Bluebirds In Wheat Field

Photography
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Bluebird In Flight

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Bluebirds Feeding Babies

I am not a camera professional and my pictures are not always clear and crisp. The settings I leave to the camera. Regardless, I really had fun this morning taking pictures of these bluebirds.  I noticed that the male would fly off with the female and come back with her at the same time.  He would then sit on the outside as she entered the house.  I’m sure she was feeding the little baby bluebirds.

 

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Journey of Life

Praise

Traveling our journey of life.
Sometimes we go with such ease.
Feeling the warm sunshine.
Fresh breezes of air.
Seeing and hearing.
The wonders of nature.
Then there are times.
When struggles, difficulties come.
And the journey is not easy.
Others we might question.
Or want that they would do more.
But realizing their journey.
May also not be easy.
And they might need our help.
Remembering the Golden Rule.
Pray for others with no exclusion.
As you would have others pray for you.
Being thankful always.
Has no limitations.
It’s being thankful in all situations.
Resting in the peace.
God is right beside you.

A GIFT SENT TO ME

Praise

A GIFT SENT TO ME

I knew a gift had been sent to me.
When before my eyes I saw your name.
Peace that comes only from above.
Now took my anxiety away.

Pain was coming with so little movement.
Nothing gave complete relief.
All my vision was obscured.
For any comfort or mobility.

If only in life when someone see’s my name.
I could give to them that same peace.
We always rest in the palm of the Savior’s hand.
But I knew one of His angels had been sent my way

Gloria In Excelsis

Praise

 

“Angels We Have Heard On High (Traditional)”

Angels we have on heard high
Sweetly singing ore the plains
And the mountains in reply
Echoing their joyous strains

Gloria in excelsis Deo
Gloria in excelsis Deo

Come to Bethlehem and see
Christ whose birth the angels sing
Come adore on bended knee
Christ the Lord the newborn King

Gloria in excelsis Deo
Gloria in excelsis Deo

See him in a manger laid
Whom the choirs of angels praise
Mary, Joseph, lend your aid
While our hearts in love we raise

Gloria in excelsis Deo
Gloria, in excelsis Deo
Gloria in Excelsis Deo

 

Information from Wikipedia:

Angels We Have Heard On High is a Christmas carol of French origin , author unknown, in the public domain. The song commemorates the story of the birth of Jesus Christ found in the Gospel of Luke, in which shepherds outside Bethlehem encounter a multitude of angels singing and praising the newborn child.

WITH SPIRITS OF FAITH

Praise

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This Burning Bush shot I’ve shared other places and it was captured when the sun was shining directly on it by someone else who prefers not to be mentioned.

Spirits of Faith

Twisted roads, straight paths.
During our journey of life.
With spirits of faith.
Hearts will shine light to others.
For God’s glory to reveal.

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Natural Beauty Inside and Out

Poetry

What a joy to see her walk into a room.
Brings sunshine and smiles everywhere.
One person so full of love.
Sharing the sweet kindness given her.
A jewel she is, given to us.
With radiant beauty to brighten all our ways.
Looking always upward to her Father above.
Showing us where her strength does lie.
A jewel she is ,given to us.
Natural beauty inside and out.

Gay Nell Olive

Hello Everyone

Praise, Thoughts Today

Two weeks, no post, that’s a long time. Doctor’s visits, an over night hospital visit for test disrupted any plans I might have had.   Suddenly, I realized I needed a plan when I was going to post to the blog. A plan so that anyone following me would know when to expect a post from me. I’ve learned this by following other’s blogs. I know when they are going to post, and that is really nice. So I have decided, I will have a post the first of each week. If there is something I can’t wait to share, I might post it earlier but I will still have a post the first of each week.

All THAT YOU NEED

Praise, Thoughts Today

(First shared July 6)

ALL THAT YOU NEED

If words could heal.
And bring you comfort.
I would fill the page full.
I would write to there was no end.
To ease the pain.
I know you are in.

Prayers so many are being prayed.
For you just now.
We all hurt, we all care.
Look up to God above.
Your heart and mind He does love.
Peace and comfort He can give.

Tell Him all about how you feel.
He cares so much for you.
Your pain and hurt will still be there.
But easier you will find.
To carry the burden and the load.
That your heart feels.

Let go, look up and take His hand.
Let Him walk beside you.
Or carry you if you need Him to.
Just call Him by His name.
You will know that you are in His care.
And that is all that you need.

Gay Nell Olive

THE HUMMINGBIRD

Poetry

Hummingbirds flying back and forth.
Rushing they are to their source of strength.
Some share and some do not.
They want it all for themselves.
Peaceful it is watching them.
And hearing them humming in the air.
Many thoughts I have as I watch.
How we rush to our source of strength.
And sharing with others.
The blessings given to us.
Or standing on guard.
Protecting what we have.
Lessons, many there are to learn
Sitting and watching the Hummingbird.

Gay Nell Olive

I Have A New Me

Praise, Thoughts Today

How can it be, I have a new me.
Lost in a mind I did not know,
With a body I did not recognize.

The road seemed long,
Full of bumps and curves.
Questions of what, how and when?

My heart, brain and body rearranged.
Hard it was to keep on moving.
Challenges kept changing my direction.

Memory and words were strangers.
Fatigue was my best friend.
A source of strength took over for me.

Filled me with the spirit of life, the will to be alive.
Accepting was the hardest part.
Accepting I have a new me.

Gay Nell Olive

Delighting Ourselves In The Lord

Praise, Thoughts Today

The birds are singing, squirrels scurrying.
The sun is shining, and roses blooming.
I see the Lord every where.

Life is a gift, a gift from above.
It doesn’t have to come.
Be full of praise and joy.

Thankful we should always be.
We are alive,surrender all.
Giving glory to God always.

Trials and hardships may come our way.
But strength and joy can remain.
Coming only from above.

To Him our cares we can take.
Each prayer we say He hears.
Rejoicing fills our days.

Give it up, all to Him.
And our heart’s ease we will find.
Delighting Ourselves In The Lord.

Gay Nell Olive

IF YOU HAVE TIME

Praise, Thoughts Today

If you have the time,
Slow down,your talking so fast.
I can not understand.
Can you repeat, just say it again.
My word processor works,
But it is slower now.
Repeat and tell me again.
I want to understand.
I would like to talk,
If you have time.
You will have to help me
Find the right words,
To tell you what I want to say.
It will feel so good to me,
If you have the time.

Gay Nell Olive

Do Not Be Afraid

Praise, Thoughts Today

 

“Now all glory to God, who is able, through his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think.” Ephesians 4:20NIV

Wow! Do you really believe that? Do you know that you can accomplish anything that God wants you to. I know that I believe it. I also know that our big obstacle for accomplishment is fear. Fear that we will not do it the right way,that others will not like it, or that we will just simply fail with what we start. For some of us it is just getting up in the morning that is hard or having a smile on our face. While many others have therapy or exercises to do and my dear precious friends who are facing radiation and chemotherapy. So how do we overcome this fear? What do we do with it?
In  1 Peter 5:7 NIV, we are told to cast our anxiety on God because He cares for us.
So we give that fear to God and that means letting Him have all of it.
And then in Isaiah we read how God will strengthen us and uphold us. We are not to be afraid.Isaiah 41:10 NIV
So do not fear, for I am with you;do not be dismayed, for I am your God.I will strengthen you and help you;I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
He is our God. Do not be afraid or dismayed. He will strengthen us. He helps and upholds us.
This is what our minds and hearts need to be refreshed and filled with every day.

Gay Nell Olive