Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Full story of the Egg, carrot and coffee bean

As I have been spending a lot of time sitting after what was supposed to be a simple toenail removal procedure....  NOT!   I went back into some of my blogs.  I shut a few down and updated some.  This was part of a sermon at church one day and is on the sidebar of my Photography blog. 

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Full story of the Egg, carrot and coffee bean

A young woman went to her mother and told her about her life and how things were so hard for her. She did not know how she was going to make it and wanted to give up. She was tired of fighting and struggling. It seemed as when one problem was solved, a new one arose.
Her mother took her to the kitchen. She filled three pots with water and placed each on a high fire. Soon the pots came to boil. In the first she placed carrots, in the second she placed eggs, and in the last she placed ground coffee beans. She let them sit and boil, without saying a word.
In about twenty minutes she turned off the burners. She fished the carrots out and placed them in a bowl. She pulled the eggs out and placed them in a bowl. Then she ladled the coffee out and placed it in a bowl.
Turning to her daughter, she asked, "Tell me what you see."
"Carrots, eggs, and coffee," she replied.
Her mother brought her closer and asked her to feel the carrots. She did and noted that they were soft. The mother then asked the daughter to take an egg and break it. After pulling off the shell, she observed the hard boiled egg. Finally, the mother asked the daughter to sip the coffee. The daughter smiled as she tasted its rich aroma.
The daughter then asked, "What does this mean, mother?"
Her mother explained that each of these objects had faced the same adversity… boiling water. Each had reacted differently.
The carrot went in strong, hard, and unrelenting. However, after being subjected to the boiling water, it softened and became weak.
The egg had been fragile. Its thin outer shell had protected its liquid interior, but after sitting in the boiling water, its insides became hardened.
The ground coffee beans were unique, however. After being in the boiling water, they had changed the water.
"Which are you?" she asked her daughter. "When adversity knocks on your door, how do you respond? Are you a carrot, an egg or a coffee bean?" 

~author unknown

 We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; Persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed; Always bearing about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our body. 2 Corinthians 4:8-10

As the last year I have dealt with more depression than I have my whole life. The Empty nest season in my life was not suppose to be so lonely and unsettling.  I literally had friends that dropped me after daughter got married and still to this day can not wrap my self around that and figure it out.  I did everything right I sent thank yous and got stuff back to people very quickly.  But as I have been mentoring ladies through out the years that seasonal friends come and go and here is a new season.  Some of these friends need to go.  The Lord has since then blessed me with some amazing friends.  I looked over at my husband a few weeks ago and said, "You prayed again didn't you"  He said yes.  At that moment I know that my new friend was from husband and God.  I really am blessed and this season will be good.  One day at a time.   

~I always say keeping it real and transparent

 



 

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Apples and Stripes

I signed up to do the IA challenge and not realizing it 
out my bedroom door is this view so 
perfect for this week. 
Usually we back a field of corn but this summer it was potatoes.
They were in the middle of harvesting when I got home so quickly grabbed camera and snapped this pic. 
so

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Yes just signed up for August Break 2014

yeah! I love participating in this every year so fun!!

Friday, April 11, 2014

Saturday, March 8, 2014

This week I hosted the challenge "Lanterns" at Inspiration avenue and here is mine.

This is our family castle in Switzerland 
Only a few of our live family members have actually been there 
but it is such a great place to look at. 
I tweaked it and made it into a dreamy festive picture 
imagination can go to a celebration in the village
and a young couple looking at it from a far walking though a grassy field 
as the lanterns are lifted in the town square.
enjoy :)

Friday, February 28, 2014

Final face 29

Face 28

day 27 of 29 faces

I just realized there is only 28 days this yearin february. So better double up today

Monday, February 24, 2014

Friday, February 21, 2014

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Friday, February 7, 2014

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

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Sunday, February 2, 2014

Saturday, February 1, 2014