Tag Archives: postaday2011

A Blog Award Created by Me (Part 1)

I have been the recipient of a couple of blog awards and gladly accepted them. In each case, part of the deal is to choose other blogs to receive the award and keep it going. So it kind of works … Continue reading

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Crawling Across the Finish Line

I will tell you how exhausting the week was. I didn’t post my Friday 12/16 post until 12/20! All week long it was go-go-go….There were finals to get my students ready for, Christmas cards to write and mail, gifts to … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Celebration

Weekly Photo Challenge: Celebration 12/9/11. It is Advent and then it will be Christmas. I know, we all know that. But that is what I am celebrating this month. So I am putting this picture in. It is a photo … Continue reading

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What was the last noble thing you did? Daily Post topic # 335

What was the last noble thing you did?. Noble thing that I did? I am not sure that the do-er of a noble deed recognizes it at the time. Nobility to me speaks of something that is huge. For example: … Continue reading

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Where do you go to be brave? Daily Post Topic # 334

Where do you go to be brave?. When I am afraid and need courage I go to God. He gives me strength to face what must be faced. When I need human reassurance I go to my husband. He is … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Breakfast

Weekly Photo Challenge: Breakfast. This photo challenge was from 11/18/11. I am finally getting around to it now! My initial plan was to make a lovely brunch one weekend morning and post a series of photographs of bacon, eggs, pancakes, … Continue reading

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What’s the best gift you’ve ever received? Daily Post Topic # 332

What’s the best gift you’ve ever received?. God’s love for me is the best gift of course. He walks with me every day. He protects me from my own idiocy. He forgives my many shortcomings. Besides that? My husband and … Continue reading

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Photo of My Favorite Sketch

This time of year we can be especially aware of the role that food places in our celebrations. In the process of posting photos of my sketches I have been reminded of how deeply rewarding it was to draw them. … Continue reading

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Is there a cure for stupidity? Daily Post Topic # 331

Is there a cure for stupidity?. Stupidity can mean a few different things here. If we define it as lack of knowledge I would say there is a cure for it. The cure is learning and an excellent tutor–or at … Continue reading

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Open My Eyes, Lord….Help Me to See

There is a song we sing at church that begins “Open my eyes, Lord, help me to see your face (i don’t know the rest of the verse); the next verse begins Open my ears Lord, help me to hear … Continue reading

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God doesn’t call the qualified; He qualifies the called

What does that mean? Well look to the apostles. Did Jesus call the learned, cultured, influential, and wealthy? Nope. Fishermen, sinners, tax collectors, and the like. He knew their hearts would open and hear Him. He taught them and guided … Continue reading

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Looking Out Across the Land

When I look out at the world in my journey through the day, sometimes I forget to really see it. Perhaps that is why my drawing class was so good for me. It helped me to see beyond my thoughts. … Continue reading

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Look at the Lilies of the Field

This time of year things get hectic for me. On top of the usual hustle and bustle of Christmas shopping and decorating, concerts at church, Christmas cards, baking, etc. I try so hard to focus on God. Where would I … Continue reading

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Christmas Lights: We Are The Light of the World

No–I am not including pictures of my Christmas lights or my Christmas tree this morning. I don’t have either up yet. Maybe today I will get those done; it is the feast of St. Nicholas, after all! Rather I want … Continue reading

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What was the best book or movie of the year? Daily Post #327

What was the best book or movie of the year?. I am not going to choose a blockbuster. I am not going to pick an action film. I am not going to pick a romantic comedy. I am not going … Continue reading

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You Say Tomato and I Say Tomahtoe…

People have so many similarities and yet so many differences. Each of us glistens a little differently in the glorious light of God, don’t we? Have you ever walked through a garden or even a farmer’s market and really looked … Continue reading

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The First in My Onion Series Sketches!

I have been either thrilling or boring you with my sketches lately. They are each from my brave foray into the world of drawing. My favorite thing to draw during that semester long course was the onion. I liked drawing … Continue reading

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My Favorite Christmas Carol: and Why

Hands down my favorite Christmas carol is Silent Night. The route to it becoming my favorite Christmas carol is a story in itself. A few years before my son was born, we had a daughter. She was born within a … Continue reading

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It’s Root Vegetable Month: and another sketch for you

Did you know that it is Root Vegetable Month? What? How could you not know? We have been eating a wider variety of vegetables at my home. I tend to be a little repetitive in my cooking and meal preparation. … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Waiting (updated 12/20/11)

Weekly Photo Challenge: Waiting.Gosh–I am late posting this response to the photo challenge. It is still Advent though. And we are still awaiting Christmas. I finally downloaded this photo of my Manger Mantel into my computer so I can post … Continue reading

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If you needed more time, where would you take from? Daily Post Topic #323

If you needed more time, where would you take from?. I have to say that the place I grab time from is the middle of the night. When my tasks outnumber my normal hours I tend to be awake in … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Family

Weekly Photo Challenge: Family. Here we are over the summer. Not the best shot of us—but the point is we had an absolutely delightful time.  

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Still Life from an Active Charcoal

A lovely little still life drawn in charcoal. I am not Picasso, I am not Van Gogh, nor am I Salvador Dali nor any of the modern art geometric or splattery folks. I am Kate.  A VERY amateur artist with … Continue reading

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Bold God for Timid Me

I am kind of an oxymoron. Not a moron, because I am fairly intelligent. Not as brilliant as my dear husband, but I can more than hold my own. I am bold and timid at the same time. I never … Continue reading

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Oooo! I Can Draw Curved Shells!

As I grow and change my skills actually gain a little traction. Somehow my hand learns how to lift, touch, and move. When I took my drawing class and we were covering a new concept, I always hoped I would … Continue reading

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Sketch Photo: Homesick for the Sea

When I am homesick for the sea I have some gorgeous photos on my wall of oceans at sunset. I must clarify that those are photos I did not take. Sometimes i need more immediacy than that. I am at … Continue reading

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Pumpkin Girl Strikes Again

As I mentioned in my post on 11/26 I took a drawing class. Besides my other posts for the next few weeks I am going to post photos I took of my charcoal sketches. i was amazed that I could … Continue reading

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Stretching and Redefining: Nobody Puts Baby in a Corner

I have written before about moving to various cities. There are times in my life concurrent with a move or unrelated to a move when I have felt the need or urge to challenge myself or grow or change. I … Continue reading

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The Beauty of Thanksgiving

I love the pace of Thanksgiving. Some years we go to my in-laws. That, of course is a delight. My amazing sister-in-law pulls together an extraordinary feast. We zoom around the kitchen together, peeling potatoes, laying out snacks, pulling the … Continue reading

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The Joy of living Many Places

I was fortunate to move many times as I grew up. It stood me in good stead when I spent a semester in Italy in college. I bought a Eurail Pass and explored many countries (whether or not I could … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Comfort

So many people need encouragement—this time of year and in general. As is my wont, I searched through my books of quotations and my books of poetry. I wanted something that felt really encouraging and eloquent. I hope that it … Continue reading

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