Beverly Parkison aka Lateblooming Designs

What a simple and wonderful way to explain the story we are all to hear.

God's Grace ~ God's Glory!


Snow began falling late that night, so the farmer walked the perimeter of the compound to ensure that all the gates were closed and the barn doors shut. The weather forecast promised plummeting temperatures to mimic the falling snow.

Walking inside the farmhouse while the family slept, he looked up and breathed a prayer, thanking whoever was there for the invention of the furnace.

Sipping a cup of decaf, he watched as the tempo of the snowfall increased. All of his life, the reality of God and the existence of Jesus gnawed in his gut.

Although he grew up in church, it never made sense to him. He didn’t wrestle with believing in a Supreme Being—but why the God of the Bible? Why the need for a son? Why Christmas? The whole notion of God coming to earth as a man seemed implausible and unnecessary.


It sounded like someone…

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“A man ought to carry himself in the world as an orange tree would
if it could walk up and down in the garden,
swinging perfume from every little censer it holds up to the air.”

Henry Ward Beecher

“The giver of every good and perfect gift has called upon us to mimic
His giving, by grace, through faith, and this is not of ourselves.”

St. Nicholas of Myra

(bowls of both whole and sliced Calomondians and Kumquats being readied
for a cranberry relish / Julie Cook / 2014)

(a little timely history lesson for this season of giving/ originally posted
in 2014)

“Shiver me timbers boys.
Looks like the scurvy’s hit the ship”
Scurvy you ask?
A devastating Vitamin C deficiency which was a very common occurrence for sailors, as well as pirates, of the 1600 and 1700’s. Cases have actually been documented as far back as ancient Egypt.

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Praise – God With Us

Don’t ever forget…God is with us.


Amazing Video – Words of Charles H. Spurgeon with beautiful graphics.

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More thoughts


Michael Jeshurun

“His watchmen are blind: they are all ignorant, THEY ARE ALL DUMB DOGS, THEY CANNOT BARK; sleeping, lying down, loving to slumber. they are GREEDY DOGS which can never have enough, and they are shepherds that cannot understand: they all look to their own way, every one for his gain, from his quarter.” [Isaiah 56:10,11]

The dog is a faithful animal which is known and valued to guard that which is entrusted to it and warn the shepherd of the prowling wolves! Likewise God expects and has commissioned His ministers to not only feed His flock but to guard them as well. And those who fail to do so he chides them as being ‘Dumb Dogs’! [Isaiah 56:9-11]

Here is what Daniel E. Parks had to say. In fact he said this back in 2004…

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It is something to pray about.


That’s right! It’s that awkward time of the year that I almost wish didn’t come around. The time to tell Christians that the Christmas they’ve been celebrating all along has nothing to do with either the Jesus they worship or the Bible they claim to follow. It’s that time when nominal colors really begin to show, when compromising Christian folk will use all kinds of arguments and sickening excuses to justify their little Christmas idol. But as an iconoclast I have to smash it . . . . even at the cost of losing some ‘friends’ and family! So help me God!

THIS is what sets me apart from your average run of the mill preacher, beloved! I am not here to ‘win friends and influence people’ . . . I…

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ARHtistic License

The Montgomery Ward department store in Chicago used to give way books to children at Christmas. In 1939, a catalog writer for Montgomery Ward named Robert L. May came up with an idea for a new book and wrote the story of Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer. Montgomery Ward gave away two million copies, which were a great hit with kids, teachers, and store managers.

In 1948, May’s brother-in-law, Johnny Marks, wrote a song based on the book. He offered it to Frank Sinatra and Bing Crosby, who both passed on it. But Gene Autry recorded it, and it became a huge hit for him. Here is Autry performing “Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer” on the Ed Sullivan Show in 1953:

Marks went on to write many more Christmas songs, including the music for the TV Christmas Special about Rudolph, which first aired in 1964.

“A Holly Jolly Christmas”:

“Rockin’ Around the…

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Power of the Holy Spirit

We have a great friend, SlimJim, who runs the best Apologetics site on the internet. The site is Domain for Truth. You can follow him on Twitter or Facebook. Jim is a Pastor passionate with teaching the Bible, theology and apologetics and has been doing it for over ten years. He is a United States Marine Corps veteran, a graduate of UCLA and holds an MDiv and ThM.

We have good news! Want to know how to be saved? Click here or here for more.

Herre is a list of all his Unit 1 sessions. Trust me, you will be blessed.

Here is Pastor Jim’s take on empiricism and materialism.

Why we do this is because it’s a clash of systems and not just an argument over minor facts.

Definitions with the atheist worldview

        • Atheism: The belief there is no God who exist.
        • Naturalism: “Naturalism is the…

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Beyond Human

Soon Lord …soon?

Serve Him in the Waiting

“Beyond” art design by Pete Garcia But the Lord came down to see the city and the tower which the sons of men had built. And the Lord said, “Indeed the people are one and they all have one language, and this is what they begin to do; now nothing that they propose to do will be withheld from them. Genesis 11:5-6 (my emphasis) Over the past forty years or so, there has been significant movement on the subject of transhumanism. According to Wikipedia, Transhumanism is an international and intellect

Source: Beyond Human

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Trying Times

These are good!


And add 10 points for time in Florida.

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