Saturday, 23 May 2015

PENTECOST #SONGSonSUNDAYS: AVION BLACKMAN, HILLSONG, MWS NEWS! 24.5.15


#SONGSonSUNDAYS 
Welcome
on this PENTECOST SUNDAY
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Pentecost Sunday is commemorated worldwide today.
Holy Spirit’s inspiration to breathe fresh wind and light fresh fire
to the kindling of our life.  
On the 50th day after Easter, Yeshua's followers gathered in one accord, of one mind united in praying together.  The wind of Holy Spirit descended upon them with flames of fire.
They received the “gift of tongues” – the ability to speak in other languages – and immediately began to talk about ADONAI to people from all over the world who had
flocked to Jerusalem for the Feast of 
Shavuot.
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Find more History of PENTECOST in  Acts 2.1~21 
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Adonai says:

“In the Last Days,I will pour out from my Spirit upon everyone...and they will prophesy.I will perform miracles in the sky above and signs on the earth below —blood, fire and thick smoke.20 The sun will become dark and the moon bloodbefore the great and fearful Day of Adonai comes.21 And then, whoever calls on the name of Adonai will be saved.”



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 Scripture's s
ymbols of Pentecost are those of the Holy Spirit including
 flames, fire, wind, and a dove.

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Psalm 103.33-35
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"May the glory of Adonai last forever!May Adonai rejoice in his works!I will sing to Adonai as long as I live,sing praise to my God all my life.May my musings be pleasing to him;I will rejoice in Adonai...Bless Adonai, my soul!Halleluyah!





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Avion Blackman sings her praise to Holy Spirit as today's celebration of Pentecost 
Blessings for #SongsonSundays 

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OCEANS [Where Feet May Fail]
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You call me out upon the waters
The great unknown where feet may fail
And there I find You in the mystery
In oceans deep
My faith will stand

And I will call upon Your name
And keep my eyes above the waves
When oceans rise
My soul will rest in Your embrace
For I am Yours and You are mine

Your grace abounds in deepest waters
Your sovereign hand
Will be my guide
Where feet may fail and fear surrounds me
You've never failed and You won't start now

So I will call upon Your name
And keep my eyes above the waves
When oceans rise
My soul will rest in Your embrace
For I am Yours and You are mine

[repeat]
Spirit lead me where my trust is without borders
Let me walk upon the waters
Wherever You would call me
Take me deeper than my feet could ever wander
And my faith will be made stronger
In the presence of my Savior

Oh, Jesus, you're my God!

I will call upon Your name
Keep my eyes above the waves
My soul will rest in Your embrace
I am Yours and You are mine

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Stunning beauty to nourish our spirit captured in this second version of 
OCEANS by
  Hillsong United
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Praising with you for the promised Gift of Holy Spirit
 Comforter, Companion, Advocate, Counselor, Encourager
Friend, Spirit of Truth
the very Power to live as followers and witnesses of Christ.

John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15
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Acts 1.8
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"But you shall receive power (ability, efficiency, and might) when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you shall be My witnesses in Jerusalem and all Judea and Samaria and to the ends (the very bounds) of the earth."

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Romans 8.26-28
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"Meanwhile, the moment we get tired in the waiting, God’s Spirit is right alongside helping us along. If we don’t know how or what to pray, it doesn’t matter. He does our praying in and for us, making prayer out of our wordless sighs, our aching groans. He knows us far better than we know ourselves, knows our pregnant condition, and keeps us present before God. That’s why we can be so sure that every detail in our lives of love for God is worked into something good."

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*Scripture links to The Message, Amplified Bible and Complete Jewish Bible (CJB)
 
Copyright © 1998 by David H. Stern. All rights reserved.  BibleGateway
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May your day and week be Blessed with recognition
of Holy Spirit's Power and Presence...

Please link your worship songs and responses in comments.
Link to #SONGSonSUNDAYS if you post to blog - TY!
We look forward to sharing them along with you!

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Plus... a heads up for this Tues May 26th
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SKY SPILLS OVER The Music Video premieres 05.26.2015 *STAY TUNED to FHC FOR MORE DETAILS + the VIDEO post!!
[did I hear 'giveaway'???]
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Michael W Smith releasing a video of this fav single from his brand new album 'SOVEREIGN' !
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MWS on the video:

"I’m really passionate about the song SKY SPILLS OVER.
It was fun creating it in the studio and I’ve been overwhelmed at the response it gets when we perform it live every night.
My son Ryan is a really talented filmmaker so I always enjoy working with him on a project.
..what made this project even more special was that
3 of my own grandkids were in the video.
This video was a lot of fun to make.
I hope people enjoy it!"

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Friday, 22 May 2015

FRIDAY 5s : WHAT'S BLOOMING? 22.5.15


Today's FRIDAY FIVE :
BLOOMING BEAUTIES ?
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We often encourage each other to "bloom where you're planted." I like the symbolism, but realized that RevGals and Pals hail from all over the world!
What blooms in Maryland may be far different than the flowers in your part of the world.
So, to celebrate our diversity,
show us five plants that bloom around your home or neighborhood. 

I'm looking forward to seeing the wide variety of beauty we have among us!
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from RevGal Deb today's host]
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"Let the heavens rejoice; let the earth be glad;
 ...let the fields exult and all that is in them.
Then all the trees in the forest will sing for joy!"

Psalm 96.11-12

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Blooming Beauties !
A lovely visually oriented meme I'm happy pursuing.
Leaves are greening here and seem all the better for last weekend's
moisture despite its arrival via high winds and snow!

Here's what I was pleased to notice last Saturday before stormy weather arrived
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Gracing the walk at the Tea House we visited.
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and the lilacs just in bud, edged the southern side of the property 
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One native plant we have in abundance ...
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Lilies of the Valley
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Peonies
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This next floral. Prairie Lilies, has actually garnered its own Lily Festival, 
which reminds me of Matthew 6.28-30
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 “If God gives such attention to the appearance of wildflowers
—most of which are never even seen—
don’t you think he’ll attend to you, take pride in you, do his best for you?
What I’m trying to do here is to get you to relax, to not be so preoccupied with 
getting, so you can respond to God’s giving. People who don’t know God and the way he works fuss over these things, but you know both God and how he works.
Steep your life in God-reality, God-initiative, God-provisions...
You’ll find all your everyday human concerns will be met."
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and a bonus ~
 a favourite provincial prairie flower that's often a rarity to find in season
but a true joy when discovered covering a country field
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Find more on Canadian flowers representative of their province HERE

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“Never lose an opportunity of seeing anything that is beautiful; 
for beauty is God’s handwriting —a wayside sacrament. 
Welcome it in every fair face, in every fair sky, in every fair flower,
and thank God for it as a cup of blessing.”

~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Are You another of the Blooming Beauties?






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I look forward to hearing and seeing your local floral abundance!
Weather permitting we can all be out and about discovering new growth this weekend...
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Thursday, 21 May 2015

BOOK REVIEW UPDATES: CLEAN SWEEP ARC CHALLENGE 21.5.15


Updates on the #CleanSweepARC Challenge -
May Clean Sweep ARC Challenge

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HapPy Day getting 4 reviews written and posted to publishers for -
THE HATMAKER'S HEART by Carla Stewart
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I would luv to create this 1920's era novel as a pinterest board -
so many creative pins to discover!  But for time...
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FRINGE HOURS by Jessica N Turner
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[with a Fringe pinterest board]
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THE SECOND SISTER by Marie Bostwick
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TO WIN HER FAVOR  by Tamera Alexander plus
[created a TWHF pinterest board for this one as well]
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 Whew.  Feels GREAT !
also posted to the requisite retail sites which eventually
helps toward being free for upcoming and anticipated author's novels.
Otherwise, when busy, I reserve library copies and no reviews required.
Not a bad solution either which always keeps me in reading material
plus being an active patron.  As today.  
Picked up a 2014 Rhys Bowen mystery for the French Bingo Challenge .
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and... How was your day?
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Sunday, 17 May 2015

#SONGSonSUNDAYS : HERE I AM TO WORSHIP 17.5.15


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Yes!  Time for #SONGSonSUNDAYS 
What praise is resonating in you today ?
Add your links in comments so we can share in your selections.
Here's today's FHC pick in 'light of' the above script...

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Unmentioned artist in this video but the beauty of the song is captured
and worth sharing  unlimited by language...
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As the song lyrics open
"Light of the world You stepped down into darkness..."
Adding to the mix,  a reggae version by Christafari .
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May your week be blessed !
Thanks for beginning it with #SONGSonSUNDAYS ..
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Friday, 15 May 2015

VICTORIA DAY LONG WEEKEND: BOOKS + READING MAY 15-18.15


2015 VICTORIA DAY LONG WEEKEND
MAY 15 - 18


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My visit with Queen Victoria on Castle Hill Windsor UK
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Victoria Day is celebrated in honour of the birthdays of 
both Queen Victoria and the current monarch of Canada, Queen Elizabeth.
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Usually the first anticipated outdoor weekend event with BBQ and fireworks,
we had just such a day on Saturday, but with the proviso of advancing freezing rain,
winds gusting to 90 kms and turning to snow by Sunday night.
I am soooo glad we did enJoY Saturday taking a country drive out to a lovely
 Tea House because, yes, the blustering snow outside is as promised!

Not a day of outdoor pleasures !
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So I'm happily ensconced in my big reading chair with either the kettle on
or the teapot steeping my next fav flavour.  A great weekend in with good books!
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As to my Victoria Day long weekend reading?
I'm choosing UK connections.
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Finished "A Summer to Remember" both Brit author [Victoria Connelly]
and setting [ English countryside of Norfolk] 343 pages total
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Then off to pick up 3 reserves at the library.
Happy to jump into Laurie Alice Eakes new release after being on a lengthy wait list.
Definitely a fav author and great timing for an English personal treat on a long weekend!

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"A Stranger's Secret"
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Read this one [historical England setting] straight through.
317 pages completed May 16 wee hours of the morning and worth it :)
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Next up after my country drive for teatime ?


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Choosing another British read in honour of Victoria Day -
Susan Elia MacNeal's Maggie Hope series #4 
May 16 = 175 pgs + 
Sunday May 17 completed final 131 pages = 306 total

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Back to choices for what will be my next novel...
As warned,
It's a freezing cold Sunday of biting rain and high winds that are to yet
have turned to snow this night.  
Seems I've made a good indoor weekend choice for respite with books, tea and 
some unexpected but enjoyable hot chocolate !
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4th choice?
The highly acclaimed recent Jazz Age novel by Carla Stewart
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Couture in the Jazz Age: 1922 New York and London England
 belittled for her stutter, Nell's boss isn't promoting any career advances - but maybe there are alternate avenues to pursue...
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Sunday 17th read 50 pgs til my eyes closed 
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Monday May 18th waking to quiet.  Winds have died down
and I'm happily back to reading The Hatmaker's Heart.

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What's currently on for reading ?
I've done some searching kindle files for Short Story reads for May 
[being Short Story Month]
so I'm sure to fit in a couple more of those wee treats !
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Bout of Books Readathon  for updates as it continues through to end of Sunday the 17th
and Crush Your TBR , a new one to me, from the 15th through 17th.
It runs for 3 days each month.  Check twitter for each month's event.
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Also, continuing with the #CleanSweepARC Challenge for the entire month of MAY.
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I'll be updating the respective posts for the above, 
as well as right here for whatever gets read this Victoria long weekend.
Interested in More ?
 Victoria Day posting HERE  and  HERE


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Any long weekend or weekend plans ..?
I'm always happy to hear yours!


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Thursday, 14 May 2015

SHORT STORY MONTH : MAY 2015


 
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Have you been enjoying the pleasure of  short stories this month?
Perfect reads for those in between moments.  The perfect read when I'm not ready to begin a new novel or have a few minutes where I can fill the time with a quick read.
Also a great way to meet and try out a new to you author!
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Here's what I've read so far :
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Free and absorbing preview of the full novel is available at goodreads link.
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This one, an audio listen, was ideal at 1 hr 43 min.
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Continuing the collected short stories of LM Montgomery in
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Also a great month to wade my way through all the ebook short story downloads
waiting for their reading moment.  And I 'm pretty sure it's not just me!
Have you taken the challenge?  What short stories have you read this month?

Share what you've EnJoYed so far...

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photo credit Penguin Books Ca 
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Wednesday, 13 May 2015

WW TOP TEN AUTHORS & TIMELESS TOUR 13.5.15


May 12: Ten Authors I  Want To Meet
theme for today's Top Ten Tuesday at the host blog 
 The Broke and the Bookish
A perfect theme for this week's author tour.


The Timeless Tour for two Canadian authors is underway.
With a local stop, I was able to attend and meet both
Genevieve Graham and Susanna Kearsley.

Genevieve signing her newest, TIDES OF HONOUR,  
Susanna signing A DESPERATE FORTUNE.
A bit blurry [sorry] both authors read excerpts from their novels
Susanna graciously signed The ROSE GARDEN for me
and a gracious Genevieve took photo timeouts for this fan as well
A wonderful evening of book and writing talk on the process and characters -
personal glimpses into themselves and their writing.  
Definitely more than a few Top Ten author moments!.
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Other authors rounding out my Top Ten ?
[not in any particular order]
Top row:  Victoria Connelly,  Jessica Dotta,   Stacy Henrie
2nd row:  L.M. Montgomery
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3rd row:  George MacDonald
Bottom:  CS Lewis, Julianna Deering, Agatha Christie
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Which top ten authors would you wish to meet?

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Upcoming Top Ten themes:
May 19:  Top Ten Tuesday Freebie -- YOUR CHOICE OF TOPIC.
May 26: Ten Books I Plan To Have In My Beach Bag This Summer or
Ten Books I Think Make Great Beach Reads

June 2: Top Ten Books I'd Love To See As Movies/Tv Shows 
June 9: Top Ten Most Anticipated Releases For the Rest of 2015
[let's talk about what we are excited about for the rest of the year]

June 16: Top Ten Books On My TBR For Summer 2015
June 23: In honor of 5 years of Top Ten Tuesday ( our first Top Ten Tuesday debuted June 21, 2010) -- My Ten Favourite Top Ten Topics We've Ever Done In The Past 5 Years
June 30: Top Ten Books I've Read So Far In 2015
July 7: Top Ten Hyped Books I've Never Read

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