Monday, August 12, 2019

Paying Attention

Sometimes the children point out the beauty around us
At a picnic the hamburger grilling was creating quite a bit of smoke. A young girl was trying to get our attention and pointed to the sky. When we looked, we saw beautiful rays of light beaming through the smoke and trees. 

sculpture - Jessica, Jake and Annie by Kate Hiddleston

Thursday, August 8, 2019

Parker River National Wildlife Refuge

sign to warn beach goers about greenhead flies

Salem - Yin Yu Tang House

Peabody Museum, Salem, Massachusetts
Yin You Tang - an entire house brought from China

“During the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911), a prosperous merchant surnamed Huang built a stately sixteen-bedroom house in China’s southeastern Huizhou region, calling his home Yin Yu Tang. … home to the Huang family for more than two hundred years until 1982 when the last descendants moved from the village. … The family’s well-documented genealogy and the accumulation of furnishings passed down through eight generations offer the opportunity to understand historical changes in China as they affect individuals in their daily lives and cultures on a global scale.”

family's genealogy

cylinder on the right was for containing a small child while the adults worked
below - looking into the cylinder - a wrapped hot stone would be put in the bottom to keep the child warm

heat source carried room to room 
 very fancy bedroom

Click here and here for videos of the house

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

East Coast - Back & Forth

Leaving Seattle
 flying clear across the country
almost back home
flying north looking west towards Seattle
bottom - Kirkland, then Lake Washington, then Seattle, then Puget Sound
Lake Washington - flying south, looking east
Juanita Bay -middle left; Lake Sammamish in distance
Kirkland top middle under the wing
Seattle on bottom right

Saturday, July 6, 2019

Remembering & Sharing

And when they were come, and had gathered the church together, they rehearsed all that God had done with them, and how he had .....

Paul and fellow disciples of Christ gathered in Antioch. 

I was impressed with the phrase "all that God had done with them." Rightfully so, we usually talk about what God has done "for" us. It's equally important to remember that God wants to work "with" us. We can accomplish so much for ourselves and others when we choose to be part of His team and let Him work with us. 

Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ want us to remember these experiences and to share them.