Sunday, June 24, 2012

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Themed: Wet

Last week's theme was WET.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Themed: Blue

I joined a little Weekly Photo Challenge Group... Me and my Forum friends are challenged to take a pic every week with a different theme.  This week's was : BLUE

These were taken with my point-and-shoot camera and edited in Picasa.  The second was a simple color invert.

Playdough: Blue



Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Around My Kitchen: Pt 6

October Color

It's all around.


It's all around. My family is in a season of remembering a loved, cherished little life that left us 3 years ago. It has been hard. I would say harder this year than years past. She was a little thing... 5 weeks. She was a red head.

In the midst of my grief, I'm aware of at least 7+ other friends who are going through extremely tough situations. Losing a parent, a grandparent (who was like a parent), severe/life threatening illnesses, children going through life threatening illnesses, ill spouses, job losses.... and the list seems to go on.

My tears fall, but I know that the Lord sees every one of them. He counts them, he bottles them, he notes them. He "is near to the brokenhearted" (Ps.34:18).

God has used my children to show me so much about Himself lately. Recently, my daughter was literally laughing and running into my husbands arms. Her daddy. She loves him so, and he loves her more. What a picture of God to me.... Thank you, Lord. Today, my other daughter gets a thump on the head and is sad and in pain. She runs to me, crawls on my lap and cries on my shoulder. I kiss her boo boo and she's all better. The pain is still there (I'm sure), but the comfort of knowing that I love her and that I kiss her boo boo makes it bearable. Off she goes, joyfully to keep playing. Isn't that a picture of how it is with God?

I have sat on Jesus' lap many times this week as I wash the dishes and cried... and he kisses the boo boo and I receive strength and even joy to go about the day.

If you are suffering too, may I remind you to look to Jesus. Lay your burdens before him. Be real about it. Because in pouring your heart out before him you will receive comfort.

In the meantime my heart is looking forward to this coming to pass:

Revelation 21:3-5 (the Message)
"Look! Look! God has moved into the neighborhood, making his home with men and women! They're his people, he's their God. He'll wipe every tear from their eyes. Death is gone for good—tears gone, crying gone, pain gone—all the first order of things gone." The Enthroned continued, "Look! I'm making everything new. Write it all down—each word dependable and accurate."