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Saturday, September 29, 2018

What Makes Your Heart Sing?

                                   Does it take your breath away 
              when you see a beautiful sunset?
            How about when you look in the eyes 
              of your children or grandchildren 
        and see them looking back with eyes of love?

                Does it brighten your day
                  and quicken your step
         when you come upon a beautiful flower?

       Or find a woolly caterpillar with no black?
      Can that actually mean a very mild winter?

               Discover the sun sparkling on the water                                  under an old bridge.

       Find the sun sparkling through
               ice covered trees.

          Find the first dandelion in spring.

                       Do you chuckle 
      when you find your kitty peaking out at you 
              from his latest hiding place?
              Or discover that he is an acrobat?

         Experience the magnificence
            of the mighty mountains.

           Or the delicate beauty of a butterfly.

   View the riotous colors of fall in Northern New York.

Find a barred owl perched just outside your home and are able to sneak up and shoot a picture.

Enjoy the friendship and love of friends and family.

Enjoy the beauty that God has created just for me to enjoy.

           I am blessed to be married 45 years 
                   to my best friend, Tim.

These and so many other blessings have brought happiness to my heart and a laugh to my lips.
Some have taken my breath away.
I am so blessed that God has placed me in a time and place where I can experience so many wonderful things.  
I am not a world traveler but I have found incredible beauty in my life. 
So many discoveries have brought me great happiness.
However, when I feel the love and presence of Jesus in my heart and soul, I am filled with an incredible JOY and peace that no earthly event can compare to.
That is why my heart sings!
Have you found that song in your heart yet?
Our Father is waiting patiently for you to reach out and He will freely give it to you.

The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and he helps me. My heart leaps for joy, and with my song I praise him.  Psalm 28:7

All  photos taken by Debbie McEwen
All bible reference from the NIV
     unless otherwise noted.
If you are interested,
    you can click on the Blog Archive
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    to connect to previous blog posts.
I would love to hear from you either 
    on the comment section of this blog post
    or through my email.
I usually post every other Saturday.
The next post should be about October 13, 2018. 

Some blog posts have been late due to my having extra Grandmother duties and enjoying my grand babies.
My apologies.  I will try to budget my time better in the future. 

      I took this picture from the Medical Campus 
              in Canton, NY yesterday.  
     It as a glorious day with mild temperatures 
              and a beautiful blue sky.
I could only say "This is the day the Lord hath made, let us rejoice and be glad in it."  
           Psalm 118:24      


  1. What beautiful and refreshing photos and words! And, yes, those kittens made me chuckle. Thanks, Debbie.

    1. Thank you so much for your kind words of encouragement.

  2. Makes you stop and think. Thanks for the reminder to stop and count your blessings

    1. God blesses us each and every day in ways that we sometimes cannot fathom. Thanks for faithfully reading and sending encouragement. Be blessed.

  3. As always your photos are beautiful and inspiring Debbie!

    1. Thank you so much for your kind words. I value your words. Be blessed!.

  4. I recognize many of the places, and enjoy the wonder of your pictures and your words. Bless to have you in our family my dear sister in law! ☺

    1. We had a lot of fun visiting those places. Your encouragement helps keep me writing. It is a blessing for Tim and I to be part of your family.

  5. Hi Debbie. I sat next to you one evening for supper and the Montrose Christian Writers Conference and asked to get your blog. I have a website now, ust getting started with it and thought you might be interested.

    1. I will check it out. Thank you for writing. May God bless you and your efforts greatly. Debbie