Growing together in the Spirit of Jesus Christ...

"Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another - and all the more as you see the Day approaching." - Hebrews 10:25 NIV

Friday, August 1, 2014

cat in carriage...

cat in carriage
photo by Erin Doyle

Cats prefer to be “babied”
while still remaining in control
of their owner.

And remember...
“Cats are smarter than dogs.
You can't get eight cats
to pull a sled through snow.”

- Jeff Valdez

Thursday, July 31, 2014


Erin Doyle and Jeff King
(Husky Homestead)
Denali Park, Alaska
photographer unknown

Jeff has won the Iditarod several times.

To excel at anything takes
commitment and perseverance.

Commit yourself to the Lord
and persevere in your Spiritual growth.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Mendenhall Glacier...

Mendenhall Glacier
(Juneau, Alaska)
photo by Erin Doyle

"Forests, lakes, and rivers,
clouds and winds, stars and flowers,
stupendous glaciers and crystal snowflakes -
every form of animate or inanimate existence,
leaves its impress upon the soul of man."

- Orison Swett Marden

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Alaska trip...

Alaska trip
photographer unknown

"To the lover of wilderness,
Alaska is one of the most
wonderful countries in the world."

- John Muir

Monday, July 28, 2014

long day...

long day

"Perseverance is the hard work you do
after you get tired of doing
the hard work you already did."
- Newt Gingrich

Sunday, July 27, 2014

designated driver...

designated driver
(man's best friend)

"Friends don’t let friends drive drunk."
- Author Unknown

Saturday, July 26, 2014


photo by Erin Doyle

"If we were logical,
the future would be bleak, indeed.
But we are more than logical.
We are human beings, and we have faith,
and we have hope, and we can work."

- Jacques Cousteau

Friday, July 25, 2014

gift from above...

gift from above

There are a lot
of extremely gifted individuals...
artists, musicians, writers, photographers, etc.
(much more talented
than I am or ever will be).
But so many seem not to know,
or perhaps they just forgot,
from who those gifts came.

"Every good and perfect gift is from above,
coming down from the Father
of the heavenly lights,
who does not change
like shifting shadows."

- James 1:17 NIV

(Soli Deo gloria)
Glory to God Alone

Thursday, July 24, 2014

puppy love in Alaska...

a new friend
in Alaska
(photographer unknown)

"I think God will have prepared everything
for our perfect happiness.
If it takes my dog being there [in Heaven],
I believe he'll be there."

- Rev. Billy Graham

“Dogs are our link to paradise.
They don't know evil or jealousy or discontent.
To sit with a dog on a hillside
on a glorious afternoon is to be back in Eden,
where doing nothing was not boring...
it was peace.”

- Milton Kundera

Wednesday, July 23, 2014



"I believe in Christianity
as I believe that the sun has risen:
not only because I see it,
but because by it I see everything else."

- C. S. Lewis

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

art appreciation...

me at the gallery
photo by Chris Doyle

My son, Chris, was not able
to attend the opening reception
at the “Art and Science of Color” exhibit
at the Whitaker Center in Harrisburg, PA.
At his request, we went to see the exhibit
a couple of days ago.
This is a photo he took of me
with my two photographs there.

It is a totally different experience
seeing any art first hand
rather than online or in a book
It is the only way to
fully appreciate it...
the only way to really experience it.