Weekly Photo Challenge “Wrong”

This weeks photo challenge is on “wrong”. Well this is my submission. This is clearly wrong! Why is the squirrel eating MY potato chip? Alright I’ll confess, I gave it to him. This was taken at Disney World. This was a brave squirrel and he wouldn’t leave us alone. Pretty entertaining!

Weekly Photo Challenge “Growth”

With this weeks photo challenge being on growth, I couldn’t help but think of the changes that happened as my babies became toddlers, then teens and eventually my oldest son reaching adulthood. Time goes fast and any parent with a teen will probably heartily agree with me. Time waits for no Man, Women or Child. It just keeps ticking on and on. I dug up an old picture of my youngest son who is now a teenager showing a glimpse of potty training time. Of course he mastered it! Not long after that it was time to get rid of Mr. Binky!

Next getting rid of the “Binky”

Yes we all eventually move on from our baby stages into adulthood. At least we should. As Christians we should be in a continual state of growth as well. We should be off our bottles of milk and eating meat. As much as I get teary eyed about the times when my kids where younger I wouldn’t want them to remain stuck in a particular growth stage. It wouldn’t be best for them. It would be wrong! God want us to grow too. Grow as Christians, grow in our faith. 1 Corinthians 3:21 says ” I had to feed you with milk, not with solid food, because you weren’t ready for anything stronger. And you still aren’t ready,”. And Hebrews 5:12 You have been believers so long now that you ought to be teaching others. Instead, you need someone to teach you again the basic things about God’s word. You are like babies who need milk and cannot eat solid food.

It’s pretty clear! We are to grow up! When we do, God is delighted in our progress just like any good parent would be.

Weekly Photo Challenge “Inside”

Thought I’d have some fun with this weeks photo challenge on the topic of “inside”. When I think about “inside” and what it means, I think of being privileged to know something that someone else might not know. Or about having access to something that someone else might not have access too. Well, I am giving you access to the mystery of all mysteries! The contents of my purse! You will be privy to what I carry in my tiny wristlet purse. You’d be surprised at what a tiny purse can hold! Here’s a peek inside for you! After you get the inside scoop on my purse contents keep reading below for much more important inside information that is life changing!

As you can see, not much to surprise you with!

Here’s what you’re looking at:

  • iPod Touch
  • Cheap Flip Phone
  • Business cards with credit card and license tucked inside! You didn’t think I’d really show you my credit card numbers ??
  • Ballpoint pen (oops, has my church name on it) did I accidentally take it?
  • Aveeno hand lotion
  • Binaca mouth drops
  • Dental floss
  • Gin Gin candy for nausea if it hits
  • Sea Bands for nausea if it hits
  • Matchbook emery boards
  • Spiced Latte Lip Butter (yummy)
  • Oil Blotting Papers for my oily T-zone

*normally my car keys would be in here to

Yes, this is a light-hearted blog and it’s meant to be! I have given you insider information about something trivial, the contents of my purse. If you want to know life changing information read Gods word. Your life will change! As long as your spiritual ears are open.

The Parable of the Sower (Matthew 13)

13 That same day Jesus went out of the house and sat by the lake. 2 Such large crowds gathered around him that he got into a boat and sat in it, while all the people stood on the shore. 3 Then he told them many things in parables, saying: “A farmer went out to sow his seed. 4 As he was scattering the seed, some fell along the path, and the birds came and ate it up. 5 Some fell on rocky places, where it did not have much soil. It sprang up quickly, because the soil was shallow. 6 But when the sun came up, the plants were scorched, and they withered because they had no root. 7 Other seed fell among thorns, which grew up and choked the plants. 8 Still other seed fell on good soil, where it produced a crop—a hundred, sixty or thirty times what was sown. 9 Whoever has ears, let them hear.”

10 The disciples came to him and asked, “Why do you speak to the people in parables?”

11 He replied, “Because the knowledge of the secrets of the kingdom of heaven has been given to you, but not to them. 12 Whoever has will be given more, and they will have an abundance. Whoever does not have, even what they have will be taken from them. 13 This is why I speak to them in parables:

“Though seeing, they do not see;
though hearing, they do not hear or understand.

14 In them is fulfilled the prophecy of Isaiah:

“‘You will be ever hearing but never understanding;
you will be ever seeing but never perceiving.
15 For this people’s heart has become calloused;
they hardly hear with their ears,
and they have closed their eyes.
Otherwise they might see with their eyes,
hear with their ears,
understand with their hearts
and turn, and I would heal them.’[a]

16 But blessed are your eyes because they see, and your ears because they hear. 17 For truly I tell you, many prophets and righteous people longed to see what you see but did not see it, and to hear what you hear but did not hear it.

18 “Listen then to what the parable of the sower means: 19 When anyone hears the message about the kingdom and does not understand it, the evil one comes and snatches away what was sown in their heart. This is the seed sown along the path. 20 The seed falling on rocky ground refers to someone who hears the word and at once receives it with joy. 21 But since they have no root, they last only a short time. When trouble or persecution comes because of the word, they quickly fall away. 22 The seed falling among the thorns refers to someone who hears the word, but the worries of this life and the deceitfulness of wealth choke the word, making it unfruitful. 23 But the seed falling on good soil refers to someone who hears the word and understands it. This is the one who produces a crop, yielding a hundred, sixty or thirty times what was sown.”

ARE YOU LISTENING?

Weekly Photo Challenge “movement”

  1. Movement can mean so many things This week’s photo challenge is on movement.  I decided to post this photo from my recent vacation. As a candid shot, you can see our physical movements in the photo, but as I look at it I think of the feelings of the moment.  The feelings of the heart. A special time that I shared with family and  the close bonds that aren’t easily broken. These are the times when your heart does a little dance of joy  when you see someone you love and it’s been a long time.  And to me that’s the best movement of all.  The movement of the heart towards another

 

Weekly Photo Challenge: Close

Love between a Mother & Daughter always remains. Hair grows grey & eyes may fail, but love remains.
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