What I Learned: January 2016

This one nearly slipped by me. A new year seems to move faster and faster but thanks to Emily Freeman over at Chatting at the Sky, I jotted down a few things I learned in this month. (Link up here.) New APP I’m not sure how I missed this before now but I’ve discovered Waze. Their homepage describes it as: “the world’s largest community-based traffic and navigation app. Join other drivers...

A Little Special Treat Saturday

It’s the last Saturday before Christmas and all the creatures are definitely stirring. Our last party is this Sunday, our son and his wife arrive Wednesday and in between there is much cleaning and preparing to be done. The excitement is mixed with anxiousness for me, at least until our party for the men is done. Consider this a sweet treat, a brief respite, a preview of joy all rolled...

Five-Minute Friday: Reflect

The sun hangs low in the sky when we make it to the beach for our Saturday morning walks. Its beams melted together into a canopy of light that appears to dance across the top of the ocean as it reflects its radiance.     We probably have 20 or more photos of this ballet of sunbeams but we raise our phones to take one more shot of this beauty...

Day 13 – Ordinary Beauty – Guest Photographer

I asked friend, and hobbyists photographer, Laura, to share some of the Ordinary Beauty she sees in her life. Laura lives in Atlanta, Georgia enjoys the outdoors. She’s someone who knows about grace and beauty and how sometimes it’s only through grace we see the beauty around us. I’m so happy for her to share with us here and I know you’ll enjoy her gift of beauty. And stop by...

Day Three – Sunflowers

It’s amazing how lovely common things become, if one only knows how to look at them. LOUISA MAY ALCOTT, Marjorie’s Three Gifts It wasn’t a garden but a patch of dirt beside the asphalt parking lot. There they were, taller than my 5’4″ and showing off their beauty, reflecting the glory of their Maker. These yellow beauties seem rather ordinary in these parts.   They were mixed with other flowers but the...

An introduction

It was my husbands good looks that first turned my head. On the volleyball court at camp and a couple of years later as I drove by the church offices where he was mowing the lawn. We’ve both changed a lot in the years we’ve been together. As it says in the bible, “beauty fades like the wildflowers in the field” (Isaiah 40:6b) and we’ve changed inside and out. I...

The ones that didn't make the cut

I have a terrible time throwing out pictures. Especially travel pictures when I’m sure every photo is part of the story. Rather than scrapbooking albums I prefer photo books. Unless I want to make a huge book and pay the huge price that goes with extra pages, not all the photos will make the cut. However, I think they’ll do make a nice little weekend blog post with some narrative...