N is for Noah

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[DISCLAIMER] I’m prob­ably going to regret this one. And just for the record, I’m not addressing whether The Flood really hap­pened, whether the ark has really been dis­cov­ered or if it’s simply a myth. Nor am I taking sides on the recent Noah movie…just yet. So let’s begin our story. Noah and his family are out­casts in town. Being a 10th gen­er­a­tion descen­dent of Adam, Noah finds him­self at odds with cur­rent, cul­tural norms. Life is full of both let me read more…

Perfectly Imperfect!

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Texture by Kim Klassen; Waterfront 7, 30% soft light Though we are incom­plete, God loves us com­pletely. Though we are imper­fect, He loves us per­fectly. Though we may feel lost and without com­pass, God’s love encom­passes us com­pletely. He loves every one of us, even those who are flawed, rejected, awk­ward, sor­rowful, or broken. ~Dieter F. Uchtdorf Kim’s prompt this week for Texture Tuesday is Perfectly Imperfect. And my inspi­ra­tion come from last Sunday when Twix let me read more…

Spring…I found it!

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If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant: if we did not some­times taste of adver­sity, pros­perity would not be so wel­come. ~Anne Bradstreet  Rarely has spring felt so wel­come as after this winter. Who’s with me on this one? Well, look at that.…everyone’s hand shot up! I’m not sur­prised. It was a long, cold, brutal winter in most of the country. But I think it’s safe to say winter is fin­ished and let me read more…

M is for Magi

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Typically, it’s a Christmas story. Gift of the Magi is a sweet tale about Jim and Della, a young hus­band and wife in the 1900s, trying to secretly buy each other mean­ingful Christmas gifts on a very tight budget. The couple is going through hard finan­cial times as Jim’s wages have been cut. Della is known for her beau­tiful, long hair. It’s gor­geous and cas­cades softly down to her knees. But, because she only has $1.87, she cuts and sells her let me read more…

For the love of.….Life!

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Texture by Kim Klassen: Sunkissed 100% hard light with selec­tive masking You may believe that you are respon­sible for what you do, but not for what you think. The truth is that you are respon­sible for what you think, because is is only at this level that you can exer­cise choice. That you do comes from what you think. ~Marianne Williamson Kim’s prompt this week for Texture Tuesday is For the love of.….… And I first thought let me read more…

March: the lion with lamb moments

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Kim’s Friday Finds are where we go to share snip­pets of what we’ve dis­cov­ered and uncov­ered in the past week. My find today is best put into a col­lage for March. Still cold, windy and rainy most of the month, not much ven­turing out­side happened….we stayed inside sur­rounded by the warmth of family. The trees and flowers were not giving up their spring color just yet.  The Investigator cel­e­brated a birthday and most of our time was let me read more…

Photo Blogging Challenge: ONE

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Well, I missed the dead­line. PJ over at A ‘lil HooHaa’s March photo chal­lenge came and went. And I missed it. I had the best of inten­tions but life just got in the way. I know that’s not really a great excuse.…but it’s the only one I have. So, I’m fin­ishing up and hoping to get it posted before the linky thing shuts down. This month was quite a chal­lenge. You’d think ONE would be fairly easy…but, sadly, that proved not the case. let me read more…

The value of a memory

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Texture by Kim Klassen; Luminous, 80% Multiply Snapshot frame action Sometimes you will never know the value of some­thing, until it becomes a memory. ~Dr. Seuss During one of our trips to Kansas City last summer, Entrepreneur drove by one of my child­hood homes. I was struck by how large the trees in the yard had grown. I remember helping plant those trees when I was in third grade. It’s funny what we choose to remember about our past, isn’t it? I remember let me read more…

L is for Legalism

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He delib­er­ately pro­vokes them. He brazenly heals people on the Sabbath just to hear church lead­er­ship scream about vio­lating Sabbath Laws. There is nothing dis­creet about his actions when it comes to making a point. And, many times, that point is to openly defy the legal­istic reli­gious cul­ture. And it causes us to stop and ask, What’s the big deal? It’s not like legalism is as bad as murder. Why get so upset about it? After all, aren’t those let me read more…

Randomness prevails this week

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Texture by Nancy Claeys; French Garden, 30% screen If nothing every changed, there’d be no but­ter­flies. ~Author Unknown There’s so many ways to inter­pret this quote. Chances are it will speak to you on some level in your life. Butterflies have so many lessons we can learn. A few of the ones I’ve dis­cov­ered are HERE and HERE and HERE. It’s not been an overly exiting week, but here are my random five thoughts for Nancy’s Random let me read more…