight dancer takes the #1 spot the weekly line up – congratulations, my friend!  Go ahead, shake your bootie with any of the fellow rockin’ bloggers below and if you wanna make put a smile on someone’s face today then be sure to leave them a comment!


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Next stop… your place!  What songs do you remember your mom and dad singing?

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Sunspiration – A conversation with God

Me: God, can I ask You a question?

God: Sure.

Me: Promise, you won’t get mad?

God: I promise.

Me: Why did You let so much stuff happen to me today?

God: What do you mean?

Me: Well, I woke up late.

God: Yes.

Me: My car took forever to start.

God: Okay.

Me: At lunch they made my sandwich wrong & I had to wait.

God: Hmmm.

Me: On the way home, my phone went DEAD, just as I picked up a call.

God: All right.

Me: And on top of it all off, when I got home ~ I just want to soak my feet in my new foot massager& relax. BUT it wouldn’t work!!! Nothing went right today! Why did You do that?

God: Let me see, the death angel was at your bed this morning & I had to send one of MyAngels to battle him for your life. I let you sleep through that.Me (humbled): OH!

GOD: I didn’t let your car start because there was a drunk driver on your route that

would have hit you if you were on the road.

Me: (ashamed)

God: The first person who made your sandwich today was sick & I didn’t want you to catch what they have, I knew you couldn’t afford to miss work.

Me (embarrassed):Okay

God: Your phone went dead because the person that was calling was going to give false witness about that you said on that call, I didn’t even let you talk to them so you would be covered.

Me (softly): I see God.

God: Oh and that foot massager… it had a shortage that was going to throw out the power in your house tonight. I didn’t think you wanted to be in the dark.

Me: I’m Sorry God.

God: Don’t be sorry, just learn to Trust Me…. in All things , the Good & the bad.

Me: I will trust You.

God: And don’t doubt that My plan for your day is Always Better than your plan.

Me: I won’t God. And let me just tell you God, Thank You for everything today.

God: You’re welcome child. It was just another day being your God and I Love looking after My children.

Today’s Sunspiration a friend share with me through email. Next time I think God isn’t watching over me or doesn’t have my best interest I hope I can think of this conversation. 😉 Have a happy and blessed Sunday!


I Come To The Garden Alone

Going to Sunday School was one of those quiet reflective times I looked forward to as a kid. I knew no matter what troubled me, I would find peace once inside the Almighty’s house.

Attending church meant more to me than hearing a sermon, which could go either way electrifying or bone dry, but the one part of the service which always ministered to my soul was the music. I loved singing in church, as part of the congregation or in the choir. The soothing gospel lyrics accompanied with a melody lifted my spirit.

One such favorite was….

I Come To The Garden Alone Lyrics

I come to the garden alone
While the dew is still on the roses
And the voice I hear falling on my ear
The son of God discloses.

And He walks with me and He talks with me
And He tells me I am His own
And the joy we share as we tarry there
None other has ever known.

He speaks and the sound of His voice
Is so sweet that the birds hush their singing
And the melody that He gave to me
Within my heart is ringing.

And He walks with me and He talks with me
And He tells me I am His own
And the joy we share as we tarry there
None other has ever known.

I’d stay in the garden with Him
‘Tho the night around me be falling
But He bids me go; through the voice of woe
His voice to me is calling

And He walks with me and He talks with me
And He tells me I am His own
And the joy we share as we tarry there
None other has ever known.

Now here it is to music…



If you’re feeling troubled, then this music surely will give you sense that Jesus is near like it has me on so many occasions. What joys or prayer needs would you like to share this Sunday?

May the blessings of the Lord be upon you. God bless!

T2Q: Lessons and Life

Tieing my two Thursday memes together is an interesting concept I enjoy doing. The end of Miss Jenny’s ‘S’ word assignment, left me in a reverent mood.  Read: Spiders,Sculpting,Santana,Spiritual (Alphabe-Thursday)

We are spiritual creatures, we find ourselves looking for answers all the time. Today’s 2Qs are:

1.  What lessons are you learning today about yourself?  I’m learning not only today but every day to accept myself for who I am.  I can’t be like anyone else.  When I look into the mirror and don’t see perfection, then I change what I can and love the rest as is.  I like who I am for me.


2.  How has your life been molded? Growing up, I lacked confidence.  I felt not-so-smart or not-so-pretty or not-so-something.  Trusting God to direct my heart allowed me to overcome feelings of inadequacies.  None of us are perfect. No one can even begin to come close to it, but we can learn to like ourselves for the person God meant for us to be. I consider myself meek, but it doesn’t mean I am weak.  This is a misjudgment of my character. I am strong inwardly where others are not. My spirit may get bruised at times, but it never crumbles because He lifts me up. I feel like a new creature every morning waiting to see how I can grow a little more.