Friday, June 24, 2011

Our hard drive crashed today--we lost everything.  Our pictures, documents, etc.  Not sure when I'll be able to post again (right now, I'm posting from Staples).

I can't imagine what people feel like when they loose their home.  We just lost our hard drive!

Thursday, June 23, 2011

what a letter can mean

Have you ever received a letter that encouraged you so much that you kept it to read, re- read and re-read again?  I have!  When I was twelve years old, Sarah and Grace Mally wrote me letters.   I was so surprised and excited to receive them!  The letters encouraged me to live for Christ, make wise decisions while I am young, and shine His Light.  

This morning I got out my letters from Grace and Sarah to read again, I took out a piece of stationary and a pen and wrote a letter to one of my younger friends.  I hope that she keeps it, and it encourages her as much as Sarah and Grace's encourage me....perhaps she will take it out in a few years, read it again and pass on the love by writing a letter to someone else!  I am so thankful to Sarah and Grace for taking the time to write me and I pray that through God my letter will make an impact on the life of that sweet little girl!

My blog has been left alone for a little while, I am still going to try to post a few pictures and stories throughout the summer, but it will not be as often as during the winter. I am busy with many wonderful activities!

Thursday, June 16, 2011

{verses of hope}

 "You are my hiding place and my shield; I hope in Your word." Psalm 119: 114

"Be strong and let your heart take courage, all you who wait for and hope for and expect the Lord!" Psalm 31: 24
 "But if we hope for what is still unseen by us, we wait for it with patience and composure." Romans 8: 25

"A little rose that laughs upon its stem, one of the sweets with which the gardens teem, in value soars above an eastern gem -- if tendered as a token of esteem." Allan Cunningham (1784-1842) Scottish poet.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Noela {portraits}

My little sister Noela gets her portraits taken about once or twice a  week :~)  I thought that I would share one of the first attempts that I made with portraits, yes it was of Noela! 

And, one of my most recent........

Saturday, June 4, 2011

* Daisies *

"Learn from the way the wild flowers grow. They do not work or spin. But I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was clothed like one of them." (Matthew 6:28-29)

Friday, June 3, 2011

TeenPact {at the bluff}

 The bluff is so beautiful,  I love being able to look far and wide!   It was a wonderful place to take pictures as I mentioned in my last post.   

 {Jessica, Jodi, Haley, and Mrs. T.}

 God is the author of our lives,  and when He is the author amazing things happen!  We have the best author ever!  Let God write your entire script! Give the "red ink pen" back to God - let Him make all the changes.

{ Haley, Jessica, me, and Jodi}

Everyone asked if Jodi and I were sisters, we don't think that we look that much alike, but everyone else seemed to!

 Haley, Jessica, me, Maggie, Jodi, and Mrs. T.

 The bluff wasn't only the best spot for photography, but for cell coverage as well!  Since were gone for a week, we went up to the bluff to contact our families.

Amos 4:13 "For, lo, he that formeth the mountains, and createth the wind, and declareth unto man what is his thought, that maketh the morning darkness, and treadeth upon the high places of the earth, The LORD, The God of hosts, is his name. "