WPC: A gift from Mother Earth

 

In honor of upcoming Earth Day, the WordPress Photo Challenge topic for this week is Earth.

All you have to do is open your eyes or take a deep breath in to appreciate all the gifts that Mother Earth has given us.  With no help from mankind, God uses Mother Earth to send us gifts every day:

  • The fresh smells of roses
  • The bright color of a peacock’s feathers
  • The sound of waves crashing on the beach

We can get no credit for these gifts.  It is God and God alone.

Then, sometimes God gives men the knowledge to create amazing new treasures from Mother Earth.  Paper, medicine, food, and one of favorites…

Wine.

Even if you are not a fan of wine, you have to admit the beauty of the vineyards themselves is gift alone.

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Cheers to Earth Day!

Top 5 things to do in Charleston, SC

No matter what time of year you visit Charleston, SC you can always count on two things:  good down home country cooking and sweet tea hospitality.  Charleston is a perfect weekend getaway or even a home away from home.  Many people go there to visit and end up staying forever.  It’s just that charming.

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5 Things to do in Charleston, SC:

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Furball Friday: Happy Easter!

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Happy Easter, Friends!

Bailey and I will be celebrating our Easter with God, family, and friends.  Every year it is my family’s tradition to go out to a big brunch on Easter, in addition to an egg hunt and church.  However, this year my hubby and I decided we would like to have a more intimate gathering at our house instead, so we will be having about 14 family members over on Sunday.   Continue reading

WPC: Nature’s Surprises

The Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge this week is “surprise”.  Life is full of surprises, but who throws more surprises at us than nature…

a sudden clap of thunder when you are in the middle of  a soccer game

a rainstorm in the middle of a sunny spring day

a plant’s first bloom peeking through the leaves

a bright cardinal fluttering in a nearby tree

 

God loves to surprise us through this beautiful world He created.  Just be sure to keep your eyes open…

you don’t to miss one of the many surprises He has made just for you. 

 

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A flock of birds “surprised” by a sudden noise

 

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“Surprising” rays of sunshine after a storm

Broken pieces of a textured sea

Every shell is unique. Different shape, size, color, and texture.  

Every shell has a history.  Loved by an animal, battered by the seas, washed onto the shores, chosen by an admiring hand.

Loved, and lost, and loved again.

Most shells have been chipped, broken, and bruised over time.  However, that only adds to their beauty.  

I can’t help but thinking shells are a lot like people.  We are all bruised, lost, and worn…

…but we are also all unique, and beautiful, and loved.

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These photos are my entries for Dutch Goes the Photo’s Tuesday Photo Challenge: Broken, De Monte Y Mar’s Tuesdays of Texture,   and Found Round and About’s 52 Tuesdays: Texture

Spring Stitch Fix Haul!

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If you remember from my last post, I usually only get one Fix per season.  However, I only purchased one item from the Fix I had a couple weeks ago, and I was still in desperate need of tops for spring so…I ordered another Fix!  🙂

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Furball Friday: A Sense of Security

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The topic of the WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge is “security”.  Everyone has something unique that brings them a sense of security.  For Bailey, security means cuddling in his favorite spot with a soft pillow or blanket.  All he needs to feel secure are the people he loves most and a comfy spot to curl up.  

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Thursday Doors: Seeing red in Charleston

In continuing with my Charleston theme, I have compiled a few beautiful Thursday Doors that have quite a lot in common.  They all:

  • have a pointed arch
  • are painted a stunning red color
  • belong to the same church

I did a little digging and found that many Episcopal and Lutheran churches have red doors.  The red color is a symbol of “the blood of Christ” which seems fitting for Easter coming up.  There is something about these red doors that just draws you in.  We walked past these doors every time, and each time I stopped to pay homage to their beauty and what they represent.

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Can we talk about something else?

For 5+ years, my life has not been my own.  My life has been consumed by a new identity.

I am no longer a teacher.

I am no longer a friend.

I am no longer a daughter.

I am no longer a wife.

 

No. Instead, I am the infertile girl.  And that is all anyone sees.

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