ari and the cats

oct 21st: happy birthday, mr e (my favorite october baby of all) ❤

not a band
but most certainly a concert

mp.oct2016 goodies made for friends

mp.oct2016 goodies made for friends

. . . encourage one another . . .
~1 Thessalonians 5:11


of secret gardens and strait gates

Plymouth Congregational Church
Coconut Grove, Florida

tried nothing new with my camera for this post
next focus: shutter speed

Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.~Matthew 7:14

our divine saturday

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dressed so fine

miss coraline

mp.oct 2016 coraline

mp.oct2016 coraline, my favorite pumpkin this year

Above all, clothe yourselves with love…
~Colossians 3:14

have your pumpkin

happy birthday, october babies
from this october baby celebrating hers today❤

and eat it too




The Lord bless you and keep you;
The Lord make His face shine upon you,
And be gracious to you;
The Lord lift up His countenance upon you,
And give you peace.
~Numbers 6:24-26


little sparrow

Dear little sparrow, sing on.  He never ceases to watch over us, and over all that we love.


mp.2015 micanopy, florida


 Do not fear therefore; you are of more value than many sparrows.
~Matthew 10:31

mp.oct2016  hurricane matthew


we remained
as the palm trees danced

customized illustration made for one of my blogs, Red Scarf Diaries, by my blogging friend, Anita Pelayo Rivera

Red Scarf Diaries, custom illustration by dear heart, Anita Pelayo Rivera

Thank you for your emails with prayers and concerns.  We’re grateful for experiencing only mild tropical storm conditions in South Florida. Praying for our neighbors.

Be still, and know that I am God;
~Psalm 46:10

even in the depths of the sea

mp.2016 aquamarine october

mp.2016 aquamarine october


Where can I go from Your Spirit?
Or where can I flee from Your presence?
If I ascend into heaven, You are there;
If I make my bed in hell, behold, You are there.
If I take the wings of the morning,
And dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea,
Even there Your hand shall lead me,
And Your right hand shall hold me.
~Psalm 139:7-10


mp.2016 the banquet room honors His majesty

you gave Me




‘Lord, when did we see You hungry and feed You, or thirsty and give You drink?  When did we see You a stranger and take You in, or naked and clothe You?  Or when did we see You sick, or in prison, and come to You?’ And the King will answer and say to them, ‘Assuredly, I say to you, inasmuch as you did it to one of the least of these My brethren, you did it to Me.’

~Matthew 25:37-40




mp.sept2016 jewel-toned natural pumpkins, brushed w/acrylic


I delight greatly in the Lord;
    my soul rejoices in my God.
For he has clothed me with garments of salvation
    and arrayed me in a robe of his righteousness,
as a bridegroom adorns his head like a priest,
    and as a bride adorns herself with her jewels. ~Isaiah 61:10

a thousand roses

Church of the Little Flower
Coral Gables, Florida

A thousand roses will Love give to us for every single thorn.


For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.~Jeremiah 29:11

of carriages and stars

I have a carriage full of stars, waiting to escort me to an emerald sky.


…and behold, a throne set in heaven, and One sat on the throne. And He who sat there was like a jasper and a sardius stone in appearance; and there was a rainbow around the throne, in appearance like an emerald. ~Revelation 4:2-3

mp.sept2016 welcome, autumn

welcome, autumn

Kelly green makes everything look so fresh.

Welcome, new day.
Welcome, peace.


He makes peace in your borders;
And fills you with the finest wheat. ~Psalm 147:14