Saturday, January 12, 2013

Faith ~ Family ~ and Freebies

Summer and winter and springtime and harvest,
Sun, moon and stars in their courses above
Join with all nature in manifold witness
To Thy great faithfulness, mercy and love.

Great is Thy faithfulness!
Great is Thy faithfulness!
Morning by morning new mercies I see.
All I have needed Thy hand hath provided;
Great is Thy faithfulness, Lord, unto me!

~ Thomas Chisholm 1923 ~

Lamentations 3:22-23 ~ Free for personal use or sharing

This is a picture I took a couple winters ago of the view across from my home.  Winter mornings bring the most magnificent sunrises and no two are ever the same.  It reminds of the hymn above, Great is Thy Faithfulness, which is based on the verse in this photo, Lamentations 3:22-23. 

Morning by morning new mercies I see.
All I have needed Thy hand hath provided;
Great is Thy faithfulness, Lord, unto me!

This past weekend we had a family Christmas with our kids, their spouses and all our grandchildren.  Since some live a couple of hours away, it's a treat to have everyone together.  The cousins loved playing together, and of course all the littles love to see their Grandpa. 

Here is a picture of my sweet family, we're missing baby Katherine as she was napping.

Our Christmas card with our grandchildren.

Here are a few free images for you.  A tatted butterfly that I scanned, and a lovely floral vintage New Year card.  You could crop the New Year greeting off if you wanted to use it without the greeting. 

free tatted butterfly

free floral New Year card

I'm gearing up for a giveaway, so stay tuned.  That's all for today.  I hope you all have a wonderful weekend.  Thanks for stopping by. 


Jonia said...

What a beautiful family Abby and love your Christmas card. Hope you are doing well!

Linda Young said...

Your family is so beautiful! The kids are such a joy to watch, aren't they?
I love that hymn and your pretty sunrise. The glorious sky always amazes me, and I like to photograph sunrises and sunsets too.
Blessings! Linda

Shoregirl said...

Love your Christmas card -- such sweet looking grandkids! Also love the song you posted and the beautiful view from your home!

Vee said...

Lovely to see your precious family. Lovely to see your precious view. Lovely to read your thoughts. Great is Thy Faithfulness is one of my very favorite old hymns.

Do you mind being pinned?

MaxineD said...

How wonderful to have family together - those are such precious times.
Thanks so much for your art work - the sunrise is spectacular.

Mrs R said...

thank you for sharing your family with us and your lovely creations. Great is God's faithfulness!

marie said...

Your family photos are delightful...I love your Christmas card!!
Thank you for the quote you shared and the hymn's very pretty, and the hymn is one of my very favorites.

Have a lovely weekend Abby!

TLady said...

LOVELY IMAGES ABBY!!!!!!! I ESPECIALLY LOVE the photo you took!!!! THANK YOU! :) LOOKS LIKE you & your family had a WONDERFUL time together! :) BEAUTIFUL PHOTO! :)

Stephanie said...

Beautiful picture of the lake! Thank you for this lovely post - Great Is Thy Faithfulness is one of my favorite hymns :)
Many blessings to you.


Little Birdie Blessings said...

Thank you ladies, I'm glad you enjoyed this. Vee asked about being pinned. Pin away, except for personal family photos. Thanks. ~ Abby

Sü Smith said...

Oh yay!! What a beautiful post Abby! It's great to see your lovely family all together for a Christmas event. The photo page you made is beautiful as well!

I'm hoping we can go back up to Ludington to visit my parents again soon. We spent Christmas with them and it was so wonderful.

Huge hugs! Sü

Gina Glenn said...

How lovely to see your family! I love your art and appreciate your sweetness.