This is one of my favorite hymns,
O the Deep, Deep Love of Jesus
sung by Anne Walsh

O the deep, deep love of Jesus,
Vast unmeasured, boundless, free!
Rolling as a mighty ocean in its fullness over me!
Underneath me, all around me, is the current
of Thy love
Leading onward, leading homeward to
Thy glorious rest above!

O the deep, deep love of Jesus,
Spread His praise from shore to shore!
How He loveth, ever loveth, changeth
never, nevermore!

How He watches o'er His loved ones,
died to call them all His own
how for them He intercedeth, watcheth
o'er them from the throne!

O the deep, deep love of Jesus,
'Tis a heav'n of heav'ns to me
And it lifts me up to glory,
for it lifts me up to Thee!


Mosaic update.
Here are a few recently completed small projects.
I have two larger works-in-progress,
and several small decoupage
gift items in the works, so will
post more later.


Celestial Lady, Irridescent vitreous and micro tile,
beads, crystal droplets, bling and ceramic brooch
 Apricot Roses, stained glass and micro tile

Name Plaque, stained glass, micro tile,
scrabble letters and bling

Vase of Flowers,
Vitreous tile, flower brooches, gilded clay pot


Here are some blessings
for St. Patrick's Day,
& beyond.....


May you always have work for your hands to do
May your pockets hold always a coin or two
May the sun shine bright on your windowpane
May the rainbow be certain to follow each rain
May the hand of a friend always be near you
And may God fill your heart
with gladness to cheer you.

& one more...


I think the apostle Paul said this first.
Martha must've read her Bible!

Phil. 4:11-13. I hope Martha had read the best part; v.13:
'I can do all things through Him (Christ) who strengthens me.'


Crows are among the most intelligent of birds. Experiments indicate that American crows can count to three or four, are good at solving puzzles, have good memories, employ a diverse and behaviorally complex range of vocalizations and quickly learn to associate various noises and symbols with food.

This video is of two very unlikely friends!

This is unbelievable!
I'm not sure what country this is from, 
or what language the people are speaking,
but just watch the crow!
He has a small, round lid, &  is using it
to slide down the rooftop! 
So funny! 
Notice when he flies away, he takes his lid with him!

These photos are of our 'almost pet', Joe, the Crow.
He & his family are never far from our yard, &
come flying onto the driveway when we call.
Here he is on our back patio, while
I'm standing only a few feet away with the camera.

If he wants peanuts,
he sits on a branch outside my bay window,
or outside the kitchen window,
& waits until I see him.
Joe & his family have been regular members
of our yard menagerie for over three years.
Surprisingly, they are very compatable
with the many chipmunks we feed.
They even (quite vigorously!) chase hawks
from our yard, much to our delight!

We love the crows!


For all you trivia buffs, research has produced a list of interesting (possible) relatives from the Family Tree of Vincent Van Gogh

His dizzy aunt: Verti Gogh

The brother who worked at a convenience store: Stopn Gogh

The brother who bleached his clothes white: Hue Gogh

The cousin from Illinois: Chica Gogh

His magician uncle: Wherediddy Gogh

His Mexican cousin: Amee Gogh

The Mexican cousin's American half brother: Grin Gogh

An aunt who taught positive thinking: Wayto Gogh

A sister who loved disco: Go Gogh

The ballroom dancing aunt: Tan Gogh

The bird lover uncle: Flamin Gogh

The brother who ate prunes: Gotta Gogh

The nephew who drove a stage coach: Wellsfar Gogh

His nephew psychoanalyst: E Gogh

The fruit loving cousin: Man Gogh

The little bouncy nephew: Poe Gogh

And his niece who travels the country in a van: Winnie Bay Gogh

Well, there you Gogh!

Happy weekend, everyone!   S: ) 


Golden Pheasant

Lilac-Breasted Roller

Nicobar Pigeon

Fancy Black & White Chicken
Himalayan Monal

What amazingly gorgeous birds!
There are hundreds upon thousands more than the ones pictured here.
When I look at these pictures, I can't help but think
"What beauty God has provided for our enjoyment!"


As we begin 2012, here are some beautiful PROMISES from God's Word for the NEW YEAR.

Even though the Bible was written so many hundreds of years ago, it's pages are filled with NEW, NEW, NEW.

This is just a sampling. I'll bet if you search, you'll find so many more!


New MERCIES...Because of the Lord's great love we are not consumed, for His compassions never fail. They are NEW every morning. --Lamentations 3:23

New SONG..He put a NEW song in my mouth, a hymn of praise to our God. --Psalm 40:3

New ATTITUDE..Surely you heard of Him and were taught in Him in accordance with the truth that is in Jesus. You were taught, with regard to your former way of life, to put off your old self, which is being corrupted by its deceitful desires; to be made NEW in the attitude of your minds;

New SELF..(continuing)..and to put on the NEW self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness. --Ephesians 4:21-24

New THINGS...See, the former things have taken place, and NEW things I declare. --Isaiah 42:9

New will be called by a NEW name that the mouth of the Lord will bestow. --Isaiah 62:2

New HEART and SPIRIT...Rid yourselves of all the offenses you have committed, and get a NEW heart and a NEW spirit. --Ezekiel 18:31

New CREATION...Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a NEW creation; the old has gone, the NEW has come. --2 Corinthians 5:17

New BIRTH.. In His great mercy He has given us a NEW birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead. --1 Peter 1:3b

New LIFE...We were therefore buried with Him through baptism into death in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, we too may live a NEW life. --Romans 6:4

New COVENANT...Christ is the mediator of a NEW covenant, that those who are called may receive the promised eternal inheritance. --Hebrews 9:15

New HEAVEN and New EARTH...But in keeping with His promise we are looking forward to a NEW heaven and a NEW earth, the home of righteousness. --2 Peter 3:13