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WHY IS TODAY SPECIAL?

WHY IS TODAY SPECIAL?

Well, it’s not my birthday. It’s not my anniversary. And it’s not Christmas.

It’s…Bring Your Bible to School Day. Unfortunately, that’s not happening here in Canada.

Many, many, decades ago, I was allowed to read the Bible and recite the Lord’s Prayer in public school each morning. I took for granted that this everyday occurrence would always be part of our Canadian heritage/culture. Not so.

However, today, schools all over America have climbed on board.

Jim Daly, President of Focus on the Family, is:

“…celebrating that more than 100,000 students are expected to

participate in #‎BringYourBible to School Day.”

I’m celebrating with my American neighbors that (at least for today) children are “allowed” to bring their Bibles to school.

I was especially encouraged when I read this quote written by Brytney, a fourteen-year-old girl:

“If you believe in God…take a stand, be like thousands of others and bring your Bible to school.”

Okay, so I’m too old to attend public or even high school, but I’m not too old to take a stand.

BE EWE-NEEK - TAKE YOUR BIBLE TO SCHOOL DAY - OCT. 8, 2015 - SHARPER

Tracy Campbell’s Creation – “Be ewe-neek”

Will you be ewe-neek today and join me on my Facebook page to share your favorite Bible verse?

Here’s my verse:

“A desire accomplished is sweet to the soul.” Proverbs 13:19a (NKJV)

Blessings and Hugs,     

Tracy

P.S. Read Nancy I. Sanders’ (children’s author) awesome testimony. Thanks, Nancy, for posting this today. 🙂

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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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What Reminds You of Your Childhood?

What Reminds You of Your Childhood?

SUN. OCT. 7, 2012 - LOOKING NORTH DOWN THE DRIVEWAY

Our recycled, asphalt driveway.

Fall is in the air. The canopy of trees lining our asphalt drive begins to change. It bursts forth, creating a palette of pumpkin orange, cranberry, and sunshine yellow. It won’t be long before brisk winds blow in from the north. Leaves of all shapes will flitter and float. Hubby and I will haul out rakes, and then gather the leaves into heaping mounds. Our grandchildren will squeal and leap. One, two, three—whoosh. We’ll pile the leaves again, and the cycle will start all over. Continue reading “What Reminds You of Your Childhood?” »

Seven-Year-Old, Boy Whipped by Thugs

Seven-Year-Old, Boy Whipped by Thugs

KNOCKOUT - TRACY CAMPBELL'S ARTWORK - JUNE 22, 2011

Copyright – Tracy Campbell – Knockout

Caught up in a game of tag, seven-year-old, Stevie and his classmate Rachel strayed from the zone. The safe zone—a crowded schoolyard patrolled by a lone teacher.

 

Three bullies circled the pair, cornering them like prey. Stevie froze. Rachel latched onto Stevie’s hand and squeezed.

 

The thugs taunted Stevie like they’d done for months. “Hey, sissy,” said one. Continue reading “Seven-Year-Old, Boy Whipped by Thugs” »

Don’t Waste Your Time Setting Up a Blog!

Don’t Waste Your Time Setting Up a Blog!

I’ve noticed a recurring theme orbiting in blogo-sphere that applies to new writers (I still consider myself a new writer). That is, don’t waste your time setting up a blog. Rather, one should concentrate on learning the ins-and-outs of how to write, and then place fingertips on keyboard or put pen to paper and write a sizzling book. Continue reading “Don’t Waste Your Time Setting Up a Blog!” »