Sunday, February 12, 2012

February Photo Challenge {Day 12}

{Day 12} Inside Your Closet

My initial reaction to today's challenge: "WHAT??!! My closet?" *awkward*

But, the more I thought about it though, the more interested I became.  

Challenge accepted. :)

I started snapping away... and couldn't stop.  Here are three of my favorites!

Shoes ♥

In my closet lives a family... :)

I've been experimenting with different effects in Picnic and Picasa... It can be a little addicting :)

What do you think?  Is it just too much? Or do you like it?

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Thursday, February 9, 2012

February Photo Challenge {Day 9}

{Day 9} Front Door

"I am the door: by Me if any man enter in, he shall be saved..."                                      
- John 10:9

Wednesday, February 8, 2012


They were beautiful lengths of fabric. Each one carefully patterned, colored, and woven. They were perfect, solitary and in no need of any other help.

In another basket were apples. Each one with superb red and green swirls, each one sweet and crunchy. No defects, no imperfections, perfect just like they were. 

Or so they might have thought.

To the fabric came a heavy pair of scissors, slicing and chopping. Within moments the entire length of fabric was reduced to pieces. Short, awkward, triangular, wrinkled pieces. It no longer was perfect on its own. It was ruined, torn and left scattered.

To the apples came a sharp glittering knife, cutting them into small pieces. The delicately colored skin was peeled off and thrown away. All that was left was chunks of bare apple, fast turning brown as time progressed.

All that was left was pieces.

Life's like that. For a time you think you are perfect, completed, a beautiful creation. The life you live in is carefully constructed, colored, and loved. Then along comes something, sickness, death, change. And your life is torn apart. Chopped. Scattered. Sliced. Ruined.

And all that's left are pieces. Tattered shards of no use but to remind you of who you used to be.

But the story for the fabric, and the apples isn't over.

To the fabric came someone, the same someone who had held the cutting scissors. Carefully, with patience and skill, she gathered up the pieces and one by one fit them back together in new ways. From under her hands came a piece of beauty and perfection, far surpassing what the fabric had been before. An entirely new length of fabric, which all the tiny pieces joined to form.

To the apples came a chef. And slowly, and meticulously he formed and mixed and molded. And when he stepped back there, in the place of the broken pieces, was a creation of perfection. Simple, yet beautiful, an object to be enjoyed by many. Every piece of broken apple lending to the perfection of the whole.

Without the scissors the fabric could have never become a quilt. And without the knife the apples could have never become a pie.

Without pain, struggle, change, I will never become who I was meant to be. You can never become who you were meant to be. There will be times that your life may seem ruined. Times when you are left standing surrounded by the broken pieces of your life.

Just wait.

The Master Creator, He who perfectly formed all things, is at work. Carefully, gently, He will reassemble the pieces into something better, something beautiful.

Just wait and see what comes out of the pieces.

**Fine Print: Reposted from Life with Abibliophobia.  Photographs and words are not my own.**

February Photo Challenge {Day 8}

{Day 8} Sun

The sun.

Try for a moment to imagine life without it.  There would be no light.  Nothing would be able to grow.  You would never see a friend's smiling face or your reflection in a pond.  There wouldn't be shadows.  Just darkness.

God really knew what He was doing when He created greater and lesser lights.  And it's really no surprise - He Himself is light.  I am thankful for the light that the sun gives.  But I'm even more thankful for the Light that shined through the darkness into my life!        

And God made two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night: He made the stars also. 
- Genesis 1:16

Then Jesus spake again unto them, saying, "I am the Light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life."
- John 8:12

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

February Photo Challenge

I'm back from a very fun, but full weekend - including a church dedication in Port Orange, taking some of my Senior Pictures (I'll be posting some of my favorites soon!), a new church schedule, and just hanging out.

Sooooo... here is my catch-up post for the challenges I missed over the weekend...

{Day 4} A stranger
In the carpenter shop at Barberville -
doesn't he look like Mickey Rooney??
{Day 5} 10am
Michael Bublé :)
{Day 6} Dinner
Wings with Potatoes, Onions, and Carrots
{Day 7} Buttons
Buttons and Bokeh ♥

Friday, February 3, 2012

February Photo Challenge {Day 3}


She seeketh wool, and flax, and worketh willingly with her hands.  (Proverbs 31:13)

She looketh well to the ways of her household, and eateth not the bread of idleness.  (Proverbs 31:27)

Thursday, February 2, 2012

February Photo Challenge {Day 2}

Happy Groundhog Day!  

This year, for a Groundhog Day special, Chick-fil-A gave away free breakfast. Yes. Free. and Chick-fil-A. 

Can anyone say "YUM"????!!!!

So, since today's Photo Challenge is all about words, I thought I would share a pretty awesome word with you:

Chick-fil-A... you just might be my hero :)

So in honor of the cows, 
Eat Mor Chikin,

February Photo Challenge {Day 1}

Happy February!

I love entering a new month - there is just something about flipping the page on my calender first thing in the morning  and planning what I'll be doing that month.  

This month, one of those plans is a Photo Challenge... One picture a day for 29 days.  Hopefully, this will help me to grow and see things in new, fun, and unique ways.   

Here is the Challenge:   

Today, I'm kinda cheating because I'm posting two pictures... Just couldn't decide which I liked better :) These were both taken at my church, The Pentecostals of Apopka.

And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper. (Psalm 1:3)

What do you think? Do you have a favorite?

If you want to join me in my photography challenge, leave me a comment with a link to your blog... I would love to see what you come up with!