Saturday, December 31, 2011

December Photo Project {day 31} Happy New Year's Eve!

Until next time...
Taking down the Christmas tree this morning, the sun shining through the window onto the tinsel caught my eye.  Such a sparkling happiness it brought to the room...and to me.  It has been an awesome year for me in so many ways.  God is so good!
This pile of tinsel may be tucked away now for another year, but it went out with glory...doing exactly what it was created to do...sparkle!
Oh, that others may see the light of Jesus reflected in my life and shining in me!
When I do what I am created to do...Jesus shines!

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December Photo Project {day 30}

Mr. Sandman, bring me a dream!
I confess that not only did not I post a picture on the 30th, I never even turned on my camera.
Epic. Fail.
We traveled home from Florida and I was not feeling well most of the trip.  Only after arriving home and lying in bed did I realize that after a great month of taking at least one photo a day, I totally forgot.  However, because it's my blog and because I can, I am borrowing one of my "Grainy, the Sandman" that I built on Siesta Key Beach.  Not a chance this fella was going to melt...way too chilly for that, even on the beach!

Thursday, December 29, 2011

December Photo Project {day 29}

Catch of the Day!
Tim hooked and reeled in this beauty of a sheepshead all by himself this morning.
Of course he wonders why it's called a sheep when it looks like a zebra.
One might wonder that same thing, too, until you look a little closer...
 ...and discover a fish with a mouth full of teeth (like a sheep's, I suppose?)...
 ... desperately in need of a dental exam...
...and braces for a distinct overbite.

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Wednesday, December 28, 2011

December Photo Project {day 28}

God called the dry land “earth,” and
He called the gathering of the water “seas.”
And God saw that it was good.
Genesis 1:10

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Tuesday, December 27, 2011

December Photo Project {day 27}

"We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed."
2 Corinthians 4:8-9

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December Photo Project {day 26}

blue road

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Sunday, December 25, 2011

Saturday, December 24, 2011

December Photo Project {day 24}

sleigh ride...southern style

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Friday, December 23, 2011

December Photo Project {day 23}

Happy for shadows today!
For if there are shadows, there is a source of light!  

When the sun came out this morning, I was one excited chica!
The sunshine lifted the dreariness that had set in over the past 3 days.
It chased the darkness away.
Likewise, this Christmas season, we celebrate the coming of our Light...Our Savior...Jesus Christ.
He came.
He died.
He rose again.
He overcame the darkness of Hell for us.
All He did, He did for you and me, so that we may walk in His light.
Merry Christmas Eve eve!

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Thursday, December 22, 2011

December Photo Project {day 22}

Good friends make rainy days fun!  

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Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

December Photo Project {day 20}

Of three, this was the smallest...not bad for an hour's work!

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kept and pondered

"But Mary kept all these things, and pondered them in her heart."
Luke 2:19

There was an exercise, on the part of this blessed woman, of three powers of her being: her memory- she kept all these things; her affections- she kept them in her heart; her intellect- she pondered them; so that memory, affection, and understanding were all exercised about the things which she had heard.  Beloved, remember what you have heard of your Lord Jesus, and what He has done for you; make your heart the golden pot of manna to preserve the memorial of the heavenly bread whereon you have fed in days gone by.  Let your memory treasure up everything about Christ which you have either felt, or known, or believed, and then let your fond affections hold Him fast for evermore.  Love the person of your Lord!  Bring forth the alabaster box of your heart, even though it be broken, and let all the precious ointment of your affection come streaming on His pierced feet.  Let your intellect be exercised concerning the Lord Jesus. Meditate upon what you read: stop not at the surface; dive into the depths. Be not as the swallow which toucheth the brook with her wing, but as the fish which penetrates the lowest wave.  Abide with your Lord: let Him not be to you as a wayfaring man, that tarrieth for a night, but constrain Him, saying, "Abide with us, for the day is far spent."  Hold Him, and do not let Him go.  The word "ponder, ' means to weigh.  Make ready the balances of judgment.  Oh, but where are the scales that can weigh the Lord Christ?  "He taketh up the isles as a very little thing: "who shall take Him up?  "He weigheth the mountains in scales"in what scales shall we weigh Him?  Be it so, if your understanding cannot comprehend, let your affections apprehend; and if your spirit cannot compass the Lord Jesus in the grasp of understanding, let it embrace Him in the arms of affection.
                                                                                        ~ Charles Spurgeon
Of all the Bible, I may just understand Luke 2:19 the most.  Nothing complicated to understand here about keeping and pondering things in my heart.  I sometimes wonder if there's enough room to keep every thing I want to remember in the days yet to come.
Maybe this is why I started to blog.  To have a place to write certain things out now in order to read again one day and say, "Oh, yes!  I remember...".
Maybe it is to have a place to ponder over things as I write them out, only to never post them for the rest of the world to see.
Still in draft form...a story not yet finished, maybe.
Waiting for the proper time...or a happy ending.
Remaining hidden...for only my heart to truly hold.
Psalm 40:5...
"Many, O LORD my God, are the wonders you have done.
The things you planned for us no one can recount to you;
were I to speak and tell of them, they would be too many to declare."

As I think of all the things God has taught...done...provided...granted favor toward, indeed, it seems too many things to tell.  It is exciting to see how God has worked out His good for His glory through an imperfect life as mine...and that He continues working through it.  What a glorious Savior!

Saturday, December 17, 2011

December Photo Project {day 17}

Birthday Boy!

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December Photo Project {day 16}

Sunshine and 75 beautifully, lovely, wonderfully warm degrees...bring on the sandals in December!  
I've done so well up until yesterday on getting a post a day...I did take this yesterday, but fell asleep before getting it posted. :)

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Thursday, December 15, 2011

December Photo Project {day 15}

 ♥ note left on my desk this morning for me from Alex ♥

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Wednesday, December 14, 2011

December Photo Project {day 14}

this is why I love life in Georgia...

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Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Sunday, December 11, 2011

December Photo Project {day 11}

(from one of our own trees, even)

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Saturday, December 10, 2011

December Photo Project {day 10}

Relaxing in the glow of Christmas lights after a busy, but good, day!

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Thursday, December 8, 2011

December Photo Project {day 8}

visit with a good friend + Chinese food = great night

{ p.s. Thanks to the self timer on my camera this qualifies as my photo...I pushed the button. :) }

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