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Thanksgiving Pic

The more I thank God for all the beauty He gives us, the more He shows it to me!  AMAZING.

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Lake Beauty

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This is one of those moments in time I love to capture. We were driving across a bridge on Lake O’ Pines and there it was!

Thank You Lord for painting the picture for me to photograph.

Gaze and Enjoy!

FALL IS GRAND!

Fall is Grand!!!  Today was a wonderfully windy day full of beauty and I just happened to snap a picture or two.  Sharing one above. 🙂  God sure knows how to create some awesome pictures!  It’s insane how some people think all this beauty is some kind of coincidence.  What!?  Thank GOD for this beauty!

We also had our family photos done today by a former student (and family friend) of mine.  It was so great to talk with her and catch up and know that the pics she took are going to be great.  She also made me feel like a great teacher–that is such a blessing, because we all know that, at times, we question ourselves.  We doubt the impact or influence we have on those around us.  It’s so nice when God allows others to give us a boost of confidence. 

I so appreciate her words today that made me feel so good—I want to seek out those who have helped teach me anything important along the way or made me strive to keep on keepin’ on.  I’ve tried in the last few years to really do that–to show others what they have  done for me.  I have blogged in the past about my mentors and that is who I’m talking about now.  There have been so many in my life that wouldn’t even consider themselves “mentors,” but there is no doubt they had a major influence on me.  I think it’s so important to recognize these people and let them know they helped you in some way or made you feel great about yourself or just gave you a great example through some situation they were in.  I can think of so many who fit one or more of these things.  I think I will go right now and let some of them know that I thought of them today.

FALL IS GRAND!

Back Road Thinkin’

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Continuing a little photo series.  Yesterday, it was of the sky.  Today, the back road.

There’s something about a back road that just makes you think.

Sometimes, your mind needs a back road.  A back road, to me, brings back memories of friends.  We used to travel down trails like this (in fact, this is one of those very trails) with no real destination.  It makes me think of the music we played and how we laughed together about all kinds of stuff.   Good times. 

I thank God for back roads.

Meet me OUTSIDE!


Do you ever question things of the universe?  Haha!  This sounds like it is already getting too deep for me to even write about, but really…
Do you stay in thought more than a few minutes about why we as humans invented some of the gadgets we use today?
I mean, take for insance, the shoe lace?  Were shoes NOT fine before then?  I do see how the ability to adjust the tightness (or loose-ness) of a shoe is quite handy.  What other benefits are there?  Did things like this just pop into someone’s head one day out of inconvenience?  I believe so.

We all have those things in our life which are just bothersome.  Perhaps you wear shoes with no laces, but there are other inventions you wouldn’t know what to do without.  Think about it–toilet paper (no need to go into detail), the t.v. remote (I was one of those for my house when I was little.), A PILLOW (what would you do with your big ‘ole head!) and INDOOR plumbling!!!  That is just to list a few.

More recently, we have those cellular gadgets we carry around.  Some people are very reluctant to allow those things to be a part of their lives while others make their world revolve around them.  I’m a bit in the neutral zone on this one.  I do like the convenience my cellular device allows me, but sometimes I know it’s important to be detached from the chaos it creates.  Cell phones allow us to be in contact with anyone via voice or texting if they see fit to respond.   The “smarter” version even allows us to ask questions, find answers or help us drive away the boredum in the check out line thanks to games or reading apps.  They can be quite simple or fancy.  Either way, the convenience is there.

As I said, though, we do need to find a way to get away from our constant attachment to this world.  I challenge you to find your “quiet time” and put down that gadget.  Get away from the television remote, the noise that comes from your stereo or your ear buds (which are usually attached to that gadget or one like it) and take a walk.  Go check out the stuff God created for us before He allowed the inventions to make our life so convenient that we are able to even work in our pajamas and shop from anywhere that has a good connection.  There is a great big world outside your door waiting to be gazed upon.  Today is a wonderfully beautiful day that has seemed to be screaming at me to get out there and check it out.  So, why am I on here (another invention of convenience) doing this blog?  I DON’T KNOW!  Meet me outside!

Absolute Beauty

I love when God sends you ABSOLUTE BEAUTY to remind you that He Is in control. It’s especially appreciated when all you see in your circumstances is some oozy nasty ugliness. Thank YOU God!

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