Showing posts from March, 2011


 Green Door © Debbie Turner Chavers      The beginning of warmer weather has brought an amazing display of song birds, robins, and assorted woodland creatures to my yard.  The water color painting above is an example of a bird bath that I have in my back yard that we try to keep filled for the birds in my area.  Recently, I witnessed several birds landing on the empty bird bath in my back yard.  Due to extra activity I had been remiss in keeping  their watering hole, filled with water. It was sadly comical to watch the birds reactions when they landed on the dry bird bath.  Most would land on the edge, stop, lean forward and peer into the bowl for several seconds and then hop into the bowl and walk around slowly, usually dipping and coming up dry.  A few then hopped back on the rim and continued to look in the bowl as though they thought the water would appear. After a moment, they would then fly away.   It was impossible to know whether these were the regular birds that

Our Hands

Some things in life defy logic, which can cause me to throw up my hands.  Have you ever thrown up your hands in disgust or aggravation? Our expressive hands can tell the world our immediate thoughts.  With hands that declare, "I can not believe they did that!", "I give up!", "Are you kidding me?" I must admit I have not always used my hands to say the nicest reply, so today, I am encouraging all of us to throw up our hands in a holy, wonder filled way, without wrath.  Titus 1 warns us not to lift up our hands in an unworthy way.  To be mindful, for we are speaking with our hands.  Let us say something worthy. ~ Debbie 1 Titus 2:8   I will therefore that men pray every where, lifting up holy hands , without wrath and doubting. Psalm 63:4   Thus will I bless thee while I live: I will lift up my hands in thy name. Unless otherwise attributed, all writing, poetry, posts, art, and photography, copyright © 2011 Debbie Turner Chavers. All Right

Religion vs Reality

Original water color painting "Man Shall Not Live by Bread Alone " copyright © 2006 Debbie Turner Chav ers  Religion is evidenced as men's traditions versus the reality of the Living Word of God effecting a real verifiable change in you. Salvation should bring about a change in you and your behaviour. Salvation is not just a few words said to please others or our self. Christ accomplished our salvation on the cross through His shed blood and His obedience to God. Jesus submitted to His Father's will. Our acceptance of the shed blood of Jesus Christ should bring about our own obedience to God's word as well. The seed of our new birth has been planted in us and manifests itself in the light of God's word working in and through us. How can we know that the love of God is at work within us, unless there is the manifested fruit of a changed heart by word as well as deed? We have need to be hearers of His word as well as doers of His word. I am addressi

Proverbs 1

I try to read proverbs daily. It is an easy way to read the Bible and gain wisdom. Today is the first day of March therefore I will read Proverbs 1. I read and as I read I receive a nudge of understanding. A moment of clarity regarding my own walk with God or a situation may be shown in a new light. I love Proverbs. I like to study from the King James bible. The headers on Proverbs 1 have the verses broke down into 4 sections. A quick summary of the given information or a preview of the menu. As I read and digest the food of God's word I can consider the meal set before me. The first header for Proverbs 1:1-6 states A Wise Man Will Hear . Jesus said to take heed what we hear. So listening to the right thing is important. We need to guard our hearing. If I have time to chew on this precept/concept, it will lead me to thinking about what I hear, who I hear it from, and if I should be listening to them! Our minds and spirits become conditioned to the verbal atmosphere we surround ou