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ARE MY NEIGHBORS BURSTING WITH PRIDE?

ARE MY NEIGHBORS BURSTING WITH PRIDE?

I’m certain my American neighbors are bursting with pride this July 4th weekend. After all, it is Independence Day.

Perhaps, you’ll toss a Frisbee, share a picnic lunch, and/or enjoy spectacular fireworks.

To help you celebrate, I created an illustration titled, Home of the Brave. And today, it’s also featured over at Kathy Temean’s Writing and Illustration Blog.

HOME OF THE BRAVE - TRACY CAMPBELL - JUNE 17, 2015

“Great blessings belong to those who have the Lord as their God!”

Psalm 33:12b (ERV)

Happy 4th of July,

Tracy

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3 REASONS ME AND MY TWITTERS TWEET—CREATIVE TUESDAYS

3 REASONS ME AND MY TWITTERS TWEET—CREATIVE TUESDAYS

I race toward the finish line. I run out of time.

Still, it’s a happy day. At least I finish the line drawing for Creative TuesdaysTweet! That’s the first reason.

Lame, I know.

The second reason this mama, her two little twitters and I tweet is because it’s Canada’s 148th birthday. Tweet, tweet. Okay, so we’re a day early.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY CANADA - BLOG POST - JUNE 30, 2015

Third, we’re proud to live in a country whose Canadian national motto (inscribed on Canada’s Coat of Arms below) is based on the verse found in my trusty guidebook.

Canada's Coat of Arms

Canada’s Coat of Arms – Artwork by Karen E. Bailey/courtesy of the Library and Archives Canada

Et dominabitur a mari usque ad mare,

et a flumine usque ad terminos terrae“.


“He shall have dominion also from sea to sea,

and from the river unto the ends of the earth”.

Psalm 72:8 (AKJV)

Now that school is out, it wouldn’t hurt to remind the kiddies how fortunate they are to live in our great country Canada. A country where we can still express our opinions and beliefs.

Before I dismiss my class, your kiddies will want to print off another FREE coloring page (shown below) over at “Kids’ Corner”.

hikids2

Happy Birthday, Canada!

As the kiddies scribble or color, sing our national anthem—O Canada. And don’t forget to point out the words in the anthem, “God keeps our land glorious and free!”.

Now, please flitter over to Creative Tuesdays’ blog and whistle at the other creative twitters.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, CANADA! (Tomorrow)

Tracy

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P.P.S. How will you celebrate your country’s birthday?

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WHAT DOES HEAVEN LOOK LIKE? – CREATIVE TUESDAYS

WHAT DOES HEAVEN LOOK LIKE? – CREATIVE TUESDAYS

This week’s theme was to create a scene with a tree that depicts a fairy tale or a scene that has an element of fantasy that a child can relate to.

Children love magical places. I love magical places too, and I know heaven is a magical place.

I realize my whimsical illustration doesn’t come close to describing what heaven looks like, but the last book in my trusty manual sure paints some dazzling word pictures.

HEAVEN'S DOOR

WELCOME TO HEAVEN – TRACY CAMPBELL

Here are just a few of those heavenly word pictures:

  • That wondrous city, the holy Jerusalem, descending out of the skies from God, was filled with the glory of God and flashed and glowed like a precious gem, crystal clear like jasper.
  • Its walls were broad and high, with twelve gates guarded by twelve angels.
  • The city itself was pure, transparent gold like glass.
  • The wall was made of jasper and was built on twelve layers of foundation stones inlaid with gems,
    • the first layer with jasper,
    • the second with sapphire,
    • the third with chalcedony,
    • the fourth with emerald,
    • the fifth with sardonyx,
    • the sixth layer with sardus,
    • the seven with chrysolite,
    • the eighth with beryl,
    • the ninth with topaz,
    • the tenth with chrysoprase,
    • the eleventh with jacinth, and
    • the twelfth with amethyst.
  • The twelve gates were made of pearls—each gate from a single pearl.
  • There was a river of pure Water of Life, clear as crystal, flowing from the throne of God and the Lamb, coursing down the center of the main street.
  • On each side of the river grew Trees of Life, bearing twelve crops of fruit, with a fresh crop each month.
  • Its gates never close, they stay open all day long. There will be no night there—no need for lamps or sun—for the Lord God will be their light.
  • Nothing evil will be permitted in it—no one immoral or dishonest—but only those whose names are written in the Lamb’s Book of Life.

If you want to learn more about what heaven looks like, read Revelation 21. I’m certain your child would also love to listen as you read all about that magical, fantastical place.

Here’s a snappy, happy music video produced by Bill and Gloria Gaither—When We All Get to Heaven.

Have a heavenly day,

Tracy

P.S. Please visit all of the other artists over at Michael’s blog—Creative Tuesdays

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The Way of Love

The Way of Love

It’s easy to tell someone I love them, but do I always show love? Not as often as I should. Yikes!

I’m reminded of a phone call I received. The stranger at the other end had a tiny voice. I strained to listen. I grew agitated because I had to keep saying, “pardon me.”  I’m sure she heard the edge in my voice.

After I hung up I realized maybe I didn’t hear her because I’m losing my hearing (I hope not). I didn’t show love that day, instead I let “self” run the show.

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A Parent Should Never Laugh

A Parent Should Never Laugh

Hi, folks!

It’s me with my niece, Krystal. We’re rocking on Mum’s porch. She’s consoling me because my mum laughed at me. Mum laughs whenever I’m out on the lawn hunting birds, chasing butterflies, digging up grubs, snapping at pesky flies, or pouncing on walnuts. She thinks I don’t notice, but I do. And I don’t like it one bit. Little kids don’t like it when grownups laugh at them, either. It makes their tummies flip upside-down.

KRYSTAL & INDY

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