Philip found Nathanael and said to him, “We have found him of whom Moses in the Law and also the prophets wrote, Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph.”Nathanael said to him, “Can anything good come out of Nazareth?” Philip said to him, “Come and see.”Jesus saw Nathanael coming toward him and said of him, “Behold, an Israelite indeed, in whom there is no deceit!”Nathanael said to him, “How do you know me?” Jesus answered him, “Before Philip called you, when you were under the fig tree, I saw you.” John 1:45-48
We went to the pumpkin farm yesterday and took a hay ride. The weather was perfect. We went with friends from church. Great fun!
I think indoor photos taken with the camera's flash turn out better in black and white. I've never been good at taking indoor photos so maybe playing with black and white will teach me how to do it better. I haven't started early here, I'm just looking forward to the November challenge!
Over at the blog Springtree Road Maya is planning to photograph in Black and White the whole month. She's making a project of it and inviting others to join in. I am excited about trying it, although I don't think I can go entirely without color for all of November - there are too many gorgeous fall days in there! I have just figured out how to switch my Kodak Easyshare Z730 to the B&W mode (it's in the Menu button) so I am ready. How about you?
The true light, which enlightens everyone, was coming into the world.He was in the world, and the world was made through him, yet the world did not know him.He came to his own, and his own people did not receive him.But to all who did receive him, who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God,who were born, not of blood nor of the will of the flesh nor of the will of man, but of God. -John 1:9-13
When you come, bring the cloak that I left with Carpus at Troas, also the books, and above all the parchments. -2 Timothy 4:13 (One of Paul's last letters to Timothy, written from prison near the end of his life.)
Today I visit my son's kindergarten during choice time to play chess with whoever is interested. At home I've been leaving out the chess set to let the little boys play around with it. This is the type of game my three year old likes: dump out all the pieces and play a game he calls "crowd". He and my six year old can spend a good half an hour moving the pieces around and trading them, making up stories. They like to include the checkers and a few marbles from "Hungry Hippo" just for fun.
When I work with kindergarten and first graders learning chess my first goal is just to get them to recognize the pieces and learn how each one can move. Today we'll just try setting up the boards and figure out who already knows how to play. You might be surprised at how many five and six year olds know quite a bit about chess.
We have some good books in the library for kids learning chess:
For this reason I remind you to fan into flame the gift of God, which is in you through the laying on of my hands, for God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control. -2 Timothy1:6
As for the rich in this present age, charge them not to be haughty, nor to set their hopes on the uncertainty of riches, but on God, who richly provides us with everything to enjoy. They are to do good, to be rich in good works, to be generous and ready to share, thus storing up treasure for themselves as a good foundation for the future, so that they may take hold of that which is truly life. -1 Timothy 6:17-19
This morning we had our first real frost. Everything sparkles...
This is a sweater a friend knit for Buddy. Now it fits Punkin and is still adorable! He wore it to church on Sunday.
The sins of some men are conspicuous, going before them to judgment, but the sins of others appear later. So also good works are conspicuous, and even those that are not cannot remain hidden. -1 Timothy 5:24-25
I was disappointed by the lack of light and color in the photos from yesterday. The trees were very beautiful and full of color but the camera didn't pick that up. The sun was shining through a layer of thin cloud so there was no brilliance.
We had a great day; went to the park with friends, had a picnic and threw rocks in the water, came home to a nap, did four loads of laundry, mowed the lawn and made a cherry pie.
But when the goodness and loving kindness of God our Savior appeared,he saved us, not because of works done by us in righteousness, but according to his own mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewal of the Holy Spirit,whom he poured out on us richly through Jesus Christ our Savior,so that being justified by his grace we might become heirs according to the hope of eternal life. -Titus 3:4-7
Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us,looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God. - Hebrews 12:1,2
In the days of his flesh, Jesus offered up prayers and supplications, with loud cries and tears, to him who was able to save him from death, and he was heard because of his reverence. Although he was a son, he learned obedience through what he suffered. And being made perfect, he became the source of eternal salvation to all who obey him, being designated by God a high priest after the order of Melchizedek. -Hebrews 5:7-10
It was spirit day at school yesterday with about 85% of the school wearing Phillies gear. I wore this shirt that I got about 20 years ago after signing up for a credit card at a game. People kept commenting on it and asking how old it was. I was kind of surprised because I don't usually pay any attention to sports or the latest branded clothing. I had no idea I had such a cool shirt in my closet. I think I got some props.
I missed several days in Sept. It's just too crazy around here to keep up with photographing and posting it all. Some of the days I skipping in 365 I took photos of my sons and didn't want to post them on the web. It's been a good month.
I took photos all through 2007-09 for Project 365 to post at least one photo a day. Now that my oldest son is in the Air Force we are using this photo blog to share our adventures with him across the miles.