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Thursday, July 29, 2010

"Emmanuel, God is with us" and photos

Tree in motion..... actually the car was in motion! :-)

Lossy Mouth, in Scotland (What a name!)

Serene shores in Gourock   June 2010

---Green Field--- Bristol (again taken in the car)
June 2010 

That's the spirit! A patriotic residence in Bristol. 

---Lunch break---
                                    Bristol, England

Daddy talked to the taxi driver about how nicely the English design their truck banner/logos. Compare this truck to the next big truck you see on the highway! (to my American blog readers) :-)

I think Walmart just lost the game against Sainsbury's! 

Our Nation's HISTORY

If you have not read this before, please do so now.  History teaches us a lot, but only if we listen, learn and act on the knowledge it provides.


This is the most interesting thing I've read in a long time. The sad thing about it, you can see it coming.

I have always heard about this democracy countdown. It is interesting to see it in print. God help us, not that we deserve it.

How Long Do We Have?

About the time our original thirteen states adopted their new constitution in 1787, Alexander Tyler, a Scottish history professor at the University of Edinburgh , had this to say about the fall of the Athenian Republic some 2,000 years earlier:

"A democracy is always temporary in nature; it simply cannot exist as a permanent form of government."

"A democracy will continue to exist up until the time that voters discover they can vote themselves generous gifts from the public treasury."

"From that moment on, the majority always vote for the candidates who promise the most benefits from the public treasury, with the result that every democracy will finally collapse due to loose fiscal policy, which is always followed by a dictatorship."

"The average age of the world's greatest civilizations from the beginning of history, has been about 200 years"

"During those 200 years, those nations always progressed through the following sequence:

1. From bondage to spiritual faith;

2. From spiritual faith to great courage;

3. From courage to liberty;

4. From liberty to abundance;

5. From abundance to complacency;

6. From complacency to apathy;

7. From apathy to dependence;

8. From dependence back into bondage"

Professor Joseph Olson of Hemline University School of Law, St. Paul ,   Minnesota , points out some interesting facts concerning the 2000  Presidential election:

Number of States won by: Democrats: 19 Republicans: 29

Square miles of land won by: Democrats: 580,000 Republicans: 2,427,000

Population of counties won by: Democrats: 127 million Republicans: 143 million

Murder rate per 100,000 residents in counties won by: Democrats: 13.2 Republicans: 2.1

Professor Olson adds: "In aggregate, the map of the territory Republican won was mostly the land owned by the taxpaying citizens of this great country. Democrat territory mostly encompassed those citizens living in government-owned tenements and living off various forms of government welfare..." Olson believes the United States is now somewhere between the "complacency and apathy" phase of Professor Tyler's definition of democracy, with some forty percent of the nation's popula tion already having reached the "governmental dependency" phase.

If Congress grants amnesty and citizenship to twenty million criminal invaders called illegal's and they vote, then we can say goodbye to the   USA in fewer than five years.

If you are in favor of this, then by all means, delete this message. If you are not, then pass this along to help everyone realize just how much   is at stake, knowing that apathy is the greatest danger to our freedom.

Thanks for reading. But, PLEASE, pass this along.

Neat song from movie "UP"

I like this old fashioned sounding band/orchestra song. Similar to "The Piano" an animated movie short on youtube (piano song)

-Welsh Rarebit- The history and song

Welsh rarebit is what they would call the catch if hunters could not find anything suitable enough to eat except maybe rabbit. So it was called Rare-bit. 

We have a CD with the song on it. It is played by bagpipes 
and has a nice tune. Here are some videos about how to 
make your own Welsh Rarebit on Youtube:

An Et-cetera post... random photos....

I had a friend (Mrs. F. in CO) ask for photos of my aprons... so finally, here are pictures of them..... and some other pictures too. Enjoy!

Have a blessed day in our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!
Joyfully HIS,
Elizabeth <><

 At "Cath Kidstons" Fabric and accessories shop in Bristol this year. 
The camera strap was made by a homeschool friend, and it traveled all the way from OKC to Scotland and England and back again!  :-)
She sells them too. Her blog is:

I made an apron for a lady at the Farmer's Market out of this fabric.

The apron (It still needs the ties and neck band but other than that it is finished)

A new friend who came to my booth at the market. She got her flowers at the same place  I get mine! Aren't they beautiful?


Strange words ( Traditional Gaelic Scottish) in Dunoon, Scotland June 2010

Our Musical family!

                                           Sweet smile! :-)

Now this is a photo for Jonathan, this has become his favorite store recently. In just one week we went to 5 different locations!

The family chauffeur (my mum) grew weary of driving us to Home Depots after a while! He was comparing brands and prices for a drill or jigsaw, or something like that..... How would I know? I am not the tool person of the family....  :-)
I gave out plenty of VIAs (gospel magazines printed in Canada) to the employees at each store.  One checkout cashier clerk asked for more, saying emphatically,  "Our employees need religion!"
 "No," I replied, "They need a RELATIONSHIP, (with Jesus Christ) not religion!" :-)

In Elgin during the Scottish International Festival of Trumpets. 

This  Roman soldier guarded us as I listened to dry, long seminars about the different kinds of trumpet mouthpieces and the patents needed for those trumpet mouthpieces.... 
How dare spell checker highlight "Elgin"? It is a legitimate name! I know because I have been there. :-) 

After our Homeschool Band Concert 
May 2010

Flying back to the States from Scotland...
And no, I wasn't in the plane pictured! I was on the ground at the time. :-)

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Yet another great Farmers Market day!

I had a great time today at my Photography booth. Met a neat lady who has several International student friends, and she also wants to learn Spanish like me!

I got more pom-pom orange, yellow, pink and magenta zinnias and yellow sunflower. I refilled my old vintage shaving mug pictured in another post. The ladies wil give you free refills after you buy a mug, vase or milk bottle. I got mine for only $4! And I have had 1 free refills of flowers now!  :-)The people and vendors at our Market are so great.

This is the inventory now in our kitchen:

 3 cukes (cucumbers), 
and 1/2 lb okra, 
12-14 ears of Oklahoman grown corn, 

1 basket bright red cherries, 
a jar of hand made grape jelly, and a jar of blackberry preserves,
another basket of pink cherries,
and a heart full of joy and gratitude!

I had some good conversations. Gave out VIA magazines. I enjoyed talking with the owner of Dead Coyote Farm. He gave me a picture he printed for me of Lydia, Mum and I at the mkt. a few weeks ago.
:-) He is also a photographer.

Out of all 6 of us at the FM, not a one got headaches or sunstroke, despite being outside from 8 am till 1pm! Praise the Lord for HIS goodness toward us, the sheep of HIS pasture.

Joyfully HIS,
Elizabeth Joy
1 Peter 1:4-9

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

I have a friend....

I have a FRIEND who is......




powerful and gentle at the same time, 

always lends a listening ear to all my problems, frustrations, and petty arguments with other people, He is slow to anger and quick to forgive...

My Friend patiently waits for me to respond to HIS still small voice... the cool of the morning......

...In the blistering heat at noonday... the cold dampness of winter... the fresh spring air...

HE is ALWAYS Faithful to me!!

His mercies are new every morning, Great is Thy Faithfulness!

I have an AWESOME GOD and a wonderful Savior Jesus Christ! May all praise and honor and glory be given to HIM!

 "A thousand may fall at your side and ten thousand at your right hand, but it shall not touch you."
---Psalm 91---  

a song with a similar theme:
"He is Faithful" is a great song that this sweet family sings.


--TUTORIAL-- How to edit your photographs--

How to edit and make your photos look artistic.

original photo

-edited photo to come in a later post-

original photo

I brightened and sharpened this photo.  Then made the contrast higher.  I applied vignette and soft edge effects around the border. Finally I changed the color using a vintage/old-fashioned effect. 

After I added vignette and also an old-fashioned effect

--A new website I just found--

“Whether, then, you eat or drink or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.”
1 Corinthians 10:31
Ever feel you need 10 more of you to accomplish anything of significance in life? Pastor Voddie Baucham reminds us that it only takes one woman to make a tremendous difference for the cause of Christ.

To read more go to the website! 
~Joyfully HIS,
Elizabeth Joy
1 Peter 1:4-9 

Friday, July 23, 2010

You can know where YOU will spend eternity!

God says you can be sure.....

"These things I have written unto you that believe on the Name of the Son of God; that ye may KNOW that ye HAVE eternal life." 1 John 5:13

You may be satisfied (falsely so) because you have joined a church organization- this can be dangerous for your soul's eternal state - it is false assurance.

The True Church is not an organization but an organism- like a body. 1 Cor. 12:12 You do not join it, you get BORN into it.

The Lord Jesus said, "Except a man be born again, he cannot see the Kingdom of God." John 3:3

Your soul's salvation does not depend on "church membership" in any earthly church organization, but upon a personal faith in the Lord Jesus Christ as your own Savior.
  "Christ died for the ungodly." Romans 5:6

"He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life." 1 John 5:12
You can find reality (and we would be glad to help you).

Be saved today- be safe- and KNOW IT!

Do you agree to the fact that... you are a sinner?

And Jesus Christ is the Son of God, who died for your sins on the cross? If so, Romans 10:9 says "That if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved." And John 1:9 says, "If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness." We read in John 1:12, "But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name."

Please make a decision NOW. Don't miss your chance to go to HEAVEN! 
For more information, write to:

                                1 NW 12th Street,
                          Oklahoma City, OK 73103
                            call us at: 405-236-5433
                    or visit us at:

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Farmer's Market

Great farmer's Market today. 8am till 1pm

hot outside. now tired but happy. met some new people and have an apron order. I bought yellow/ pink rose/green leaves fabric and some pale yellow fabric for the lining of apron. And cream lace to trim it.

Might have a few photo portrait sessions this summer also! Two people were interested. One a senior  and the other a family.
Praise the Lord for His blessings toward me! :-)

Have a great day in our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!

I bought this at the FM last week. Isn't it great? It is my theme verse I memorized a few months ago. 

 Joyfully HIS,
<>< 1 Peter 1:4-9 <><

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

---Candid shots--- :-)

Announcing free musical JAM SESSIONS this summer, 
when? every 2nd Friday night 
what time? 7pm-9pm or later.... :-)

Bring your friends and family along...
 and an instrument or two for some good-old-fashioned  fun!

The dates for your calendar....
We'd enjoy seeing you, so come on by!
August 13, 2010         7pm
September 10, 2010   7pm
and October 8, 2010  7pm

Guest book for the Lifehouse books and coffee shop.
1 NW 12th Street Oklahoma City, OK
Come by Monday to Friday 11am till 6pm! 

       in the stairwell of the 2nd floor.

     stairs to the 5th floor at the Lifehouse (LH for short)

guess who? 

                    black and white study of light and shadows

Concord grape leaf. 
Notice the heart shaped shadow of a tendril vine?

--- self portrait ---



Our dive bomber mother hawk. It has pecked some of us already!

Sunday, July 18, 2010

GIVEAWAY at Johanna's blog.

TO WIN some really nice things free, go to the link above and enter in the giveaway!

Included in this giveaway are:

a Marie Madeline dress pattern,
a Sensibility style dress pattern,
a set of jeweled earings,
and more!

So hop over there and join the fun!