Sunday, December 24, 2023

Birds, Perches, and Mustard Seeds Amy Hosp 5-13-22


When I come across these photos of this beautiful American Robin that I photographed in Frisco back in 2018 or 2019 which was a very difficult season in my life, it always puts a smile on my face and reminds me how delicate life is. I see his little feet and legs balancing him on the fence and think about the fact that God takes care of the tiniest details in our life. And even though they’re tiny, and we don’t think about the tiny things as much as we do the big things, it’s those tiny things that make all the difference whether we survive, fall apart, or fall off our perch.


I hate to admit that there are more times than not that I feel like things in my life are out of control and that I’ll never be able to hold on to some sense of normalcy, and in today’s political world alone much less all of the other things we have to balance in life, I know that many people feel the same way that I do. Watching nature or spending time in nature and especially watching  birds, like this robin, remind me that God has created us, with the tiniest details in mind, which are the very foundation of what keeps us together. That foundation is that place inside of us that God put there for us to have faith in something and then he provided that something for us to have faith in. It only takes enough faith that is the size of a mustard seed to be able to believe in God and what He did for us and how much He is a God of love. That something that God provided for us to have faith in  is Jesus Christ, who left his father’s side in heaven and became a man and died on the cross and rose from the dead to cleanse us of our sins so that when we die and leave this earth we can spend an eternity in heaven with Him.


I have often wondered why it would only take enough faith the size of a mustard seed to believe in such a big God. A  mustard seed is so tiny, and I think about if I were to pour water inside of a mustard seed to fill it up it would be only a tiny drop of water, and that’s what it would take if our faith is like water to fill up that mustard seed, just a tiny drop of faith is all that we need to be able to trust in God or believe in God.


You see a mustard seed grows into a very big sturdy strong tree which is amazing because it’s seed is so tiny. This is what happens to your faith when you believe in God, it starts out as a tiny little seed of faith but the more that you water it and tend to it, by fellowshipping with God and reading your Bible, the more your faith grows into a very strong sturdy faith in God.


With the images of tiny mustard seeds and big mustard seed trees in mind, now I hope you can understand that when I look at these pictures of this robin and the delicate details that hold him up and on his perch how it is that I have a sense of peace and comfort knowing that when I’m feeling overwhelmed that I can call on God and thank Him for my salvation and thank Him for His creation. So I encourage you first of all if you don’t have a relationship with Jesus Christ as your personal savior, send me a message and I would be happy to talk to you about that or you can contact a local pastor, and also go out into nature, which really can just be your own backyard, and look around you and see what you can find that reminds you that God really has created the tiniest details to help us find peace and comfort in our crazy world and to keep us from falling off of our perch.


Did you know that a mustard seeds tree is meant to grow big enough for birds to be able to nest and perch in its branches? It’s one more reminder of why I find comfort and peace when I watch God’s creation around me.


Matthew 13:31-32 NIV “He told them another parable: “The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed, which a man took and planted in his field. Though it is the smallest of all seeds, yet when it grows, it is the largest of garden plants and becomes a tree, so that the birds come and perch in its branches.””

Friday, November 10, 2023

Thanksgiving the Fishy Way! How the Fish & their friends saved the Pilgrims

 Today I am introducing my bran new children's Thanksgiving Story called Thanksgiving the Fishy Way! How the Fish & their friends saved the Pilgrims.

It's really a very cute story in poem form about how without the fish the Pilgrims may have never made it to the shore of America. Go Check out my book on Amazon so you can grab one in time for Thanksgiving to read to your kids or grandkids. Don't forget to leave a review once you receive your book.

Thanksgiving The Fishy Way - How the Fish and their friends helped Save the Pilgrims

Here is the back of the book and the front of the book, as if it were laid out flat. 

I also have a fun coloring book for Thanksgiving. If you need an activity for to keep the kids busy or you need to relax after a busy day this is the coloring book for you!

This is a really fun and cute coloring book! 

Wednesday, January 25, 2023

Flowers & Hearts, Heart & Flowers Coloring Book

Click on this link to get your coloring book

Flowers & Hearts, Heart & Flowers
FLowers are given from the the Heart and Hearts - full of candy or draw or created - are given from the Heart. That's why I wanted to combine flowers inside of hearts.

Ya'll it's almost time to show your special person how special they are to you. If your lovey loves to color I have the perfect coloring book for them. Click on the link this relaxing coloring book. If you don't have a lovey to show you how much you are loved then show yourself some love and get one for yourself, or get one if you like to color.

This coloring book is made special for your needs, it has simple and fun therapeutic pages for coloring!

If you are a coloring book expert, or a beginner, or you have trouble seeing the smaller busier designs in other coloring books, or have stiff fingers and wrist joints, or even if you want to practice shading techniques to get to the next level of your art then this is the right book for you!

Keep your brain active by tapping into your imagination to color the illustrations in this book with traditional colors or create a whole new world with your own creative mind which also will help relieve stress.

No matter how you decide to use this coloring book it is a tool to use for relaxation, creativity and supporting fine motor skills for keeping your fingers and wrist from feeling so stiff without too many details and lines to color that would be taxing on your joints.

©Check out some of these tips for this book!
Try using colored pencils as shading with them can result in beautiful results.
If you want you can use colored ink pen.
You can also use bleed free markers. Just check the product details to see if they are bleed free.
Don’t forget about crayons, they are always fun to color with.
Use the Palte Page at the back of the book to test your medium of choice to see if will be a good choice for this book.
When I color in my books, I always slide a sheet or two of notebook paper or plain white paper behind the page I am coloring so that I don’t leave and bleed through medium or indentions of the next page.
Don’t be afraid to color outside of the lines and fill in the edges of the pages with your own designs!

In this unique coloring book, you will find:

* Enjoyable lighthearted easy to see illustrations to color.
* Single-sided pages to prevent color bleed through to the next
* Illustrations that are suitable for young teen to adult.
* Illustrations to help enhance your artistic skills and engage your
*Practice shading techniques to get to the next level of your
* Stress relieving illustrations for relaxation and supporting fine motor
* Great for exercising stiff fingers and wrist joints
* High-Resolution Printing.
* Book size: 8.5" x 11"
* 53 coloring pages