Saturday, April 30, 2011

scripture and a snapshot



Boy, do I know how that is firsthand! My horse can be such a pain! But I love her. :) It’s good to know that God loves us and still wants to be with us even when we want to run off and do our own thing.

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Have a beautiful weekend. :)

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

easter fun



Having a kindergarten-age sister is an excellent excuse, I find, for maintaining somewhat childish traditions. Though my other siblings aren’t always as enthusiastic, I’m a pretty traditional person and I still have fun doing things like coloring Easter eggs.


Amy, being a typical five year old, maintained her rapturous interest long enough to color three eggs out of our fifteen. I colored several more when I wasn’t busy taking pictures. I made myself a very vivid green one. :) It was delicious alongside Easter dinner! And all the better for being green. Green eggs and ham, you know.


Finally, a quick entry for Kate’s black and white photo challenge: The theme this week is black and white.


How were your Easters? Did anyone else color eggs??

Sunday, April 24, 2011

his eye is on the sparrow


… And I know He watches me!

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I find this verse sooo comforting. :) Don’t you??

Friday, April 22, 2011

he is risen

Spring is here.


It’s taken its time about it, that’s for sure, but now that it’s here—how can I complain? The fields aren’t dead and brown anymore, the trees are misted with green, the flowers are turning their faces up to the sunshine. They’re rising from the deadness of winter just in time to commemorate the greatest Resurrection of all time!


Imagine what it would have been like to be God’s people before Jesus, the Messiah, came to be the Savior of humanity. Waiting… always waiting, generation after generation, for thousands of years. Waiting for a springtime—a Resurrection—that may come at any time, whether the following year or a couple of thousand years in the future. They only knew that it would come, and thank God, it did.


Quoting something my pastor often says… Aren’t you glad we live on this side of the Cross?


I sure am. But while we no longer anticipate the coming of the Messiah for the purpose of His death and resurrection, we do have another monumental Coming to look forward to—the coming of Jesus to resurrect the whole body of believers and take us to be with Him in Heaven!! Now that is a springtime I’m really looking forward to. :)

He is risen… He is risen, indeed!
Jesus said to her,
“I am the resurrection and the life.
He who believes in Me,
though he may die, he shall live.”
John 11:25

Happy Easter!!!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011


Kate at Little Somethings is hosting a photography challenge! When I found out that the theme is “sweet,” my mind went instantly to this picture, which you might remember from one of my August posts. Doesn’t it fit “sweet” in every single possible way? :)


It’s like… the princess and the frog. :)

Monday, April 18, 2011

the morning light


Oh, the joy of writer’s block.

My English teacher claims that it doesn’t exist. AHEM, yes, it most certainly does! I have experienced it WAY too many times for it not to be real. I have analyzed it, yelled at it, and studied it searching for some cure. It’s seized up my creative genius in argumentative essays, short stories, novels, letters, and now blog posts.

Can you relate?

I think it stems at least partially from being afraid of saying something that isn’t perfect. When I write essays, I’m afraid of not getting a perfect grade. Short stories and novels incite a terrible fear of not being able to tell a good story and fulfill my aspirations of authorship. Letters… well, sometimes talking about my ordinary life to an extended relative who may or may not care seems a little boring. And blog posts? It’s so easy to go off on ridiculous and uninteresting tangents like… this one.

Fortunately for me (and you, I’m sure, since you’re probably yawning by now), some poetic person decided that pictures = 1,000 words. Pictures also don’t get writer’s block, aren’t graded, usually aren’t disappointing anybody’s aspirations, aren’t boring, and don’t go off on tangents.

No wonder I like them so much!


There. No stress. :)

Saturday, April 16, 2011

i love it


I have thought and wondered and experimented pensively about how I can use my photos to glorify God. That’s been a big part of this blog. I want my pictures to mean something—something that will last longer than this earth and really give honor to Him.

Today I found something in the “blogosphere” that I just love. It is such a sweetly simple way to accomplish all of the above! It’s Katie Lloyd’s weekly “Scripture & a Snapshot.” Isn’t that perfect? God tells us His Word will never return void. What better way to use our photos than to combine them with Scripture?

This is going to be fun. :) Here’s mine. (Sorry, it’s a little wintry… brrrr!!! But I love the verse!)


there is hope


… even for my corner of the globe. See it?


*Happy sigh*

I apologize for this being so few pictures. I’ve been a bit sick (again…) for several days, so hopefully when I get back at it I’ll have more for you. :)

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

a wider palette


You got a lot of green and yellow in my last post. On our spring break travels (which were minimal…) I found a spring palette with a broader range of colors—the colors I normally don’t expect to see till almost May.

Like pink.

Can you smell them? Flowering trees smell delicious!


I wish flowering trees were happier in my neck of the woods. Also lacking in my neck of the woods are vast blue waters with shiny white sailing ships docking in neat little lines… Pretty, aren’t they?


And I just couldn’t let you go without a little more green… and yellow. :)


The world is coming back to life!


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