Tuesday, April 28, 2009

A Ring

When I saw these rings at Marty's Etsy Shop - Silver Pie Jewelry - I knew that I wanted one.

So I asked Pastormac if I could buy myself one. And he said, "Sure!" (like I knew that he would.)

The catch was that I wanted him to decide what would be stamped on my ring. I didn't want it say simply, "Married" or "Princess". I wanted him to choose what my ring would say. It would be more meaningful to me that way. At a glance I would see his message to me. You can imagine my pleasure when he told me his choice just a moment after I asked him.

Much like the message for me from the ring he gave me twenty years ago tonight, when he got down on one knee and asked me to be his wife. Twenty years(!) ago when he slipped an engagement ring on my finger and promised to marry me. The message didn't need to stamped on that ring; and tonight just like that special night, it says the same thing to me, "beloved."

Marty was fantastic to work with and I would heartily encourage everyone to buy something from her shop.

She graciously stamped a message on the inside of my new ring too.

I'm so blessed that I said, "yes!"

Thematic Photographic, Love Thursday

Friday, April 24, 2009

Photo Hunters - Protect(ion)

were hunting for a photo of "protect(ion)" this week. Immediately, for me, something came to mind.

Photo Hunters - Protect(ion)

See that look of determination? He's saying it with his face. He wants to make sure you know: "This is my sister. You want to mess with her? You'll need to mess with me first."

He is her big brother even if it is by only four months. He has built a strong hedge of protection around her, always looking out for her. If you're leaving, you better have said goodbye to her first. Are you giving out something, he'll make sure she gets her share. Are we going somewhere? She's coming along, right? Thinking of playing a game? Let's see what she wants to do first. He loves her with a fierce, loyal, protective love. And she loves him right back. The feeling is mutual.

They weren't brother and sister until they became members of our family. Had never laid eyes on each other until they were moved to the care center where they'd spend six months together waiting for us to come get them and bring them home. God knit their hearts together in ways that I know are nothing short of mysterious and miraculous.

Drop by for a look at more "protect(ion)".

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Photo Hunters - Purple

Sometimes life feels like this


Monday, April 13, 2009

Thematic Photographic - Edible

Carmi's Thematic Photographic challenge of the week was edible. So many interesting ways to photograph something that is "fit to be eaten." Some delicious. Some not-so-much. I suppose, in many ways, "edible" is in the eye (or mouth) of the beholder.

By all accounts (well, most accounts anyway) these are definitely edible.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

The Sacrific Lamb


(Joel Chernoff)

Have you ever heard Messiah has come?
It says in His Word to cleanse every one
Atonement He made iniquity bore
That we can find life in Him evermore

The Sacrifice Lamb has been slain
His blood on the alter a stain
To wipe away guilt and pain
To bring hope eternal
Salvation has come to the world
God's only Son to the world
Jesus the one for the world
Yeshua is He

The prophets of old speak much of Messiah
His death is foretold the purpose is clear
Isaiah did say 'twas for an atonement
To give us a way that leads not to death

The Sacrifice Lamb has been slain
His blood on the alter a stain
To wipe away guilt and pain
To bring hope eternal
Salvation has come to the world
God's only Son to the world
Jesus the one for the world
Yeshua is He

So brothers of mine look not to yourselves
For we are but one we all need His help
We've broken the Law but He paid our debt
That we can find life by Yeshua's death

The Sacrifice Lamb has been slain
His Blood on the alter a stain
To wipe away guilt and pain
To bring hope eternal
So final atonement has come
And brought us new hope by God's Son
If you will believe in your heart
Yeshua you'll know


May your Easter be blessed with the joy of the Resurrection.

Friday, April 10, 2009

Photo Hunters - Triangle

were in search of "triangles" this week.

This weekend rather than search my archives for a picture that might work, I decided to take my camera out with me, and with "triangles" in mind, see what I could photograph that would fit the theme.

At first, my search was seemed fruitless. I was looking all around and not seeing anything. Then I happened to glance out my window at the car sitting next to me in traffic and noticed something. "Hey!" I thought. "How about that?" Suddenly there were triangles all around me. So once we got to where we were going, I took the first chance I could to snap this picture.

Photo Hunters - Triangle

Check out all the triangles at .

Thursday, April 09, 2009

Skywatch Friday

My mom was laid to rest here, almost 6 years ago.
Silver City, New Mexico

Gaze at more skies - SkyWatch Friday.

Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Thematic Photographic - Reflective

Reflective - Carmi's Thematic Photographic challenge of the week.


Scribbit hosts a monthly writing contest and this month's topic is, "Mom."

Lucky for me, she allows past writings to be submitted, because that means I can enter, this post. It means a lot to me and I'm pleased to post it again.

Are you a mom? Write a post about what it means to you and enter it. Or you have a mom, right? Well, write a post about that. So many ways to write about "Mom," why don't you give it a try? Drop by Scribbit's blog for a look at the details.

Friday, April 03, 2009

Photo Hunters - Stripes

"Stripes" were on tap for the this week.

This was a really tough one for me, until I remembered this photo I have of Pastormac, that a good friend took for me. He was taking a break from a drama he was doing for a Vacation Bible School program.

I consider this picture a precious gift.

Photo Hunters - Stripes

Don't forget to drop by for a look at more "stripes."