Full Fall Tabernacle Rains of Hope

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Full Fall Tabernacle Rains of Hope
Living in His Undeserved Love

Shale Fragments™ - devotionals by Beth Ann Phifer

Dear friends,
 
It has been about two weeks since my brother, Doug, passed away at 59 years old.
We cried and grieved.
We persevered through arrangements.
Afterward, Dusty and I kept our plans for a five-day get-away with friends into the beautiful fall landscape of Old Mission Peninsula in Michigan.
I returned sick.
Today, energy returns.
I thirst for the Living Water of my Savior.
Just Him and me.

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A Beautiful Gift for that Special Person — Loaded with Encouragement for the Entire Year

A Beautiful Gift for that Special Person — Loaded with Encouragement for the Entire Year

A Beautiful Gift for that Special Person — Loaded with Encouragement for the Entire Year

Are you looking for the perfect gift for that special person? Our colorful, high-quality Who I Am Journal Collection began as an act of praise to my Father for His beautiful promises in Ephesians, Chapter 1. I began to paint all the names He has given me as His child. This Collection contains 12 of these names, but there are certainly more! I spread all my watercolors out and began to paint large, sweeping, watercolor letters with a pointed brush.  

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The Ministry of Card-Writing

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The Ministry of Card-Writing

The ministry of writing and giving cards is easy with Flower Girl Greetings Art Cards. One of our missions from the very beginning has been to make it easy to share the power of God’s Word in a tangible way to those who are struggling, celebrating, or just need to know someone cares.  

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The Tabernacle Hesed Moon – and Living in His Undeserved Love

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The Tabernacle Hesed Moon—and Living in His Undeserved Love

Shale Fragments™ - devotionals by Beth Ann Phifer

Dear friends,

The week-long Feast of Tabernacles began this year at sunset on Sunday, October 13th and will culminate on Sunday, October 20th – “the last day of the great feast” (John 7:37-38). (To read how Jesus has and will fulfill this Appointed Feast, please read my blog from last year here You may also view the video here. and see the entire Art Card Collection here.)  But I hope you will keep reading!

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October 11 – My Annual Celebration Day of Deliverance!

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October 11 — My Annual Celebration Day of Deliverance!

Dear friends,

On September 26, 1998, I had a complete nervous breakdown. I didn’t have a clue what had happened to me. On October 11, 2001, I walked out of my Christian counselor’s office for the last time… declared well, healed, delivered. This three-year, tormentuous crucible could only be compared to either a volcanic explosion that left total devastation in its wake or a grenade explosion that left everything separated in tiny, tiny pieces. Would I ever be whole again? I wondered.

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Yom Kippur – the Culmination of Adonai’s Hesed

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Yom Kippur—the Culmination of Adonai's Hesed

Dear friends,

Jesus (Yeshua) fulfilled The Day of Atonement or Yom Kippur that begins at sundown today, October 8, 2019 and lasts through October 9.  Yom Kippur recognizes Father’s greatest act of hesed toward us.  The Lord has made His hesed (indescribable love) so tangible to me these past two months by opening up a treasure of understanding that I experienced in a big way on August 8 of this year. I am still not able to put the impact into words, but it has affected everything including my prayers.

In honor of this special lavish learning from my Father, I created this long banner with green satin letters on white linen to be the centerpiece of our home – Hesed Adonai Khadash kol Boker or The lovingkindness of the Lord is new every morning!

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Be abundantly blessed.

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Be abundantly blessed.

Hi friends!
 
This is Amanda, Communications Designer for Flower Girl Greetings, and artist of The Humbly Bumbly Bee children's cards.

October has arrived!

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On September 30 and Every Day, We Celebrate His Return!

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On September 30 and Every Day, We Celebrate His Return!

The Feast of Trumpets is from the Feasts of Israel Fulfilled Collection. To see the card in its Collection, please click here.

Dear friends,

The Feast of Trumpets will be celebrated this year on September 30th and will begin at sunset the evening before. It falls on the new moon of the 7th Hebrew month Tishrei.

God appointed seven yearly feasts for the Israelites to observe (found in Leviticus 23) to foretell and foreshadow Jesus’ life, sacrifice, death, burial, resurrection and return!

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Praying Isaiah’s Hope – A Request for Healing

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Praying Isaiah's Hope — A Request for Healing
Shale Fragments™ — devotionals by Beth Ann Phifer

Dear friends,

Do you need to be healed in any aspect of your life today? I do. Let’s come into His presence with prayers for healing, praying from Isaiah 52 through 58.

I wrote this prayer in the first person, but you can fill in your name and the names of all those who God is placing on your heart. I encourage you to read it along with your Bible, since these are my own prayers taken from the passages. I’ve noted the Chapter and Verse where applicable.

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Basking in Matthew – a walk through Chapter 13

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Basking in Matthew – a walk through Chapter 13

Dear friends,

I’ve been basking in the book of Matthew since this past April. It seems I cannot go very fast. Every sentence is exploding with meaning, and I am taking the time to look up full meanings of key words from the original Greek language. I love thinking of Jesus’ Hebrew Name, Yeshua, the Name the people called Him, and closing my eyes to imagine the scenes.

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September Reflections — His grace in you!

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September Reflections—His grace in you!

Dear friends,
 
September greetings!
 
Ephesians 1:12 says that you are a Reflector of the glory of His grace. (Hebrew lashaqaph – reflect, mirror, make visible)
 
For God Who said, “Light shall shine out of darkness,” is the One who has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Christ. But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, so that the surpassing greatness of the power will be of God and not from ourselves.  2 Corinthians 4:6-7
 
O magnify the Lord with me, and let us exalt His name together.  Psalm 34:3

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No Trace, A Short Story of Redemption

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No Trace, A Short Story of Redemption

by Beth Ann Phifer

Inspired by Rahab’s life and the following Bible passages:
Matthew 1:5; Hebrews 11:31; James 2:25; Joshua 2-6; Romans 5:8; Isaiah 1:18

©2012, Flower Girl Greetings, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Dear friends,
Before I share the following 7 chapters and Epilogue of No Trace, I would like to start with a few disclaimers:

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Women – A Fresh Look at Difficult Passages

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Women—A Fresh Look at Difficult Passages

Dear friends,

My soul continues to magnify the utter beauty of God’s Word as I write this synopsis of my study in some of the difficult passages about women in the Bible. I give credit to my New American Standard Bible (NASB) Greek Dictionary and Study Notes for helping me to discover the accurate meanings of these passages.

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Laundry Line Logic – 10 Reasons and 10 Tips

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Laundry Line Logic—10 Reasons and 10 Tips

10 Reasons I Hang My Laundry On The Line and My Golf-Shirt Color Pallette

1. The clothes, sheets and towels smells wonderful!

2. The sun disinfects the items…

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The Easy, Lasting Organic Lawn

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The Easy, Lasting Organic Lawn

Introduction

When I began the quest to build our lawn 10 years ago, I knew nothing but three facts:
1. We had sod that had been laid on top of hard clay and rocks that gave the grass roots little chance to thrive,
2. Our yard was next to a field of weeds (at the time), and
3. I wanted the lawn to be safe for us, our friends, their children and pets.

It became fascinating to understand how God created this world to work together in a gentle balance and how we were given the privilege to cultivate it. I knew it would take some time to have a healthy lawn that required less effort with each year. I am sharing this paper so that you can bypass my learning curve that included time, study, mistakes, frustration, perseverance, and doubt.  The main goal is to strengthen the grass. Strengthening the grass takes care of most of the other problems. Let’s start with why we want a healthy lawn to begin with…

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Choice Children, Part 2

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Choice or Chaff—The Daniel 12/Matthew 3 Connection

“Those who wait on God to receive discernment, direction and wisdom, considering their steps deeply, will shine so brightly that their lives will enlighten, warn, admonish, and teach those around them without speaking a word. Their lives will gleam with God’s purifying message of hope and salvation, and many will be drawn to God and His ways through their brightness.” (from the Hebrew word study of Daniel 12:3 in Choice Children, Part 1)

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Choice Children, Part 1

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Shine like the stars

Dear friends,

In reference to God’s people in the end times, Daniel 12:10 says “Many will be purged, purified and refined.”

When I think of the word purge, I think of getting rid of junk I don’t need; you may think of something else. However, when I took a closer look at the meaning of the Hebrew word in this passage for purge (bârar), it means to clarify, brighten, examine, polish, prove, and to make choice; its meaning connotes the attention given to a favorite. (This may include getting rid of junk, but you can see how rich the meaning is.)

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Chosen

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Chosen

Dear friends,
 
Jesus said, “You did not choose Me, but I chose you and appointed you that you would go and bear fruit and that your fruit would remain…”  (John 15:16a)  Father chose us in Jesus before the foundation of the world that we would be holy and blameless before Him.  (Ephesians 1:4)

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Celebrate Life!

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Celebrate Life!

"Whoever receives one child like this in My name receives Me; and whoever receives Me does not receive Me, but Him who sent Me." Mark 9:37

Hi Friends!
This is Amanda, Beth Ann's Communications Designer and artist of The Humbly Bumbly Bee greetings and gifts—now available at FlowerGirlGreetings.com. I am absolutely delighted that Beth Ann has asked me to share a message with you about a very special way to use our new line of Cards for Children!

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Zephaniah's Song, He Quiets Me.

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Zephaniah's Song, He Quiets Me.

Dear friends,
 
Sometimes I have days. Days with disturbance in my emotions or mind. Days when I look up to my Father and ask for mercy and clarity. Last Monday was one of those days. Words that would describe my emotions were “limited, constricted, disquieted.” A friend listened to my heart and prayed for me. I went to my Father’s Word. Ahhh!

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