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Saturday, April 23, 2011

Pony Rides Make Magical Moments

We had so much fun at a recent farm birthday party that included
pony rides and all kinds of creatures to touch, hold, and/or observe (and smell)!
Wish I could share pics of them all! Not sure which one I like the best,
but this is one my favorites as it captures the mood of the party,
 the gentleness of the pony (like his green lipstick?), and the excitement of my little girl.

In the past, she has been a bit afraid of horses, but seems to be warming up to them now.
She has finally gotten comfortable feeding them grass. She says their lips tickle her palm!

Hope everyone had a wonderful Easter!

So, you know how I love a good photo challenge and look forward every week
to seeing how other photographers interpret the theme for the week over at
This photo was entered into the "Pets" challenge.
You can view some of the cutest pet faces EVER, by clicking on the link below

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Swing Song: Colors of the Wind

You can own the Earth and still

All you'll own is Earth until...

You can paint with all the colors of the wind,

oh, the colors of the wind!

"Do not marvel that I said to you, 'You must be born again.'
The wind blows where it wishes and you hear the sound of it,
but do not know where it comes from and where it is going;
so is everyone who is born of the Spirit," John 3:7-8.

This is my entry into the challenge. The theme is Wind.
Click on the link below to see more entries 

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Childlike Perspective

"He must increase, but I must decrease," John 3:30 

"Don't I often desperately want to wriggle free of the confines of a small life?
Is this too, why I am often joy starved?"

Doing laundry, paying bills, scrubbing toilets, or sitting in car line....
are these trivial matters? Do they really count in the scheme of things?
Does anyone notice my faithfulness in the little things?
Am I just living to get noticed? Or do I truly desire to get God noticed?
Do I notice Him? His amazing work is all around me.
Who has eyes to notice or time to see?

"The quiet song of gratitude, lures humility out of the shadows
because to receive a gift the knees must bend humble 
and the hand must lie vulnerably open
and the will must bow to accept 
whatever the Giver chooses to give," Ann Voskamp.

"Because God needs knees more than hands"...something to think about...

"How much larger your life would be if your self could become smaller in it," G.K. Chesterton.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

My Favorite Face of March

True beauty begins in your heart and shines in your smile!          

My daughter often leaves me dumbfounded. 
Even though language is not her strength, 
she sure comes up with some pretty deep questions
that always seem to melt my heart. 
One question she posed this month....

"What does Jesus laugh like?" 
I could not even fathom an answer. 
But I if I were a betting soul, I would say it would be childlike,
free and bubbling like a brook.
You know the kind.

My daughter is no exception. She loves to laugh. 
Her full belly-laughing giggles are part of her free spirit.
And I love her smile. And especially her laugh.
This is my favorite face of March.