August…Where Did You Go?

August 2015 2

  • August arrived, the incessant rain stopped, and it finally felt like Summer exploded with more humidity than normal.
  • By the time August arrived, my flower bed was more of a weed bed than flowers. I finally just pulled the weeds and not many flowers left that hadn’t been strangled by the weeds.
  • We sadly had been trying to sell our place at the lake kind of on and off since last Summer. Finally, someone wanted to buy it. With mixed emotions, we said good-bye to a past era of fun.
  • My outdoor furniture chairs were a mess, I recovered them as well as the swing canopy.
  • The grandbabykins kept me company some, but not as much as usual this Summer, but when he is here, it’s always a fun day. His mama’s work and school schedule was lighter than normal this Summer so he got to hang our more at home. I miss him, but glad he and his mom had the Summer months. Then too soon, school started back the 2nd week of August.
  • The grandbabykins had his birthday party at a gym where all the kids could zipline, walk tightrope, climb, etc. The picture is of he and his mama getting ready to climb. He loved having her climb too.
  • I miss getting out more with my camera, but did manage some pictures of the weeds. :)
  • Still enthused with my reading through the Bible. It was Song of Solomon for August. Next will be Acts.

Sharing my collage over at Mona’s Picturesque. Make a collage of your August and head on over and share at her page. Fun to see how others spent their month. Enjoy!!

~hugs ‘n giggles~

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Song of Solomon

Song of Solomon

On the journey with Christ and reading his word, we just finished Song of Solomon. It was an interesting read.

Song of Solomon is a song of wooing of Solomon and marriage to a shepherdess girl named Shulamite. The joys and heartaches of wedded love.

Hosea 2:19-20 depicts it as the Church as the bride of Christ.

Hosea 19
And I will betroth thee unto me forever; yea, I will betroth thee unto me in righteousness, and in judgment and in lovingkindness, and in mercies.

Hosea 20
I will even betroth thee unto me in faithfulness: and thou shalt know the LORD.

In the song, they shower each other with love and makes them feel loved and the only special one. He sings that she is most beautiful to him. She sings he is most beautiful to her.

Song of Solomon is a great reminder of how marriage and wedded love can be.

Excerpt from the Bible KJV:

The Song of Solomon is a love song written by Solomon and abounding in metaphors and oriental imagery. Historically, it depicts the wooing and wedding to a shepherdess by King Solomon, and the joys and heartaches of wedded love.

Allegorically, it pictures Israel as God’s betrothed bride (Hos. 2:19-20) and the church as the bride of Christ. As human life finds its highest fulfillment in the love of man and woman, so spiritual life finds its highest fulfillment in the love of God for His people and Christ for His church.

The book is arranged like scenes in a drama with three main speakers: the bride Shulamite), the King (Solomon), and a chorus (daughters of Jerusalem).

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My graphic journaling above is how I interpreted Song of Solomon. I would love if you shared how you interpret the book.

Also, would be fun to if you shared what you’re reading and/or journaling through the Bible. Just leave a link in the comments and I’ll come visit you.

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Saying Good-Bye

Fifteen years of memories jumbled in
the brain that swirl round and
round as we close yet another
chapter in our lives. Some were
great memories of new things tried,
hours spent talking of what excitement
to expect on the journey, watching
children grow into adults along the
way. We will carry the impressions
as a photo negative that is
always present to be developed whenever
the photo is brought to mind,
it’s like the years never end.

Today, my heart melts as we say good-bye to our place at the lake. The place that we love, the camper that was newest and prettiest of all, and the memories flow as we move all things back home. But, the body wears out and even though our minds would still like to play at the lake, it’s just not the same, and with illness; not possible anymore. So today, we pass it along to another couple who seem just as thrilled to receive our place as we were in the beginning. My hope is that they enjoy and have as much laughter and fun there as we have.

The place will no longer be ours, but the memories will jumble in our brain and remain for a while as life goes on to another chapter until all chapters are closed. Sharing just a few memory photos, there are so many over the years since I love photography and usually had a camera in my hand. Happy Friday.

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Learning New Things

I’ve always tried to save flowers from my flower bed each year by drying those that I can. I also press them. They make cute additions when making a notecard, etc. to send. Lately, after joining His Kingdom Come Bible study group, they have shown some great ways to utilize painted backgrounds, stencils, wording, etc. as they journal their Bible reading. So, I’m having fun learning how to make my own paint and creating backgrounds, etc. that I can use in my digital graphics.

I’ve learned to make my own stamps as well as using different objects as stencils. Below is one that I did using my dried flowers as stencils.

Dried Flowers stencil

The stamps below, I made after watching YouTube video on how to make them using foam sheets and then just gluing to cardboard. Works great.

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What they look like on paper


Making stamps:

Making your own spray paint: 

I also found books 10 for $1 at the Thrift store that I’m going to try doing the repurposing into a journal that I’ve seen. They look cute, and I’m thinking a great idea for Christmas gifts for my girls. There are lots of how to videos on YouTube for this process and lots do them differently. So far I’ve only gotten the insides out, and put my fabric around the spine area. Next I need to decide what papers I will use for my signatures (the inserts). You can use just plain paper or decorated or interesting items with pockets, etc. Should be fun.

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Few more painted backgrounds:


Keeping busy and enjoying retirement just doing what I feel like when the mood strikes.


We’ve finished reading through the Bible in Proverbs and next it’s on to Song of Solomon. Check out my Proverbs page if you want to see some of my Proverbs Journaling.

If you’re here, then scribble me a hello or fun comment. Love those. :)




Proverbs and The Contentious

 Contentious note

We are almost through Proverbs in my Reading Through the Bible group. Leviticus and Proverbs have been interesting to me. Reminders of how just being mindful of certain things in life can enrich and make for a happier life whether you’re Christian or not. Simple Goodness or Evil. Which is the preferred to follow? I see evil as having no fruitful outcome except for the evil doers so give me Goodness and Righteousness any day of the week. But as the Bible teaches to each his own for their outcome. Am I a contentious woman? I hope not, however, I do have my days that I’m out of sorts, but I think contention used in Proverbs means more surly attitudes or maybe downright mean? What is your take on contention? I may have it all wrong so would love to hear any thoughts on the subject.

As I’m reading through the Bible, I’m also following a wonderful gal who is sharing her thoughts on Proverbs via Doodling. Check out some of her great artwork doodles by clicking the image.

My word for the year:

Sharing my Joy with you. You can find it HERE or click on the image to download it.

If you’d like it without my graphics or watermark, you’re welcome to download it HERE or click the image below and use as you like.

 Blessings and if you stop by, please Scribble me a comment or just a hi. Scribbling visitors are the best kind. If anyone would like to guest scribble on my blog, just let me know. Thanks. And if you’re journaling through or reading through the Bible and blogging about, please let me know so I can come visit you. :)


Moving Forward

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Just some fun with taking photos that appear to be moving forward. :)

I so need to get out and take some photos. hahaha besides what’s in the house. Don’t really have new photos to share.

Below is sunrise this morning. The sun looked orange/red, but my camera doesn’t show it how pretty it was as it was rising this morning.

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