Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Inspiration Avenue Challege: Freedom!

"Freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose."

And Rooster says, "Let me Ou ~ ou ~ ou ~ou ~ OUT!!!!"

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

If I Ran Away to the Circus....

I'd want to be the bare back rider!

Passion's Picks, Outrageous Oranges!

Friendly Clown Fish sending bubbles of hello!

They live in my "Under the Deep Blue Sea" Canvas Growth Chart.

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Friday, June 18, 2010

For the Wedding Couple; A Custom Made Card

One of the men my husband works with is getting married this weekend. The happy couple will be honeymooning in Sturgis, South Dakota.

So hubby asked me to make a special wedding card, that would have meaning for them.

And so was born the "Biker Couple's Wedding Card"

The inside of the card says;

So, they rode off into the sunset and
lived happily ever after!

Thursday, June 17, 2010

What Causes Sadness and Weeping?

I have a new friend. Her name is Deborah,
(pronounced Deb BOR ah).
She is a fine woman, very intellegent
and thoughtful. Sometimes when I say
something that I think sounds really smart,
she'll ask me why I think thus and such.

Yesterday we were talking about Heaven,
and angels and freedom to choose. I said that
I thought, after Lucifer fell, angels no longer
had free will. And that since scripture says there
will be no sadness or weeping, it's because when
we go to Heaven we will no longer have free will
either. I said that having freedom to choose is
what makes sadness and weeping.
( If we have free will and choose sin, it leads
to sadness and weeping.)

Deborah said that she thinks sadness and
weeping comes from not having a choice.
That we only weep over things that we feel
we can't change.

What do you think? Can you think of something
that causes sadness and weeping that we can control or change?

Monday, June 14, 2010

When You Wish Upon a Star...

My offering for the latest Inspiration Avenue challenge:


"Star Light, Star Bright"
verses written by Judy Goddard

Star Light, Star Bright, first star I see tonight.
I wish I may, I wish I might have this wish I wish tonight!

1.I wish health for my babies, health for my mate.
shelter from the howling wind, good food upon the plate.


2.Honest work to pay the bills, the cattle on a thousand hills!
Grant these wishes and one more, keep the wolf pack from the door!


3.Creator of the starlight dim, all my wishes go to Him,
who keeps us safely through the night and blesses us with broad daylight.


Saturday, June 12, 2010

Big happenings the world of nature lately!

Big happenings in the world of nature lately!

Last week a beautiful (well, kinda) snapping turtle momma came and laid her eggs right by my front door! It's nice to know that critters feel so safe with us! So, sometime between August 6 and September 9, we should have little snapper babies running all over the yard!

Then, on Thursday, while driving down a busy road by our home, we noticed cars stopping and swerving off the road. As we got closer, we saw that it was a REALLY big turtle, right there in the middle of the north bound lane!

I jumped out and ran over. Tom yelled out the window, "Be careful! It's a snapping turtle!"

When got to it I saw that it was not a snapper, but a painted turtle, THE SIZE OF A DINNER PLATE! I gently pushed him (or her) off the roadway and we went merrily on our way. Thank you, God, that I got to help one of your creatures!

And, lastly, last night as I was preparing for bed,
I was just climbing in between the sheets, when
I heard a frantic kind beating noise coming from
behind my head board. I'm thinking, "Oh great! There's a mouse in my bedroom! But it got really loud and out came this HUGE moth!
I'm talking "BIG" here! Scared the living
daylights out of me! So brave and
courageous hubby caught it and put it outside.
I really hope it lives! I looked it up this
morning and it's a Promethea Moth. His
wing span had to be 5 inches across!
I'm not kidding! But noone can figure out
how it got in to my bedroom, let alone my
house, with out being seen by someone!

So far this year has been such a treasure chest of wildlife encounters!

I can't wait to see who turns up next!

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Down on Barnegat Bay

By the sea, by the sea, by the beautiful sea, you and me, you and me, oh, how happy we'll be!

Down on Barnegat Bay,
That's the place to be on a sunny, hot day!
in Old Barney's shade
In NJ, that's the way
The perfect day is made!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Inspiration Avenue Challege: How Does Your Garden Grow?

Here is my response to this week's

Inspiration Avenue question;

How Does My Garden Grow?

It just keeps Growing and growing and growing!

National Attention Paid to my Canvas Growth Charts!

National attention is being paid to my
Personalized, Canvas Growth Charts!

Sarah Bode' lives in the greater Seatle, WA area and hosts a web site called,

It's an e-newletter that is sent out to subscribers who have children, listing all the fun, cool stuff that will be going on the Seatle area for the coming week. All the listings point to children and family oriented activities. It's a super resource and has a large subscriber list. If you go to North Shore Macaroni Kids you'll see the interview as well as an advertisement that I designed.

The neat thing about Macaroni Kids is that there are websites all over the country offering the same wonderful local information. You can visit their "about us" and see if you think that becoming a host is something you might enjoy.

These are the charts that I sent to Sarah for inspection. I graciously sent them off with her son's names on top. (Needless to say, she was thrilled)

And here's the advertisement I made.

It's so neat when someone from so far away takes the time to say wonderful things about my work!
I certainly that the same kinds things will happen for all of you all well. (that is, if they haven't already!)

PS: I know my links are disabled. I am in the process of trying to fix it now.


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My nane is Judy and I've been a christian for more than 3/4 of my life. I believe in redemption through the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ and the indwelling of the Holy Spirit, that God, the Spirit lives in me and gives me the power to do His will and to live a joyful life. I have a Godly husband, a grown son and daughter. I live on a farm with 3 goats, 2 chickens, 2 horses, a cat, a dog and a python. I am an artist and a singer. I was a full time stay at home mom, the hardest job you'll ever love! I have two handmade shops on Etsy. Leaning on the Promises (Hand Painted Walking Canes) and Beaver Creek Pottery and an Etsy shop for selling Vintage and Antiques. Jersey Pine Pickers I post about my relationship with God, the Father, Son and Holy Spirit, about the things He teaches me, delights me with and how He uses me.