Sunday Shot

Another Hobby I’ve always had a “thing” for photography. And by thing, I mean a passing interest. I’ve always been interested in photography in general, but have been too lazy intimidated to learn much more than where to aim and what button to press.

It hasn’t been until just recently, when I discovered The Pioneer Woman’s blog (and I’m sure I’m probably the last to do so – but really, that shouldn’t surprise anyone, I’m so clueless) that I REALLY started taking an interest in photography again. Ree has posted some really awesome photography tutorials that I’ve been reading over and that makes me want to try my hand at taking “artsy-fartsy” pictures once again.

In addition to Ree’s wonderful photograhy, I discovered the Shutter Sisters blog and their Flickr group, which I’ve joined but haven’t had the guts to submit any of my own photography … yet.

But to motivate me to train my brain to look for the beauty in less obvious places and to actually take pictures of this inconspicious beauty, I’d like to showcase some of the best pictures I think we (as in me and my husband) have taken over the years. Photography is one thing that brought us together and we’ve often talked about taking a photography course together – just for grins. Who knows, maybe we’ll actually do it sometime.

This first one is not anything spectacular – I was experimenting. I used a Canon Powershot and was experimenting with the focus. I was thrilled that it actually turned out becuase it was blurry in my viewfinder – or maybe it was just my vision, I wouldn’t be surprised.


This is the shed my husband built. It’s in our backyard. He built it because our garage was getting too full to house all of his toys equipment. This was taken through the glass of our back door. Again, nothing great, but I thought it turned out pretty good for my first try at something like this.

Have you run across any cool photos lately? Please share the links with us!

Up next: Monday Morning Sneak Peek questions!

Abundant Life

Teaching: Trust the Written Word

Every Sunday I provide videos and valuable links to the Truth or Tradition teachings. We’ve been following the Truth or Tradition teachings for many years now and they have truly blessed our family. We have found peace and happiness through our beliefs and we walk confidently for God. My hope, by passing on this information to you, is that what you find here, or on the Truth or Tradition website, will guide you to a better, more blessed and abundant life.

If you would like to read my views on religion and how we got started with the ministry, you can read this.

Let’s get started:

Last week, I posted a video about faith. This week, I’ll like to expound on that by providing a link to an audio teaching about trust and a video about how we can trust the written word.

Faith is a vital topic in Christian circles, and is apparently something almost everyone wishes he had more of. Faith is basically “trust,” and this teaching breaks down the subject of trust by providing a practical exploration of its four components: character, competency, consistency, and cohesion. Starting with the first relationship He had with mankind, God has woven trust into the very fabric of all relationship, and we must understand its role in order to develop healthy and godly relationships.

This teaching will prompt you to examine yourself and consider the following questions: Are you generally a trusting or a distrusting person? Have you ever trusted when you shouldn’t have or not trusted when you should have? Do you have relationships that you would like to see improve but are not sure where the problem is? Do you want to increase your trust in God, or have you ever considered whether God should trust you? Trust us, this teaching by Dan Gallagher will bless you.

You can download this audio teaching here, or subscribe to the Truth or Tradition podcast here.

Did you know you can trust the bible?

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If you have any questions, or would like to learn more about God’s wonderful message, please visit the Truth or Tradition website. You can also keep track of the ministry through their Facebook page.

Thank you for visiting and God bless.


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