Sunday, August 20, 2017

Blinded?

What have we here? Someone is coming to see us!


But look, he's wearing a mask! How can he even see us?

Well, actually this is a mask to keep the flies and bugs off his face. It is fine mesh and he can see right through it! Pretty cool, huh?

“In the next two or three hours Jesus healed many from diseases, distress, and evil spirits. To many of the blind he gave the gift of sight.” 

Luke 7

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Closer & Closer






“The angel of God appeared to him in flames of fire blazing out of the middle of a bush. He looked. The bush was blazing away but it didn’t burn up.”

Exodus 3

Thursday, August 17, 2017

The Edge Of The Storm

A few days ago, we traveled on the edge of a widespread storm. We went in and out of hard rain. But while the clouds were in front of us...



The rainbow was behind us!


“He crafted the cosmos. He thunders and rain pours down. He sends the clouds soaring. He embellishes the storm with lightnings, launches the wind from his warehouse.”
Jeremiah 51




Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Top Cat

I'm sure you remember my posts about the Big Gold Cat who changes his outfit with the seasons.

Well, there is a new cat in town now. Polka Dot Cat! 


Not only that, we have also spotted this metal cat prowling around a yard.

And last but not least, this evil black cat head with glowing eyes. He sees all and knows all. Who will now have the title of Top Cat?

“I’ll show you who’s boss. I’ll turn you around and take you back to where you came from.”
Isaiah 37

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Posing

We were on our way to a friend's house today, and look who was by the side of the road! He was very close, and did not even run. He actually posed for several pictures, then calmly walked away. Most will jump in front of our car to cross the road. We have had two near misses this summer.




He has the beginning of soft, velvety antlers!

“As the deer pants for streams of water, so my soul pants for you, my God.”
Psalm 42

Monday, August 14, 2017

The Tiniest Library

Look what I found! The tiniest library ever. And you don't even need a library card. This sits in front of a thrift shop, and was designed and built by the local high school.





Let's look at a few of the books inside.

“There are so many other things Jesus did. If they were all written down, each of them, one by one, I can’t imagine a world big enough to hold such a library of books.”

John 21

Saturday, August 12, 2017

From Pole To Pole

Do you see the double sun in this first picture? I did not edit it, this is how it came out! Perhaps the one in the front is a reflection of something shiny? Whatever, I love it! So here is my series of sunset pictures.




“The outspread wings of the cherubim stretched over the Chest and its poles. The poles were so long that their ends could be seen from the entrance to the Inner Sanctuary, but were not noticeable farther out.” 

1 Kings 8

Thursday, August 10, 2017

The Stamps

We went to the Post Office to buy stamps today. I chose this Andrew Wyeth theme. Here are some of his paintings on the stamps. Which is your favorite? His most famous work is "Christina's World", which is the last one.








Christina was an actual woman he knew. For awhile, he had his studio in her house. She had a muscle disease similar to polio (notice her withered arm), and did not want to use a wheelchair. So she would drag herself around. One day Andrew looked out the window and saw her dragging herself toward the house, so the idea for this painting was born.

“He’s not impressed with horsepower; the size of our muscles means little to him. Those who fear God get God’s attention; they can depend on his strength.”

Psalm 147

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

August Full Moon

Snapping the full moon was not easy this month. This was why.

Some tribes named this moon The Full Red Moon. This is because when it first rises, it is red and hazy. I was able to capture this effect!



Once it got rather high, it was not red anymore. The name most well known for the August Moon is the Full Sturgeon Moon. This is because fishing tribes of the Great Lakes and other areas caught mostly sturgeon in August.



“Simon said, “Master, we’ve been fishing hard all night and haven’t caught even a minnow. But if you say so, I’ll let out the nets.” It was no sooner said than done—a huge haul of fish, straining the nets past capacity.”

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

School Days

School started today! When I was growing up, we had almost three months of summer vacation, but those days are gone with the wind. The only entire month the kids have off now is July. Dara and Anne Marie both started new schools today! Anne Marie is now in middle school and Dara started grade school. Jazz is still in pre-school. 



We went over after school today to talk with them about their first day.


When Anne Marie graduated from grade school, she made this biography page to put on the auditorium bulletin board.

“Show me how you work, God; School me in your ways.”
Psalm 25