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Faith of a mustard seed . . . and entering the battle in disguise

Tuesday, April 05, 2011

I love strolling along the waterfront and enjoy carrying a camera just incase that photo opp becomes available. While walking along the Osaugie Trail along Lake Superior, I came upon a seed pod beginning to release its seeds, ready to be eaten by wildlife or planted by the wind or birds. Nature also has a wonderful sense of humor . . . do you see the seedy plant as forming a crane?



Luke 17:6
He replied, “If you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mulberry tree, ‘Be uprooted and planted in the sea,’ and it will obey you.

1 Kings 22:30b
“I will enter the battle in disguise, but you wear your royal robes.”

Hopefully something you come across in your day gives you an opportunity to smile, laugh a little, or experience joy.

  
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JUGE300000 4/12/2011 8:03AM

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ANGELONE11 4/6/2011 9:33PM

    Loved the photo! I thought it was a crane! emoticon

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CERIUSLY 4/6/2011 9:08PM

    I thought it was a crane!

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AMBERLEIGHM1 4/6/2011 7:22PM

    Thanks for sharing that photo, that is amazing how that looks like a crane.

I have always loved the mustard seed verse.

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PAMAPPLE 4/6/2011 3:08PM

    How nice to be able to shoot a great photo on your walk!! Very awesome!!

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ALLISON145 4/6/2011 10:39AM

    That's totally what I thought it was!! Wow!

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HEALTHYGRAMMY49 4/6/2011 10:23AM

    Love it!

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ANDYINBC 4/6/2011 12:52AM

    isn't that a crane?

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. . . So one’s life reflects the heart!

Monday, April 04, 2011

Being attuned to Mother Nature is often when I enjoy the power of God’s beautiful creation the most. I am fortunate, in that I find something to see joy in every day.

Today I enjoyed a veggie buffet at the local Thai restaurant with a good friend. Oh what fun it is to enjoy good food with perhaps a little less curry sauce than might normally be served with the dish when ordered off the menu. I love that I was able to maintain six of the seven of the nutritional ranges that more closely monitor: calories, fat, carbohydrates, protein, calcium, and sodium, while my fiber intake was a bit high.

I can remember a time when watching people at the buffet would mean selecting crab and cheese fried wontons, other fried wonders, smothered with sweet and sour sauce, or just selecting certain meats from a favorite dish, leaving, what we might have called, the boring veggies behind. I've come to love veggies so much, I often leave the meat behind. I think people watching me probably think I’m a bit strange. Oh well . . . I've had that all my life, so now that I feel I have it under control, I’m actually enjoying that aspect of my quirky and creative personality . . . who else could feel right at home dressed in a Sri Lankan, Indian, or Nepali native outfit regularly? I'm so blessed by the diversity around me. I praise God for such great glory.



Daniel 1:16
So the guard took away their choice food and the wine they were to drink and gave them vegetables instead.

I find the transition from winter to spring magnificent in its own right. The water falls are more powerful with the melted snow. It was all I could do to keep my camera lens dry this evening . . . the mist was that powerful!





Hosea 6:4b
“Your love is like the morning mist, like the early dew that disappears."

Proverbs 27:19
As water reflects the face, so one’s life reflects the heart.

May your path cross a segment of beauty that makes you take pause and reflect.

  
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RENE54 4/6/2011 2:51PM

    I always love your blogs. They are inspiring. I am also more at peace when I am enjoying nature and the wonder that is God. emoticon

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MAMASUDS 4/6/2011 4:57AM

    I love the pictures of your authentic outfits on your page. They are beautiful, just like you. If they were more readily available, I think you would see more of us joining you in your fashion statement.

As I look at the spring flowers popping up, seemingly overnight, I am in awe of God's creative powers.

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SVELTEWARRIOR 4/5/2011 10:11AM

    I feel Gods presence the most when I am out in nature.

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ANDYINBC 4/5/2011 9:29AM

    Being attuned to Mother Nature is often when I enjoy the power of God’s beautiful creation the most. I am fortunate, in that I find something to see joy in every day.

Your first lines caught me the most. I often found that it is in nature that I find the greatest peace. Thanks for sharing.

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1_AMAZING_WOMAN 4/5/2011 12:20AM

    In my recent binge at a buffet (eating my feelings) I (shock) found myself wanting the fresh fruits and vegetables I have become accostumed to eating. In just such a short time of a few hours off my diet I was really missing my fresh foods. Maybe that is why it was so easy today to get back on the horse. I still have my feelings to deal with but the fresh foods actually seem to have a 'calming force'. I do know they taste mighty fine!

Amber

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All in due season

Sunday, April 03, 2011

Just a couple weeks ago, I was shelling on the islands of Sanibel and Captiva.



Two days later, Lake Superior was truly in a beautiful turmoil. I can appreciate that turmoil today as I went over some of my nutritional ranges. Being that I remained less than 2000 calories, I can’t really beat myself up too much. For the most part, my head and tummy reminded me that I did poorly and it made me a bit more sluggish today. Now I’ll go walk down to the grocery store for some veggies.



Ecclesiastes 3:1
[ A Time for Everything ] There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens:

If you are reading this, know that 1) You are loved! 2) You are forgiven! and 3) You are beautiful! May you find relief and calm delight in getting back on track when you slip up, whether it be big or little.

  
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KAYLASKID 4/4/2011 12:43PM

    Thank you for that verse!! It is such a good reminder and very timely!!
Be Blessed today!!

Yolanda

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ANDYINBC 4/4/2011 9:27AM

    Thanks for posting. Great picks! Great verse! Great, great, great!

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AMBERLEIGHM1 4/3/2011 10:08PM

    I really liked your blog and I like that verse a lot.

We can always use reminders that we are loved, forgiven and beautiful, thank you so much for your kindness and wisdom.

In His Grace,
Amber, Adam's Mommy

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Nearing the End of Winter . . . In style, naturally!

Friday, April 01, 2011

Whether it be winter ending or spring beginning, there is joy in God’s beautiful creation. Here are a couple sights I came across while walking on a trail along Lake Superior. One is an end of the line for this railroad track while another is an old building nearing the end of its life.





Psalm 119:33
He Teach me, LORD, the way of your decrees, that I may follow it to the end.



Are you bidding adieu to anything in your life . . . like some bad eating habits?

  
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GETTHEGAF 4/2/2011 8:53PM

    Thanks for the photos! Your weather is much better than the pacific northwest right now. I am jealous!
Robert

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SHELLEY147 4/2/2011 1:51PM

    Bidding adieu to unhealthy eating habits! :)

Great blog, as always, Evelyn!

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BEVIEANN 4/2/2011 11:07AM

    enjoyed the pictures.. you look great... enjoy your blogs. have a wonderful day enjoying God's creation. still is raining to much here to get out to get pictures. maybe in may

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MRS.PRINCIPAL 4/2/2011 8:57AM

    Bidding adieu to excuses!

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“Mingle, Mingle” . . . A fun “That Girl” line repeated at a reception

Friday, April 01, 2011

It's been a while since I've written here. The good news, is that my March goals seem to be right in line with where I need them to be with the exception of one goal, which simply wasn't that high a priority: enjoying a movie in the theatre. I had intentions of seeing The Grace Card, but just never made it and didn't have any success at this late date of finding it in our smaller communities, so I'll carry this goal into an opportunity to complete during the Spring season. Can anyone recommend a good romantic comedy?

March Goals:
emoticon 1) Shed three pounds
emoticon 2) Average 30 minutes or more in daily cardio and strength training
emoticon 3) Track daily
emoticon 4) Average six or more servings of fruits and veggies daily
emoticon 5) Drink at least 10 cups of water daily
emoticon 6) Satisfy meeting all seven recommended levels of: calories, fat, carbohydrates, protein, fiber, calcium, and sodium twice weekly.
emoticon 7) Spend at least 15 minutes daily in the study of God’s word.
emoticon 8) Go see a movie at the theatre (can’t remember the last movie I saw)
emoticon 9) Complete the knitting of one prayer shawl

Being that the one goal I did not achieve was a “fun” goal, I must confess that I found great enjoyment and fun in God’s creation and was blessed to capture it in photography, as well as replace my failing camera. Happy, Happy!

What a beautiful day to lay in wait for Spring. I hear we may be getting snow tomorrow. In the meantime, two of Wisconsin’s State Parks were gorgeous while the ice begins to thaw.





Romans 1:20
For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse.

I hope you're successfully reaching your goals this month.

  
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ANDYINBC 4/2/2011 2:22PM

    So impressed with the success you have had on your goals. I hope you weren't thinking "The Grace Card" was a romantic comedy. Two that my wife and oldest daughter enjoy are "While You Were Sleeping" and "Serendipity." They seem to watch these over and over.

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BEVIEANN 4/2/2011 11:05AM

    congrats on making all your goals but one. beautiful pictures... I love photography and do make an effort to get out in the spring to at least take some pictures. have a good day

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COOP9002 4/1/2011 11:57AM

    Congrats on accomplishing your goals. Thanks for sharing the pics.

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SHELLEY147 4/1/2011 11:46AM

    emoticon for accomplishing so much through March! You had an amazing month and I'm sure you'll have an equally great April!

Oh...I just have to say I LOVE seeing the pics of you in your blogs!! You are beautiful my dear!! ~hugs~

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RIKKI572 4/1/2011 7:57AM

    Wishing you a wonderful, joy filled day!

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MAMASUDS 4/1/2011 1:50AM

    Wow! You have cause to celebrate. Good job.

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