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"Spacious Skies"

Thursday, August 27, 2020

Find Rest in the Lord

 "Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened,
and I will give you rest.  Take my yoke upon you
and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble
in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.
For my yoke is easy and my burden is light."
Matthew 11:28-29 NIV

The Lord Bless and Keep You


"The Lord bless you and keep you;
the Lord make his face shine upon you
and be gracious to you;
the Lord turn his face toward you
and give you peace."
Numbers 6:24-26 NIV

The Lord is With You


The righteous cry out, and the Lord hears them;
he delivers them from all their troubles.
The Lord is close to the brokenhearted
and saves those who are crushed in spirit.
Psalm 34:17-18 NIV

Prayer of Faith


And the prayer of faith will save the sick,
and the Lord will raise him up.
And if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven.
Confess your trespasses to one another,
and pray for one another, that you may be healed.
James 5:15-16 NKJ

Seek and You Will Find


"So I say to you:  Ask and it will be given to you;
seek and you will find; knock and the door will be
opened to you.  For everyone who asks receives;
he who seeks finds; and to  him who knocks,
the door will be opened."
Luke 11:9-10 NIV

Shout for Joy to the Lord

 Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth,
Worship the Lord with Gladness;
Come before him with joyful songs.
Psalms 100:1-2 NIV

Peace to You

 Now may the Lord of peace
himself give you peace at
all times and in every way.
The Lord be with all of you.
2 Thessalonians 3:16 NIV

The Lord is with You

 "The Lord himself goes before you and will be with you;
he will never leave you nor forsake you.
Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged."
Deuteronomy 3:18 NIV

Rejoice in the Lord

 "Rejoice in the Lord always,
Again I say, rejoice!
Let your gentleness be know to all men.
The Lord is at hand."
Philippians 4:4-5 NKJ

The Lord Provides


"And my God shall supply all your needs
according to HIs riches in glory by Christ Jesus."
Philippians 4:19 NKJ

Pray with Thanksgiving

Be anxious for nothing, but in everything 
by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving,
Let your requests be made known to God;
Philippians 4:6 NKJ

Peace Be with You

 "and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, 
will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus."
Philippians 4:7 NKJ

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Glory of the Heavens

"O Lord, our Lord,
How Excellent is your name
in all the earth,
you who set your glory
above the heavens!"

Psalms 8:1

The True Light

"The true light, which gives light to everyone, 
was coming into the world.  
He was in the world, 
and the world was made through him 
yet the world did not know him.  
He came to his own, 
and his own people did not receive him."

Isaiah 53:2

My Rock and Fortress

"The Lord is  my rock and my fortress."

2 Samuel 22:2

The Light of Men

"In the beginning was the word, 
and the word was with God, 
and the word was God.  
He was in the beginning with God.  
All things were made through him and 
without him was not any thing made that was made. 
In him was life and the life was the light of men.  
The light shines in the darkness 
and the darkness has not overcome it."
John 1:1-5

Hear the Voice

Isaiah 6:8

Also I heard the Voice of the Lord, Saying
"Whom shall I send
And who will go for us?"
then I said, "Here am I!  Send me."

Friday, June 19, 2020

Portrait of Crystal Michelle Fallin

A Portrait of Crystal Michelle Fallin
June 19, 1984 -
August 18, 2019

"Robin Hood" Musical by Theater Street Express

Crystal Michelle Fallin as King Richard in the Theater Street Express musical "Robin Hood".

"America Sings" Theater Street Express

Crystal was a member of the Theater Street Express and performed "America Sings" at several community events including Washington Oaks State park and in the town square during the Christmas Nights of Light.  

"Alice In Wonderland" Theater Street Express

Crystal was a member of the St. Augustine Performing Arts "Theater Street Express" and played Tweedle Dum in Alice In Wonderland musical.

Crystal Fallin Pastel Art

Monday, June 1, 2020

Whom Shall I Fear?

Psalm 27  "The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear?  The Lord is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?"

Seek and You Will Find

Luke 11:10  "For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened."

Knock and It Will be Opened

Luke 11:9  "And I say to you, ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you."

The Work of Your Hands

Hebrews 1:10  "You, Lord, in the beginning laid the foundation of the earth,
And the heavens are the work of your hands...

Friday, May 29, 2020

Rivers Will Not Overflow You

"Fear Not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by your name;  Your are Mine.  When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; And through the river, they shall not overflow you.  When you walk through the fire, you shall not be burned, Nor shall the flame scotch you.  For I am the Lord your God. "  Isaiah 43:1-2

Deep Waters

"When you go through Deep Waters, I will be with you."  Isaiah 43:2

Thursday, May 28, 2020

God Has Not Given Us a Spirit of Fear

"For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind."
2 Timothy 1:7
God has given us a spirit of power; we have all his power backing us.  We are safe in his hands.  God has given us a spirit of love to serve others and he has given us a sound mind to be calm and self-controlled and not give into panic and confusion that people are experiencing in today's world with the coronavirus lock downs; fear created by news media, even by our church leaders, and so called science professionals.  God has not given us a spirit of fear, and we need to humbly receive and walk in what He has given us (a spirit ... of power and of love and of a sound mind).

Flowers Grow Out of Darkness

We live our lives in moments, hours, days.  During profound grief, healing can come when we pick a wonderful moment from time to cherish.  A healing process is to take a good moment from our lives:  a trail walk, a beach sunrise, misty mountain morning, a walk in the moonlight.

"Flowers grow out of dark moments"
Artist Corita Kent

Love the Moment

"Love the moment, and the energy of that moment will spread beyond all boundaries."

Aristist Corita Kent (1918-1986)

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

"For God so Love the World"

The way to find life is to pour out love on the rest of creation.  The earth will help us -- the cycle of the seasons is alive with the promise of rebirth.  Jesus promised us rebirth if we believe in him.
Corinthians 15:20-22 "But now Christ has been raised from the dead, the first fruits of those who are asleep.  For since by a man came death, by a man also came the resurrection of the dead.  For as in Adam all die so also in Christ all will be made alive."
John 3:16 "For God so loved the world, that He gave His only  begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life."

"The best way to know God is to love many things."
Vincent Van Gogh

The Earth is My Sister

God created Heaven and Earth and God created us.  Creation is interconnected and is a mystery and so is death but there are clues and promises that we are children of God.  Romans 8:16  "The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God..."   Matthew 5:9 "Blessed are the peacemakers:  for they shall be called the children of God."  Galatians 3:26 "For ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus."

Shadow and Sunlight

"Each substance of a grief hath twenty shadows."
William Shakespeare

The beach and the river reminds me of Crystal's spirit.  The reminder is also a shadow.  Reminders are everywhere of the loss of our beautiful daughter.  It is also sunlight--wonderful, life giving sunlight.  There is no shadow without sunlight behind it.  It's like a bridge that connects the two worlds:  Shadow and sunlight.

Above the Earth Way

"Her love is everywhere.  It follows me as I go about the house, meets me in the garden, sends swans into my dreams.  In a strange, underwater or above earth way, I am very nearly happy."

Author Sylvia Townsend Warner (1893-1978)

On the Peaceful Shore

In my heart, I'm Celebrating your life at the river, relinquishing your hand and watching you cross over to that peaceful shore.  You are on the other side, safe and at peace waiting for the day your love ones too can cross over to the other side.

Crossing the River When My Time Comes

"I miss seeing her face and hearing her voice and knowing she was always there close to me.   She has crossed a river from me that I must wait to cross before I see her again.  When I see a river, I will think of her."

Author Terry Kay

Thursday, April 30, 2020