Sunday, November 25, 2012

Sunday thoughts and some pictures..

It's Sunday, so I guess it's time for my weekly wrap up of blogs, pictures, and quotes that touched my heart this past week.
Let's start with the blogs. After last week's procrastination, I actually made the effort to get the permissions early (which means before Sunday afternoon).

Here is a link to a beautiful blog post titled these small moments by Kate, who writes the blog In Pursuit.
Kate's words in this post are beautiful. She reminds us to live, really live in each moment we are given. This is my favorite line: "Live. Love. Laugh. Cherish. Smile. Remember. Think. Wonder. Aspire. It's never too late to begin living. There is only now. Now to do something of the marvelous." Go read all her words, you won't regret it.

Next I have a thought (and tear) provoking Thanksgiving post from Tara, who writes a blog titled Faith and Ambiguity.
 **Spoiler Alert** when I say tear provoking, I mean it (especially if you are a parent). You have been warned. Get some tissue and click the link. It's worth it. Here is just a small part of her post: "I have to think that any gratitude of meaning would challenge us to do far more. If we are grateful for our wonderful food, what part of it might we share? If we are happy that we have our family, have we welcomed in those who have none?" Very true. Gratitude should be followed by action. I know in my life that is more often than not, not the case. This is something I need to work on.

Okay, I know I have already given you a lot to read, but I have 1 more blog. And it has 5 parts. Bare with me here, because each post is part of a story, a re-imagining of Little Riding Hood and it is a wonderful take on this old favorite, written by Deb over at Kicking Corners
I'm gonna give you a link to each post in order:
I hope you enjoy Deb's work as much as I have.

And now, because I can't resist a good one (or three) here are some quotes!

"Peace is joy at rest. Joy is peace on its feet." 
 Attributed to Evie Goines (from Twitter)

And one from Aristotle:
 "Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies"

Just 1 more:
"Your integrity will always be remembered longer than your prosperity"
 by Emma White 

Moving on to pictures. Lately I have been sharing pictures from my cellphone with you. That's because:
  1. I can, cause it's my blog.
  2. That's just about the only way I take pictures. I want to be one of those people who studies lighting and shutter speed, who has a super high tech camera with multiple lens. But let's face it, I don't have the $ or the patience for that. I am a point and shoot girl, and my cellphone is handy.
Anyway, I have a special treat for you today! Pictures that I did not take. Pictures taken by someone who has the patience and the camera that I wish I had (or do I? I mean, if I can just borrow her stuff??). These were taken by my friend Donna, who graciously gave me permission to share them with you. They were taken at the Chihuly Garden and Glass exhibit in Seattle, WA. If you live in the area or happen to visit, I (and Donna) highly recommend you check this place out! It is absolutely beautiful!

look at the lovely flow of the glass

all the incredible colors

I just love the whimsy of this image!

the talent employed here is awesome

 Thank you Donna, for letting me borrow your talent with the camera and share it. And thanks to Dale Chihuly, the artist who created all this beauty.

Also, let me say thank you to Kate, Tara, and Deb for allowing me to share their words. Each of you has a beautiful and unique perspective and I enjoy reading what you each have to say!

I am going to leave you with this great song that made me smile. No, it's not a gospel or contemporary christian song, but a great country song. I know, I know, this is a faith blog. But hey, I have faith that my God loves all kinds of music and loves it even more when a song makes me smile! So here you go: 1994 by Jason Aldean. ;-)

God Bless, and thanks for stopping by!


  1. I love Chiluly! There is a great PBS special on him and his work - fascinatingly beautiful!

    1. Really? I am gonna have to check that out! Thanks for dropping by!

  2. Here is food for the spirit and the soul. Wonderful post and great bloggers and the pictures are breathtaking.
    Thanks for visiting and the nice words:)

  3. I wish you have the icon to follow your blog, coz I can't find any and I don't have the chance to see if you have new post.

    1. Hmmmm, if you can tell how to do that I will! I am so new at blogging and computer stupid to boot! Any advice you have I will gladly take! :-)

      Goodness knows I like having someone say they are wanting to read my new posts!

  4. I love blown glass art. If there is a special name for it sorry, I don't know it! We went to a fancy hotel on our honeymoon and they gave us one of a kind hand blown wine glasses. We're an alcohol free family but I just love those glasses so so much. We break them out once a year for our anniversary.

    1. Amy, if it does have a special name, I don't know it either! All I know is the it is beautiful. Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment!! :)

  5. I think the glass is so beautiful too Tamara!! I love your blog and have enjoyed reading it!! :)

    1. Thanks Julie! That means a lot to me! :-)

  6. You are very welcome Tamara :-)


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