Tuesday, January 27, 2009

A heart of love



Have I ever been carried away to do something for God not because it was my duty, nor because it was useful, nor because there was anything in it at all beyond the fact that I love Him?

-Oswald Chambers

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Psalms 113:5-6

"Who is like the Lord our God, who dwells on high,
who humbles Himself to behold the things that are in the heavens and in the earth?"

A man can no more diminish God's glory by refusing to worship Him than a lunatic can put out the sun by scribbling 'darkness' on the wall of his cell...

CSL

Saturday, January 17, 2009

lil' Abby

...just keeps growing!













Friday, January 16, 2009

Hebrews 11:3

"By faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that the things which are seen were not made of things which are visible."



















God does not expect us to argue with Him when He tells us to do something. He doesn't expect us to apply human logic to our circumstances. He simply expects us to obey and trust Him...If you trust God's Word, you will never regret it. Obedience allows you to operate despite seemingly impossible circumstances, because Jesus is more powerful than everything we can see or touch.
-Brother Yun in Living Water

FYI

For those of you who are just beginning and wanting to learn more about photography, I wanted to make you aware of these two free courses:




Though very basic, they have some excellent material. They mostly cover rules of composition, so it doesn't matter whether you have a lots of gear or just a little pocket camera!

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Caleb & Anna

What happens when a wedding gets planned in one week's time? Engagement pictures get taken after the wedding! (So maybe they should really be called honeymoon portraits... :)







Congratulations, Caleb and Anna!

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Happy 568!!

Yup. Blogging Beth consists of 568 posts!

Three years ago I first began posting...and though much has changed since I first started blogging, there is much still the same!

To celebrate -- (and there is no way I can top lasts years birthday post with the whole toothbrush thing. You all so totally blew me away with two hundred and nineteen comments!! Thanks for coming out of your corners, lurkers; can you do it again?!)

I would love to hear from you, my readers!

So if you would, at least leave your name! And if you have more time and would care to share ideas or input of what you'd like to continue seeing more of at my little home on the web, know that I'd enjoy reading each and every comment. [smile]

And from Blogging Beth to each and everyone of you -- thanks for a wonderful experience through all 568 posts!!

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Peace

...does not mean to be in a place where there
is no noise, trouble, or hard work.
Peace means to be in the midst of all those things
and still be calm in your heart.
-CM

Great PEACE have those who love Your law,
And nothing causes them to stumble.
Psalms 119:165

Friday, January 09, 2009

O the Deep Love of Jesus

:: Caleb and Anna ::
:: December 28, 2008 ::

O the deep, deep love of Jesus,
vast, unmeasured, boundless, free!

Rolling as a mighty ocean in its fullness over me!

Underneath me, all around me,
is the current of Thy love!


Leading onward, leading homeward
to Thy glorious rest above!
O the deep, deep love of Jesus,
spread His praise from shore to shore!


How He loveth, ever loveth,
changeth never, nevermore!

How He watches over His loved ones,
died to call them all His own;

How for them He intercedeth,
watcheth over them from the throne!

O the deep, deep love of Jesus,
'tis a heaven of heavens to me


And it lifts me up to glory,
for it lifts me up to Thee!

Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Fun times

I am home for three wonderful weeks --
and loving every minute of it!

Thursday, January 01, 2009

First:

Yup. I still remember the day I took my very first picture -- wow, it seems like such a long time ago! I was 7 or 8, my brown hair all done up in two lil' pigtails...

Daddy came home from work and told us all to "hurry up and come outside". While driving home, he came across a huge snapping turtle that was in the process of crossing the road! Quickly stopping, he loaded it up in the back of his pick-up to bring it home. It was huge (and getting mad, too!) Someone went running for the camera and I remember asking: "Can I take it Daddy? Can I take the picture?"

I was so surprised when Daddy agreed -- and excited as he told me how to focus and what button to push. [smile]

There you have it folks. The very first picture I ever took. (I know, rather pathetic and unfriendly!) You can laugh -- I am!

Aren't you glad life is a journey, full of opportunities to grow?

"Do not despise small beginnings."
Zechariah 4:10