Beverly Parkison aka Lateblooming Designs

Archive for April, 2019

Pages – Becoming Mrs. Lewis and Hoopla


I’ve been planting in the garden like a madwoman, hence, not as much time as I’d like to blog and keep up with the never-ending housework. Happily though, I’ve been reading, or should I say listening, to a good book while I am tending to the weeds and seeds. Becoming Mrs. Lewis by Patti Callahan is a wonderful novel about the friendship and love of Joy Davidman and C.S. Lewis. As with the best of books, any nagging thought or worry I’m facing at the moment disappears when I’m listening to the story. You can read a good synopsis of the story on GoodReads/Becoming Mrs. Lewis. I’ve found that fiction based on true-life often prompts me to delve further into biographies and photo records of the subjects; this has been the case with Joy Davidman and C.S. Lewis, the main characters in the novel.

I’m listening to this…

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Resurrection Morning


Blessings to each of you on this beautiful Resurrection Sunday.

And prayers for those who are hurting because of their faith in the one true God.

Love to you!

Motherhood is a Calling

The Road


This is from the blog Deep and Wide:

By Rachel Jankovic

A few years ago, when I just had four children and when the oldest was still three, I loaded them all up to go on a walk. After the final sippy cup had found a place and we were ready to go, my two-year-old turned to me and said, “Wow! You have your hands full!”

She could have just as well said, “Don’t you know what causes that?” or “Are they all yours?!”

Everywhere you go, people want to talk about your children. Why you shouldn’t have had them, how you could have prevented them, and why they would never do what you have done. They want to make sure you know that you won’t be smiling anymore when they are teenagers. All this at the grocery store, in line, while your children listen.

A Rock-Bottom Job?


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The times in which the prophet Jeremiah lived and the message God gave him to preach can be compared to the times in which we are living in.

Jeremiah lived in a time of great apostasy! And are we not living in such times? We are living in a time when men are most religious and claim to know the God of the Bible, but are in truth actually worshipping ‘another Jesus’! On one hand we have the deadly error of Arminianism which has pervaded almost all recognized denominations and on the other hand we have those who claim to believe in the Sovereign God and the Sovereignty of God in salvation and yet live an antinomian life – Like the men in the days of Jeremiah God says of them that they – “come and stand before Me in this house, which…

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The Great Apostasy: What Believers Need to Know to Keep Them Safe- Part 1

For those who have ears let them hear.

Absolute Truth from the Word of God

In these last days, Jesus warned of false teachers and to beware of them.We are seeing this unfolding before our eyes. But sometimes (as the devil does so well) it sounds believable and before long, many of us are pulled into heretical teaching.  Our Lord wants to keep us safe from False Teachers. His Word is there for us for this purpose.

I was reading Acts 17 and of course came upon this passage of Scripture:

“These were more fair-minded than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness, and searched the Scriptures daily to find out whether these things were so”  (Acts 17:11).

Acts 17:11 is preached to this day to impart to God’s people a most important Truth. The Bereans had heard Paul and Silas preach to them. The Word says that these Berean Jews received the word with all readiness; but what…

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If You Think You Can Handle The Truth…

this is a powerful reminder.

For Such A Time As This

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“Equality Act” Seeks Federal Persecution of Christians