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121/365+ proof of God’s love


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In that song that goes:  “I would walk 500 miles and I would walk 500 more, just to be the man who walked a thousand miles to fall down at your door,” sung with both of my kids (just the chorus and the dadadada part, which is what we’re singing in this picture), today I found God’s love.  I experienced a fair amount of stress today with car trouble that kept me home and fear of repercussions at work because I called in and also with two kids who were forced to be cooped up all day by the rain and chill outside.  Singing and silliness with my children, can there be any better evidence that the Creator loves us?

Day 121/365 photos


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This silly thing was “missing” – I had to miss work today because my car broke down yesterday and I couldn’t find a ride. I decided not to be entirely unproductive since I was stuck at home all day and did some tidying that everyone neglects here, and lo and behold, the remote for the television was under the cushion on the loveseat where my hubby normally sits.

Okay, not an exciting story, right? Well, what did you expect? My photo of the day is just a picture of a remote control… not the most interesting subject in the world…

“Stop Taking My Picture”


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This is my sweet Nanette, adopted in February from the humane society.  She’s on a diet.  I don’t think it’s working.  She is definitely a cozy cat!

Sample Six-Month Portraits


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These are photos of two friends’ children, each at six months old.  I’m really interested in getting into photography, but honestly, I’m terrified.  It’s so competitive and I don’t have money for expensive equipment.  I love photography, but my fear that I’m not good enough, my fear of failure, is bigger I think than the dream!

120/365+ proof of God’s love


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What a day!  Church was great, and as usually happens, the message was exactly what I needed (and will need to carry with me, after today’s unfortunate events unfolded):  a message about God’s providence; playing in the backyard with my two-year-old was fun and we are all exhausted tonight after a busy day.  The unfortunate events led me to pretty major anxiety this afternoon.  The car we just bought started stalling before we even got to church.  When we left to go to our life group tonight, it really didn’t want to run at all.  We made it to the home of the nice couple who hosted the group this afternoon and I was already on edge because the car kept stalling.  I began to feel once more very inadequate, out of place, like I don’t belong in this group because I’m poor and have a crappy car and rent a tiny house and have all these “issues” I can’t seem to overcome… I know I was a complete social moron during the group because I was distracted.  I’m trying so hard to have faith but I’m feeling like a failure in that department, too.  Anyway, by the time we left I was a nervous wreck.  Then the car wouldn’t start at all.  My husband’s father brought us home and the car is still sitting in a neighborhood where it sticks out like a sore thumb.  My father-in-law is also making sure my ten-year-old gets to school and I get to work tomorrow, but beyond that, I don’t know what we are going to do.  How do I stop the gnawing worry?  I’m so very tired.  So I think about today’s message at church; surely God has a plan for us… and as I often do, I think about the wonder in my children’s eyes, even at ordinary things and I know God’s love is right here, even though my jangled nerves are not letting me experience it.

Day 120/365 photos


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The kids made s’mores after we had hot dogs at our life group this afternoon. Here is my ten-year-old roasting her marshmallow.

119/365+ proof of God’s love


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Every day in my children’s play, I’m reminded that it’s good to not always be serious, to rejoice in God’s love not only with gravity but also with a grateful heart and childlike wonder.  I’m not the best mother, but I adore my children and I thank God for putting them in my life.  In so very many ways, they show me God’s love.