"The Spirit of the Sovereign LORD is on me, because the LORD has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners, to proclaim the year of the LORD's favor and the day of vengeance of our God, to comfort all who mourn, and provide for those who grieve in Zion — to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of gladness instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair." ~ from ISAIAH 61 Bible verse for this Blog

Sunday, February 1, 2015

SOS ~ KAREN'S GRACE FILLED BDAY

A BLESSED and HAPPY
BIRTHDAY
to
KAREN 

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"REAL GENEROSITY IS DOING SOMETHING NICE FOR SOMEONE WHO'LL NEVER FIND IT OUT."

Did you catch that at the bottom of this Name Plaque image?

This quote fits Karen to a tea (tee, or "T")
and this is why I am
celebrating her
today

in the
"GARDENS of GRACE"

You see, it was one of many of Karen's generous gifts to me that started me off
with the artist, Thomas Kinkade, in a precious devotional book 
"Passages of Light"
which 
filled my life and blog with 
Jesus' Light
in a dark time when I really needed this
Karen shone Jesus' Light and shines Jesus' Light
into my heart, life and soul; more than she'll ever know

I cannot begin to give back as much as Karen has blessed me
since becoming a "blog friend", sister in Christ and better than a REAL SISTER

The most recent examples were 2014 Christmas and my 60th birthday!
She gave me a Name Plaque like the one above and then she personally listed
"60 ... about Peggy"
{truthfully I couldn't have come up with "60" but Karen did}


Now Karen is not 60 and I will not attempt to do as she did
but I have well over that many "things" I love about Karen
and I think I'll start saving them up now for when she turns 60, yrs. from now
{if Jesus Christ tarries that long in coming, I'll do it in person in heaven, with more than 60 hugs}

Since Karen's birthday fell on God's SON day, of course, I have to escort this dear sis into the "Gardens of Grace" so He can tell her just how special she is and maybe even show her ... through my choice selection for today, we enter

"GLORY of MORNING"

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appropriately titled for the "glory of" this "morning", this day, this birthday of
Karen
as unique and beautiful as
the vibrant flowers in bloom
is the life of this lady and the heart of gold
that 
God's planted in her, 
for her family; her loved ones, 
 her parents, her husband, her sons, her grand kids 
- big and small -
she shows her love for them all
and even her friends, virtual or real-life
Karen has graced us with "who she is" as fragrant as these flowers

"But thanks be to God, who always leads us in triumph in Christ, and manifests through us the sweet aroma of the knowledge of Him in every place. For we are a fragrance of Christ to God among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing; "

"Our lives are a Christ-like fragrance rising up to God. But this fragrance is perceived differently..."
2 Corinthians 2:14-15

 Come my Beloved Karen
Enjoy and find rest on this day

Celebrate who you were created to be

"Come, my beloved, let us go to the countryside,
    let us spend the night in the villages.

Let us go early to the vineyards

    to see if the vines have budded,
if their blossoms have opened,
    and if the pomegranates are in bloom
    there I will give you my love.

The mandrakes send out their fragrance,

    and at our door is every delicacy,
both new and old,
    that I have stored up for you, my beloved."
Song of Songs 7:11-13

Each year of your life
you delight in the Lord and He delights in you
you have given to others in His Name
and He has given to you

May He continue to bless you
as you so graciously have blessed me
and others

"The Eternal One bless and keep you.
     May He make His face shine upon you
        and be gracious to you.
     The Eternal lift up His countenance
        to look upon you and give you peace."
(The Voice)

as you count the stars in the heavens or the flowers in this garden
may your delights and blessings be as many

May this Threefold Blessing 
from 
Numbers 6:24-26
be yours
Karen
and
your loved ones

May God's Grace
continue to
aMaze
you,
touch you
and
encompass you
every day of your life

May you be filled every day
with a sweet anointed fresh flow of
His Holy Spirit's power and intimate experience
of Christ alive in you

(as you have shown me)

Thank you Karen!
For the honor and privilege of knowing you in part
You know I treasure you and cherish our relationship

Thank You Lord for Karen!

A Wonderful Grace Filled Joyful
Birthday to you, Karen!
Hallelujah Anyhow!

Number #1 Songs
on your birthday since 1940
{long before you were born on your bday}
Tommy Dorsey - All the Things You Are
later sung by
Frank Sinatra



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{this is Karen's day, even though she's not currently blogging, brighten up her day with 
a prayer, a wish, an ecard or email, 
or even a comment on her last blog post, their anniversary}


NIV "Discover God's Heart" Devotional

You Version 21 Day plan is different from this one for 365 days.
*GENESIS Daily Readings:
Day 1 Genesis 1-2 "God's Great Introduction"
Day 2 Genesis 3-5; "The Great Accusation against God"
Day 3 Genesis 6-9; "God's Broken Heart"
Day 4 Genesis 10-11; "Divine Intervention"
Day 5 Genesis 12-14; "God's Greatest Goal"
Day 6 and Day 7 Genesis 15-17;"God's Unshakable Covenant"

Day 8 Genesis 18-20 "God's Invitation"
Day 9 Genesis 21-24 "God's Laughter Promise"
Day 10 Genesis 25-26 "Catching God's Heart"
Day 11 Genesis 27-31 "God's Sovereign Messiness"
Day 12 Genesis 32-36 "The God who Wrestles"
Day 13 and Day 14 Genesis 37-40 "Our Grief-Acquainted God"

Day 15 Genesis 41-44 "The Good Author"
Day 16 Genesis 45-47 "God, the Deliverer"
Day 17 Genesis 48-50 "The Complete Forgiveness of God"

*EXODUS Daily Readings starts on Day 18 (Jan. 18th)

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This blog is ALL about HIM, for HIM, not about me!
I hope that is what you see
this is why I am



To my faithful visitors;
all of you who spend your valuable time here with me
I do appreciate you so much!

Thank you for taking your time to visit!

Love, Sweet blessings & Hugs!

DIOS TE BENDIGA
GOD BLESS YOU

always

Peggy



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