Archive for September 2014

Welcome to Hopes & Dreams, an inspirational and fun-filled website dedicated to those planting the seed of hope and encouragement. Inside you’ll find fascinating articles about God’s awesome creations, imaginative games and creativity for all. A place to sow; a place to grow.

That’s Just Dandy

The misunderstood dandelion tends to be the target of homicidal homeowners’ packing weed killer, sharpened garden tools, and Blade, the merciless mower. However, more and more people are coming to appreciate the dandelion for its health benefits and wide variety of uses. No longer is the dandelion just a weed, but one incredibly healthy ...

What’s That in the Bushes?

Oh, my—it looks like a LION’S TAIL! The Lion’s Tail roars into autumn, producing velvety orange flowers that resemble the tufted tail of the King of the Beasts. This shrub, which grows among the lions in its native home of South Africa, is as big and bold as its namesake and occasionally bites an ungloved hand. ...

Garden Greens Word Search

Click on the Read More button to view and download the Garden Greens Word Search. Words can be found forward, backward, horizontal, vertical, and ...

More Than a Mane

God painted me gold, destined me to reign as king of beasts, and crowned me with a massive mane. He made me muscular and strong, planted courage in my heart, and placed me at the top of the food chain. The Word of God describes me this way: “The lion, which is mightiest among beasts and turns not back before any” (Proverbs 30:30 NKJV). Nothing like that is written in Scripture about the goat, the ox, or the bear. God created me to be in a league of my ...

A Fire to Inspire

Tucked away in the piney woods of East Texas is the tranquil city of Hallsville. It is there I hang my hat and dust off my boots—at least for the moment. It’s a huge change from the big city living of Dallas/Fort Worth where I have spent most my life. Morning walks through the town’s cemetery have become my daily routine. It’s a peaceful place to get in a little exercise and prayer time without bothering a soul. One thing in particular has continued to catch my eye as I make my way around the grounds: the headstone of ...

Proverbs 30:30 Coloring Page

Here’s some GRRRReat coloring fun! Print and color the amazing lion in the dandelions. Click here to download the coloring page. Bible ...

“Name That Tail” Game

Match the name of the animal to its tail. Click here to download the “Name that Tail” game, then click here to view the answer ...

“The Mane Features” Puzzle

Click on Read More to view and download "The Mane Features" puzzle. Help the lion get his character in order by finding the missing pieces to the puzzle.There are 21 words that describe the magnificent ...

“Just Like Us” Crossword Puzzle

Although times have changed single biblical days, people haven’t. Life is still a challenge, sin is still a struggle, and we still have a ton of issues. Who are these people of the Bible and how many can you relate to? Click here to download this free printable crossword puzzle.   White Mountain Puzzles Noah’s Ark Puzzle ...

Life Behind Glass: Easy to Create Terrarium

Follow these instructions for an easy to create terrarium! ...