A-Z Challenge Theme Reveal

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This is my first year to take the A-Z Blogging Challenge, and I am so excited! All of the writers have the option to select a theme if they would like to do that. March 23rd was the official day for the “Theme Reveal”, and I am a couple days late doing that, but I am still so glad to have the opportunity to participate in this challenge. If you would like to take the A-Z Challenge you can read about that here:  http://www.a-to-zchallenge.com/p/a-to-z-challenge-sign-uplist-2015.html

My theme for April 2015 is “Blossoming Verses“. If Robert Louis Stevenson just came to your mind, please know that although I like his poetry, I have something else in mind. Three of my favorite activities are Bible study, writing poems, and flower gardening. Each day I am going to share a verse or two from the Bible that begins with the letter of the day, then some information about a flower, and write a poem. Hopefully I will be able to tie them all together in a nice fashion.

If any of you have taken the A-Z challenge before I would appreciate some help with something technical. One of the things that we are asked to do is to display their badge in our sidebar. I read some brief tutorials that mentioned something about widgets. I clicked on the word “widgets” after hovering over the word “Appearance” in the left margin of my dashboard, but could not decipher what I found. I am extremely challenged when it comes to technical things. If anyone can help me with this I would be so grateful.

Here is the Badge:

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Do you know Jesus as your personal Savior and Lord?  Please click here:
http://pronetoponder.wordpress.com/category/about-salvation-very-important-words/ and make sure.

Do you have a Bible? If you don’t have one, you need not worry. Just click here: www.biblegateway.com  They have many versions and translations of the Bible that you can read. Some of the best things in life are free!

An Afternoon in Spring (a poem)

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Scripture reference;

Ephesians 3

1For this cause I Paul, the prisoner of Jesus Christ for you Gentiles,

2If ye have heard of the dispensation of the grace of God which is given me to you-ward:

3How that by revelation he made known unto me the mystery; (as I wrote afore in few words,

4Whereby, when ye read, ye may understand my knowledge in the mystery of Christ)

5Which in other ages was not made known unto the sons of men, as it is now revealed unto his holy apostles and prophets by the Spirit;

6That the Gentiles should be fellowheirs, and of the same body, and partakers of his promise in Christ by the gospel:

7Whereof I was made a minister, according to the gift of the grace of God given unto me by the effectual working of his power.

8Unto…

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“Raina” (a poem)

This poem is dedicated to a fellow blogger and dear friend, Debbie Feller. She is a humble soul who shines brightly!

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Originally posted on August 13, 2013

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This poem is dedicated to a lovely “lady” I wrote about in the fall of 2011 here:

http://pronetoponder.wordpress.com/2011/10/08/raina-colette-my-very-first-college-descriptive-essay/

I was reading the poem below and the post that inspired it and a real living lady came to my mind that I would describe in the same glowing terms. She is an anointed poet named Deb. She committed herself to reading a chapter a day from each book in the Holy Bible and writing a poem and short devotion from each daily reading. Does the thought of reading through the Bible seem daunting? Why don’t you visit her blog.  Here is a link to one of her heart-stirring posts:  http://iftodaywehear.wordpress.com/2011/09/10/please-stay-and-be-content/

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Scripture reference;

4 Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up; 5 does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no…

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