ReThinking Lent – Day 20: Bless

Last night, somebody asked me how my 40 day photo journey was going.  I told him that when I first looked at the list of “topics” on the different days that I was a little perplexed as to how I was going to put that into a photo.  But, as it turns out, it has turned into my own personal bible study.  The photos that I’ve posted are not at all what I would have imagined them to be in the beginning of this project.  I have studied scripture in a new way.  I have gained amazing followers whom I have learned so much from by reading their blogs and seeing the photos that they post.

I’m halfway through and totally, completely blessed by the experience.


In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.

(Matthew 5:16 ESV)


And, just because I believe that God has a sense of humor (we are made in his image, right?), I can’t help but post this.  It is, after all, the first thing that came to mind:



Attitude of Gratitude – Day 8

Jake takes piano lessons at the Levine School of Music which has classrooms at the Music Center at Strathmore.  It is a beautiful facility that attracts wonderful acts and upscale audiences.  Normally, Jake’s lesson is at 4pm on Mondays but this week, we had to rearrange the schedule, so his lesson was tonight at 7:30.  My plan was to drop him off and sit in the car and do some work in the car while I waited.

Turns out there was an event at the Music Center.  The normal drop off area was blocked off for valet parking.  They let me drop off there, but I couldn’t wait like I normally do.  I  had to circle around until I could find a parking spot.  This meant I had to walk and go into the Center with all of the people who were dressed to the nines to see a classical pianist.
Not the best day for me to wear yoga pants and slippers to piano lessons.  
Today, I’m thankful that I have a sense of humor.

Attitude of Gratitude – Day 4


He makes me laugh every day with his incredible sense of humor.  He once told me that he wants to be Jim Carrey when he grows up.  He loves slapstick, physical humor but he can also be wickedly ironic and his sense of comedic timing is amazing. 

He also has the biggest heart of anyone I know.  He cares about people and their feelings.  He can’t imagine why anyone would choose not to be nice.  He chooses to see the good in everyone, as best he can. 

He marches to the beat of his own drum.  Best of all, he’s okay with that.  I will never forget the day he told me that he WANTS to be different — that he’s THAT kind of person.  

There are so many things that I am grateful for.  But, most of all, I’m grateful that he’s happy…and that he isn’t afraid to dance and sing and jump for joy.