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Wildflower Art   5 comments

Week 6 – February 20 – 26. Wildflower Art – Share art made by you or someone else that features wildflowers.

I found this piece at the Goodwill.  It was on the “Collectible” shelf which means the price is a bit higher than what you would expect at Goodwill.  I LOVE IT!  It was $14.  A steal in my opinion.


I want the person who created this to know that I absolutely love their work and I am enjoying it completely! Thank you for the time and effort you took in designing it!  You make me smile – a lot!

For more Wildflower Art head on over to Wildflower Morning!

Posted February 19, 2008 by Lana G! in Art, Decorating, Flowers, Wildflowers in Winter

My Favorite Artist   8 comments


Randi over at I have to say is hosting “Let’s Get Real  Monday”.  The theme is My Favorite Artist. I wanted to participate this week because I found a new artist that I am so enjoying: Deborah DeWit Marchant.  Here is a collage of her work:


Here is my favorite for today:


If you have a favorite artist you would like to share or want to see more artwork, head on over to I have to say

Posted July 2, 2007 by Lana G! in Art, Fellowship, Friends, Fun, Random, Summer

Still, Still With Thee – Hymn for Sunday   2 comments

Still, Still With Thee

Harriet Beecher Stowe

Still, still with Thee, when purple morning breaketh,
When the bird waketh, and the shadows flee;
Fairer than morning, lovelier than daylight,
Dawns the sweet consciousness, I am with Thee.

Alone with Thee, amid the mystic shadows,
The solemn hush of nature newly born;
Alone with Thee in breathless adoration,
In the calm dew and freshness of the morn.

As in the dawning o’er the waveless ocean
The image of the morning star doth rest,
So in the stillness Thou beholdest only
Thine image in the waters of my breast.

Still, still with Thee, as to each newborn morning,
A fresh and solemn splendor still is given,
So does this blessèd consciousness, awaking,
Breathe each day nearness unto Thee and Heaven.

When sinks the soul, subdued by toil, to slumber,
Its closing eye looks up to Thee in prayer;
Sweet the repose beneath the wings o’ershading,
But sweeter still to wake and find Thee there.

So shall it be at last, in that bright morning,
When the soul waketh and life’s shadows flee;
O in that hour, fairer than daylight dawning,
Shall rise the glorious thought, I am with Thee.

ht: Image

Posted June 24, 2007 by Lana G! in Art, Christianity, Faith, Hymns, Lyrics, Music, Sunday, Worship

Praying the Names of God – El Roi   15 comments



Praying the Names of God
by Ann Spangler

The following are excerpts from Ann Spangler’s Chapter on the Name of God: El Roi (EL raw-EE). The God Who Sees Me.

Genesis 16:7:15

The angel of the LORD found Hagar near a spring in the desert; it was the spring that is beside the road to Shur.
And he said, “Hagar, servant of Sarai, where have you come from, and where are you going?” “I’m running away from my mistress Sarai,” she answered.
Then the angel of the LORD told her, “Go back to your mistress and submit to her.”
The angel added, “I will increase your descendants so much that they will be too numerous to count.”
The angel of the LORD also said to her: “You are now pregnant and you will give birth to a son. You shall name him Ishmael, for the LORD has heard of your misery.
He will be a wild donkey of a man; his hand will be against everyone and everyone’s hand against him, and he will live in hostility toward all his brothers.”
She gave this name to the LORD who spoke to her: “You are the God who sees me,” for she said, “I have now seen the One who sees me.”
That is why the well was called Beer Lahai Roi; it is still there, between Kadesh and Bered.
So Hagar bore Abram a son, and Abram gave the name Ishmael to the son she had borne.

An Egyptian slave, Hagar encountered  God in the desert and addressed him as El Roi “the God who sees me.” Notably, this is the only occurence of El Roi in the Bible.

Hagar’s God is the One who numbers the hairs on our heads and who knows our circumstances, past, present, and future.  When you pray to El Roi, you are praying to the one who knows everything about you.

Psalm 33:13-15
From heaven the LORD looks down and sees all humankind; from his dwelling place he watches all who live on earth—he who forms the hearts of all,who considers everything they do.

Even the most watchful parent must sleep. But scripture makes it clear God never slumbers, never looks one way while we head off in another, never misses a millisecond of what is happening on earth.

El Roi, a God so watchful that He is said to note even when the smallest sparrow falls to the ground. This is the God who watches over you today, whether or not you recognize his presence. Aware that you may sometimes find yourself in desolate places, he is always near, helping you find a path through troubles, working out his plans for your future.

Artwork:  one of my new favorite artists – Deborah DeWit Marchant

Posted June 18, 2007 by Lana G! in Art, Bible, Books, Christianity, God, Prayer, Quotes

Plans for Saturday Evening…   3 comments


My New Favorite Artist  – Deborah DeWit Marchant

Enjoy Your Evening!

Posted June 16, 2007 by Lana G! in Art, Books, Reading, Relaxation