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Photo Fridays…Nostalgia

I’m secretly nostalgic at heart. But, Christmas is the one time of year I’m willing to openly admit it…unashamedly :) So, in honor of that it’s a little Christmas nostalgia for Photo Fridays this week.

What’s your favorite Christmas tradition? The one you will without a doubt pass along to your kids someday? The one that you miss when it doesn’t happen? My favorite is the 11:00 p.m. Christmas Eve service at my grandparents church…the one I attended till 3rd grade. It’s the one time of year I love the choir and the handbell choir…yes, handbells! And even the organ. My family gets together on Christmas Eve so we would always do our children’s service, go home to eat and open gifts, and then go back for the Candlelight service at 11:00 p.m. And for many years it’s been the one time a year my dad would go to church. It’s honestly the one thing I’ve missed about working at a different church the last 5 years or so and the one thing I’m really looking forward to this year even though part of me wishes I would be here in Nashville worshipping with my new church family.

Your turn, enjoy the photos and then share your favorite Christmas tradition!

Nostalgia is a file that removes the rough edges from the good old days.  – Doug Larson

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Photo Friday…Dreams

When you do an image search for the word “dream” it’s amazing the variety of photographs that come up. I suppose they are as varied and great in number as dreams themselves. The three below were my favorites.

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Photo Friday…Traditions

As fall really settles in with the crisp cool air I start thinking about traditions, family rituals…those things that make you feel all warm and cozy inside…the cheesy side of life :)

“Cultures grow on the vine of tradition.” – Jonah Goldberg

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Yes, the sentimental me loved the “take comfort in rituals” theme at Starbucks this fall :)
What rituals do you love?

Photo Friday…Fall in love

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I love Fall. It is by far my favorite season. I love the snow in Winter. I love the return of life and the freshness of Spring. And I love the nights of Summer. But, there is nothing quite like Fall. It’s a season worthy of being called Autumn…it carries with it a sense of sophistication and confidence. The warm sun and the cool breeze. Crisp mornings perfect for a hot cup of coffee and evenings that are ideal for sitting around a campfire with friends. It seems that Autumn is a time of regathering…after everyone has been in and out on Summer vacations, we settle back home in Fall and spend more time pouring into relationships. I like that. As cheesy as it sounds Fall really warms my heart.

What’s your favorite season? And why?

Photo Friday…The Painter

I worship in nature. I see God in nature. So I love that at the start and end of every day God paints the sky. And each painting is as unique as the day. For me, it’s a great reminder of who is in control from beginning to end…THE Painter.

Here are a couple of great sunrise/sunset photos I found.

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The Mighty One, God, the LORD, speaks and summons the earth from the rising of the sun to the place where it sets. – Psalm 50:1

Photo Friday…Patience

Sometimes I like to search for an abstract concept or emotion and see what kind of images result. Patience has been on my mind (and defeating me) this week so I thought I’d go looking for some visual inspiration. Here’s what I found…

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Patience is…

…waiting for the leaves to change

…love

…watching the clock

…compassion

…searching for answers

…frustrating

…waiting on a jet plane

…humbling

…fleeting.