Happy Birthday My Love <3


Today I honor this man. The Love of my life. The man God built for me. The most honest, loving, intelligent man with impeccable character and integrity. I am truly the most blessed and grateful to God.

Father, Husband, Grandfather, Brother and Friend … Mighty Man of God.

Happy Birthday my Love. <3

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O' Lord This Man.

O’ Lord This Man.

Thank you for stopping by for a peek. Blessings.

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Gratitude & Serenity :: Few Words Thursday.


“Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace, and gratitude.” Denis Waitly

Gratitude
The definition of Gratitude is the QUALITY of being thankful.
It’s a quality within the character of a person. One we must cultivate or that quality will be lost and what replaces it will be resentment. And resentment is a creature one does not want to contend with in this life. It’s a living parasite that will drain every ounce of gratitude and contentedness that a life has.
It’s a quality of being. Thankful.
The definition of Serenity is the state of being calm, peaceful, and untroubled.
A place of contentedness we are promised by God. A Quiet assurance, forever.
Peaceful and Quiet Assurance...

Peaceful and Quiet Assurance…

Serenity

Serenity … It comes from that quality. The Quality of BEING thankful.

It’s something we do.

“Being happy doesn’t mean that everything is perfect. It means that you’ve decided to look beyond the imperfections.” – Gerard Way

This photographical post was inspired by Helen’s post, linked to her quote! Which was inspired by Tuesday at Ten’s word prompt for the week.
Thanks for coming by for a quick look. Blessings to you.
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Hiding God’s Word in My Heart| Psalm 127:1


    The Lord is my light and my salvation;     Whom shall I fear?     The Lord is the strength of my life;     Of whom shall I be afraid? Psalm 27:1

The Lord is my light and my salvation;
Whom shall I fear?
The Lord is the strength of my life;
Of whom shall I be afraid? Psalm 27:1

Thanks for stopping by!

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Seek-ing Creativity … Photography Art.


Hey there! I’m going to attempt to resurrect this photography blog! =) Today I’m going to add it to The Tuesday at Ten Link-up, thanks to the encouragement of Karen!

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So today I wrote on Karen’s prompt: Seek – over on Hopeannfaith. The prompt didn’t really take me just to the common scripture: Seek first the  kindgom of God … though it’s there leading the pack.

The prompt met me right where I was at today [and yesterday after our meeting with the clinical trial oncologist], seeking God in a tough situation. I was seeking Him for understanding, solace and that grace bubble I so enjoy in times like this. I’ve learned over many years to run and seek God out in times of need. I truly seek Him first now. It’s really the only way. And He’s really the only guidance that changes things here in Hutchland.

Karen chose the perfect prompt. It was like she reached into my situation and found what I needed and knowing what it was she sent me out to look for it.  For that I am thankful.

I need you like a lighthouse on the coast, like Father and The Son need the Holy Ghost.

I need you, ohhhh I need you! ~ Unknown

When I’m seeking guidance I think of light. Can’t find anything in the dark, now can we? And when I think of a guiding light or a light to my feet, I think of lamps and lighthouses. So here’s some photographs from several months ago, when all our kids and us were together for a week around mother’s day. All the kids, their spouses and the grandkids.One of the things we did was visit Old Barney … The Barnegat Light House in Barnegat, NJ. {for those of you who are  not familiar}.

Your word is a lamp to guide my feet and a light for my path. Psalm 119:105

This first is the photoart I created from the second photo, marked original, for T@T’s prompt this week. The rest are just great pics from the outing.

Seek.

Seek

Edited for T@T – Seek

Original

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Sweet Sixteen


Hopeannfaith:

In my excitement I posted this to my other blog … Here is my 1st. “Real” photo shoot! The family was very happy with the album of edits and enjoyed the SOOC shots, particularly the candid shots. As always I am grateful for the gift I have and that with it I am able to bring much beauty and joy to people. =)

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Originally posted on HOPE*ann*FAITH:

“Sixteen is a milestone, your life is just beginning.”

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“At 16, set your goals, turn your dreams into reality, you have you whole life ahead of you.”

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“Sixteen candles make a lovely light but not as bright as your eyes tonight.”

-  Author: Luther Dixon.

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“The old believe everything; the middle-aged suspect everything; the young know everything.”

– Oscar Wilde

“May you build a ladder to the stars, And climb on every rung, May you stay forever young” – Bob Dylan
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“We’re never gonna be as young as we are tonight.” – The Summer Set
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Happy Sweet Sixteen, Presley!
May the sun always warm your shoulders and the rain only come when you want to dance.
Love, Andrea and Don Hutchinson
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A Boy and His Dog


I talk to him when I’m lonesome like; and I’m sure he understands.  When he looks at me so attentively, and gently licks my hands; then he rubs his nose on my tailored clothes, but I never say naught thereat.  For the good Lord knows I can buy more clothes, but never a friend like that. 

~W. Dayton Wedgefarth

A Boy and his Dog

A Boy and his Dog

Properly trained, a man can be dog’s best friend.  ~Corey Ford

 

 

 

In His Arms

In His Arms

Our dogs will love and admire the meanest of us, and feed our colossal vanity with their uncritical homage.  ~Agnes Repplier

 

 

Hoodies – The first 5 of 101 — Mike Sumsion Photography


Professional Photographer, Mike Sumsion, edited one of my SOOC pics of my son #101 Limited with Lightroom preset: “Sassy Hotel”
So cool!

Thanks Mike.

Hoodies – The first 5 of 101 — Mike Sumsion Photography.

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Light in the Dark … Portraits


“One day at a time, sweet Jesus. Whoever wrote that one hadn’t a clue. A day is an eternity” ― Roddy Doyle

“One day at a time, sweet Jesus. Whoever wrote that one hadn’t a clue. A day is an eternity”
― Roddy Doyle

It isn’t a lot, or often, that he allows me into his world, his space; but tonight he allowed me to photograph him.

He has my heart, but doesn’t believe that he does. He is loved but doesn’t think it is true.

I would give my life to him if he asked, I would lay it down for him.

I heard a quote the other day and it saddened me that it was true … “A parent is only as happy as their unhappiest child” ~ Barbara Boyer

“Mothers yielding Bibles, contemplating smearing the blood of lamb chops over her doorway. Anything to keep her son alive another day.” ― Antonia Perdu

“Mothers yielding Bibles, contemplating smearing the blood of lamb chops over her doorway. Anything to keep her son alive another day.” ― Antonia Perdu


Hopeannfaith:

Awesome!

Originally posted on PicMonkey Blog:

Did you know a kid, when you were growing up, who had those perfect little labels sewn into her shirts when she went to sleep-away camp: “Susie Nitworth”?  Those shirts were not going to show up in someone else’s cabin!  Watermarking your photos is kinda like that.

A watermark is your first line of defense when it comes to unauthorized use of the photo by someone who discovers it on the web. It also offers a way to market your organization: the more times a viewer comes across your logo over a great photo, the more it will positively reflect and build your brand.

Following are three ways to create and place watermarks on your photos.


PLACING AN EXISTING LOGO ONTO YOUR PHOTO

If you already have a logo, here’s how to go about plopping it onto your photos in PicMonkey.

Step 1. Open your photo and logo in the…

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Butterfly @ Dusk


Went on an errand run (feeding Dad’s cat) with my love and asked to stop by an old childhood haunt, the Club House in Pinelake Park. Those who live in Manchester, New Jersey will know exactly where I am talking about!

We had summer camp there … and swam in the creek, like fish on a hot day!

Today, I think, they restrict swimming … why? I don’t know, probably because in today’s world it seems dangerous somehow. It’s terribly sad, for decades children played and swam there, unharmed and frankly better for the fresh air and sunshine! 

Oh what a fearful world we live in. 

But today I enjoyed (carefully) descending the steep, sandy slop to the creek, which was fraught with thorny vines and green-head flies, just like when I was a kid; taking pictures of my childhood, somehow, from the future.

I realized that if I’m going to go on these treks I best wear sneakers; my flip flops were not exactly the greatest footwear for this. But the stop was spontaneous! :)

So here are just a few of the shots I got this evening at the beginning of dusk. There are more to edit and post … soon. I promise.

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Club House Bridge, Upstream

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Butterfly

Oh, the summer night
Has a smile of light
And she sits on a sapphire throne.
~Barry Cornwall

Club House Creek

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