2013 in review

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Free desktop, Ipad,tablet or Surface Christian wallpaper: “…As for me and my household we will serve the Lord…”

Published in our wallpaper pages.

Free wallpaper revfelicity.org  #2013-2 "...As for me..."

Free wallpaper revfelicity.org #2013-2 “…As for me…”
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Happy Valentine’s Day!

You may wonder why I’m writing about Valentine’s Day – after all it has been throughly taken over by the secular world of red rose sellers and card makers. But I’m interested in what love is, and why we love. It all goes back to God – He has loved us with an everlasting love! – this is the text on our new wallpaper – the text comes from the prophet Jeremiah, and goes back many centuries before St Valentine or Hallmark cards! The picture comes from my garden – Raspberry Ice roses on my front lawn.

Free wallpapers revfelicity.org #2013_01 "I have loved you..." 1440x900

Free wallpapers #2013-01   “I have loved you…”  1440×900            Downloads, all sizes

When we think of what it is to love someone, and to let someone love us, we can take our pattern from God’s initial love for us. God made us to love us. God sent Jesus for us. So many reasons to let God’s love flow through us.

What has this all got to do with the romantic love that is celebrated on Valentine’s Day? I’m challenging us all to let our love go deeper – not just the chemistry clanging, bells ringing kind of love, but the deep, sacrificial love, that would lay down our life for another person.

Free wallpaper #13 The spirit is like the wind…

On our free wallpaper page

The spirit is like the wind that blows

wherever  it wants to… Jn 3:8 CEV.

#13 Free wallpaper --The spirit is like the wind 1440x900

#13 Free wallpaper –The spirit is like the wind 1440×900

#12 Free Wallpaper: “Let your gentle spirit lead me…”

#12 in our free Christian wallpaper series:

“Let your gentle spirit lead me in the right path…”

Ps 143:10 CEV

#12 Free wallpaper --Straight ways 1440x900

#12 Free wallpaper –Let your gentle spirit lead me…       1440×900

#11 Wallpaper: “If I take the wings of the morning…”

Another in our free wallpaper series:

If I take the wings of the morning and settle at the farthest limits of the sea,
Even there your hand shall lead me,
And your right hand shall hold me fast. Ps 139: 9-10

#11 Free wallpapers — If I take the wings…   (Example 1440×900)

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Just when you thought it couldn’t get any worse…

We’ve been reading Job in church recently, and Kevin and I have been making wallpapers with lines from the last part, which speak of the majesty of God.

It’s been good to reflect on Job and his trials, because our little boy has a problem with his legs.It started off a few months ago with a tic in his left leg, so he couldn’t put it down. Tests are ongoing, meanwhile  he was getting along really well on crutches, and I was hoping he wold be able to walk again soon.

Just this week however, something weird has gone wrong with the other leg, and he can’t take his weight on that one either! Crutches are useless now.

I wish we could go back to how it was, but now he has a wheelchair, or he crawls on one knee and two hands.

Thinking about Job helps put my boy’s problems in perspective – “Where were you when I laid the foundation of the earth?” God thunders to Job, from the whirlwind. Maybe God is telling our family that we need to trust more, leave God to be God, and be thankful that our boy is healthy, even if rather unconventional in his locomotion!

-Keep an eye out for the new wallpaper with God speaking to Job – “Where were you… There’s a wonderful picture of lava from a Hawaiian volcano hissing into the sea!

Wallpaper #3 “From whose womb did the ice come forth,..?

Free wallpaper - "From whose womb did the ice come forth...?" 1440x900

Free wallpaper for desktop or tablet #3                                                              (Click to enlarge.)

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