Beverly Parkison aka Lateblooming Designs

IT TAKES A RADICAL CHRISTIAN TO SAY NO TO PAGAN CHRISTMAS

A.W. Pink

“For do I now persuade men, or God? Or do I seek to please men? for if I yet pleased men, I should not be the servant of Christ!” [Galatians 1:10]”

And WHO is it that celebrates “Christmas?” The whole “civilized world.” Millions who make no profession of faith in the blood of the Lamb, who “despise and reject Him,” and millions more who while claiming to be His followers yet in works deny Him, join in merrymaking under the pretense of honoring the birth of the Lord Jesus. Putting it on it’s lowest ground, we would ask, is it fitting that His friends should unite with His enemies in a worldly round of fleshly gratification? Does any true born again soul really think that He whom the world cast out is either pleased or glorified…

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Tiny Tearjerker

My OBT

Phil Beastall

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My pray is that you all understand and take this to your heart.

Inside Cup

I had shared this story with a fellow blogger and realized most of you haven’t seen this story. Originally written December 2016. This is the first time I wrote a children’s story and it is very precious to me. I hope it speaks to you. 

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Lights blinked casting their glows along the wall. Annabelle smiled. She believed the glow from the lights were created from a kind of special paint. A special paint created only during Christmas.

To Annabelle, Christmas was more than a holiday. Christmas was magical. Christmas alone was Annabelle’s gift. And this gift was the one Annabelle cherished the most.

Warmth surrounded her. Her mother and father sharing her happiness. Wrapped within the security of her family, Annabelle had no fears of the world. Looking at the Christmas tree, while her family decorated around her, she could not be happier.

Until a few years passed. Annabelle reached…

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Finished

Wow! My fingers are finely clean and the heat gun has cooled off. It has been a crazy  couple of weeks as I worked on ,and finished last night , the Christmas card orders. I do love my customers and would love to have a few more. A while back I posted the designs offered this year. And the results?

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Plus 12 general greeting cards.  All stamped, sealed and ready to deliver first thing after Thanksgiving.  I want them all to enjoy the family time before having to address all of these cards.

Now…..does any one know anything about starting an Etsy shop. This may be the best way to sell the Dingledodie cards. What are Dingledodies? “Dingledodies are friends or acquaintances who you cannot help but be uplifted,enlightened or cheered up by-those people who put the light in your life. They are the special people who never fail to put a smile on your face, because of some series of strange habits or quirks unique only to them” Erma Bombeck

I was introduced to this by MaryAnne at Scrappystickyinkymess. I have followed her for a long time on her blog and she is the reason I make Kennedy Word books for all of my grandchildrens first birthday presents. There is something about your own name that pleases everyone.

Time to think about THE dinner. I’ll be cooking. It has been a while but maybe I can pull it off. Maybe.

Until next time…Thank you for dropping in and do come back. Leave a comment so I know you were here and please follow…Wordpress likes for you to follow and so do I.

Remember…This is the Lords day…Rejoice! and Happy Thanksgiving to all of us here in the USA.

ps. The Dingledodie cards are the 3D cards made with dies by Susan’s Garden over at Elizabeth Craft Designs.

The Domain for Truth

Note: This is a guest post somehow I miss scheduling for when I am overseas.  This is by our dear brother Josh Niemi.  Sorry Josh!  He is an author of the book Expository Parenting and the website can be found here.  The book’s Facebook page can be found here and he also tweets here.

When Education Lacks a Telos (Ecclesiastes 1:12-18)

What’s the point of education?

For many, the answer is purely materialistic: learn so you can have a good career; get a good career so you can make a lot of money; make a lot of money so you can buy and do a lot of “stuff.” Obviously, this perspective is fraught with danger. With self-indulgent consumerism as the ultimate pursuit, ethics are often just an obstacle to be overcome.

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Talent with a Capital T

Life On The Lake

Akiane Kramarik SELRES_7fbc6685-c539-42b9-a240-1c33d417945ewas born exceptionally gifted. She was a self-taught child prodigy who is most known for her painting the “Prince of Peace.” She revealed her newest painting in a video of her inspiration for “Today.” Below is that video:

She tells her story in the following video of her childhood and the making of the “Prince of Peace.”:

I hope you have enjoyed this post. Until next time, “God Bless.”

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Absolute Truth from the Word of God

There are very few singers who bring me to tears.  Andrea Bocelli is among them.

The beauty of this man’s voice is a gift from God.  I was a fan of Luciano Pavarotti  as was most of the world, but even he did not evoke such deep emotion as to bring me to tears.

But there is a story about Bocelli which most of the world knows little or nothing about.   If you have not heard this story, after reading this piece -you will never  forget it.

Here is Bocelli telling this story during a concert. It is in Italian with English subtitles:

Andrea Bocelli and Katharine McPhee singing “The Prayer”

From telegraph.co.uk

Andrea Bocelli praises mother for rejecting doctor’s advice to abort

Andrea Bocelli, the blind Italian opera singer, has praised his mother for rejecting the advice of doctors to abort him on the grounds that he would…

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