Thursday, December 18, 2014

The Last Bit

We are in the midst of preparation for a holiday trip.  Always it seems the business before we go is accelerated in the last days before we go.  My daughter had another piano recitalDSC03678.  We nearly missed it over some confusion about where it was being held but she walked in there and literally just sat down and played beautifullyDSC03679.  She absolutely never lets us down.  Next a long time family friend got married in our little churchDSC03680.  It was so beautiful in there…people really came together to prepare it all and it was stunning.  Last but absolutely not least Lovely and I celebrated our 20th anniversary on the 17th.  I’ve been trolling a jewelry site for some time and finally found exactly what I wanted for usDSC03682.  In reflection before our trip I now more than ever realize I couldn’t do it without Jesus Christ.  All the dust of life will settle…he will eternally remain.  Never forget the reason for the season my friends.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

No Man is an Island

It’s true, no matter how alone you feelDSC03662.  I’ve been physically alone many times…also alone in a crowd.  Often enough solitude is a state of mind.  sometimes it’s  a choice…sometimes it’s not.  Many fear solitude.  Today is dim and dreary and the temptation is to feel lonelyDSC03663but I figure if I’m going to be alone with my thoughts I should make those thoughts positive thoughts.  Thinking of this I’m reminded of  Matthew 28:  20 – …And lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world.” Amen.  Thank God for that!

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Slow to Thaw

It’s been a longer lasting snow this timeDSC03652.  I am not a fan of winter but it really is beautiful out thereDSC03653.  We’re supposed to hit the forties nowDSC03654.  I won’t miss the grey skies one bitDSC03655.  The sapphire blue is my personal favoriteDSC03656.  I love contrasting colorsDSC03657and the blue really brings this out…as does our favorite evergreen treeDSC03659.  The temperatures were perfect for the snow to stick to branches recentlyDSC03660but now the warmer weather is approaching making winter look much more barrenDSC03661.