12/19/2012 I love you all.

“True friendship is like a rose. We can’t realize it’s beauty until it fades.” I could not find the author of this quote…. this is so true!  I have many friends… some old… some new… some near… some far…  I had friends before facebook… I love you all.

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12/18/2012 God had arranged the last.

Woke up this morning in Sasebo, Japan thinking about home a little… thinking about the family from church and missing Kenai, our black lab.  I was still looking for a picture for today’s post and decided on this one taken a few days before we left .. .I thanked my friends for letting me take their photos with the family and their dogs and arranging such a sunset.  Andrew  said that he was only responsible for the  first two… God had arranged the last.  Thank you GOD!

12/17/2012 Hang on there are only 14 more post!

A little desperate to finish  the “366 Favorite Photos” project… I went searching deep into my archives…found this photo  taken in my backyard about 10 years ago. Hang on there are only 14 more post and there are NO plans for a repeat next year.

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12/16/2012 AWESOME GOD!

The captain of the Japan Airline plane made an announcement that Mt. Fuji could be seen from the left hand side of the plane.  I immediately went into action, grabbed my camera and moved to a vacant seat….. the mountain was glowing from the sun shining in just the right spot.  Later as I was looking at the picture the Scripture from Psalm 90:2 came to my mind….”Before the mountains were born or You brought forth the whole world, from everlasting to everlasting You are God.”  I feel like I have seen one more evidence of the AWESOME God of creation.

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12/14/2012 “Who invited you?”

“Who invited you?”   “Sourdough” the  donkey seems to be saying to Kenai. The feeder is on his side of the fence.  Now this was the meanest donkey ever…. he bit the calves, chased Kenai and created havoc in the pasture.  “Sourdough” no longer lives on SunnySide Farm.Kenai & Donkey

12/13/2012 Every family has a story.

Every family has a story.  Do you know yours?  Take a few moments and ask the where and who and why…. the more we know about our history just might give us a better view of our future.  I have said it before and I’ll say it again.  “Come see us… I’ll take your picture.”

Friends!

12/12/12 UP, UP and away to Japan!

UP, UP and away to Japan!  We are heading west but they call it the Far East???  I guess it matters where you start.  Only 2 hours of car travel to airport, 18 hours of flight time, 5 hours layover time and a 2 hour bus ride away from the kiddos!

Headed West!

12/11/2012 “there is nothing new under the sun”

The colors of these flowers makes me think about the story of the creation of the candy canes.  If you do not know the  story  look it up.  God made this beautiful peony long before the red and white candy cane was made. Ecclesiastes 1:9 tell us…” What has been will be again, what has been done will be done again; there is nothing new under the sun.” NIV

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12/10/2012 I love my dog!

The family pooch put himself in the picture while I was taking  photos of our friends.  I could never have gotten him to do this.  I love my dog and they love theirs. Thank you GOD for pets!

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