Discovering a New Lens

Parenting and homeschooling a teenager in the Evangelical Bible belt has not been the easy road I thought it would be. When my daughter was just a toddler, the songs “Father Abraham,” “Deep and Wide,” “the B-I-B-L-E,” and “This Little Light of Mine” reverberated throughout the house.  She delighted the people at our church when she spontaneously danced with pure joy in the aisle during worship. No one else was dancing, but that little girl in the purple tutu danced with abandoned glee! There is a reason Jesus told us we needed to have the faith of a child! When … Continue reading Discovering a New Lens

The Ideal

My photography assignment this week was to create one photo that is “The Ideal.”  I’ve had a tough time distilling that phrase into real life.  I took several landscape shots that to me represent the beauty of God’s creation, like this one:   And then I took a few close-ups of the flowers blooming — early — in my backyard. On my way home from taking my daughter to school, this horse posed for me.  I’ve been wanting to get a shot of him every time I pass, but usually he’s out in the middle of his yard, paying me … Continue reading The Ideal

Huckabee and the Golden Rule

Yesterday found me in a blog-induced funk.  I’d been writing and reading and suddenly looked up and realized the time.  Praise God, life does not exist merely in the pixels I see on the screen or in these words that I write! My thoughts have been turning lately towards the presidential campaign.  I’ve been praying about and writing blogs in support of Governor Huckabee.  Many of my blog postings lately have been prompted not necessarily through Scripture, although I always try to back up my words with this authority.  But last night my reading took me into 1 Timothy, and … Continue reading Huckabee and the Golden Rule