Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Welcome 2016!

Happy New Year!!! Hard to believe it's 2016 and that we are already well into the new year! I'm back after a rather lengthy break from the blog world. There is so much going on right now that it's hard to get back into posting, but I have missed it! While searching through my post drafts I discovered I never published a post I wrote around November of last year! It was a little update post that you can read, here. There are so many things I want to write about and share. I'm having a hard time deciding what to post! Perhaps I should start by finishing my Across the USA series! For now I'm going to share some photos I took as part of a seven day nature photo challenge I did on Facebook.
Day 1: We had a light snowfall one morning, which made for a lovely backdrop for this pretty red cardinal and his mate.
Day 2: At first I thought these pine cones were birds!
Day 3: Spotted this pretty birdie on an unusually warm February day.
Day 4: Buds on the dogwood tree in my backyard.
Day 5: Snapped a pic of this eerie crow on my way to work.
Day 6: Such a pretty blue sky.
Day 7: Took a picture of these deer out at my workplace, which is located on a beautiful college campus.
Nature is one of my favorite things to take pictures of so when a friend tagged me in this challenge I was thrilled. It was a great motivator for me to pick up my camera after quite a long period of not using it. Hope you enjoyed this little photo challenge. I would love to do more photo challenge in the future!

Have you ever done a photo challenge?
What's your favorite thing to photograph?
Which photo is your favorite and why?
Love in Christ,

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

2015 Reading List

Here is a list of the books I read in 2015. Hope you will read and enjoy some{if not all} of them too! With that being said, please use your own judgment when deciding which books you read. I know everyone's standards are different.
  1. The Bible: God's Word{reading daily as I encourage you to do also!}
  2. A Room with a View: EM Forster
  3. Eric Liddell{Heroes of the Faith}: Ellen Caughey
  4. C.S. Lewis{Heroes of the Faith}: Sam Wellman
  5. David Livingstone; Africa's Trailblazer: Janet and Geoff Benge
  6. Women in White: Wilkie Collins
  7. Prison Letters: Corrie ten Boom
  8. The Prince and the Pauper: Mark Twain
  9. In the Presence of Mine Enemies: Howard and Phyllis Rutledge
  10. David Copperfield: Charles Dickens
  11. Mere Christianity: C.S. Lewis
  12. The Count of Monte Cristo: Alexander Dumas
  13. My Anchor Held: Stephen R. Harris
  14. 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea: Jules Verne
  15. Pilgrim's Progress{Part 1}: John Bunyan
  16. Honeymoon in Bermuda: Carol Morris
  17. Just So Stories: Rudyard Kipling
  18. Mystery Flowers: Grace Livingston Hill
  19. Journey to the Center of the Earth: Jules Verne
  20. The Diary of a Young Girl: Anne Frank
  21. Anne of Green Gables: L.M. Montgomery
  22. Anne of Avonlea: L.M. Montgomery
  23. Anne of the Island: L.M. Montgomery
  24. Anne of Windy Poplars: L.M. Montgomery
  25. Anne's House of Dreams: L.M. Montgomery
  26. Anne of Ingleside: L.M. Montgomery
  27. Rainbow Valley: L.M. Montgomery
  28. Rilla of Ingleside: L.M. Montgomery
  29. America; Imagine a World Without Her: Dinesh D'souza
  30. America the Beautiful; Rediscovering What Made this Nation Great: Dr. Ben Carson
  31. Nicholas Nickleby: Charles Dickens
  32. A Prisoner and Yet: Corrie ten Boom
  33. God's Smuggler: Brother Andrew
  34. Where Two Ways Meet: Grace Livingston Hill
  35. Christy: Catherine Marshall
  36. Amazing Love: Corrie ten Boom
  37. The Hobbit: J.R.R. Tolkien
  38. The Fellowship of the Ring: J.R.R. Tolkien
  39. The Two Towers: J.R.R Tolkien
  40. The Return of the King: J.R.R. Tolkien
  41. In My Father's House: Corrie ten Boom
  42. A Man Called Peter: Catherine Marshall