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

Monday, November 24, 2014

new snow...


new snow
(Second Life snapshot)

"Thank goodness for the first snow,
it was a reminder...
no matter how old you became
and how much you'd seen,
things could still be new
if you were willing to believe
they still mattered.

- Candace Bushnell

Sunday, November 23, 2014

simple things...

Blueberry Pie

This was my first blueberry pie.
I had a good instructor
throughout the whole process...
my daughter.
And was it soooo good!


"Sometimes, the simple things
are more fun and meaningful
than all the banquets in the world ..."

- E.A. Bucchianeri

Saturday, November 22, 2014

enigmatic...

Novelle
(Second Life snapshot)

This photo from Second Life
has the appearance of a painting.
Does Mona Lisa come to mind?


"The interest in life does not lie in what people do,
nor even in their relations to each other,
but largely in the power
to communicate with a third party...
enigmatic, yet perhaps persuadable,
which one may call life in general."

- Virginia Woolf

Friday, November 21, 2014

a younger me...

a younger me
(Second Life snapshot)

"People grow old only by deserting their ideals.
Years may wrinkle the skin,
but to give up interest wrinkles the soul.
You are as young as your faith,
as old as your doubt;
as young as your self-confidence,
as old as your fear;
as young as your hope
as old as your despair.
In the central place of every heart
there is a recording chamber.
So long as it receives messages of
beauty, hope, cheer and courage,
so long are you young.
When your heart is covered
with the snows of pessimism
and the ice of cynicism,
then, and then only, are you grown old."

- Douglas MacArthur

Thursday, November 20, 2014

life as a service...

life as a service
cross stitch by Darlene Frey

"Joy can only be real
if people look upon their life
as a service
and have a definite object in life
outside themselves and
their personal happiness."

- Leo Tolstoy

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

sit and think...

sit and think
(Second Life snapshot)

"Never be afraid to sit awhile and think."
- Lorraine Hansberry

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

friendly cat...

friendly cat
At the same farm as yesterday's SonRays,
after I took that photo,
I looked down and saw this guy.
I think perhaps he would have followed me home.


"Lead the life that will make you kindly
and friendly to everyone about you,
and you will be surprised
what a happy life you will lead."

- Charles M. Schwab

Monday, November 17, 2014

feeding time...

feeding time

These farm cats are probably relatives
of the two we have (my son's cats)
and one of my daughter's cats.
How many do you count here?


Find a need and fill it.”
- Ruth Stafford

Sunday, November 16, 2014

two thieves...

Two thieves...
one of each side of Jesus

One accepted salvation (white cross),
the other one did not (black cross).

One of the criminals who hung there
hurled insults at him:
'Aren’t you the Messiah?
Save yourself and us!'
But the other criminal rebuked him.
'Don’t you fear God,' he said,
'since you are under the same sentence?
We are punished justly,
for we are getting what our deeds deserve.
But this man has done nothing wrong.”
Then he said, 'Jesus, remember me
when you come into your kingdom.'
Jesus answered him,
'Truly I tell you, today

you will be with me in paradise.'”
- Luke 23:39-43 NIV

Saturday, November 15, 2014

walls...

walls
(Second Life snapshot)

"The walls we build around us
to keep sadness out
also keeps out the joy."

- Jim Rohn

Friday, November 14, 2014

kind of thoughts...

kind of thoughts
(Second Life snapshot)

"As a single footstep will not
make a path on the earth,
so a single thought will not
make a pathway in the mind.
To make a deep physical path,
we walk again and again.
To make a deep mental path,
we must think over and over
the kind of thoughts
we wish to dominate our lives."

- Henry David Thoreau