Sunday, April 16, 2017

Resurrection Day

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.  And go quickly and tell His disciples that He is risen from the dead,  Matthew 28:5-7a 

The hymn Christ the Lord is Risen Today was written around 1739 by Charles Wesley, a famous hymn-writer.  All these years later, it is one of the most popular Easter hymns in the English language.   

Christ, the Lord, is risen today, Alleluia!
Sons of men and angels say, Alleluia!
Raise your joys and triumphs high, Alleluia!
Sing, ye heavens, and earth, reply, Alleluia!


I trust you will be blessed as you celebrate this Resurrection Day!
Jesus is ALIVE!

~ ABBY ~ 

Friday, April 14, 2017

The Hope of Good Friday


But He was wounded for our transgressions,
He was bruised for our iniquities;
The chastisement for our peace was upon Him,
And by His stripes we are healed.
Isaiah 53:5 NKJV

GOOD FRIDAY - The Friday before Jesus' resurrection, the day of his crucifixion. A day which was part of a plan to free you and free me from our sins. Jesus' death and resurrection would change eternity by offering each and every one of us a free gift from God, the gift of Salvation. How? God's word tells us:

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.
Romans 10:9 NKJV

The story doesn't end on the cross. On Easter Sunday, we celebrate the resurrection of Jesus and the HOPE that gives us the promise ~ Because He lives, we can live also.



Hymn ~ AT CALVARY
Oh, the love that drew salvation’s plan!
Oh, the grace that brought it down to man!
Oh, the mighty gulf that God did span at Calvary!

Mercy there was great, and grace was free;
Pardon there was multiplied to me;
There my burdened soul found liberty at Calvary.
William Newell ~ 1895



Please join me today, reflecting what Jesus did for us, as we prepare our hearts for the joyful celebration of His resurrection. Easter Sunday.



Sunday, April 9, 2017

Palm Sunday



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, 2 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. 3 And if anyone says anything to you, you shall say, ‘The Lord has need of them,’ and immediately he will send them.”

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

5 “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.’”
6 So the disciples went and did as Jesus commanded them. 7 They brought the donkey and the colt, laid their clothes on them, and set Him on them. 8 And a very great multitude spread their clothes on the road; others cut down branches from the trees and spread them on the road. 9 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!”
10 And when He had come into Jerusalem, all the city was moved, saying, “Who is this?”

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


These two images are free to you for personal or ministry use. If you share them on your blogs or webpages, a link back is appreciated. Thank you! Have a blessed Sunday. The birds are singing loudly this morning as I type this out on my computer. 


Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Free Scripture Graphic




Here's a fresh Scripture graphic for you from Hebrews 10:23-25. Feel free to share on your blogs (a link back is always appreciated) or save and print for personal or ministry use. This beautiful background came from Free Pretty Things For You!

I love the words in this particular Scripture passage. This goes along with my Ladies Bible Study and I'll be giving each of the ladies one of these today. They look forward each week to these treasures from God's word.

We have been studying "Into the Word" by Anne Graham Lotz. You can find it on christianbook.com (CBD) or amazon.com It's a wonderful in depth study workbook that has weekly lessons for a full year. Be prepared for some "homework". If you weren't familiar with your Bible before you started this study, you will certainly be more familiar with God's word by the time you finish.

Have a blessed day friends. 

Saturday, April 1, 2017

April



A new month, a new day - April 1st - a new and fresh graphic - free for your personal or ministry use and that's no joke.  😉


Have a blessed day dear friends.


Thursday, March 30, 2017

Beautiful Inspirational Freebies for you

free for personal use


Hello friends, I thought I'd share some Scripture and inspirational graphics I've recently made. Some I've printed for my ladies Bible study.  They are free to you for personal use. If you use them on your blogs or social media, a link back is appreciated.
free for personal use

free for personal use

There they are - aren't they lovely? Some of my friends have been using washi tape and putting them in their journaling Bibles. Others have them taped to the bathroom mirror, or over the kitchen sink. Some friends, print them and tuck them into cards for encouragement. Would love to hear how you use them. Have a blessed day.

I have a giveaway coming up shortly. I will be giving a review of an item I received and will be offering one to a reader here. Stay tuned! 






Friday, March 17, 2017

Blessed, Not Lucky

Blessings abound at Little Birdie Blessings.
No luck here! 



I hope your day is a blessed one.



Tuesday, March 7, 2017

True Peace


My Ladies Bible Study just started Into the Word by Anne Graham Lotz, 52 life-changing Bible Studies for Individuals and Groups. As I worked on my lesson for the week - Hardship - Five Things a Storm Can't Destroy, the subject of peace stood out to me.


Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid. 
John 14:27


My favorite part of that verse above is "not as the world gives do I give to you". This tells me true peace isn't found in a job; a self help book; people; social media; or even our favorite specialty coffee drink (although that may give us a feeling of peace). TRUE PEACE, ultimately comes from faith in Jesus.

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.
Romans 10:9




These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.
John 16:33



Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
Philippians 4:6-7


No matter what we've done, what trial we're experiencing, or what guilt we feel, TRUE PEACE is available, we just have to reach out and accept it (see Romans 10:9).  I hope you've been encouraged by these words, have a blessed day my friends. 

These digital graphics are free for personal use. You may print out for your own creativity or share on your social media, blogs or webpages. A link back is always appreciated. Thanks. 

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Free Victorian Graphic with Psalm



Here's a fresh graphic for you I made this morning. The expression on this lovely woman seems to fit well with the verse . .

When my heart is overwhelmed; 
Lead me to the rock that is higher than I. 
Psalm 61:2b


If your heart is overwhelmed today, I'd encourage you to read chapter 61 of the book of Psalm. The author, David, knew the feelings this verse describes and he knew the source of help.

Have a blessed day.

This graphic is free for personal use. You may print out for your own creativity or share on your social media, blogs or webpages. A link back is always appreciated. Thanks. 

Monday, January 30, 2017

Free Valentine Images

With Valentine's Day just two weeks away, I thought I should get some Valentine freebies posted for you.  This first one features a verse from Colossians 3:14. Of course there has to be some pink in it, and a little birdie. 



This next digital graphic features a verse from Proverbs 3:3




Here is the above graphic as a plain heart. 





Lastly, here are some vintage Valentine images.










The vintage images are from my personal collection. You may use them on your blogs, webpages, or print them out for your own papercrafting. If you use them online, a link back is always appreciated.

If you are using a computer, click on image for largest size, right click and save to your computer. For mobile devices such as ipads, or phones, hold finger down on screen to save to your device.

I hope you've enjoyed these fun images. If you make something with them, I'd love to see it, email me your projects at: littlebirdieblessings@gmail.com 

You can find me on facebook here: Little Birdie Blessings

My facebook page is growing faster than my grandchildren, and am at 20,000+ followers. It's amazes me what God has done with that page. If you're on facebook, I'd encourage you to "like" my page. I post 1-2 x day.


Lastly, I've been having fun on Instagram, and you can find me here:
Little Birdie Blessings - Instagram
I usually post 1x day and share some papercrafting, sewing, digital graphics, vintage images, photos I've taken or other snippets of life that I find interesting.

Thanks so much for visiting today. You are loved and appreciated. Have a blessed day.