Winter

Special thanks to http://www.leesbird.com for the beautiful video about God’s creation in the season, winter.

Psalm 74:17  It was you who set all the boundaries of the earth; you made both summer and winter.

 

100 posts!

Today, I have officially posted 100 posts on this blog. All my posts were inspired by Jesus Christ. My blog has come along way since it first started.

I started out wanting to write about my dream cupcake bakery, henceforth, the name cupcakegirl10. But, then I felt the Holy Spirit leading me to change my blog. To something honoring to God. So, I changed it too, The work of thy fingers. I talked about God’s amazing creation. Then, I started writing things that were not just about God’s creation, though a very good topic, I started writing about Jesus in our everyday lives.

I prayed and asked God what I should name my new blog. He led me to the name Bible Talk. Let’s talk about the B.I.B.L.E and J.E.S.U.S!

When I changed the name of my blog, I was always worried about followers. I always wanted to have lots of followers. I started to get weary that only a few people were following my blog. But, I prayed and the Lord helped me let go of that. Now, the Lord has blessed my blog, and he has given me 83 followers! I’m not boasting at all, I am thanking Jesus for the people he has allowed to come into my life, so that I can share Jesus with them.

God knew the plans he had for me. Jeremiah 29:11  For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord. Plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. He knew that I was going to start this blog, even before I knew it.  2 Timothy 2:21 If a man therefore purge himself from these, he shall be a vessel unto honour, sanctified, and meet for the master’s use, [and] prepared unto every good work. God has made me a willing vessel,and he has used me, for his use, to tell others about him!

Thank you to all who follow my blog, and I hope you find encouragement in my blog posts. But, just know that what I write comes from the LORD and not me.

Psalm 46:5 God is within her, she will not fall; God will help her at break of day.

Wow! Look at the icebergs God made.

Aren’t these pics beautiful? God made the icebergs so beautiful, he also made the plants, trees, birds, fish, land animals, (pretty much everything beautiful), and you too!

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Not exactly rare but more uncommon than not, striped icebergs have only recently caught the public eye. A recent Antarctic research expedition encountered a number of distinctly patterned icebergs in the frigid Southern Ocean, photographed for posterity by Norwegian sailor Oyvind Tangen. The flowing lines on the 150ft long by 30ft high floe above were recorded by Tangen about 1,700 miles south of Cape Town, South Africa, and 660 miles north of the Antarctic continent. Commented Tangen, “It reminds me of striped candy I bought as a child.”

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Humbugs are a type of hard, minty candy of English origin that typically are clear or white with chocolate-brown stripes – like the eye-catching icebergs above. The dark, earthy color of the stripes are formed either by blown dust or volcanic ash falling onto the berg’s origin glacier that is then covered by new snow, or by sediment and debris clinging to the glacier or iceberg’s underside that becomes covered by new snow or ice. As the iceberg melts, it often rotates to expose contrasting layers of ice and dirt at unusual angles.

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Slightly more plentiful though just as incredible are blue-striped icebergs. While new ice usually looks white due to the effects of multitudinous microscopic air bubbles, blue ice stripes are caused by freshwater that fills cracks in ice; then freezes very quickly. Actually quite transparent, the ice looks blue because light from the blue end of the spectrum is reflected while red light is absorbed.

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So-called “jade icebergs” are also formed from very old or otherwise bubble-free ice that takes on a beautiful emerald or jade green cast. Unlike blue ice formed from relatively pure frozen meltwater, green ice results when seawater freezes inside cracks beneath ice shelves. On rare occasions when a calved iceberg flips over, the verdant bands are revealed causing these bergs resemble giant spearmint candies. I think the last two pics of the “jade icebergs” look like blue jello with whipped cream on top! 🙂

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Glacial ice that undergoes many freeze/thaw cycles compounded by crushing pressure from overlying ice tends to become more transparent and, at the same time, riddled with cracks and fractures. The “frozen tidal wave” above will eventually reach the ocean and beget striped jade icebergs to treat the eyes of future Antarctic voyagers and visitors. I wonder how fast that froze?

Psalm 19:1-6 How clearly the sky reveals God’s glory!How plainly it shows what he has done!Each day announces it to the following day; each night repeats it to the next.No speech or words are used, no sound is heard;yet their message[b] goes out to all the world and is heard to the ends of the earth.God made a home in the sky for the sun;    it comes out in the morning like a happy bridegroom,like an athlete eager to run a race.It starts at one end of the sky and goes across to the other. Nothing can hide from its heat.

Psalm 8:3-4 When I consider thy heavens, the work of thy fingers, the moon and the stars, which thou hast ordained;What is man, that thou art mindful of him? and the son of man, that thou visitest him?

Special thanks to http://webecoist.momtastic.com/

Lets use our talents for Gods glory!

Have you ever been a cheer leader ? I am a cheerleader! Cool right? Well I cheer for the clinton tigers. We are a christian cheerleading squad! If we win we give God the glory, if we lose we praise God, we pray before every competition and every practice, we do devotionals too! You know the Bible tells us in Matthew 5:16 to let your light so shine before men that they may see your good works and glorify your father which is in heaven. That means to use whatever talents God has given you and glorify him with them! Like if you are a good singer you can sing songs to him,or maybe if you like to draw draw pictures about Jesus,or heaven ,or about the cross ,or maybe if your a good dancer then you could dance to christian music.And the list goes on and on.God has given each and every one of us talents and we should use our talents to glorify,praise,honor,thank,exalt,etc God!