“It Is Bee or No Bee”

4 May 2018

Genesis 1:11-13 Then God said, “Let the earth sprout vegetation, plants yielding seed, and fruit trees on the earth bearing fruit after their kind with seed in them”; and it was so. The earth brought forth vegetation, plants yielding seed after their kind, and trees bearing fruit with seed in them, after their kind; and God saw that it was good. There was evening and there was morning, a third day.

I am so happy with these two images which I took a couple days ago. As one can see, the flowers are about the size of ones thumbnail. Both of these images are full size as taken, only brought to a smaller image size for purposes of internet use. Both of these images were taken with my Samsung S7 cell phone and given a slight tweak for sharpness and contrast. I was actually stunned to see the clarity of the bee on the phone screen and found it hard to believe such clarity and luck. I am still overjoyed with my decision for this cell phone model though I purchased it a couple years ago. I am also very pleased to take advantage of this online journal avenue to be able to present my images.

I have compiled a book, spiral bound so it lies flat when opened, of Israel with scriptures. It is a photographic journal type with 58 images from around Israel and a blank page after each image and scripture for writing one’s own thoughts. It can be used as a journal, diary, or a calendar appointment book. It is an A5 size (approx. 8×6 inches) I am intending to have it printed in the very near future and expect it will sell for around $18.00 plus tax. I would like to see if there might be any interest in this and if so, please leave a comment, no commitment. Thanks

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“Accidental Discovery”


Isaiah 62:3 You will also be a crown of beauty in the hand of the Lord, and a royal diadem in the hand of your God. It will no longer be said to you, “Forsaken,” nor to your land will it any longer be said, “Desolate”; but you will be called, “My delight is in her,” and your land, “Married”; for the Lord delights in you, and to Him your land will be married.

I am so overjoyed with these new images. And have decided to add a different signature to my work. Today, we go to the Medical offices to retrieve our medical insurance here. It should be a fairly short process but there are two offices in different parts of the city to go to. It also could become somewhat costly, we shall see.
I had prayer over the skin cancerous lump on my arm last evening and the swelling has diminished considerably. Without the insurance, I cannot afford to see a doctor thus todays visit to the insurance people might be expensive but much less than seeing a doctor. Besides, my real doctor is Yeshua anyway.
It is now time for me to get ready for the downtown trip so will end this online journal.

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“Keeping Busy”

Keeping Busy

Ecclesiastes 5:12 (MSG) Hard and honest work earns a good night’s sleep,
whether supper is beans or steak.

Yesterday, we went to the Ministry of Interior here in Jerusalem to receive our temporary residence card for the next year. We were treated wonderfully and came home with the document in hand. Tomorrow it is the Ministry of health that we will deal with to get our health insurance. Meanwhile, I keep myself busy around the house. I am always thinking ….. yes! The Lord has my mind very active. When I was hanging out the washing, I dropped one piece and had to go out to the back garden to retrieve it. On the way, I discovered a new rose bush had sprung to life around the base of an old bush with some gorgeous blooms on it. But then, I spied this busy Bee doing what comes naturally. Fortunately, I had my cell phone in pocket with excellent camera, especially for close up work, and took a few images. Thus keeping me busy in sorting the good from the bad and doing this little blog, (“on line journal”), Oh I like that much better. I will no longer be doing a blog but an online journal. Thus, you have it for today. Tomorrow, time permitting, you may see a few of the blooms I spoke of.

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