Well, my dear friends...I've been moving around the furniture!
You'll notice I've changed some things on my blog. I feel like a typical woman right now - like I'm compelled to keep fiddling with my hair to get it "just right!" But, let me explain...
First of all, I wanted to add some more features, and decided that the sidebar area wasn't the best place to do it. I didn't want the sidebar to end up looking like my bookshelves - OVERFULL! So, I have added PAGES. This is a pretty neat feature - Here you can click on an individual page, and it contains all the "stuff" I still want to share with you, but don't want to "stuff" into the sidebar!! You'll find the following:
A BIT OF BIBLE KNOWLEDGE (Facts and lessons from Scripture) - this used to be located at the bottom of my blog.
QUAINT WORDS (Words and poems from old books I've found at antique stores and flea markets) - this also used to be at the bottom of my blog.
BOOK REVIEW (A summary and review of the latest book I've read) - the list of all the books I recommend will still be on the sidebar.
QUIPS AND QUOTES (This page is coming soon - it will just be interesting sayings I find).
FAVORITE VERSES (This page is a listing of my favorite verses - ones that I treasure like gold).
THE BIBLE (This is a wonderful little paragraph that I found on a bookmark - it's too bad the author is unknown - but I was so blessed by it, I just HAD to share it!)
At the bottom of the blog, I've added a lovely picture of Jesus that I just adore! I really like the subtle colors of it, and for some reason, this portrayal of Jesus really captures something for me - His love, His concern, His watchful care, His peace. And I've also added a section called "How Great Thou Art" - just a few verses reminding us of the majesty of our Almighty Lord! Hope you enjoy!
OK, now to the infamous sidebar!
I've added a link to a website where you can explore the Scriptures (what could be better, eh?!) I've also added a calendar - this is probably more for me than you! I have those "COLEN" (Change-of-Life Empty-Nester) moments ALL too often! "What day is it?" is a question that now ranks in my top three, along with "Where did I put my reading glasses?" and "Do I look old?" (This last question is almost always directed to my husband, and God bless him, he ALWAYS says NO!!) But, I think the little calendar is a fun way of remembering that we are to be THANKFUL for every day the Lord brings, and to rely on Him for our "daily bread."
Now, to explain the rest!
Lately I've felt a little bit like Alice in Wonderland - chasing "rabbit holes" all over the Internet. There are just so many things to explore! I have so enjoyed checking out other blogs - you'll see that I've added several of my favorites. And many of these blogs have "buttons." These are the "links" to these various sites. "The boys" (my sons!) tell me I'm like a little monkey - show me a bunch of "shiny things" and I go crazy - "Oh wow, lookie here...TRINKETS!!" Plus, adding buttons to my blog is like shopping! Yes, I know, a VERY dangerous prospect. But please know that I have added all my cute "buttons" intentionally, and with some thought. They all represent someone who has put together a site that is definitely worth visiting. And I think the colors add something...don't you?!
My next goal is to get a digital camera, and begin to add photographs to my blog. I guess, however, that "one thing at a time" is the way I'm going to have to operate for now.
I hope that you like all these changes (because I'll probably do more!)
Let me close with a word about our Lord, the One who NEVER changes...
"I am the LORD, and I do not change." (Malachi 3:6)
"And he who is the Glory of Israel will not lie, nor will he change his mind, for he is not human that he should change his mind!" (1 Samuel 15:29)
"So God has given both his promise and his oath. These two things are unchangeable because it is impossible for God to lie." (Hebrews 6:18)
"Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever." (Hebrews 13:8)
"I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End." (Revelation 22:13)
BLOG = "Blessedly Leaning On God!"