Taken 2:17 pm
I did NOT look directly into the sun to take this shot. I just held the camera up and clicked away, hoping for the best.
Evan says he can see the shadows of the moon in this image.
It was such a unique and awesome experience to be a part of America's solar eclipse yesterday (partial for us here in NJ). We didn't have eclipse glasses, but Evan remembered watching an eclipse as a child using a box with a pinhole. I found directions here, and we made one!
I found the scriptures (below) afterward, and it confirmed the strange excitement and joy I experienced. It was like God's hand was moving the planets around, inviting us to watch--with Him.
It was also amazing to see the clouds floating by on the image reflected in in the box-- we could actually see the 'clouds' moving over the 'sun'-- surreal!
View from out kitchen window • 1:45 pm • There was an odd stillness during the 'celestial dimming' as I came to view it. Like a hush, like God turned the knob down on the dimmer switch. It was soooo cool!!
Ah, Lord God! Behold, You have made the heavens and the earth by Your great power and outstretched arm. There is nothing too hard for You.
For by Him all things were created that are in heaven and that are on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers.
All things were created through Him and for Him.
The heavens declare the glory of God;
And the firmament shows His handiwork.
For ever since the world was created, people have seen the earth and sky.
Through everything God made, they can clearly see his invisible qualities--
his eternal power and divine nature. So they have no excuse for not knowing God.
Thank you, Heavenly Father, for the phenomenal 'Light Show'--
You are so HUGE and incomparable! Thank you for loving us!
One of my favorite songs!
This was an epic birthday, full of surprises!
I felt very LOVED!
Thank you, Jesus, for your love...
And the loved ones You've given me...
to enjoy this life with!
HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY!
Walk around Mountain Lake this morning...
Lee Greenwood, "God Bless the USA"
Happy 10th Anniversary, Baby!
So thankful for this precious gift of God to me--
My handsome, smart, funny, kind, thoughtful, loving husband, Evan.
Fore more on 'us', click here
My Mom used to make frosted sugar cookies as a little girl and LOVES them. She tells the story how one time they misplaced a tin of frosted Christmas cookies and found them around Easter time... She said they were even more delicious--like finding 'gold'! I hoped these cookies would bless my Mom and maybe jog some of those happy memories of her childhood. I Love You, Mom!
I tried a new (to me) recipe that I thought was similar to cookies we made together when I was little. Click here for recipe. Sooooo goood!
These quotes all touch my heart and perfectly express my thoughts of my Mom. How about you?
"Life began with waking up and loving my mother's face."
"The love of a mother is the veil of a softer light between the heart and the heavenly Father."
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
"It may be possible to gild pure gold, but who can make his mother more beautiful?"
A prayer for my friends who's mothers have preceded them in death:
May the God of all comfort surround you with arms of love, as surely as your mother's arms cradled you. Blessed hope that you will be re-united with her for all eternity.
In Jesus' name, Amen.
p.s. I'm sure she's more anxious to see you than you are her!
A lovely succulent plant that two of Evan's students gave him
Happy National Teacher
Psalm 59:16-17 (NLT)
16 But as for me, I will sing about your power.
Each morning I will sing with joy about your unfailing love.
For you have been my refuge,
a place of safety when I am in distress.
17 O my Strength, to you I sing praises,
for you, O God, are my refuge,
the God who shows me unfailing love.
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