Click the icon to return to Susanne's Place....It's Friday and that means it's time to look at the blessings and good things in our last week. Find your five favourites and then share them .
1.I started Tuesday Morning Bible study at my church. and we are doing Priscilla Shirer's study The Armor of God, which go right along with concepts presented in the film, War Room. Let me just say here, if you haven't seen that film,.. please go.. it will change your life.... Each new day of study motivates me and gives me hope in this desperate world.
2. I love my church friends.... and even if for some reason we are separated... maybe, a couple will leave your church and attend another,, because of the shared love of Christ we can still pick up years later in our friendship when we happen upon each other... like last night we got to dine at a restaurant with a large group of believers prior to attending a Prophecy meeting... and we found ourselves seated beside dear friends we hadn't seen in a few years....so wonderful that in the love in which we all partake we could be ourselves. .... immediately sharing about our lives, our families, our wishes, laughing and crying together over things that were beyond our control yet knowing that with God things always work out for the best in every situation. What a blessing!
3. I have always wanted to learn how to turn a digital photo into a water color.... and I happened upon again an old friend on facebook who posted one of hers... I love messenger... what a great way to chat about personal things quickly and with instant gratification! We do love that don't we? She cued me in on a great FB group called Artistry Beyond the Camera ,whereby I was inspired to go ahead and sign up for a 30 day trial of Photo Shop 13.. and I poked around on the site until I was able to create a bit of magic! The first photo is a shot I took form a moving tour bus in Northern Ireland... With just a few actions I could transform the image.... to look more like a painting.... this may not be a masterpiece, but for me it gives me hope of the promise of much more that I can do given the time and motivation!
The way our home is situated on the lot, I basically have to look straight up to see the sky.... for a sunset lover, that can be rather sad, especially during these late summer afternoon... when the sky is bright and fiery with the setting sun. Even thought the myriad trees that define our boundaries the glowing radiance blesses my heart as I remember the saying my grandpa used to tell again and again, red sky at night, sailor's delight... so I can count on another lovely September day tomorrow!