Tag Archives: postaweek2011

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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Pretty flowers on a December day

Weekly Photo Challenge: Waiting.12/2/11 I can wait all I want. But in Phoenix there will never be a huge pile of snow for sledding. However—yesterday it actually snowed in Scottsdale. That is a northern suburb of Phoenix—about 25 miles from … 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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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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I Still Believe…oh yes I do

Earlier today I wrote about how much I miss the Camelot years (or how they felt to me anyway)  https://believeanyway.wordpress.com/2011/11/22/i-was-a-dreamer-and-idealist-am-i-still/. Why did I write about that? I have been tired and discouraged…..but quite honestly more tired and exhausted than discouraged. I … Continue reading

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I Was a Dreamer and Idealist: Am I Still?

I came of age in the 60s and 70s. My generation cut their teeth on the dream of changing the world, making it better. I remember the folk music and the protest music. When the dream was very young, JFK … Continue reading

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I Always Want to Walk In the Light

When I speak of walking in the light I am not speaking solely of sunshine and bright lights. Rather, I am talking about walking with God. I am talking about not letting myself get downhearted. I am talking about not … Continue reading

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L.M. Montgomery Was More than Anne

The Anne of Green Gables series was one of the series I loved as a young girl. I loved Anne’s dreaminess and forthrightness. I loved her temperament. She was so much fun and so fascinated by life. She grew and … Continue reading

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Sea Fever

Sea Fever—by John Masfield “I must go down to the seas again, to the lonely sea and the sky, And all I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by; And the wheel’s kick and the … Continue reading

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Alert! My Borogroves Are Not Mimsy!!

Understand that this entire post is a piece of silliness….don’t look for it to actually make serious sense, ok? This just in: Kate is having an unusual thought :-). Here is part of a wonderful, deep and meaningful poem. It … Continue reading

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Hand print on Your Own Walk of Fame

As this year is now in it final two months there are times when I ponder my own journey. I wonder, “what have I done? What have I accomplished? Would I be encouraged to place my hand prints on a walk of … Continue reading

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If you had to change your first name, what would you change it to? Daily Post Topic # 310

If you had to change your first name, what would you change it to?. That’s a funny question. An interesting coincidence, actually. At one point when I was in junior high my girlfriends and I thought it would be fun … Continue reading

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What puts the Ape in Apricot

I was thinking about fear and courage today. It is important to throw back my shoulders, stand tall and be filled with the courage the Holy Spirit sends me. Sometimes I need to see in in more simplistic terms. Does … Continue reading

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Have you ever protested for anything? Daily Post Topic #309

Have you ever protested for anything?. I have protested but not in the Occupy Wall Street Way. Instead, I got involved and worked “within the system”. When I became upset about poverty and hunger, I spent my hard earned money … Continue reading

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My Day of Prayer

A wise teacher once told me that the best way to stay close to God is to make each day a prayer from the moment I awaken until I am falling asleep. So that is how my day began. I … Continue reading

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How to Pray Today

Most people familiar with Scripture know that Jesus taught us to pray. We pray “Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name…” and so on. But there are times in my life and days in my life that … Continue reading

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