Showing posts with label blessings. Show all posts
Showing posts with label blessings. Show all posts

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Free Pretty Things for You

I have some exciting news.  Keren, from Free Pretty Things For You, has invited me to be a guest today on her blog.  If you've never visited Keren's place, also known as FPTFY, you are missing out.  She has the most delightful free digital graphics, scrapbook paper, facebook banners, and so much more.




I have designed a number of different graphics which she is featuring, all focusing on blessings.  These are made fresh for you, free for your personal use.  See graphics assortment below:




To download the images:
you can find links for page 1 and 2 on Keren's blog **here**

A link to page 3 is **here**

and a link to page 4 is **here**

You would need to visit both of our pages to have access to all the images pictured.  Thanks so much dear ones.  I appreciate you visiting us both today, and appreciate sweet Keren for inviting me to share in this way with her.  Remember you can add to your JOY by counting your BLESSINGS.

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Memorial Day ~ Decoration Day


 
Greater love hath no man than this,
that a man lay down his life for his friends.
John 15:13

Memorial Day ~ a time of remembrance for those who died in service for their country.  It was originally called Decoration Day as the women would decorate the graves of the Civil War veterans.  This vintage postcard pictures a little girl doing just that. 

I wrote this particular post last year but feel it is worth repeating again for this Memorial Day weekend.   The vintage postcards included here are free for you.  Please see more specific info here about use of these images:  about Little Birdie Blessings graphics.




The caption on this next vintage postcard reads:
Let the Stars and Strips be waving o'er their generous sacrifice.




But his soul goes marching on. 
 
 
 
My father was a veteran, and my husband is as well.  I am proud of their service to our country.  Our town celebrates Memorial Day with a small parade.  They stop at one point on their route and throw a floral wreath into the ocean to remember those whose lives were lost at sea.  

Last year, 20/20 aired a story about a young man who was impaled by a live RPG (rocket-propelled grenade) in Afghanistan.  His chances for survival were slim as was anyone with him.  

Greater love hath no man than this,
that a man lay down his life for his friends.
John 15:13

The men that were with him didn't flee and abandon him, they stayed with him.  He was flown to safety where he was operated on and his life was spared.   Countless men that day risked their own lives to save their friend and comrade.  I would say that the scripture above defines the actions of those men.  You can read more about this story here:  Unexploded Bomb in Soldier's Body.  A true act of heroism. 

I hope you all have enjoy your weekend.  Please don't forget to remember those who laid down their lives for this country.

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