The lines have fallen to me in pleasant places; Indeed, my heritage is beautiful to me. ~ Psalm 16:6 nasb

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Tea Talk --Trust, Do, Dwell, Cultivate


Welcome to my home!
Sit and share a cup of tea with me as we encourage each other in the Lord.
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I'm having...a cup of Earl Gray in my garage-sale mug.  After steeping the loose tea in my handy-dandy two-cup tea steeper, I realized that my tea mug holds two cups of tea!  So, when I drink my tea, I really drink my tea!  :)


I'm feeling...a little tired, but a good tired.  I'm concentrating on getting back to a more scheduled lifestyle, mostly for Danny's sake since he'll be graduating from our homeschool this June.  He needs the rigid schedule to stay on track with his studies, so that he accomplishes everything that he needs to complete.  I'm trying to get up earlier in the morning, so that I don't feel like I'm playing "catch-up" the rest of the day.  I used to be a morning person a long time ago...

On my mind...school schedules, college, but more immediate in priority is the ICHE Mother/Daughter Conference this Saturday.  I will be doing snapshot portraits of moms and daughters, plus candid shots of the conference throughout the day.  This will be a new experience for me, since I, along with another photographer, will attempt to take pictures of up to 200 mom+daughter units in less than two hours!  It is a good thing they told the moms that these will be "snapshot" portraits--no time for posing and getting great images.  Plus I need to arrive at the site at 6:30am for set-up--and it is a 40-minute drive.  Early bed time for me Friday night!

I leave you with...the theme verse for Saturday's conference.  My friend Becki, who has helped plan this wonderful event, picked this verse (and really the whole Psalm) as the conference theme.

Trust in the LORD and do good;
Dwell in the land and cultivate faithfulness.
Psalm 37:3 nasb

The ESV translation, which she used, says:  befriend faithfulness.  A side note in that translation--and also in the NASB--says to feed on faithfulness.  What an insightful picture of how we are to live our lives.  This is a precious Psalm of commands, with verse 3 above, and throughout the Psalm:  trust, do, dwell, cultivate, delight, commit, rest, wait, cease.  These are things I can do--and I love the doing.

Back to life,
Christine

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