Wednesday

It seems by my post yesterday there were a few unintentional misunderstandings?
1st I was very glad Chuck woke me up to go take foggy photos.   It was great and I would like to do it again sometime!
2nd there is nothing new on the cancer fight, as far as I know. 
Talking about reading the book - Fearless by Max Lucado, some thought I was having new problems or cancer fears were getting the better of me.  Not so.  There are other things I’ve been struggling with and this book just reminds us to always trust God and He will never leave us or forsake us:
Hebrews 13:5
New International Version (NIV)
Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.”

Chuck told me to look out the window to see who was visiting
in our backyard.  This robin didn't seem to be bothered by me
taking photos.




 This was a night launch a few weeks ago.  
video

Tuesday

foggy photos


I’m reading two books, rephrase more than 2 but these are at the top of my list right now. 
Fearless by Max Lucado and
Walking on Water by Madeleine L’Engle.
The latter is where I got my blog name from years ago.  I picked it up the other day and started reading.  It has a Foreward by Nichole Nordeman the Christian musician, singer.  She talks about having writer’s block and someone telling her to read Walking on Water and how it inspired her writing.  I picked it up not remembering any of that but being in the middle of artist’s block and not knowing what to do I thought it might help.  Nothing is by accident.  I will be starting a project today.
Fearless, Stuart let me borrow a while back.  At that time I read through it quickly and thought it was a nice little book that I really didn’t need.  When I picked it up and started reading today, it was different.  I’ve been dealing with more fears lately and now it seems a good fit.  I’m glad I didn’t give it back yet.

 Chuck woke me up and told me to look outside the other morning.  He knows
I like the fog, especially for photographs.  I wasn't too happy about it since I didn't
sleep well that night and was up every couple of hours.  Sometimes the only good sleep
I get is in the morning.  I don't know why.
But, since he woke me up I said lets go and this is where he brought
me.  The fog and cemetery - they go together well.  We didn't realize
how old this cemetery is.  There are some from the early 1800's.









sometimes, I feel like this...

this was a wild flower growing from
a vine in the tree



Corey's always said she wants this house.  It's been 
vacant for years.  The owner refuses to sell it to the church.


Chuck inspected this house years ago.  It used to be a 
church and it's very old.   There's a story that it's haunted.  He said in the attic
it was very creepy.  This photo doesn't show any of that
especially since they fixed it up.  I saw it before when he inspected
it and it used to be scary looking.  I wouldn't have
gone in the attic.

This house is at the end of the u shaped road facing the lake.
Chuck and I have always thought this would be a nice
place to live, though maybe a little scary.  I don't know
I'd have to go in and see what it's like.  Again, it's very old, on
Lake Charm Circle.



Monday

Saturday, Chuck wanted to take me to a place in College
Park that was supposed to be similar to Black Dog Salvage in 
Roanoke, VA.  It was closed.  Several businesses on the main
strip in College Park were closed.  Economy must have hit them 
hard.  We decided to go to Orange Ave. to look in some
of the antique stores.  On the way, the scenic way, we saw these
people doing some sort of charity run in their underwear.  

 County Courthouse
 Old gate between some of the antique stores.
Reading today:
part of Jesus Calling, February 17, 2014
Do not fear change, for I am making you a new creation, with old things passing away and new things continually on the horizon.  When you cling to old ways and sameness, you resist My work within you.  I want you to embrace all that I am doing In your life, finding your security in Me alone.  It is easy to make an idol of routine, finding security within the boundaries you build around your life.  Don’t try to force-fit today into yesterday’s mold.  Instead, ask Me to open your eyes, so you can find all I have prepared for you in this precious day of Life.

Then in Streams in the Desert I read;
Be patient, O sufferer!  The result of the Refiner’s fire will more than compensate for our trials, once we see the “eternal glory that far outweighs them all.:  Just to hear His commendation, “Well done” (Matt. 25:21); to be honored before the holy angels; to be glorified in Christ, so that I may reflect His glory back to Him---ah! that will be more than enough reward for all my trials.  from Tried by Fire


                                     Always seem to read what I need to hear.  Thank you.
Things I'm thankful for this day:
Chuck's faithfulness.
His hard work even on his days off.
Being able to do art.
God's gift.

Some days are harder than others but God is faithful and knows
our needs and fears and He is in control.