S: My Portfolio
BC: Original Art by: Kristin Lynne Hodges 2014
1: When I see the winter turning into spring It speaks to this heart of mine more than anything Underneath a blanket of snow, cold and white Something is stirring in the still of the night And then the sun comes up, slowly with the dawn This is the kind of feeling that I hang my hope upon There is a love and beauty in all that I see And no one, nobody is explaining You to me And maybe my eyes can't see But You are surrounding me Here in the wind and rain The things that I know Tender and sweet and strong as my need I know the voice, I know the touch Lover of my soul And when the evening comes, the sunlight fades to red And time and time and time again I whisper in my head Give me strength, give me faith to fully believe That the maker of this whole, wide world is a Father to me" And maybe my eyes can't see But You are surrounding me Here in the wind and rain The things that I know Tender and sweet and strong as my need I know the voice, I know the touch Lover of my soul Amy Grant - Lover Of My Soul Lyrics
3: No one can see their reflection in running water. It is only in still water that we can see. | "Be still and know that I am God." Psalm 46:10
6: 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 " Rejoice always; pray without ceasing. In everything give thanks; for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus."
12: A child is a butterfly in the wind, Some can fly higher than others; but each one flies the best it can. Why compare one against the other? Each one is different! Each one is special! Each one is beautiful!
13: You are my sunshine, my only sunshine. You make me happy when skies are gray...
14: Where there is forgiveness, there is relief where there is forgiveness there is belief. For, when you forgive someone, God will set your heart free and from the pain and hurt He will heal your memory. Where there is forgiveness there is love where there is forgiveness there is a God above. For, when you forgive another, God's love, you will release and the anguish that you feel will turn to everlasting peace. Where there is forgiveness, there is light where there is forgiveness there is new sight. For, when you forgive someone, God's truths will shine through and you'll see all the reasons why Jesus died for you! 2 Corinthians 2:10 King James Version "To whom ye forgive any thing, I forgive also: for if I forgave any thing,to whom I forgave it, for your sakes forgave I it in the person of Christ;"
19: "He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters..." Psalm 23: 2-3
20: Let us walk softly on the Earth with all living beings great and small remembering as we go, that one God kind and wise created all.
22: Hope paints a lovely picture of our future glory. It covers all the details of God's eternal story. It's embedded in our hearts, sits on the horizon of our minds, It understands the will of God, His plans and His designs. Hope is not something vague, or a wish that you make, It's knowing that you're saved from hell's flaming lake. Hope is our confidence, our faithful expression. It leaves on our souls a lasting impression. So just close your eyes, and use your imagination. Let your hope in Jesus bring a glorious transformation! Ephesians 1:18 "I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in his holy people."
26: Daughter is a lovely word that always brings to mind memories of the happiest and very warmest kind! Thoughts of you bring memories for, through each passing year, you've been the kind of daughter who's especially sweet and dear. If you could read my heart then you would surely see with every day that passes by you mean still more to me.
29: The sunshine of your precious smile could melt the coldest heart. It brightens up my dreary day when we are far apart. The memory of your little hand holding mine so tight brings a warm glow to my heart on a cold and dreary night. Those little arms that hug my neck will soon be big and strong; you're growing up so quickly so it won't be very long. So I'll take your hugs and kisses now, cause the day will soon be here, when you'll think you're much too big, for me to hold so near.
33: I love you to the moon and back...
34: "Butterflies are self propelled flowers." RH. Heinlein
35: The purest of Love might possibly draw a large elephant through a tiny key hole.
36: If the sky above seems cloudy, And you are left out in the rain, If you are searching for a rainbow, But the colors bring you pain, If your world is not revolving, And there is no end in sight, If you are looking for the sunshine, But all you see is night, If all around are smiling, But all you can do is frown, If you are tired of all this living, When life just brings you down, Then look beyond your teardrops, At the wonders of this land, The beauty of a flower, Like velvet in your hand. Feel the air around you, The smell of newly cut hay, Laughing children in the park, The innocence there at play, | Imagine floating with a butterfly, As she flutters between the trees, Or the whispers of the ocean, On warm hot summer's breeze, Think of the taste of candy floss, As it melts upon your tongue, Or the melody of morning birds, As they greet each day with song, Remember words of beauty, Told in your mother's embrace, Feel the gentleness of her touch, As she softly kissed your face, Seek the good within you, Cast the clouds from your sky, Don't look toward the pavement, But hold your head up high, Think not what life owes you, But of all you have to give, Forget about tomorrow, Then you can start to live. So Bless this age your are living in, With the gifts you can bestow, Don't disregard the stream of life, Go gently with the flow.
37: I am a tiny angel ... I'm smaller than your thumb; I live in people pockets, That's where I have my fun. I don't suppose you've seen me, I'm too tiny to detect; Though I'm with you all the time, I doubt we've ever met. Before I was an Angel ... I was a fairy in a flower; God, Himself, hand-picked me, And gave me Angel power. Now God has many Angels That He trains in Angel pools; We become His eyes, and ears, and hands We become His special tools. And because God is so busy, With way too much to do; He said that my assignment Is to keep close watch on you. When He tucked me in your pocket, He blessed you with Angel care; Then told me to never leave you, And I vowed always to be there.
38: "Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken-winged bird that cannot fly." Langston Hughes
39: "I see the raven's made Her nest in your eyes She's got you thinking that Her love is a prize And you'll go under from The weight of her lies As the raven flies..." Dan Fogelberg