Sunday, May 31, 2009

Hello


I am posting today to let you know that I have been given the opportunity to be interviewed on television in Tennessee. The Christian Television Network, CTN, local station WHTN, the program is Bridges, hosted by Monica Schmelter. The show will air on June 4, 2009. That is Thursday of this week.
I was given the opportunity to show some of my work and introduce my Christian art line,
Art Parables, Visions of His Word ™.
http://visionsofhisword.blogspot.com/ or http://www.artparables.com/


The video link was supplied by CTN's station WHTN in Nashville, Tennessee.
I am trying to load the video but have not been successful, due to the format.
Note: The picture above was copied from the Bridges link.
I want to acknowledge the kindness of Monica and everyone at the station. I would also like to encourage you this week to not only watch my first television interview, but Bridges on a regular basis. Monica daily touches on issues that are relevant in the world today.
~Debbie Turner Chavers

Bridges re-aired this interview on June 29, 2010 and in October 2010.


Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Stretch

Proverbs 31:20 She stretcheth out her hand to the poor; yea, she reacheth forth her hands to the needy.

Dorcas was someone in the bible who was known to live this verse of Proverbs.

Acts 9:36 Now there was at Joppa a certain disciple named Tabitha, which by interpretation is called Dorcas: this woman was full of good works and alms deeds which she did.
Acts 9:37 And it came to pass in those days, that she was sick, and died: whom when they had washed, they laid [her] in an upper chamber.
Acts 9:38 And forasmuch as Lydda was nigh to Joppa, and the disciples had heard that Peter was there, they sent unto him two men, desiring [him] that he would not delay to come to them.
Acts 9:39 Then Peter arose and went with them. When he was come, they brought him into the upper chamber: and all the widows stood by him weeping, and shewing the coats and garments which Dorcas made, while she was with them.Dorcas was sick and had died,
Acts 9:40 But Peter put them all forth, and kneeled down, and prayed; and turning [him] to the body said, Tabitha, arise. And she opened her eyes: and when she saw Peter, she sat up.
Acts 9:41 And he gave her [his] hand, and lifted her up, and when he had called the saints and widows, presented her alive.
Acts 9:42 And it was known throughout all Joppa; and many believed in the Lord.

Just as Dorcas, we too can make a difference by our giving.

Because of her giving, others sought the Lord in her healing and others were led to believe because of her being raised from the dead. Her reaching out to others through service to the needy pointed others to Christ. How cool is this!
Your dispersing or giving to others can have the same effect. That which is dead, can be resurrected unto new life. The word stretcheth had a dictionary link of "to disperse or break apart as bread to others.
"So on days that you are feeling stretched beyond reason.
I hope you remember Dorcas and take heart that your stretching is not in vain.

~Debbie Chavers

Monday, May 25, 2009

In Memory

Today, is Memorial Day, a day to remember the sacrifice of those who died to give us the freedom to live day to day. Their sacrifice caused them to lose their lives. To those who have someone that gave this sacrifice..Thank you.
But I also think that we should thank those who have sacrificed through their daily service to the betterment of their families, job, or country.
There are many unsung hero's amongst us.
Today, look around.
Who amongst you has given more than they thought they had? Who has died to self?
Today recognize not only the dead, but the living. The parent who has stood by you through your difficult years. The friend who responded when others had given up on you.
Yourself, when you put others first, to your own hurt.
Yes, remember the sacrifices of those who have gone on. Yet, I ask you to also remember to thank those who daily die to their own needs......so that you might live.

For those of you who have gave and gave some more,
THANK YOU.

~Debbie

Monday, May 18, 2009

Timeless Style

What is a girl to do? Regardless of the occasion, we have the opportunity to always be dressed in timeless style, a look that never loses its appeal or the wonders it does for your figure.

Proverbs 31:17 She girdeth her loins with strength, and strengtheneth her arms.

I have fretted for the last time over an appropriate outfit. I have determined that this is my fashion guide for timeless fashion style that works on every occasion.
To gird means to wrap up. Loins were the lower back- which is considered a place of stability and strength.
In the physical my imagery is of a toned, wrapped up, strong woman.
To see her properly we must consider her clothing, armor, or wrapping!
Ephesians show spiritually how we should be dressing daily.
Going about undressed or without proper clothing is not an option for the woman of God.

If we are dressed in the spirit of God, all can behold our individual beauty.
This creates a fashion sense that never goes out of style!

Ephesians 6:10 Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.
Eph. 6:11 Put on the whole armor of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.
Eph. 6:12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high [places].
Eph. 6:13 Wherefore take unto you the whole armor of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.
Eph. 6:14 Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness;
Eph. 6: 15 And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace;
Eph.6:16 Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.
Eph.6:17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:
Eph.6:18 Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;

This chapter in Ephesians is giving us our armor or dress list.
When we wrap or gird ourselves in the truth of God's word we are strengthened
for every task and foe before us.
The Lord literally is our strength and stability in an unstable world.

Are you prepared to walk in your new fashion sense that equips you for every occasion?

~Debbie

Friday, May 15, 2009

Friends

Today, tomorrow, there is always something that needs attention. In the business of our daily life it is easy to not respond to an email, return a call or forget friends through lack of attention. Most of us, acknowledge within ourselves that something done or said was kind or made us feel special when someone reaches out to us. Yet, according to scripture and common sense you need to respond . I want to encourage you to reach out to someone you might have been neglecting. When you read this, probably the thought of someone in particular will pop into your mind. Who have you neglected? Fix it, quickly.
And if you are one of my neglected ones. You are important and I am glad you are my friend.

Working on shewing myself friendly,
Debbie

Proverbs 18:24
A man that hath friends must shew himself friendly: and there is a friend that sticketh closer than a brother.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

One

On a regular basis I have noticed that men and women are being degraded by the worlds portrayal of them as objects of contempt, objects of use. From commercials, media, and the general observance of human interaction with one another. When a man or woman is portrayed as an object of use rather than a unique, gift to God, it should make us run to the mirror of God's word. Have we forgotten the beauty of our Creator who made us in His image? God's word says he has made us a little lower than the angels. Do not allow yourself to be debased. You are valuable.
You are one who will make a difference.

Only you can decide the type of difference you will make in this life. Choose your actions carefully.

Our ability to influence is astounding. One does make a difference.

Many assume that they are just one person and that their choices and life do not make a difference in this world. This is not true and it is only the enemy of what is best for you who tries to convince you otherwise.

Jesus Christ was one person, one person who knew what he needed to do,
and did it.

How we conduct ourselves on a daily basis should be of great importance to us as individuals.
For surely our sons and daughters are observing our choices and behavior.

One to One
~Debbie


Psalm 8:5
For thou hast made him a little lower than the angels, and hast crowned him with glory and honour.

Genesis 9:6
: for in the image of God made he man.

Friday, May 1, 2009

I Can Adjust

How easily do you adjust? Can you recognize a new season when it appears on the horizon? Learning to manage your life during these times is mandatory for your personal well-being. Thinking of future grandchildren, I realized the beauty of enjoyment from a measured distance, rather than a hands on form of management.
There is a season for all things, and in managing your choices and your life, there is a need to recognize a season. I relate most easily to raising my children and keeping an orderly home, in that order. In essence, the CEO of my own mini corporation. Running my home life in a smooth fashion was time consuming, yet necessary for the good of my family, as well as my sanity. As they grew, I had to adjust my means of operation in every area of our life, to accommodate the continued growth. This was not always enjoyable, yet, very necessary.

Every time there was growth, there was adjustment. Life does not come with an extra hook or extra buttons for increase. You can only zip up so much and then it is time to move on, into a different season. You may experience many emotions while managing your life. But keep in mind, this is but for a season. This too shall pass.
Have excellence as a personal motto, so that, regardless of your title...Mom, CEO, or Grandmamma you can enjoy your season from a measured distance or right in the midst of things.


~Debbie


Ecclesiastes 3:1
To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: