Monday, August 29, 2011

Macro Monday

Among the many weeds that live next to my car, I found this pretty little flower that comes out during the early morning sunshine so it must be a morning glory.  The star pattern in the petals opens up to a white center with petals of sky blue makes this one Heavenly Blue.  Watch where you step, it just might be the simple joy of the day.  If you want to see more macro Monday photos, check out


Monday, August 22, 2011

First Day on Monday

Joyful, happy, elated are just a few words to describe some kids I saw this morning, including mine, on their first day of school.  The only day of the year I won't have to wake anyone up for school...did anyone sleep is the bigger question.  But these are teenagers so fashion is what they are planning all night, knowing that I took care of the rest of the boring they have enough paper?  Mary with her glittery nails, Ed with his 2 sets of headphones...they are going to make quite a statement on their first day.  

There was another first day of school in this little town that I will always remember as a special day...Katie's first day of kindergarten.  She's a senior this year in college (in a faraway land) so I missed taking her "first day of school" photo.  This is Katie on her very first day of kindergarten and Ed (age 1) and while Mary wasn't born just yet, she was actually there too, 16 years ago.

Friday, August 19, 2011

Fingerprints on Friday

Sometimes you really have to get close to nature to really appreciate the fine details that God has created.  This is also true within ourselves...some days are more difficult than others to appreciate our own details so it is important to take care of yourself every day, just remember to breathe and let the simple joys of the day shine through and lift your spirit once again.

I Corinthians 3:16
Don't you know that you yourselves are God's temple, and that God's spirit lives in you?

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Monday, August 15, 2011

Macro Monday

Some pretty blooms I found this weekend around the park that lifted my spirits.  Enjoy these simple joys.  If you would like to see more Macro Monday photos, check out lisaschaos.


Friday, August 12, 2011

Fingerprints on Friday

A yard full of chickens really isn't one of my favorite things to talk about, but these particular ones live very close to me so I get to see and hear them quite often.  There is a particular rooster that lives among them...I call him "Rusty" as his call sounds rather like an old timer clearing his rusty pipes, very coarse sounding, yet very commanding.  Before they finished building their hen house and fenced in the yard, these chickens were all over the place.  Talk about free range, they certainly had it for a while, at least.  Rusty acted as more of a herding dog, making sure none of the hens ever got run over while they decided to chat in the middle of the road.  He would sound off whenever anyone came down our road, and some days this was so often, I started thinking this rooster thinks he's a dog.  He would sound off before any of the actual dogs joined in to warn of something coming our way.  And stand courageously beside the road, in front of all the hens, until the danger had passed by.  He also seems to like to follow the farmer around and gives him the latest report of the day.  These chickens are organized, I tell you...and they are all fingerprints of God.

I Corinthians 16:13
Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be men of courage; be strong.

Friday, August 5, 2011

Fingerprints on Friday

This is my little corner of the world...literally, we live on the corner opposite the first house in this photo.  I have been taking my evening walks and enjoying the beautiful sunsets this week. This one really struck my heart as I could see and feel God's light in the rays reflecting through the clouds, a true moment of peace as I let God know how thankful I was for that wonderful day and let the stresses of the day pass by. 

Psalm 28: 7-9
The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and I am helped.  My heart leaps for joy and I will give thanks to him in song.  The Lord is the strength of his people, a fortress of salvation for his annointed one.  Save your people and bless your inheritance; be their shepherd and carry them forever.

Monday, August 1, 2011

More Thoughts on Monday

People travel to marvel at the height of mountains, at the huge waves of the sea, at the long courses of rivers, at the vast compass of the ocean, at the circular motion of the stars; and yet, they pass by themselves without wondering.  ~ Saint Augustine