This is the day that the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad in it.

Psalm 118:24 - BGlad!

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Love, Love, Love

The Texture Tuesday theme this week at Kim's Cafe is Love.
Hubby and I celebrated our 29th anniversary during our spring break get-away to the Gulf Coast.
Our daughter snapped this photo of us on the shore. 

Using what I've learned from Kim's tutorials and by adding her textures
(Crackle Love and Paper Stained Light)
I was able to transform the snapshot to this moody art print.

"Love" it!

Check out other Texture Tuesday interpretations of love.

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Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Texture Tuesday - Fun with Roses

 This week's texture challenge was a free for all - just use one of Kim's textures.

It's not often I receive flowers but a couple years ago I was surprised by these on my birthday.
Aren't they the most beautiful color??
(very photo worthy!!)

After playing around a bit -
 blurring the background,
 removing some color
and adding Kim's Ugg Love texture . . .

Some dreamy faded roses!

These transformations always amaze me!
But I also find them somewhat disturbing.
How can we trust that the things we
see on a screen or in print
in this computer savvy,
cut and paste,
digitally enhanced world
 what it
appears to be??


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Friday, September 16, 2011

Courageous - The Movie

We had the opportunity to see a pre-screening of the newest movie from Sherwood Pictures
 (think Facing the Giants and Fireproof). 
Just want to say - MARK YOUR CALENDERS!!

Their newest movie offering is called Courageous. We loved it!! It captures your attention from the first scene and keeps you engaged throughout the whole movie. It has a real-life feel to it, situations and conversations you have probably experienced in your own life. It has laugh-out-loud funny moments mixed with I-didn't-bring-enough tissue moments. It also has a strong message of taking responsiblity for you and yours that our families are desperately needing right now.

Check your local theater - Courageous comes out on September 30th.

I am so thankful for the loving and courageous men in my life!

There's still time find some great goodies in the Etsy PAFA team's
fall celebration.
The party continues through September 17th.

Happy Weekend!!

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Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Stained Glass Hearts

Stained Glass Hearts
by Patsy Clairmont

More than a Book – an Interactive Adventure

Feel as if your life is a mishmash of bits and pieces and have no idea how everything fits together?

Patsy Clairmont has been there and she’d love to guide you through a journey of introspection. In the end you will more easily see yourself as God, in his redeeming grace, sees you. Then you can allow His joy to shine through the beautiful mosaic that is uniquely you.

Patsy shares the personal stories of pain, heartache, joy and redemption of her own life’s journey. She has a very personal and inviting writing style - feels as if you are chatting and sharing with a close friend. The book is broken into short easy to read chapters. Patsy sprinkles favorite quotes and scripture throughout the pages. At the end of each chapter she invites you to visit wonderful art museums and galleries to view some of her favorite stained glass works, paintings, music, poems and books - all with an engaging story and life lesson attached. And the best news is that all these beautiful works are as close as your nearest internet connection! 

I so enjoyed this book! Patsy’s joy is definitely contagious. I came away with fresh eyes and a joyful song of praise in my heart. 

I received this book for free from Thomas Nelson through their BookSneeze program. Opinions expressed in this review are my own.

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Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Texture Tuesday - Do

Snapped this guy while he was on his travels across our driveway.
He looks to be quite intent on the task at hand.
Just "do"-ing his thing.

Kim's Texture Tuesday challenge this week was a "do" photo
to use her Autumn Burst texture. 
So with that goal and inspiration from a new song
by one of my favorite artists.

(This video is so fun!!)

This is what I done did!! :)
I used the texture Autumn Burst as well as She Loves You Yeah

Be sure to check out what others "do" with their photos by visiting Kim's blog.
(Kim's also hosting a giveaway - so you may want to "do" one of your own photos as well!!)


So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do,
do it all for the glory of God.
Thanks for stopping by!!

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