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CJ
Huntsville, AL
Live to Love & Love to Live
Interests: christian; my girls; family; friendship; my photography; music/concerts; art; reading; biking; decorating; alabama football; entertaining
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One of my favorite devotionals and inspriational sites I have found over the past several months is Joni Eareckson Tada, the host of the Christian Radio show, "Joni and Friends". Today, I received a message that hit home with me. I am a procrastinator and someone who tends to be late. Sometimes, no matter how hard I try to be "on time", I just can't make it. I could prepare two hours earlier and still be running late for work or an appointment. So, when I read the message from Miss Joni, I was comforted to know that even in... Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2010 at SIGNS FROM ABOVE
Thanks for the comment. I would be happy to add a link to my blog. Many blessings to your ministry...
Toggle Commented May 14, 2010 on ~fear not~ at SIGNS FROM ABOVE
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Recently, I created a Facebook page for Angel Eyes Photography. So many of my clients and friends are utilizing facebook, so I thought it would be another avenue to share recent photo sessions and old favorites. Please visit our new... Continue reading
Posted Oct 26, 2009 at INSIDE ANGEL EYES
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Below is a devotional I received from my hubby this week. He received it from some unknown source. The message was very timely for me as I was dealing with some level of fear in a decision I had to make regarding my work. Fear is probably at the root of a large portion of our problems we face here on Earth. Satan uses fear to keep us down and keep us from fulfilling our full potential. Keep us from living a life of joy and abundance in Christ. I feel that fear has been one of the greatest debilitating... Continue reading
Posted Oct 4, 2009 at SIGNS FROM ABOVE
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Here are a few shots of the brother/sister pair in the previous post. They are just gorgeous kids and were so easy to photogarph. Love it when it goes like that!!! :) Continue reading
Posted Sep 30, 2009 at INSIDE ANGEL EYES
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Here are a few favorites from a recent family session. They are a beautiful family and were a joy to photograph. Thanks Tipton family. Still working on the rest and should have them done by the weekend. :) Continue reading
Posted Sep 30, 2009 at INSIDE ANGEL EYES
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I received this devotional last week via email from one of the Christian sites I am linked to and it was definitely one that I can relate too...All to often I run off at the mouth before thinking and especially without talking it over with God first. And, when that happens, watch out...I am liable to say anything and then live with the aftermath of what I said. I am sure we all can relate to this. Hope this inspires anyone out there strugglng with this type of issue. I am learning to control those impulses and instant reactions by... Continue reading
Posted Sep 29, 2009 at SIGNS FROM ABOVE
I am accepting sessions for the month of October and November. I have a very limited number of sessions available this season. Please contact us via email or phone 256-655-4800 to schedule your next portrait session. Fall is my most... Continue reading
Posted Sep 28, 2009 at INSIDE ANGEL EYES
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Check out our new website... http://www.angeleyesbycj.com Still in the process of updating the galleries. Got lots of great images to go through and select ones for my site. So, if some of my clients' don't see some of their images... Continue reading
Posted Sep 28, 2009 at INSIDE ANGEL EYES
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I received the below email from my husband the other day. He received it from a friend. A forwarded email circulating. Unfortunately, I do not know the origin of the email or I would give proper credit to the Christian brother or sister who wrote it. Yet, the message is worth sharing and passing on...I hope you find it uplifiting and remember to SING your SONG of PRAISE to Him in ALL circumstances, (Isaiah 42:10) (1 Thessalonians 5:17-18), knowing and trusting He is working ALL things for the good (Romans 8:28). "Sometimes, when we don't see our dreams and desires... Continue reading
Posted Sep 21, 2009 at SIGNS FROM ABOVE
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And a few more from last Halloween...This time...Dorothy...There is no place like home and no place like home playing dress up with your angel!!! These are probably my favorites because Wizard of Oz is one of my all time favorite... Continue reading
Posted Sep 21, 2009 at INSIDE ANGEL EYES
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Here are a few more of my favorite shots from last Halloween. Tinkerbell...and she played the part perfectly!!! Enjoy!! Continue reading
Posted Sep 21, 2009 at INSIDE ANGEL EYES
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Since Halloween is upon us, I thought I would post a few of my favorites from last year. Here are a few "bewitching" shots from last year's Halloween session with my two angels...I know I have been neglecting this blog.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 21, 2009 at INSIDE ANGEL EYES
Here is a Scripture from Hosea regarding sowing and reaping. Currently, I am reading and studying Hosea. Its a wonderful book on redemption and God's continuous LOVE during consistent outright rebellion and disobedience. More to come on this book of Scripture later... Hosea 10:12 ~ "Sow for yourselves righteousness, reap the fruit of unfailing love, and break up your unplowed ground; for it is time to seek the LORD, until HE comes and showers righteousness on you." Thank You Father for loving us so much that you gave YOUR ONLY Son to us so that in Him, we are righteous...I... Continue reading
Posted Sep 5, 2009 at SIGNS FROM ABOVE
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In my studies of the life of David, I have been very touched by the TRUE friendship shared between David and Jonathan. Their friendship is a GODLY friendship. The friendship between Jonathan and David is one of the most touching friendships described in the Bible. I believe their friendship is how God intends for all of our friendships to be...Unfortantely, most "friendships" we encounter here on Earth, don't even come remotely close. 1 Samuel 18:3 ~ "And Jonathan made a covenant with David because he loved him as himself." I know of a friendship that I can compare to David... Continue reading
Posted Sep 2, 2009 at SIGNS FROM ABOVE
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Galatians 6:7 - "Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows. The one who sows to please his sinful nature, from that nature will reap DESTRUCTION; the one who sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap ETERNAL LIFE." Destruction vs. Eternal Life. Seems like a no brainer to me. Yet, we teeter between the two every single day. The battle between the flesh and the spirit, or the old nature and the new nature or the path of Destruction and the path to Eternal Life. If you are a Christian battling... Continue reading
Posted Sep 2, 2009 at SIGNS FROM ABOVE
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Here is a devotional I received via email from one of the Women's Christian ministries... This goes right along with my previous Birthday post and the truths I have come to believe and KNOW...Blessings! - CJ Patterson Devotional: As a little girl, I had longed for a daddy to pick me up, swing me around, and tell me I was lovely and loved. When this childhood longing went unmet, it became an adult emptiness and brokenness that drove me to seek out all kinds of misguided remedies. My primary remedy was to look for someone or something that would make... Continue reading
Posted Aug 31, 2009 at SIGNS FROM ABOVE
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Psalm 139~ " 13For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother's womb. 14 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. 15 My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place. When I was woven together in the depths of the earth, 16your eyes saw my unformed body. All the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be." Isn't that a marvelous part of Scripture??? I really have no words... Continue reading
Posted Aug 28, 2009 at SIGNS FROM ABOVE
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Okay........so, its about two plus months later since I last posted. All I can say is the past few months have been busy, a whirlwind, etc. Our family has been quite busy to say the least. Vacations, birthdays, etc. But, I am back. During this time, the Holy Spirit has revealed so many many truths. One truth I would like to share is what the Spirit spoke in my heart and soul today. This morning I prayed for the Lord to empty me of all my thoughts and distractions so I could clearly focus on Him and His Voice alone.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 20, 2009 at SIGNS FROM ABOVE
Been out of touch for a week or so....Back to posting again. This is one of my favorite Casting Crowns songs. "The WORD is ALIVE"...so true. Today was one of those days that I had some higher spiritual moments with God speaking to me through a friend and a stranger today. Late this afternoon, a co-worker (and Sister in Christ) of mine spoke so straight through to me speaking God's Word and Will for me. I was like WOW...How does she know God is calling me to do exactly this? And, how does she know I need to "get in... Continue reading
Posted Jun 17, 2009 at SIGNS FROM ABOVE
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Recieved a wonderful devotional from Dr. Charles Stanley, the other day regarding the wonderful gift God bestows on those who believe in Christ as their Savior, the precious Holy Spirit and how the Spirit breathes new life into believers...Awesome message...~cj patterson June 4, 2009 The Holy Spirit--Giving New Life Romans 6:3-11 "Lord, I have really messed up my life. I wish I could just start over." Have you ever felt this way? Maybe you are even wondering if life is worth living. Well, I have some bad news and some good news. First, you cannot change your past--it is firmly... Continue reading
Posted Jun 8, 2009 at SIGNS FROM ABOVE
I am on a Casting Crowns kick...Their music is just wonderful and beyond words. They are just about all me and my girls listen to driving back and forth in the car. This song I think we all can relate to...We all have friends that the Lord has put on our heart to pray over or help in some way or possibly even guide them to the Lord. I can think of several friends that I have had over the years that have gone through major life struggles. Some have sought the Lord during their difficult times while others have... Continue reading
Posted Jun 7, 2009 at SIGNS FROM ABOVE
Here is another awesome song entitled "Slow Fade" by Casting Crowns. I think anyone can relate to this song in some way. This song was theme song to the movie Fireproof. If you haven't seen this movie, I highly recommend it to anyone out there whether, you are single, married, separated or divorce. The principles apply to everyone who loves. The LOVE DARE book is an applicable tool that was used in the book to deliver the message of the movie and of God's Love and Will for us in marriage and life. This is an awesome book for couples... Continue reading
Posted Jun 7, 2009 at SIGNS FROM ABOVE
Psalm 103:12 ~ "as far as the east is from the west, so far has he removed our transgressions from us." The first time I heard this song, I just cried and cried. I could just identify with this song so much. I was so moved by this song and the truth within it. This is an amazing song by Casting Crowns, "East from the West". Based upon the Grace of our God and Our Savior. I can not fully comprehend nor will I ever comprehend just how far the East is from the West...but I thank the Lord so... Continue reading
Posted Jun 4, 2009 at SIGNS FROM ABOVE
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Below is another devotional from Dr. Stanley. I am just so happy to receive these messages and share these messages on Hope. Hope is what we hang on to when we feel like sometimes we are barely hanging on by a thread or the demands of life and the experiences and trials that life brings, weigh us down, leaving us feeling like we have no Hope. And this is always how its going to be. Without Hope, in my opinion, life would be pretty hard to cope with and in some cases I would imagine it could become pretty miserable... Continue reading
Posted Jun 2, 2009 at SIGNS FROM ABOVE