Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Wordless Wednesday

So sad to see the scars on this manatee's back. 
Taken at Apollo Beach Electric Plant, FL.

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Monday, February 23, 2015

Favorites of 2014

It's taken me awhile but I finally picked some of my favorite photos/memories of 2014. Thought I'd share them with you. That year went by way too fast and 2015 is doing just the same!!!

Making ginormous bubbles with the grandkids last summer.

MN is the land of 10,000 lakes so we had to get out and have fun on them.

We celebrated my dad's 88th birthday. My mom celebrated her 82nd birthday a few months earlier.

My son, daughter-in-law and grandson Jack flew to MN to celebrate his 2nd birthday with us. We had so much fun planning and having a pool party for his birthday. All the little cousins had fun together.

My granddaughter Maggie is such a good sport when grandma brings out her camera! On this day we shot a tea party session.

We had a girls' weekend in Colorado. My sister, her daughter and I flew out to spend time with my daughter Rana and her husband Cody. This day we did some hiking in the foothills by Boulder.

A trip of a lifetime! We flew to Venice, Italy with my sister and her family. After spending some time in Venice we boarded a Cruise Ship and sailed to four Greek Isles. Santorini was definitely my favorite!

Finding pretty things to photograph (besides leaves and trees) in the fall can be kind of tricky. Using my macro lens it's fun to get close ups of fading beauty.

In December we welcomed little Oliver Jonathan to our family. We are so blessed to have 6 grandchildren and another on the way.

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Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Friday, February 13, 2015

A Quick Way to Understand the Bible

 I don't usually share too much religious stuff with others. To me religion is a personal thing and I respect everyone's right to believe what they want. However, if the chance comes along to share something I feel will be helpful or will appeal to many, I like to bring it to light.

     I have just finished reading God’s Story in 66 Verses by Stan Guthrie. The cover says it is a way to “understand the entire Bible by focusing on just one verse in each book. That is just what this book does.
     The book is an easy read. You can read one Chapter (Book) at a time or more. I usually read about three a day. This way I could process what I was reading and meditate a little on each book. I found it very interesting and helpful to have each book condensed and explained. I liked how the verse that was picked for each particular book was shown why it was picked.
     I don’t know of too many people that have read the entire Bible and understood what they read—me included. It was easy to just skip over parts that didn’t make sense or that I just didn’t get. After reading this book I feel like I have a way better understanding of the historical events that took place, especially in the Old Testament. I now know more about Paul’s mission and why he wrote so many letters. Getting background on each of the four Gospel writers was insightful too. Finding God’s presence in each book was very meaningful.

     I highly recommend this book to anyone wanting to understand the Bible a little better. So often we read or hear parts of the Bible and don’t always see how they fit into the big picture. Stan Guthrie’s book will help you see how each book contributes to God’s story of HIs kingdom.

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Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Monday, February 9, 2015

Thought for the Day

I have to send you to a great website--The Dash Movie. It gets you thinking about how you are spending your life. What will the dash between the years on your tombstone represent? Life is short, we need to make the best of it. Enjoy the movie. :)

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Wednesday, February 4, 2015


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