Sunday, February 17, 2013

Free Facebook Covers & a Peaceful Poem

I've been having fun playing with some graphics and have made some more free facebook covers for you.   Although their size is specific to facebook, you can use the graphics for digital scrapbooking, blogs, print them out for your collage work, or whatever (personal use).

I've dispersed a poem by Helen Steiner Rice between the graphics, titled The Peace of Meditation.

So we may know God better and feel His quiet power,
Let us daily keep in silence a meditation hour.
For to understand God's greatness and to use His gifts each day,
The soul must learn to meet Him in a meditative way.

For our Father tells His children that if they would know His will
They must seek Him in the silence when all is calm and still.
For nature's great forces are found in quiet things
Like softly falling snowflakes drifting down on angels' wings

Or petals dropping soundlessly from a lovely full-blown rose. 
So God comes closest to us when our souls are in repose.
So let us plan with prayerful care to always allocate
A certain portion of each day to be still and meditate.

For when everything is quiet and we're lost in meditation,
Our souls are then preparing for a deeper dedication
That will make it wholly possible to quietly endure
The violent world around us, for in God we are secure.

I designed these covers using my own personal graphics and some from The Graphics Fairy, who generously offers free vintage graphics every day.  They are free for your personal use or sharing, and may be used on your facebook pages.  

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  I'm happy to say that I'm featured this week at The Clever Chicks Blog, thanks Kathy. 

You can find me in two different places on facebook.

Little Birdie Blessings ~ Quotes, scripture, links to other devotions, encouraging and helpful thoughts, vintage images, photography, scripture graphics.

Little Birdie Blessings for Moms ~ Humor, devotion, graphics, helpful ideas, encouragement and so much more.  Geared for mothers, but all welcome ~ grandmothers, caregivers, aunts, people who work with children.


Rea said...

They're all gorgeous, thank you.

Vee said...

Each one is beautiful. Congratulations on being featured. Yours is such a lovely blog with the best message!

marie said...

They're all beautiful wonderful of you to share them with us!

Mary said...

These are so beautiful, they took my breath away! Thank you so much! I will be using them.

Stephanie said...

Each one is lovely! I would certainly use one if I had Facebook :) The first one that says "Count Your Blessings" reminded me of the hymn we sang yesterday in church - Count Your Many Blessings, name them one by one.

Thank you for the poem - it was a blessing to me!

Hugs to you,

Sheila Thomas Hill said...

Dear Friend, as always (though I do not tell you that anywhere near enough), I am blessed by your blog and today's in particular with Helen Steiner Rice's work that reminds me to be "Silent ... in Meditation ... and Repose ... and Dedication ... and I'll Endure ... and be Secure." What a sermon wrapped into 6 words! And I need every one of them. Thank you. Hugs, STH in Spruce Head

Simply Shelley said...

Thank you sweet friend for these banners...I have been needing a fresh look :) I love Helen's poems,they always bless me so. Have a blessed week.

bev said...

Thank you so much for sharing these Abby!! My Mother always sent me cards with Helen Steiner Rice's work and they always meant so much to me. My Mother passed away almost 3 years ago so each card my Mother sent with Helen Steiner Rice's work hold an even more special place in my heart. Thank you again for sharing this poem.

TLady said...

BEAUTIFUL WORK ABBY!!!!!!!! :) AND the poem is WONDERFUL!!!!!!!!!! :) THANK YOU ABBY!!!!!!! (I checked out the blog you were featured on too! SUPER JOB! I LOOOOOOVED those pictures you took!) :)

lynn said...

thank you so much for the images.. i dont have a blog but i saved them to make bookmarks.. to add into the cards i make.. i think they will be a lovely surprise... and the inspiration is wonderful.. thank you so much for sharing with us.. and have a blessed day
big ladybug hugs

Parlor Room Ponderings said...

I love them all! Thank you so much!! My husband taught the teens at church yesterday on Faith vs Fear. Perfect!! You are such a blessing to do this for us!! Blessings to you!! Diane

Karen Letchworth said...

You continue to bless me each and every time I stop by, Abby. God has given you such a gift of encouragement, and I appreciate it SO very much. You've allowed Him to let you gentle guide hearts toward His goodness, and it blesses me every time - thank you for allowing Him to guide you as you share. It really makes a difference in how you present it, and I PRAISE HIS NAME for you!
Word Art Wednesday

Kathy Shea Mormino said...

Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop this week; I hope you’ll join us again!

Kathy Shea Mormino

The Chicken Chick

Katharine Devinney said...

Thanks so much for the beautiful artwork. I appreciate the hard work that you have put into your work since I have done the same type of stuff. I don't have photoshop yet but have been using and now Here is a link to different images I've saved and I have a link to places to find images on my blog too.

MaxineD said...

Thank you for these beautiful graphics Abby.

living from glory to glory said...

I also want to thank you for sharing your God given talent and ability with others. Your blog is a wonderful ministry.
Thanks so much!
Blessings, Roxy

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy said...

These are beautiful, Abby! You are so sweet to share them with us. Thank you.

Kathy M.

Barb said...

I am new to your blog and love it. You're very talented but what I love about you is your humbleness. Thank you for sharing these. I'm not sure how to place them on my blog so would appreciate an email explaining that. I'm sure it's simple, just haven't done it before. My email address is
Thank you.

Pauline said...

These are really beautiful Abby! Thank you so much. I know exactly how I will craft with them, and it won't be Facebook. I will share a link here when they are done!
hugs and blessings,

Naomi@What Joy Is Mine said...

Excellent work my friend! I think I will use some for my scrapbooking projects and thankful notebook. Thank you for sharing. Blessings.

Pamela said...

You have such a giving heart, Abby. These are beautiful.

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy said...

Hi again, Abby! I just featured this post on my blog AND on my FB page. These really are beautiful.

Have a wonderful day,

Kathy M.

Anonymous said...

Hi, I lost your blog details a while ago but have just found you again via Su at Starsunflowerstudio. I have now bookmarked your Blog. It is a blessing to me to read all the posts you place here. There are not many Blogs you can go to and feel so moved by the scriptures incorporated into the vintage images and I thank you for that. I am going to use one of your facebook covers (the Blessings) one as that is perfect for me. I have been so blessed by my Lord God Almighty over the past year and would love to show that to my friends. Bless you xx Hugs xx Wendy xx