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Weekly Photo Challenge: Threes

For this weekly photo challenge the objective was to create a three-picture story: What do you do with soft apples?  While the obvious answer might be “make applesauce”, feeding them to the horses is so much more fun! We love it when something so simple turns into a big adventure.  We live in the suburbs,…

Life Out of Focus

I’m a photographer wannabe. I’ve never owned a really good camera, so playing around with my iPhone, Adobe Photoshop, Picasa, and iPhone Apps like Instagram and A Beautiful Mess keep me satisfied… for the time being. I’ve considered buying a more complicated camera, but every time I do, I talk myself out of spending the…

Scripture Challenge Recap: Genesis-2 Kings

I realize that not all of my readers are following the Scripture Challenge that I started last year, but it’s a new year and time to get busy memorizing! Even if you didn’t commit to memorizing a passage from every book of the Bible, why not pick a few of these verses and challenge yourself…

Were it Simply A Matter of Resolve

I admit it.  I’m done with resolutions and “trying to do better”. How many times have we tried to start a new year off full of good intentions and resolutions, only to find ourselves falling short and disappointing no one but ourselves. Keep reading and you’ll find some encouragement, I promise! I am by no…

Weekly Photo Challenge: Windows

How could I resist this week’s photo challenge from WordPress, when it melts my heart every time I see my grandchildren watching out the window, anxiously awaiting the arrival of their Nana and Pappy. In this particular photo, our sweet little (almost 2-year-old) granddaughter was watching her Pappy mow the back yard and with every…

2013 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about 6,600 times in 2013. If it were a NYC subway train, it would take about 6 trips to carry that many people. Click here to…

A New Year, A New Day, A New Perspective

Mrs. Turnipseed was in her 80’s when she approached my pastor-husband and exclaimed with great exuberance, “Pastor, I’m so excited!  I’ve found a new ministry!” Can you picture that in your mind?  How many seniors are even looking for new opportunities to serve?  What a testimony to younger generations. On a day that I typically just…

Transitional Traditions

tra·di·tion the handing down of statements, beliefs, legends, customs,  information, etc., from generation to generation, especially by word of mouth or by practice. Traditions are neither good or bad, per se… Each person chooses what they want to observe in their traditions.  We have old traditions and can begin new ones. Many families have what they would call their “traditional” Thanksgiving meal, and we are no exception.