A year of severe pruning.
In the end my blessings were there all along.
Love of family and friends.
And the casting of crowns.
|Girlfriends playing patty cake...Old Mary Mack|
|Excitement all around|
|Holly, Cousin Antonio, Jacob|
|Joe and I always read in the car. Smiley faces all around.|
4.Surrounding the throne were twenty-four other thrones,
and seated on them were twenty-four elders.
They were dressed in white and had crowns of gold on their heads.
5 From the throne came flashes of lightning, rumblings and peals of thunder.
Before the throne, seven lamps were blazing.
These are the seven spirits of God.
6 Also before the throne there was what looked like a sea of glass,
clear as crystal. In the center, around the throne,
were four living creatures, and they were covered with eyes, in front and in back.
7 The first living creature was like a lion, the second was like an ox,
the third had a face like a man, the fourth was like a flying eagle.
8 Each of the four living creatures had six wings
and was covered with eyes all around, even under his wings.
Day and night they never stop saying:
"HOLY, HOLY, HOLY IS THE Lord GOD ALMIGHTY,
WHO WAS, AND IS, AND IS TO COME."
9 Whenever the living creatures give glory,
honor and thanks to him who sits on the throne
and who lives for ever and ever, 10 the
twenty-four elders fall down before him
who sits on the throne, and worship him
who lives for ever and ever.
They lay their crowns before the throne and say.