Days #09 & 10, combined

I know, I know, excuses, excuses. But yesterday I accidentally left my camera bag in the car before downloading photos, and by the time I realized I needed to get it out the dogs had been let out and were patrolling the yard. Not a good time to go get a camera bag. Especially whenthe dogs are big rottweilers. Especially when they aren't your big rottweilers, but your landlord's so they don't know your scent.

SO, you had to wait until today. Don't worry, yesterday's picture was boring anyways. ;)

Day #9 was the day for contrasts and shadows.

Day #10, today, was the perfect day for sun flares. Beauty helped me get the focus right, and in return got to pose with me! :) I love willing subjects ;)

Have a great day, will try to post again tomorrow!

because He lives,

Day #07: A substitute foundation

Have you ever had a baby, who doesn't know how to walk but knows how to stand, hold on to you for balance? Suddenly you become quite aware of every muscle movement you make; suddenly that baby's hands become an object of fascination and ... strength. You realize your strength because you know that tiny person is depending and trusting on you not to let them fall or get hurt.
Today I played outside with M and B, where most of the time I couldn't move because M decided to test her balance on the stairs, holding on to my knees... I realized, this is what my Father does, but perfectly. Every time I stand, I am clinging to Him, and trusting Him to not let me fall. Here especially, I have been daily wonderstruck by the knowledge that my trust in Him is perfected by His never letting me go. No matter what I do. No difference how safe or dangerous my situation becomes. No care of time of day.

Today was an amazing moment.

[lyrics courtesy of Michael Buble's "Hold On"]

because He lives,

Day 06, a day late.

Sorry I didn't post this last night, I was so tired I completely forgot to share it on here and not just on FB! Anyways, yesterday's picture:

Necessity, mother to... distant relations? I had to create a Salad picture for my mom's class last night, but here in Kenya during dry season, there are no good, delicious looking greens. However, there ARE hundreds of tomatoes. You can dice up tomatoes for a great salad topping, right? :)

Day 05 -- 2 Timothy 1:7

Even in the most complicated of times, or the most tangled situation, God is in control. What a beautiful thought!

Day 04 -- Mosquito Nets

My protection from the local night terrors, my bed's mosquito net is also a fantabulous and exotic headdress ... Or it would be, if I ever played pretend... Which may or may not still be true... Maybe. ;)

Because He lives,

Day 3!

"Write a letter, but the words don't come." I really hope I am not the only person those lyrics fit! For [almost] every letter I write, I usually throw away the first 2 or 3 drafts... However, today has been FULL of correspondence, and I really do love it when I hold the finished product in my hands, ready to mail. :)

31 out of 365 days... Days 1 & 2

I decided that I am not creative enough. At least, not lately.

So, for the next 29 days [this was day 2], I am taking a different self-portrait every day.

Here are days 1 & 2-- feedback would be fantastic [i.e. leave me comments!]

Day 1-- Heels and Pajamas. I love wearing heels, even bringing a pair with me to Africa! :)

Day 2-- Your music can define you. What would your sentence say?[Titles found from my ipod: Stellar Kart, Train, Hawk Nelson, and Adam Young.]

Because He lives,


I just finished a fabulous Skype conversation. :) Don't you love having a delicious chat with a good and likeminded friend? I do...

Anyways, we were talking about our trials, and different difficulties we were going through, and laughed and encouraged each other to keep going, sympathizing and empathizing where necessary. And as we concluded, she said, "I'll be praying for you!" and I thought, "wow, I feel so happy to know that!"...

Its amazing to me to see what wonders prayers do for my life, not just in the results, but in the action itself. Philippians 4: 6-7 says, "Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus."

Peace...What a wonderful word.

I also love Matthew 18: 19-20, “Again, truly I tell you that if two of you on earth agree about anything they ask for, it will be done for them by my Father in heaven. For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them.”

What about you? Does it bring you joy and a sense of contentment after talking with a friend, knowing that they will approach the throne of God with you, together in the same request, for His will to be done?

Just a thought I wanted to share. :)

Because He lives,