09.02.15 Wacky Wonderful Wednesdays

11760166_895348603866704_8321942029438416811_n11164224_935230229882000_3962471717772407265_n11133632_920459624672440_3977855600696824704_n11141157_1013071952057312_7384943142683517178_ndividers_7110561644_852230204853944_4712154133459929153_n 11037557_852230201520611_219892884220275116_n11080923_852230214853943_5565233192227163462_ndividers_7111703168_847976148644683_2298967591785508636_n

dividers_71THE WRONG FUNERAL

church funeral

God is there for us when we need him the most. Sometimes he makes his presence known in the most unlikely and unexpected ways. Read this hilarious and heartwarming story of God bringing a bit a levity and more to a grief stricken woman.

Consumed by my loss, I didn’t notice the hardness of the pew where I sat. I was at the funeral of my dearest friend — my mother. She finally had lost her long battle with cancer. The hurt was so intense, I found it hard to breathe at times. Always supportive, Mother clapped loudest at my school plays, held a box of tissues while listening to my first heartbreak, comforted me at my father’s death, encouraged me in college, and prayed for me my entire life. When mother’s illness was diagnosed, my sister had a new baby and my brother had recently married his childhood sweetheart, so it fell on me, the 27-year-old middle child without entanglements, to take care of her.

I counted it an honor. “What now, Lord?” I asked sitting in church. My life stretched out before me as an empty abyss. My brother sat stoically with his face toward the cross while clutching his wife’s hand. My sister sat slumped against her husband’s shoulder, his arms around her as she cradled their child. All so deeply grieving, no one noticed I sat alone. My place had been with our mother, preparing her meals, helping her walk, taking her to the doctor, seeing to her medication, reading the Bible together.

Now she was with the Lord. My work was finished, and I was alone. I heard a door open and slam shut at the back of the church. Quick footsteps hurried along the carpeted floor. An exasperated young man looked around briefly and then sat next to me. He folded his hands and placed them on his lap. His eyes were brimming with tears. He began to sniffle. “I’m late,” he explained, though no explanation was necessary.

After several eulogies, he leaned over and commented, “Why do they keep calling Mary by the name of ‘Margaret?’” “Because that was her name, Margaret. Never Mary. No one called her ‘Mary,’” I whispered. I wondered why this person couldn’t have sat on the other side of the church.

He interrupted my grieving with his tears and fidgeting. Who was this stranger anyway? “No, that isn’t correct,” he insisted, as several people glanced over at us whispering, “Her name is Mary, Mary Peters.” “That isn’t who this is.” “Isn’t this the Lutheran church?” “No, the Lutheran church is across the street.” “Oh.” “I believe you’re at the wrong funeral, Sir.”

The solemnness of the occasion mixed with the realization of the man’s mistake bubbled up inside me and came out as laughter. I cupped my hands over my face, hoping it would be interpreted as sobs. The creaking pew gave me away. Sharp looks from other mourners only made the situation seem more hilarious. I peeked at the bewildered, misguided man seated beside me.

He was laughing, too, as he glanced around, deciding it was too late for an uneventful exit. I imagined Mother laughing. At the final “Amen,” we darted out a door and into the parking lot. “I do believe we’ll be the talk of the town,” he smiled. He said his name was Rick and since he had missed his aunt’s funeral, asked me out for a cup of coffee. That afternoon began a lifelong journey for me with this man who attended the wrong funeral, but was in the right place.

A year after our meeting, we were married at a country church where he was the assistant pastor. This time we both arrived at the same church, right on time. In my time of sorrow, God gave me laughter. In place of loneliness, God gave me love. This past June we celebrated our twenty-second wedding anniversary. Whenever anyone asks us how we met, Rick tells them, “Her mother and my Aunt Mary introduced us, and it’s truly a match made in heaven.” – Author Unknown

dividers_71 11058673_838253302911366_3532406266931032313_n 11114742_10153084718697740_2903787183193996318_n 11168000_869397716509155_9079822777690025888_n 11168464_399629936907192_5829995008927713554_n 11202612_419917748211744_2845078780647641911_n 11206099_417526495117536_5200332522067946063_n

dividers_71
The Diphelleia grayi or “Skeleton Flower” is finally a reason to look forward to rainy days. This rare flower transforms into a translucent beauty [its skeletal form] when exposed to water, its white petals becoming completely clear while wet, then transforming back to their original color once dry.Found in only three locations in the world, the flower grows in the colder regions of China and Japan, and within the United States’ Appalachian Mountains. In addition to its transformation capabilities, the flower is also recognized by its large, umbrella-like leaves and bright green and yellow centers.

replace-1

replace-2dividers_71

11214704_1479166329064927_5703851311303198423_n 11216595_1019371068103600_1462913969695483214_n 11218517_1171263926233213_9046398075673508791_ndividers_71

Twenty-five Really Weird Things Said to Pastors and Other Church Leaders,
by Thom Rainer, President/CEO of Lifeway Christian Resources

Few people are truly aware of the constant requests, complaints, and criticisms pastors and other church leaders receive. I must admit, however, I was surprised when I asked church leaders on Twitter to share some of the more unusual comments they have received. I was first surprised at how many responded. But I was most surprised at the really strange things people tell pastors and other church leaders.

Many of the comments related to using the Bible too much or to being too evangelistic. I should make those a blog post by themselves.

I narrowed my selection to twenty-five, but it could have been much higher. I left off many great comments to keep this post manageable. I’ve only made minor wording changes to some of these. For the most part, I received these quotes just as you are seeing them. The parenthetical words after each comment represent my off-the-cuff commentary.

  1. “We need a small group for cat lovers.” (I guess they could serve Meow Mix as a snack.)
  2. “You need to change your voice.” (Yes ma’am. I’ll try to have that done by next week.)
  3. “Our expensive coffee is attracting too many hipsters.” (Yep. You don’t want too many of those hipsters in your church.)
  4. “Preachers who don’t wear suits and ties aren’t saved. It’s in the Bible. (I should have known that’s what Jesus and Paul wore.)
  5. “Your socks are distracting.” (I understand. I’ll stop wearing socks.)
  6. “You shouldn’t make people leave the youth group after they graduate.” (It’s going to get really weird by the time they turn 70 years old.)
  7. “I don’t like the color of the towels in the women’s restroom.” (I don’t understand. They match the towels in the men’s restroom.)
  8. “We need to start attracting more normal people at church.” (So, you will be leaving the church, I presume.)
  9. “I developed cancer because you don’t preach from the KJV.” (Major medical announcement! New carcinogen discovered!)
  10. “Your wife never compliments me about my hair or dress.” (There could be a reason for that.)
  11. “Not enough people signed up for the church golf tournament. You have poor leadership skills.” (I’m so sorry. I expected more since most of the deacons play golf on Sunday morning)
  12. “I think you are trying to preach caffeineism.” (Probably Reformed theology with an extra kick.)
  13. “If Jesus sang from the red hymnals, why can’t we?” (I think you are mistaken. He sang from blue hymnals.)
  14. (To a pastor who married interracially). “You are living in sin. You shouldn’t be married to each other.” (That one is not worthy of commentary.)
  15. “I don’t like the brand of donuts in the foyer.” (It’s better than Meow Mix.)
  16. “You didn’t wrap the hot dogs in bacon for the church picnic.” (I understand that one. Bacon rules.)
  17. “You shouldn’t drink water when you preach.” (At least not simultaneously.)
  18. “The toilet paper is on the wrong way in the ladies restroom. It’s rolled under.” (My guess is that it is still functional.)
  19. “Why don’t you ever preach on Tim Tebow?” (Be patient. I will be preaching a six-week expository series on him in the fall.)
  20. “You don’t have ashtrays in the fellowship hall.” (Yes we do. They are right next to the spittoons for your chewing tobacco.)
  21. “Did you see me waving in the back of the worship center? You preached too long. It was time to eat!” (Who needs a clock when I have you?)
  22. “The eggs were not scrambled enough at the senior adult breakfast.” (We thought you could jump up and down after you ate them to finish the job.)
  23. “You don’t look at our side of the worship center enough when you preach.” (That’s because you are on that side.)
  24. “We are leaving the church because you have a red cross on the building. That’s the color of the devil.” (I understand. It’s in the same verse that describes his pitchfork and horns.)
  25. “Your sermon needed more calories.” (Okay. I’ll feed it one of those donuts in the foyer.)

Pastors and other church leaders must have great patience and strength. They are faced with these and many other comments and demands every day. I love these church leaders, and I thank God for them.dividers_71

11218807_10152697967920927_4817093180738739385_n 11218935_910231605711737_6178981804501399314_n 11221846_1333661633329953_3256785466903828458_n11406811_811509518956713_9043815863529492846_n 11887845_827986577313973_2275751815940983385_ndividers_71

THIS WEEK’S THREE FAVORITE PHOTOS

fav pic 95fav pic 97fav pic4 dividers_71DOGS ON THE WAY TO THE VET!

dogs on way to vet dogs on their way to the vet 1 dogs on their way to the vet 2 dogs on their way to the vet 3 dogs on their way to the vet 4 dogs on their way to the vet 5 dogs on their way to the vet 6 dogs on their way to the vet 7 dividers_71 galatians 2 20

Reach out to someone in need this week!

Let others see Jesus in you this week!

Be His light in the darkness this week!

Have a Blessed Week!

cooltext1838781539

Click on the links below to go there!

Dora and the Explorers published randomly

Some Things I Learned About Alzheimer’s published randomly

08.26.15 Wacky Wonderful Wednesdays

10403693_1015204875161666_6184974886150467724_n10898153_1087778001248473_3396868329334329985_n11401066_869999886382752_6070267263340125871_n11817192_725074437636186_2242837746916255738_nflowerbg100 kept woman dandylion banner

I am a Kept Woman. You see there were times when I thought I would lose my mind, but GOD kept me sane. There were times when I thought I couldn’t go on any longer, but GOD kept me moving. At times I wanted to lash out at those whom I felt had done me wrong, but GOD kept my mouth shut. (Sometimes I didn’t quite let GOD have control over my mouth.) Sometimes I think the money just isn’t enough, but GOD helped me keep the lights on, the water on, rent paid, etc. When I thought I would fall GOD helped me up. When I was week GOD kept me strong. I could go on and on, but I’m sure you hear me! I am blessed to be kept! I am kept by the Love and Grace of GOD!!

flowerbg100

11391534_1120587011301856_7693201423844025378_n11816993_970917662965636_268759001098796404_n11822390_1151599608187846_3948867225589148122_n11828618_10207506905215944_7881894445237324584_nflowerbg100

11703346_848008208641477_7623257756780314727_nflowerbg100I loved these coolers, raising the lid and pulling out a cold drink with the water dripping off the bottle!

Linnie's Place's photo.
flowerbg100

11312_1546140482319524_4210490204899877014_n182517_527599533968783_1452714841_n10290605_776591225692638_3446516500443223534_n10995568_1008177639216158_6111177855585725538_n

11029507_914725485272872_4944024331001248343_nflowerbg100index

WHAT IS A GRANDPARENT!

Grandparents are pretty underrated, but every kid knows what’s up when they go over. That’s why when 8 year olds were asked what a grandparent is, hilarity and honesty ensued. This is definitely something kids, parents, and grandparents can all relate to!

-Grandparents are a lady and a man who have no little children of her own. They like other people’s.
-A grandfather is a man and a grandmother is a lady!
-Grandparents don’t have to do anything except be there when we come to see them. They are so old they shouldn’t play hard or run. It is good if they drive us to the shops and give us money.
-When they take us for walks, they slow down past things like pretty leaves and caterpillars.
-They show us and talk to us about the color of the flowers and also why we shouldn’t step on “cracks.”
-They don’t say, “Hurry up.”
-Usually grandmothers are fat but not too fat to tie your shoes.
-They wear glasses and funny underwear.
-They can take their teeth and gums out.
-Grandparents don’t have to be smart.
-They have to answer questions like, “Why isn’t God married?” and “How come dogs chase cats?”
-When they read to us, they don’t skip. They don’t mind if we ask for the same story over again.
-Everybody should try to have a grandmother, especially if you don’t have television, because they are the only grown ups who like to spend time with us.
-They know we should have snack-time before bedtime and they say prayers with us every time and kiss us even when we’ve acted bad.
-A 6-year-old was asked where his grandma lived. ”Oh,” he said, ”She lives at the airport and when we want her we just go get her. Then when we’re done having her visit, we take her back to the airport.”
-Grandpa is the smartest man on earth! He teaches me good things but I don’t get to see him enough to get as smart as him!

flowerbg100554901_606955516012047_1821935423_n 559459_557599610971800_690620984_n

SOME THINGS I’D LIKE TO SHARE ABOUT THE AMAZING QUARTER BACK OF THE NEW ORLEANS SAINTS, DREW BREES!

11889705_10101631447009414_810448239707448350_n

THE NEW ORLEANS SAINTS FAN IN ME COULDN’T RESIST SHARING THESE DIGS AT OUR RIVAL FALCONS!

11850619_685131421586296_1377013026975937316_o A FALCONS FAN, A SAINTS FAN, AND A COWBOYS FAN

A Falcons fan, a Saints fan, and a Cowboys fan are climbing a mountain and arguing about who loves their team the most. The Cowboys fan insists that he is the most loyal. “This is for Texas!!” he yells and jumps off the mountains.

Not to be outdone the Saints fan is next to profess his love for his team. He yells “this is for Louisiana!” and pushes the Falcons fan off the mountain!!!!!

Probably have to be a Saints fan to really get it!

flowerbg10010550825_265637476963766_8776804233069899221_n

10892009_874935965880974_7258250998996071438_n10930089_1056765341005334_8359847514287145629_n

10968373_584610711675928_1735548518624519318_nflowerbg100

10653492_10152761080750917_5280557712249843988_n

flowerbg100

 

Proverbs 31 Ministries's photo.

I am a woman who wants to love God, but so often I am too busy to really love the people He puts plainly in my path. But this love, as today’s key verse declares, is more important than all the sacrifices we could make.

I cannot beat myself up. But I can do something. So can you. We can pause, permitting God to tap us on the heart, gently interrupt us and rearrange our day.

We can go deeper … beyond a hurried “Hi!” to an authentic, “How are you?” When God knocks on our hearts, we can knock on their doors.

Will you do it? Will you try? Then once you’ve reached out, leave the results to God. Our job is obedience. God’s job is results.
Karen Ehman

flowerbg100THIS WEEKS THREE FAVORITE PHOTOS

fav pic 21 fav pic 22 fav pic 23

flowerbg100
CHECK OUT THE FACES THAT CAN BE FOUND ALL OVER THE PLACE!
face blissful birds faces ‘The Chicken Church’ faces bbqool faces cheer up faces come on baby light my fire faces droool car seat belt faces faceplant faces hmmmmmmmm faces house faces I believe I can fly FACES louie faces petrified peppers faces rawwwwr faces sad kiwi is sad faces say cheese faces suspcious house in prague faces the omg wall
flowerbg100

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Reach out to someone in need this week!

Let others see Jesus in you this week!

Be His light in the darkness this week!

Have a Blessed Week!

cooltext1838781539

Click on the links below to go there!

Dora and the Explorers published randomly

Some Things I Learned About Alzheimer’s published randomly

08.19.15 Wacky Wonderful Wednesdays

11000579_730464653731377_4763332873699446576_n 10959455_585075588296107_8983905373250536085_n 10354593_1140708562622083_1185386007698585114_n1 11377333_868203409914557_4890822077070136634_n11201919_978862078826342_5098094903605079761_n 1A 11249018_848007755308189_7253250023058618915_n111698734_1471361223178771_4269783873287813812_n cat and comma difference181365_10150978418099674_1595414504_n1AAUSTRALIA’S NEW CROCOSAURUS COVE PARK SEES THRILL SEEKERS
SWIMMING FACE TO FACE WITH A MASSIVE SALTWATER CROCODILE!
11825050_990367124393571_4362179488368045598_n 11811364_990367257726891_6710969075643957381_n 11824931_990367214393562_7814774563771628991_n 11836741_990367221060228_9080694648465502781_n 11055339_990367157726901_6356602921450148146_n1
Dan Asmussen's photo.
POOR PEOPLE by Dan Asmussen

One day a very wealthy father took his son on a trip to the country for the sole purpose of showing his son how it was to be poor. They spent a few days and nights on the farm of what would be considered a very poor family.

After their return from the trip, the father asked his son how he liked the trip. “It was great, Dad,” the son replied. “Did you see how poor people can be?” the father asked. “Oh Yeah,” said the son.

“So what did you learn from the trip?” asked the father. The son answered, “I saw that we have one dog and they had four. We have a pool that reaches to the middle of our garden and they have a creek that has no end. We have imported lanterns in our garden and they have the stars at night. Our patio reaches to the front yard and they have the whole horizon.

We have a small piece of land to live on and they have fields that go beyond our sight. We have servants who serve us, but they serve others.

We buy our food, but they grow theirs. We have walls around our property to protect us, they have friends to protect them.” The boy’s father was speechless. Then his son added, “It showed me just how poor we really are.”

Too many times we forget what we have and concentrate on what we don’t have. What is one person’s worthless object is another’s prize possession. It is all based on one’s perspective.

Sometimes it takes the perspective of a child to remind us what’s important.

1ABRIDGES FOR CRABS – CHRISTMAS ISLANDBridges for crabs - Christmas Island

BUDDIST ACADEMY IN CHINA

buddhist-academy-china_90428_990x742

BUFFALO WATER – SOUTH DAKOTA _90422_990x742111659512_1122048641143888_5968024040118277925_n 11695520_1463925850588975_7521872961894233673_n 11695974_886245908091483_5498714821477813972_n1AMunich-based photographer Bernhard Lang vacationed at a seaside resort in Adria, Italy and was struck by the perfectly uniform arrangements of colored umbrellas used by each hotel!

11872165_773635986124992_1433717090176061189_o11856373_773635699458354_7873278560462279541_o10987311_773635716125019_5263002049956988561_o11791939_773635782791679_2045434016314090977_o10986832_773635679458356_2347770084688881937_o11825650_773635626125028_7131541186220747453_n11056460_773635619458362_3998003458030034834_n1 WE’RE ONLY AS OLD AS WE FEEL!

only as old as you feel 1only as old as you feel 2only as old as you feel 3only as old as you feel 4only as old as you feel1A10413320_10152849303649303_2502477212825242985_n11222173_683129778483662_759740178936450798_n11223329_917552944976696_2377677384559142109_n1This could very well have been my mama that did this!

GIRL GETS A SHOCKING LETTER FROM HER GRANDMOTHER. THIS IS PERFECT!

Grandma is eighty-eight years old and still drives her own car. She writes:

Dear Grand-daughter,

The other day I went up to our local Christian book store and saw a ‘Honk if you love Jesus’ bumper sticker…

I was feeling particularly sassy that day because I had just come from a thrilling choir performance, followed by a thunderous prayer meeting.

So, I bought the sticker and put it on my bumper.

Boy, am I glad I did; what an uplifting experience that followed.

I was stopped at a red light at a busy intersection, just lost in thought about the Lord and how good he is, and I didn’t notice that the light had changed.

It is a good thing someone else loves Jesus because if he hadn’t honked, I’d never have noticed.

I found that lots of people love Jesus!

While I was sitting there, the guy behind started honking like crazy, and then he leaned out of his window and screamed, ‘For the love of God!’

`Go! Go! Go! Jesus Christ, GO!’ What an exuberant cheerleader he was for Jesus! Everyone started honking! I just leaned out my window and started waving and smiling at all those loving people. I even honked my horn a few times to share in the love!

There must have been a man from Florida back there because I heard him yelling something about a sunny beach.

I saw another guy waving in a funny way with only his middle finger stuck up in the air.

I asked my young teenage grandson in the back seat what that meant.

He said it was probably a Hawaiian good luck sign or something.

Well, I have never met anyone from Hawaii, so I leaned out the window and gave him the good luck sign right back.

My grandson burst out laughing.

Why even he was enjoying this religious experience!!

A couple of the people were so caught up in the joy of the moment that they got out of their cars and started walking towards me.

I bet they wanted to pray or ask what church I attended, but this is when I noticed the light had changed.

So, grinning, I waved at all my brothers and sisters, and drove on through the intersection.

I noticed that I was the only car that got through the intersection before the light changed again and felt kind of sad that I had to leave them after all the love we had shared.
So I slowed the car down, leaned out the window and gave them all the Hawaiian good luck sign one last time as I drove away. Praise the Lord for such wonderful folks!!

Will write again soon.

Love,
Grandma

1ATHIS WEEK’S THREE FAVORITE PHOTOS

11264867_900644896648972_8066153158008267825_n 11391720_865620263487381_1968932538419180597_n 11425861_901462826597348_221555235526890748_n1PRECIOUS ANIMALS WITH THEIR RAIN COVERINGS!

11831633_932600486816915_1738374411520478093_n 11828631_932600483483582_4304662722129281639_n 11825904_932600450150252_7883371047158513322_n 11822384_932600360150261_2369476938018696242_n 11822713_932600446816919_1227393828053938817_n 11220064_932600406816923_9141866541439701628_n

1A10405618_10153469793626718_4687513569967482540_n111200916_860639497363666_6141299099723608730_nReach out to someone in need this week!

Let others see Jesus in you this week!

Be His light in the darkness this week!

Have a Blessed Week!

cooltext1838781539

Click on the links below to go there!

Dora and the Explorers published randomly

Some Things I Learned About Alzheimer’s published randomly

08.12.15 Wacky Wonderful Wednesdays

wed blessings 611248246_1671784093050269_6778205932579402629_n 11402669_876629052405326_1598886809626847633_nuse for oklahoma
originalA24 year old boy seeing out from the train’s window shouted…“Dad, look the trees are going behind!”Dad smiled and a young couple sitting nearby, looked at the 24 year old’s childish behavior with pity, suddenly he again exclaimed…“Dad, look the clouds are running with us!”The couple couldn’t resist and said to the old man…“Why don’t you take your son to a good doctor?”The old man smiled and said…“I did and we are just coming from the hospital, my son was blind from birth, he just got his eyes today.

Every single person on the planet has a story. Don’t judge people before you truly know them. The truth might surprise you.

use for oklahoma11071121_10152937861621198_5926940456169173086_n 11377387_853440484746784_5355732695741452875_n 11401451_702835919845809_3516706073647667392_n

11403226_998953626789162_2799957032204708823_n11701222_10207109963931284_8189149376658565148_nuse for oklahomaCANYONLAND NATIONAL PARKCANYONLAND

HORSESHOE BEND SUNSEThorseshoe bend sunset

GLACIER NATIONAL PARKa glacier national parkCANYONLAND NATIONAL PARK

a canyonland national park

use for oklahomaDALLAS TEXAS INTERSTATE EXCHANGEdallas texas interchange

use for oklahoma576062_591466890882500_6165623_nuse for oklahoma11800383_1009568512407252_3898045817643751977_nlittle boys rosalyn use 0 smile and spoil the dayBAKING COOKIES IN THE WINTER

use for oklahoma10881516_696550957120537_7286374239987548393_n10404469_884561188278779_3403005294736126519_n

use for oklahoma11351406_385305295006323_2168697114438484096_n11246852_803345193108725_3200276180990523150_n 11261914_948638471823760_8844389406414986367_n10551024_789519494402878_8352640971691744550_n11403399_1009309485753576_6990622695906664222_n use for oklahoma“ALL I REALLY NEED TO KNOW I LEARNED IN KINDERGARTEN”

by Robert Fulghum

Most of what I really need
To know about how to live
And what to do and how to be
I learned in kindergarten.
Wisdom was not at the top
Of the graduate school mountain,
But there in the sandpile at Sunday school.

These are the things I learned:

Share everything.
Play fair.
Don’t hit people.
Put things back where you found them.
Clean up your own mess.
Don’t take things that aren’t yours.
Say you’re sorry when you hurt somebody.
Wash your hands before you eat.
Flush.
Warm cookies and cold milk are good for you.
Live a balanced life –
Learn some and think some
And draw and paint and sing and dance
And play and work everyday some.
Take a nap every afternoon.
When you go out into the world,
Watch out for traffic,
Hold hands and stick together.
Be aware of wonder.use for oklahomaTHIS WEEK’S THREE FAVORITE PHOTOS

fav pic 10 fav pic 1 11401517_865619913487416_3743926205483468810_n use for oklahomababy pictures 1 baby pictures baby pictures 9 baby pictures 8 baby pictures 7 baby pictures 6 baby pictures 5 baby pictures 4 baby pictures 3 baby pictures 2

use for oklahomaare you ready end timesReach out to someone in need this week!

Let others see Jesus in you this week!

Be His light in the darkness this week!

Have a Blessed Week!

cooltext1838781539

Click on the links below to go there!

Dora and the Explorers published randomly

Some Things I Learned About Alzheimer’s published randomly

08.05.15 Wacky Wonderful Wednesdays

11039872_809078269191022_116519098905249996_n10647109_815703141804257_6074713546942496892_n 10848008_839924549384102_9033112131162866845_nlogarithmic+spiral

ANGRY BIRD FOOD CREATIONS

cool food 2cool food 4cool food 5cool foodlogarithmic+spiral

5553_10152943238635230_423700648_n1043941_555932334468423_640926371_n10522646_10152409439527819_422719175370097782_n11200635_826848090726800_4251507588997986248_nlogarithmic+spiral1891040_822729411169357_8340845978492367268_nlogarithmic+spiralclouds

One of the best ways to get rid of discouragement is to remember that Christ is coming again. The most thrilling, glorious truth in all the world is the Second Coming of Jesus Christ. When we look around and see pessimism on every side, we should remember the Bible is the only Book in the world that predicts the future. The Bible is more modern than tomorrow morning’s newspaper. The Bible accurately foretells the future, and it says that the consummation of all things shall be the coming again of Jesus Christ to this earth. If your life is dismal, depressed, and gloomy today, Christ can turn those dark clouds inside out. The sunlight of His love can still shine into the darkest part of your life. – Billy Graham

logarithmic+spiral

PEACOCK BEAUTY

peacock black blue goldpeacock blue green gold whitepeacock blue green goldpeacock gold and light bluepeacock red and greenlogarithmic+spiral11149571_953085551400777_3278699958791734257_n 10985214_1166261883400510_7600646909717426289_n 11012916_1262207123793008_7331333604048806492_n 11140054_883457365055828_5108580873352320793_n

logarithmic+spiraldon__t_forget_to_smile_dear_by_chibis_can_rule-d3bh7x0

A little girl walked to and from school daily. Though the weather that morning was questionable and clouds were forming, she made her daily trek to the elementary school. As the afternoon progressed, the winds whipped up, along with thunder and lightning. The mother of the little girl felt concerned that her daughter would be frightened as she walked home from school and she herself feared that the electrical storm might harm her child.

Following the roar of thunder, lightning, like a flaming sword, would cut through the sky. Full of concern, the mother quickly got into her car and drove along the route to her child’s school. As she did so, she saw her little girl walking along, but at each flash of lightning, the child would stop, look up and smile. Another and another were to follow quickly and with each the little girl would look at the streak of light and smile.

When the mother’s car drove up beside the child she lowered the window and called to her.

“What are you doing? Why do you keep stopping?”

The child answered, “I am trying to look pretty, God keeps taking my picture.”

May God bless you today as you face the storms that come your way.

logarithmic+spiral

11000576_1118340718182286_409582557606255513_n 11150497_923680541017015_1743333301767050709_n10933800_582029178600748_9093873331206001184_n11760273_891861994214269_1501786750566559512_nlogarithmic+spiral

THIS WEEK’S THREE FAVORITE PHOTOS

10931523_859371847419516_8467868313373388128_n 10959718_1038362972845789_735644810687564027_n 11167982_886244461424961_814171002102976784_nlogarithmic+spiral

BREATHTAKING SUNSETSbreath taking sunsets2 breath taking sunsets3 breath taking sunsets4 breath taking sunsets5 breath taking sunsets6 breath taking sunsets7 breath taking sunsets8 breath taking sunsets9

logarithmic+spiral ephesians 4 29

Reach out to someone in need this week!

Let others see Jesus in you this week!

Be His light in the darkness this week!

Have a Blessed Week!

cooltext1838781539

Click on the links below to go there!

Dora and the Explorers published randomly

Some Things I Learned About Alzheimer’s published randomly