Friday, May 17, 2019

Free Scripture Cards Printable

Hello friends. I have a new printable for you today which is a a set of 8 different vintage postcards with scripture on them. It's available free to you for personal or ministry use. Pdf format and prints out on 8 1/2" x 11" paper or card-stock. You'll find the link to download at the end of this post. 




Just print, cut and use to make cards, tuck in cards, make bookmarks, use for bible journaling, junk journals, lots of possibilities. How will you use them? 


My favorite verse among the cards is the lower left.

My times are in thy hand. Psalm 31:15a

Hymnist Eliza Hewitt wrote:

My times are in my heav’nly Father’s hands,
Their changeful scenes I should not fear;
The reason why, He fully understands,
He will not cause a needless tear.





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I hope you enjoy these scripture cards. Feel free to send me a picture of how you use them. littlebirdieblessings@gmail.com


Have a blessed day friends. 

Friday, May 10, 2019

A Mother Who Prays - Poem - Free Graphics

Some have had kings in their lineage,
Some to whom honor was paid.
Not blest of my ancestors - but,
I have a mother who prays.

I have a mother who prays for me
And pleads with the Lord every day for me.
Oh what a difference it makes for me - 
I have a mother who prays.

Some have worldly success
And trust in riches they've made - 
This is my surest asset,
I have a mother who prays.

My mother's prayers cannot save me,
Only mine can avail;
But mother introduced me to Someone - 
Someone who never could fail.

Oh yes..I have a mother who prays for me
And pleads with the Lord every day for me.
O what a difference it makes for me - 
I have a mother who prays.
Author Unknown



Well known women’s Bible teacher and author Elizabeth George says: You and I as parents must always be praying hope for our children regardless of their age or stage in life.

In fact, this is yet another one of God’s “missions” for moms and dads: We are to be diligent prayer warriors. We are to do battle through prayer on behalf of our precious children. Pray for their spiritual growth into a man or woman after God’s own heart as your calling, your mission assignment from God.

Commit to doing your part
and trust God to do His!  

~ Elizabeth George ~

For those who do not have children, reach out to children or young women who need a mother's influence in your circle of family and friends. One can always pray for them if nothing else.


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Friday, May 3, 2019

Free Psalm Scripture Graphic




"God is bigger than your problems. 

Whatever worries press upon you today, 

put them in God's hands and leave them there." 

~ Billy Graham ~




I sought the Lord, and He heard me,

And delivered me from all my fears.

Psalm 34:4


Hello friends. I know I haven't been posting regularly to the blog. I am going to be posting now every Friday and perhaps one other day during the week. I'll have a free graphic for you. This is a new scripture graphic I made with Psalm 34:4. As one who has always had anxiety, this is a go to verse for me. Feel free to save to your computer and print out, or even text the image to a friend. You can find more free images on my blog or on my freebies page here: Free Graphics from Birdie Blessings. The terms of use are listed on that page. Have a blessed day.


Sunday, April 21, 2019

An Easter Poem



HE IS RISEN! HE IS RISEN INDEED!

But the angel answered and said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you seek Jesus who was crucified. He is not here; for He is risen, as He said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay.
Matthew 28:5-6

Jean Esther Jones has written a beautiful Easter poem, which tells what Jesus accomplished through His life, death, and resurrection. Jean is best known to many of us as the co-author of the Bible study "Discovering Hope in the Psalms". Here's one of the paragraphs of her poem - click below to visit her website for the rest of the poem.
He had arisen: him death could not hold;
Came he to Mary, who now was consoled.
Peter then saw him, and five hundred plus;
Said he, “For witnesses you’ve been called thus.”
https://www.jeanejones.net/2012/04/an-easter-poem/

 

Saturday, April 13, 2019

Palm Sunday ~ The Triumphal Entry



Palm Sunday Scripture ~ Matthew 21:1-11
(NKJV)

Now when they drew near Jerusalem, and came to Bethphage, at the Mount of Olives, then Jesus sent two disciples, saying to them, “Go into the village opposite you, and immediately you will find a donkey tied, and a colt with her. Loose them and bring them to Me. And if anyone says anything to you, you shall say, ‘The Lord has need of them,’ and immediately he will send them.” 

All this was done that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, saying:

“Tell the daughter of Zion,
‘Behold, your King is coming to you,
Lowly, and sitting on a donkey,
A colt, the foal of a donkey.’

So the disciples went and did as Jesus commanded them. They brought the donkey and the colt, laid their clothes on them, and set Him on them.  And a very great multitude spread their clothes on the road; others cut down branches from the trees and spread them on the road.  Then the multitudes who went before and those who followed cried out, saying:

“Hosanna to the Son of David!
‘Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord!’ 
Hosanna in the highest!”

And when He had come into Jerusalem, all the city was moved, saying,
“Who is this?”

So the multitudes said, “This is Jesus, the prophet from Nazareth of Galilee.” 




May this upcoming week be a special one for you as we reflect on the real meaning behind Resurrection Day.

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Sunday, February 24, 2019

Free Pretty Blue Scripture Graphic



God is our refuge and strength,
A very present help in trouble.
Psalm 46:1

Troubles are around us, there's no way to avoid it. If we don't have troubles, we know someone who does. Some are little troubles, others are too big to comprehend. Whatever our trouble, we have a source to go to, if we choose.

If you take out the key words in this verse you have:
GOD IS: REFUGE, STRENGTH PRESENT HELP

A fresh graphic from me to you. Do you know someone who could use this encouragement? Why not share it with them, or save to your computer/phone to print out or text to someone. Use in Bible journaling, paper crafts, tuck in a card to a friend, use as a bookmark. How will you use it? How does this verse encourage you?

Have a blessed day. Please remember you have more value than the little birds God made. If He tenderly cares for them, know He will do more for you if you ask Him. (see Matthew 6:25-34)


Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Love so Amazing


I remember reading a true story about a little boy, 5 years old, who was asked to give his blood so his sister could live. When the doctor explained it to him and asked if he was willing to do this, he hesitated for a moment and said, "Yes, I'll do it if it will save Liza". As the process began, he laid down in the hospital, his sister in a bed beside him. Quietly he asked if he would start to die right away. You see....he mistakenly thought he was going to have to give her ALL his blood. It brings tears to my eyes to think of this again, a little boy only on earth for 5 years, loved his sister SO much, he was willing to lay down his life to save hers. 

God loves us that much and more.
He knows the numbers of hairs on our head (Luke 12:7),
He knows every tear we shed (Psalm 56:8)
His thoughts toward us outnumber the grains of sand (Psalm 139:17-18)

God IS love....

He defines love....
His nature is love...
His attributes are love.
His love is:  

personal.....
never changing.....
no beginning or end....

He knows and loves YOU individually.  

God loves us so much that he sent his son Jesus to die on the cross and pay the penalty for our sin. (John 3:16-17). Believing this and putting and trust and hope in Jesus will save us.
J. Wilbur Chapman wrote the hymn "One Day", the chorus sums up the Gospel message well.

Living, He loved me; dying, He saved me;
Buried, He carried my sins far away;
Rising, He justified freely forever;
One day He’s coming—O glorious day!




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My last blog post was titled "Surprising Thoughts on Prayer". If you receive my blog posts via email, the entire post didn't go through, you can find it here: SURPRISING THOUGHTS ON PRAYER


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As Elisabeth Elliot said when she closed her radio program each day:  Remember, you are loved with an everlasting love and underneath are the everlasting arms! 



This post is linked with Word Art Wednesday

Thursday, January 24, 2019

Surprising Thoughts on Prayer




I found a post-it note on my husband's desk - one of many he'd written in tiny handwriting. This one was about prayer and certainly gave me much to ponder. Here's what he wrote:

Have you ever thought of all the people in the world, who are praying at the same time in hundreds, possibly thousands of languages and dialects? God hears every prayer. He not only hears the prayers, He remembers every word of each prayer. The number of prayers God has heard since Adam & Eve is as the number of the grains of sand by the sea.

That in itself is remarkable, yet to further astound us is the fact He has remembered every word that has ever been spoken by anyone. He knows all the words we will ever speak. We serve an awesome, omniscient God with unlimited abilities.

The Lord is near to all who call upon Him,
To all who call upon Him in truth.
Psalm 145:18



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Monday, December 24, 2018

Advent Series ~ Day 25 ~ JESUS

And the angel said unto them, Fear not: 
for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, 
which shall be to all people.
For unto you is born this day in the city of David 
a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord. 
Luke 2:10-11


Merry Christmas! ONE SOLITARY LIFE describes the life of Jesus well. It's author unknown, the words filled with biblical wisdom. I am sharing it with you this Christmas day, 2018. May you be as in awe of the words describing Jesus, as I am. Merry Christmas dear ones.


One Solitary Life ~ author unknown
Nearly two thousand years ago in an obscure village,
A child was born of a peasant woman
He grew up in another village where He worked as a carpenter until the age of thirty.
Then for three years He became an itinerant preacher.
This man never went to college or seminary
He never wrote a book
He never held a public office
He never had a family nor owned a home
He never put His foot inside a big city
Nor traveled even 200 miles from His birthplace.
And though He never did any of the things that usually accompany greatness,
Throngs of people followed Him. He had no credentials but Himself.

While He was still young, the tide of public opinion turned against Him.
His followers ran away
He was turned over to His enemies and went through the mockery of a trial.
He was sentenced to death on a cross between two thieves
While He was dying, His executioners gambled for the only piece of property He had on earth – the simple coat He had worn.
His body was laid in a borrowed grave provided by a compassionate friend
But three days later this Man arose from the dead
Living proof that He was, as He had claimed, the Savior whom God had sent,
The Incarnate Son of God.

Twenty centuries have come and gone and today the risen Lord Jesus Christ is the central figure of the human race.
On our calendars His birth divides history into two eras.
One day of every week is set aside in remembrance of Him.
Our two most important holidays celebrate His birth and resurrection

On church steeples around the world, His cross has become the symbol of victory over sin and death.
This one Man’s life has furnished the theme for more songs, books, poems and paintings than any other person or event in history.
Thousands of colleges, hospitals, orphanages and other institutions have been founded in honor of the One who gave His life for us.

All the armies that ever marched
All the navies that ever sailed,
All the governments that ever sat,
All the kings that ever reigned
Have not changed the course of history as much as this
ONE SOLITARY LIFE



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Sunday, December 23, 2018

Advent Series ~ Day 24 ~ ETERNAL LIFE

25 Days of God Given Gifts

For God so loved the world
that he gave his one and only Son,
that whoever believes in him
shall not perish but have eternal life. 
John 3:16

ETERNAL LIFE ~ Living forever and ever. Webster's Dictionary defines ETERNAL as:
having infinite duration characterized by abiding fellowship with God continued without intermission - perpetual existing at all times - timeless

Eternal life is available to any who believe in Jesus as their Savior, just as John 3:16 says. It is free for the taking, no coupon codes necessary, no standing in lines to get it, there is nothing one can do to earn it.

My dear aunt passed away two years ago this week and I know without a doubt she is with her Lord in Heaven. She is also reunited with ones she held very dear in her lifetime. How do I know this? Because she expressed to me that she believed in Jesus and knew when she died, she'd be in heaven with Him.

My aunt was blind later on in years, and on this very day her vision is clearer than she ever thought possible. Blind hymn-writer Fanny Crosby said: When I get to heaven, the first face that shall ever gladden my sight will be that of my Savior!

One of Fanny's later hymns as she aged, gives us a glimpse into her thoughts as she came closer to stepping into Eternal Life. This is titled My Savior First of All, here is the first verse and chorus.

When my lifework is ended and I cross the swelling tide,
When the bright and glorious morning I shall see,
I shall know my Redeemer when I reach the other side,
And His smile will be the first to welcome me.
I shall know Him, I shall know Him,
And redeemed by His side I shall stand!
I shall know Him, I shall know Him
By the print of the nails in His hand.


Dear ones, don't miss out... tomorrow is not promised for any of us. If you should die tonight or tomorrow, do you know where you'll spend eternity? You don't have to "clean up" to come to Jesus, He asks for you to come as you are.

This is part of a poem by Christina Rossetti, later set to music. It sums it all up simply.

What can I give Him, poor as I am?
If I were a shepherd, I would bring a lamb;
If I were a Wise Man, I would do my part;
Yet what I can I give Him; give my heart.


You can find a couple different places on my blog if you want to read more on this topic, just click on the links below:

ETERNAL DESTINATION
HEAVEN

My friend Donna is a gifted writer. Last year she gave me permission to share a poem she wrote based on the Nativity. A version of The Night Before Christmas. A good read to have with your family as you reflect on the reason for the season. The Night Before Christmas



PREVIOUS ADVENT DEVOTION LINKS HERE
Day 23 ~ ETERNAL LIFE


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