"Make a joyful noise to the LORD, all the earth!"
Congratulations to this week's winner, Kiana Griffin!
Kiana is a Stay-At-Home mom who loves to read and secretly would love to
write. She enjoys taking pictures very much and views Photography as a
much-needed creative outlet. You can now purchase Kiana's uplifting images at
Monday, April 30, 2007
Saturday, April 28, 2007
Voting is open this week, but please take note of the scoring procedures for THIS contest.
Please score 1-5 points for each photo, and a score of 1-5 points on how well you think the Bible verse chosen matches the photo. Each ENTRY can receive up to 10 points per vote.
You can email your votes to me, or post them below.
Thanks for participating.
Have a blessed weekend!
Friday, April 27, 2007
Thursday, April 26, 2007
Each day my husband is due home at 12 noon and at 4:45 p.m. When his truck turns in our street a block and a half away, I know it because the ears of his dogs are attuned to the sound of his truck and they run to the front of the house and sit there watching the door. Because I couldn't get a good picture of them from behind, their master suggested that I open the door and take one of them watching him pull into the driveway. Of course as soon as he gets out of the truck (is revealed), they are leaping with joy and pictures are out of the question.
Twice a day I am reminded of Romans 8:19 and that since the fall of mankind, all creation waits for the sons of God to let God's love and provision flow through us to care for creation - to nurture, protect, and exercise His authority to stop the attacks of the enemy.
And I am also reminded twice daily that the Greek word most translated worship in the New Testament means to " to kiss like a dog licking his master's hand, to fawn or crouch to; to reverance, to adore." (Strong's Exhaustive Concordance).
Oh that we were as excited about our Lord as the animals are about His underlords - us!
Monday, April 23, 2007
Saturday, April 21, 2007
Tuesday, April 17, 2007
Monday, April 16, 2007
Her winning limerick:
Our cat is lovely and gray;
She goes outside every day.
She sits on the lawn
and gives a big yawn
then wonders why we run away!
Kiana is a Stay-At-Home mom who loves to read and secretly would love to write. She enjoys taking pictures very much and views Photography as a much-needed creative outlet. You can see more of her photos at http://www.flickr.com/photos/mrsgriffin/.
Thanks to all of you for participating - hope you'll come back and bring your friends.
Saturday, April 14, 2007
Cast your vote for one of the limericks and critter photos below. I've made voting a little easier this time - you just need to score each photo with 1-5 points, and each limerick with 1-5 points. Check the right column to see criteria on how to judge them. For example, if you think the entry excelled in all areas for the limerick and missed the mark on the photo, you could give them a 5 and a 2, respectively.
Email your votes directly to me, or post them as a comment here.
Be sure to get your family and friends to vote - the more, the merrier!
I'll announce the winner and a new contest on Monday.
Friday, April 13, 2007
I love to watch him go, go, go
When he comes inside
He goes to bed to hide
He’s tired so he walks real slow
"Wait for the LORD" - Psalm 27:14
Thursday, April 12, 2007
Wednesday, April 11, 2007
Try to take her food and she’ll put up a fight.
At Christmas she tries the popcorn to eat,
As she lies ‘neath the tree with her four white feet.
But a diet it is, or she’ll be quite a sight!
Tuesday, April 10, 2007
Monday, April 9, 2007
Virginia Smith is a writer of humorous novels, a speaker, snow skier, motorcycle enthusiast, and an avid scuba diver. Notice that "photographer" doesn't appear anywhere on the list. But sometimes a scene bursts upon her eyeballs and beats with clenched fists at her brain, shouting, "Here's a PHOTO OPPORTUNITY! Shoot this!" She says that's what happened with this snapshot, and since she's a writer, she accepted the essay challenge with gusto.
Ginny's books include: Just As I Am (Kregel Publications, March 2006), Murder by Mushroom (Steeple Hill, August 2007), Bluegrass Peril (Steeple Hill, December 2007), Stuck in the Middle (Revell, February 2008), Age before Beauty (Revell, February 2009), and Last But Not Least (Revell, February 2010.) She'd love to have you visit her website: www.VirginiaSmith.org
Sunday, April 8, 2007
Cast your vote today for one of the entries below for the contest March 24-April 8. Be sure to look at the rules and judging criteria over in the right column, then email me your totals by noon Monday.
Tell your family and friends to come vote, too!
I'll announce the winner late Monday evening.
May God touch your heart in a special way this Easter weekend.
Friday, April 6, 2007
Thursday, April 5, 2007
Wednesday, April 4, 2007
Like notes on a musical scale,
Nature casts her lyrical spell.
A poetic cluster
Falls to its destiny
Huddled in harmony
It’s a tune that whispers
Can you hear the symphony of the trees?
Breathe in the sycamores' perfume?
Dance with me
and I with you.
I am free
All things are new.
Submitted by SinglesOutLoud
This year, Spring came early for me; I spent ten wonderful days in the Holy Land the beginning of March. The air was crisp and clean; the sky was a deep blue. The yellow mustard flowers and various vegetables planted along the sides of the roads provided a rainbow of colors. As the sun rose on the Sea of Galilee, the colors which reflected in the water came alive. They reached out and captivated my innermost being. I will cherish these memories. They will live within me and bring peace - to share with others.
Submitted by Carolyn Kenney