Beverly Parkison aka Lateblooming Designs

Biblical Beginnings

Hello beloved, and Happy New Year. Ever since we went through the miracle of birth series and discussed the lungs I’ve wanted to talk to you about trees. Trees are often mentioned in the Bible, whether as a symbol for the land they grow in, or in the literal garden of Eden where two very special trees were planted. There’s really no end to the wonders of Gods intelligent design, and as we delve into the science of trees, recall, dear ones, that we are “thinking Gods thoughts after Him”.

Most of God’s creations He designed to breath in oxygen and breath out carbon dioxide. Trees, along with a few other plants and algae, do the very opposite. These amazing blessings from God don’t just take in carbon dioxide, but also ‘breath’ in poisons from the air, such as ozone and ammonia, which they then trap in their leaves. This…

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Don’t Wait for Perfect

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Hi friends! As 2017 draws to a close and we all start thinking about what we want to accomplish in the new year I want to remind you that you can start something great at any time. You don’t have to wait for the beginning of a new year or even a new week to make positive changes and go after your goals.


I often find myself in conversations with people where we end up talking about stuff we would like to do. It’s not long into these talks when I hear “As soon as I ______ then I will get to __________.”  Or “If only I could _________ then I would___________.” When the “as soons” and “If only’s” start to rear their ugly heads I know my friends are in trouble. As Soon and If Only are sneaky little devils. They enable us to put off the really great…

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Twenty-five things I’ve learned during twenty-five years of marriage.

via 25 Things I’ve Learned in 25 Years of Marriage — Michelle Lesley

The Domain for Truth

Here are two Christian booklets I read towards the end of this year.

William P. Smith.  When Bad Things Happen: Thoughtful Answers to Hard Questions.  Greensboro, NC: New Growth  Press, September 1st 2008. 22 pp.

4 out of 5

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This was a helpful and edifying booklet.  It is a “minibook” that is part of the “Resources for Personal Change” series published by New Growth Press.  The author William Smith is an adjunct faculty in the Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation has written an excellent resource for those who are going through trials and asking the question of why God allows bad things to happen.  It is an excellent resource for Biblical and Pastoral Counselors to give the counselee and have them read and highlight/underline for study and meditation.  For my own use I read this title along with a church member I was discipling and counseling as…

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Bible reading plans galore, ranging from 21 days to three years.

via Bible Reading Plans for the New Year- 2018 — Michelle Lesley

Scripture Reading: Acts 10:1-32 “You yourselves know how unlawful it is for a Jew to associate with or to visit anyone of another nation, but God has shown me that I should not call any person common or unclean.” (Acts 10:28) By the providential hand of God, Peter was brought from Joppa to Caesarea where he met […]

via BREAKING DOWN BARRIERS — Life Changing Truths from Shelton Sanford

The Domain for Truth

Since this is Christmas Eve I thought I gather in one post what contradictions I dealt with surrounding the account of the Birth of Jesus from the bigger lists of Bible Contradictions we have refuted.  The following are from the last two years.  Lord willing I plan to add more posts to the list for next Christmas!

Here’s the listing:

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