Standing

>> Thursday, May 21, 2015

So today, Photo-A-Day-May wants to know where I stand.

I stand a lot of places!  In front of the kitchen sink, at the kitchen counter, in front of the bathroom sink, at the dining room window, at the front door when the girls leave for school, at the back door when The Man leaves for work... you get the idea.  You probably have similar standing habits.

But it was when I sat down to have my morning quiet time and read my Bible that a song from my childhood popped into my head:

The B-I-B-L-E,
yes, that's the Book for me!
I stand alone
on the Word of God,
The B-I-B-L-E!


This is where I stand.  It's an ancient platform, and my particular copy is well worn, faded, and held together with clear duct tape.  I don't always stand very steadily, and sometimes I find myself stumbling and falling, but The Word remains.

It's never my Foundation that crumbles; it's me.

Thankfully, amazingly, this Foundation has the power not only to withstand the tests of time, it has the power to strengthen me.  The more I stand on it and study it, the steadier and more sure-footed I become.


Snappy
This Photo A Day list is actually from 2012, but I'm belatedly playing along anyway. (click the graphic to enlarge for details)

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My Happy Place

>> Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Day 19's a no-brainer.

There are many places I've visited in my life, from the exotic to the local, and most of those are places I'd love to be again ~ some to visit, and some I dream of living in.  But really, of all those locations, this is still my favourite:












And quite frankly, today's assignment ~ "something you can't live without" ~ doesn't require much consideration either.  See Day 9.  ;)

 
Snappy

This Photo A Day list is actually from 2012, but I'm belatedly playing along anyway. (click the graphic to enlarge for details)

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Photo-a-Day-May Long Weekend

>> Monday, May 18, 2015

Playin' a little "catch-up" here today.  It's not like I didn't take any pictures this weekend, I just didn't take the time to post them. My parents were out for the long weekend (Victoria Day up here in Canada) and so I wasn't quite as concerned about keeping up. In fact, I actually missed yesterday's assignment altogether!

There was lots to love on Friday.  It was the first of two middle school track meets and this year, for the first time, BOTH girls were involved.  It's tough to cheer two kids on at the same time when they're competing at opposite ends of the field!!

 
Here's Mack on the left, working on breaking the Grade 7 Valley high jump record (she won the event handily, but didn't quite make the local all-time record), and AJ on the right, streaking towards the finish line to win the Grade 5 girls' 4X100m relay.

Between the two girls, we have TWELVE new ribbons this year ~ six 1st place, and three each of 2nd and 3rd place!!  We also have a Valley record, though not in an event that Mack was even thinking about records at all.  Just days before the meet, she was asked to join a Grade 8 girls' relay team for two races, and in their 4X50m event, they shaved a full second off the standing Grade 8 record for our area.  Being a year younger than the rest of her team, you can bet she's pretty happy with that!

And then, like I mentioned earlier, my parents arrived at suppertime, and of course, I love them.  And the word happens to be embroidered on the sweater my mom wore that day, so that was very apropos.

Saturday, though I didn't have any time for reading, I remembered to take a picture of the books I'm currently working through.  Funny how the thin one is taking a lot longer than the thick one...

Sunday I completely forgot to take a "snack" picture.  The only snack we had was in the evening ~ Apple German Chocolate Cake with vanilla ice cream and caramel sauce ~ and I thought about photographing it only after most of us had licked our bowls clean.   Ain't nobody wants to see that! :P

And that brings us to today: "something you made."  Other than food (and my daughters, for which I feel I can take at least SOME of the credit...), I couldn't really think of anything.  But this flower pot came to mind as I noticed my Mother's Day begonia crowding its current enclosure:

I painted it several years ago, but since I'm not crafty or handy or really even very artistic, this will have to suffice.  It was a rare moment of inspiration and I'm still pretty proud of it!

Too bad it's also too small for my begonia.


Snappy

This Photo A Day list is actually from 2012, but I'm belatedly playing along anyway. (click the graphic to enlarge for details)

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