Weekly Photo Challenge: Waiting

For my kids, it always seems like they’re waiting for something. Waiting for their birthday party; waiting for Christmas. Kids have such short attention spans, that it’s a miracle they can wait for anything. I thought a few pictures of them waiting fit this theme just fine. 🙂

Waiting for ballet class to start
Waiting for a turn at mini golf
Excitedly waiting for a turn to hit the piñata
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Weekly Photo Challenge: Opportunity

Sometimes I find photo opportunities in the strangest of places. Everyday places and items give me chances to be creative with the camera. I especially love my little point-n-shoot digital camera. I bought it five years ago and the one thing I really love about digital is that I can take all the pictures I want and just delete the pictures I don’t like. I haven’t needed to get film developed and put pictures into albums in years. I probably still have tons of pictures I haven’t put into albums after all these years.

Anyways, onto my picks for this week’s photo challenge.

The chaos that is my office desk.

This is probably one of the first pictures I took with a digital camera. I have lots of odds and ends on my desk. It’s a wonder I get anything done amongst all that chaos.

Kitchen Sink

 Yep, these dishes were sitting in the sink that way. I found it interesting and “snap” went the camera.

Easter Colors

Last time I colored Easter eggs with the kids, I loved the way the colors came out on this paper towel. This towel was just the place where I was resting the egg holder, but it looked like a pretty painting to me.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Sunset

Ha ha, I guess I’m catching up on my posts today.

I’m finally getting around to the Weekly Photo Challenge post for the week.

The Mediterranean Sea at sunset. I had a great trip to Israel earlier this year.

Here are various pictures of a sunset at the Grand Canyon.

Maybe next time I’ll have more time to be creative with my post. Until next time!

Weekly Photo Challenge: Path

There are many paths in life that a person can take. Some are filled with weeds that need to be pulled.

Path of weed piles

Others are filled with peaceful beauty. Serene places where a person can contemplate life’s many choices.

Wooded path at Mt. Hermon

The paths we take determine the life we live. Whether our life goes up or down. There is an easy path that leads ultimately to destruction.

Concrete Path

But there is one path that we can all choose, which leads to an abundant and eternal life. A path that is straight, but not easy. John 10:10 says, “The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.” (NIV)

The (path) Way

When we follow this path, we receive direction, understanding, wisdom, and more. It is my hope that all choose this path.

The True Path

Lord, thank you for sending your son, Jesus Christ, to be the one truth path to you. May your mercy and grace be known to all. Please give me the wisdom and courage to show my lost friends the way, so that they may also journey the path with me. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Colorful

While I don’t think I could top my last photo challenge post (Sky) I still thought it would be fun to participate again. It’s always fun to go through the thousands of digital photos I have to find ones I think match the theme. I hope you all enjoy what I’ve picked out this time.

These first two pictures are not only colorful, in the rainbow sense, but I felt they also represented the many “colors” of the cultures you can find in America.

When visiting the Grand Canyon several years ago, one of the local restaurants featured these Navajo Hoop Dancers. I am part Native American – though not Navajo – and was thrilled to get a chance to see their performance. If you click on the picture, I’ve linked a YouTube video of other hoop dancers that someone else posted on that site.

Navajo Hoop Dancers – Grand Canyon

The San Francisco Chinese New Year Parade is always filled with many colorful outfits. I admire the many colors the Asian cultures use in their traditional clothing.

San Francisco Chinese New Year’s Parade – 2007

Even holidays can be colorful, especially Easter.

Easter Eggs

I thought this paper towel looked especially colorful. It was the resting spot for the egg dipper.

Easter Colors

Our world is colorful. The places we visit…

Lego Land Entrance Piece

…and the nature all around.

Rainbow over Jerusalem, Israel

I thank God each day for the many colors we are able to see and enjoy.