Friday, February 17, 2012

Inspiring Words

I've been coming upon quotes lately that strike me as very delicious // thought provoking. I think I'll be making a 'favorite quotes' book sometime soon, just as a fun project-keepsake. Anyhow, I wanted to share these with you, knowing you'd appreciate them as much as I do.  :)

“You may choose to look the other way but you can never say again that you did not know.” ― William Wilberforce
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“Choices will continually be necessary and -- let us not forget -- possible. Obedience to God is always possible. It is a deadly error to fall into the notion that when feelings are extremely strong we can do nothing but act on them.”
― Elisabeth Elliot

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Pseudo faith always arranges a way out to serve in case God fails it. Real faith knows only one way and gladly allows itself to be stripped of any second way or makeshift substitutes. For true faith, it is either God or total collapse.” A.W. Tozer

"The thing you treasure will control your heart, and what controls your heart will control your words and behavior." Paul Tripp

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♥ "If I could reach up and hold a star for every time you've made me smile, the entire evening sky would be in the palm of my hand." ♥

"Get close to GOD first before getting close to anyone else. GOD without a man is still GOD. But a man without GOD is...

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The Bible calls debt a curse and children a blessing, but in our culture we apply for a curse and reject blessings. Something is wrong with this picture. ~Doug Phillips

“If Jesus had preached the same message that ministers preach today, He would never have been crucified.”
~Leonard Ravenhill

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 “God pity us that after years of writing, using mountains of paper and rivers of ink, exhausting flashy terminology about the biggest revival meetings in history, we are still faced with gross corruption in every nation, as well as with the most prayerless church age since Pentecost.” ~Leonard Ravenhill

Sing unto the LORD, O ye saints of his, and give thanks at the remembrance of his holiness. For his anger endureth but a moment; in his favour is life: weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning. 
Psalm 30:4-5

Thou art my hiding place; thou shalt preserve me from trouble; thou shalt compass me about with songs of deliverance. Selah.
Psalm 32:7

Do you have any favorite quotes? ~Dani :)

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Ich Liebe Dich

Valentine's Day is a special occasion~ an especially special day to say "I Love You". Of course, every day is a day to love, but 'love day' is special. And I do so enjoy spending it close to those I adore~ thinking of the small things in life that we often take for granted, but that spread our road with posies, and make the sun shine. Never forget to thank God for all the blessing He has given us!!!

Roses to sweeten your way *Photo Source*

 Sweet baby hands, the sunshine of my life! *Photo Source*

The beautiful, simple hearts little brothers and sisters give to show their love

Tea and cookies of course! *Photo Source*

Sunshine that warms the soul *Photo Source*

Goofy sisters...

And their beautiful faces~ Ich Liebe Dich!

True Love

Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal. And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge; and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not charity, I am nothing. And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, and have not charity, it profiteth me nothing. Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up, Doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil; Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth; Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things. Charity never faileth.....
1Corinthians 13:1-8 


Monday, February 13, 2012

Ramblings // Another Wonderful Photo Challenge

How have the days gone for you? I certainly have no shortage of things to do, and things to be done! I've been excelling in those photography workshops I'm taking, and having way to much fun planning small photo shoots as part of my class projects. I'm so thankful to God for not only giving me a wonderful camera (a much loved dream of mine), but also the opportunity to learn to use it! All glory to His name......!!

Today I hope to do some cleaning in my room, give a writing lesson, have another photography session with my sisters, and start working on the living room. Walls need patching, floors need mopping, and all of it needs to be repainted. :) And I can't wait to read further in 'The Swiss Courier'. I'm quite fond of WWII Christian historical fiction!

Photography Challenge~
Lucia is hosting another super-fun photo challenge this month, and as always, I love linking up. Because February is the 'Love Month', the theme is 'Black and White Love'. The challenge is to capture love~ a mother and daughter hugging, two friends walking down a road hand in hand, etc. I wanted a photo that was unique, so after thinking about it for some time, this is what I came up with:

We had such fun! I absolutely love the way this one turned out! Head on over to Lucia, etc. to view the other link ups, and please join in the fun!!!

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I Love Black and White~
Shooting in black and white is very fun! I can't say I like it more than shooting in color, but it comes pretty close!! I <3 b&w! Here's a few more photos I took that I adore~

Beautiful Sue~
Beautiful Jenna~ 
I decided to throw this one in too :)

Have a beautiful day lovelies! 

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

This Olde Barn n' House

I have a busy few days ahead of me! So many things I want to do and say~ how will I ever find time for it all lol? Anyway, I had such fun snapping and editing these photos! They're pictures of our house and barn, with an olde-fashioned slant. I pretty much just did this for fun, though I do think my subjects in these photos have somewhat of an antique-ness about them. :) I've been having a blast with that editing program! 

Brass Knocker 

Rickety olde barn door~ I really like the different textures in this photo...

The ol' barn...

I love these windows~

   Another olde window <3

This one is my absolute fave!

The surrounding foliage (isn't that just gorgeous?)

{Which ones do you like?}


Saturday, February 4, 2012

A Few Words // Photo Challenge

How's everybody's week been? Mine was ups and downs for sure~ haven't gotten much sleep, went to my first photography class, and have been genuinely busy. Life marches on!

Hopefully in the next few days I'll have the first 'real' post up on my other blog~ The Apothecary Shoppe. I'm also getting ready to post some neat things here. I feel so behind~

So a few things in regard to my photography: For starters, I have no intention of turning this into a photography blog, (though my posts here have become much more photographic), but I've found myself really wanting to share my photography. So, I've come to the conclusion that I should have a blog just for that. I may be putting too much on my plate, but with a photography blog, it doesn't have to be all that formal, and I wouldn't feel 'pressured' to update it as often~ just a place to share the pictures I take. I'm thinking I'd keep it private for a while, (just because), but any of you who are interested can contact me (via email) and I'll send you an invitation. Speaking of invitations, someone sent me one to view a private blog maybe a week or so back, and I went to visit it. I wasn't signed into my blogger account however, so the link didn't work. I decided to come back to it later~ when later arrived, I found that the invite had expired. So I deleted the email before looking to see who had sent it so that I could contact that person and request another invite. I'm pretty sure they were one of my followers here~ so whoever it is, pretty please send me another invitation~ I would love to view your blog!!!! :)

Next, I'm entering another photo challenge hosted by one of my beautiful blogger friends, Oriana~ 'Your Favorite Photo'. This one's going to be hard, for nearly all of my pictures are my favorite.:D  But I think this picture is probably at the top of my list:

Some of my favorite kiddos.

So, tell me what you think about a photography to hear your input/advise. Everyone have a wonderful weekend! :)

~Dani Marie