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I Am Becoming the Me I Was Born To BeAs I journey through this part of my life I have discovered my next mountain. The key is to be the me I want to be in the world, as my gift back to God.
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Weekly Photo Challenge: Through. The WordPress weekly photo challenge for 3/23 was Through. this photo was taken through an arch area at Taliesin West, designed by world-famous architect Frank Lloyd Wright.
Weekly Photo Challenge: Unusual. The 3/16 challenge is to post photo(s) that are in some way unusual. The photo below is of a simple red parking meter. The concept behind it is not one bit simple ~ it is beautiful and … Continue reading
Weekly Photo Challenge: Contrast. This photo was taken near where my niece and my sister-in-law play hockey at an indoor arena. I love how the colors and light, clouds, and shadow contrast in the gorgeous photo of the sky. I … Continue reading
Weekly Photo Challenge: Distorted.The challenge this week is the topic of distorted. When I think of that word I initially think of something misshapen or perhaps grotesque. In light of my recent tour of Taliesin West~ designed by the brilliant … Continue reading
Weekly Photo Challenge: Indulge. I love to “give in” to my desire to go for a lovely walk through a pretty path in the woods beside a lovely lake. It fills my heart with joy. .
Weekly Photo Challenge: Regret. Regrets are often expressed in terms of paths not taken, things not said, and time not spent letting people know how much you love them. So for the times I could have spent in the company … Continue reading
Weekly Photo Challenge: Hope. When I think of hope I think of many things. But they all revolve around the ardent belief that: goodness will triumph over evil; that no matter how dark the evening there will be light—from the … Continue reading
Weekly Photo Challenge: Simple. I did not take art in elementary school. Art class was a special treat on Friday afternoons in my early elementary years. But art time also meant the best reader in the class had the joyous … Continue reading
Weekly Photo Challenge: Peaceful. Being near water always makes me feel peaceful. The water seems to take on God’s rhythm. That was the sensation I had as I walked around the lake in this photo. You can read more about … Continue reading
Weekly Photo Challenge: Launch. Launching a new project. It is called the Joy-Forwarding Project. Here is the link that was the genesis https://believeanyway.wordpress.com/2012/01/07/joy-forwarding-challenge/. It is one of my daily projects for 2012. You are welcome to join via the link. … Continue reading
Weekly Photo Challenge: Winter. This is a photo of a dust storm from this summer here in the Phoenix area. We don’t get the amazing blizzards down here in Phoenix. I surely grew up with them, though, in MN and … Continue reading
Weekly Photo Challenge: Self Portrait. I did not want to post a photo of myself and I certainly cannot draw a picture of a person—especially of myself. I can do charcoal drawings of pumpkins, seashells, apples, gourds, vases, and onions. … Continue reading
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
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
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
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
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
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.
Some days I just have a bit of the doldrums. For part of today, that has been the case. Wasn’t feeling down or depressed or upset. But I needed to see something I had never seen before. I didn’t KNOW … Continue reading
Weekly Photo Challenge: Wonder. When I think of a photo of wonder I think of photos of sights that left you drop jaw amazed. I am not saying my photos are in and of themselves stunning. I am still not … Continue reading
Weekly Photo Challenge: Windows. I considered posting a picture from inside a building looking out a window. Instead I am posting a picture looking at a house showing the window and a gorgeous tree full of fall colors up against … Continue reading
Weekly Photo Challenge: Hidden. This photo was not taken by me but I am just so captivated by it….the lighting, the color, the gorgeous stones…..I just had to include it. All credit goes to the photographer. But as far as … Continue reading
Weekly Photo Challenge: Opportunity. When I think of the word opportunity I think of many things. Perhaps because of when I grew up, I do think of the space program in it’s infancy. I was a starry eyed kid—and no … Continue reading
Weekly Photo Challenge: Possibility. As far as I am concerned, God is the Author of all that is filled with Possibilities…He is the giver of promise…He is my everything. So when I saw the weekly photo challenge I wanted to … Continue reading
Weekly Photo Challenge: Comfort. here are my kitties being sweet and snuggly. They comfort each other and all of us with their oh so snuggly ways.
Weekly Photo Challenge: Sunset. I took this pretty photo while looking into my backyard. The wall in the photo is what we have instead of fences–block walls….
Weekly Photo Challenge: Fall. Even though I am in the south now, I still get to enjoy a bit of fall colors and fall weather even if it is through photos sent to me!
Weekly Photo Challenge: Faces. I thought about getting clever and doing gemstones, or multiple skyscrapers or clocks. But upon further reflection I decided to post a group shot that shows the faces of some of my favorite people. If I … Continue reading
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