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Matthew 28 In the end of the sabbath, as it began to dawn toward the first day of the week, came Mary Magdalene and the other Mary to see the sepulchre.

And, behold, there was a great earthquake: for the angel of the Lord descended from heaven, and came and rolled back the stone from the door, and sat upon it.

His countenance was like lightning, and his raiment white as snow:

And for fear of him the keepers did shake, and became as dead men.

And the angel answered and said unto the women, Fear not ye: for I know that ye seek Jesus, which was crucified.

He is not here: for HE IS RISEN, as he said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay.

And go quickly, and tell his disciples that he is risen from the dead; and, behold, he goeth before you into Galilee; there shall ye see him: lo, I have told you.

And they departed quickly from the sepulchre with fear and great joy; and did run to bring his disciples word.

And as they went to tell his disciples, behold, Jesus met them, saying, All hail. And they came and held him by the feet, and worshipped him.

10 Then said Jesus unto them, Be not afraid: go tell my brethren that they go into Galilee, and there shall they see me.

11 Now when they were going, behold, some of the watch came into the city, and shewed unto the chief priests all the things that were done.

12 And when they were assembled with the elders, and had taken counsel, they gave large money unto the soldiers,

13 Saying, Say ye, His disciples came by night, and stole him away while we slept.

14 And if this come to the governor's ears, we will persuade him, and secure you.

15 So they took the money, and did as they were taught: and this saying is commonly reported among the Jews until this day.

16 Then the eleven disciples went away into Galilee, into a mountain where Jesus had appointed them.

17 And when they saw him, they worshipped him: but some doubted.

18 And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.

19 Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:

20 Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen.

King James Version


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At the beginning of every month I create an I choose... list of things I want to accomplish for the month. They are semi-short term goals. I don't always fulfill those goals. Sometimes I do ok. Other months, I do absolutely horrible with those goals.

Life sets in.

For March, on of my goals was to create (or begin) a coffee table book of clouds and my meteorology story. The two stories are intertwined. It's a mini-memoir really. I did not complete my coffee table book. I still have more stories to tell and more photos of clouds to share in my book.

But, I did get 10 pages done.

Jeff actually took the above photo. One of the super awesome photos of the moon and altocumulus clouds in a series of shots he took one night quite awhile ago. He'll get credit in my book of course.

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I have a bunch of photos of altocumulus, but this photo of a chaotic sky of early morning stratus, stratocumulus, cumulus, and altocumulus with the suns rays burting through is awesome. I'm thankful for my early morning shifts out at the airport because I've been able to catch some amazing sunrises - if I have my camera with me.

I have three more duty stations, twenty+ years to cover still in my 'mini' memoir. I'm lovin' this project tremendously.


around here.

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around here. We've been playing a bunch of games; it has been 'spring break' from homeschool co-op but I haven't let the boys' take completely off from school, although we've had some good fun and the work has been limited. They've had to work on their Physical Science projects, take a Physical Science test, work on Algebra, and we've read aloud of course - that's our favorite; and, we'd probably do that anyway.

We didn't have Wednesday night church so we played a couple games of Yahtzee; it was 500 Rummy earlier in the day, just the boys and I, and Sorry on another night. And we've laughed and had fun all the times.

Of course we've watched Stargate SG-1 (we are currently in Season 8 - again) and we watched NCIS and NCIS Los Angelas on Tuesday.

Jeff and I have a date tonight and I we'll be watching Olympus has Fallen. Looking forward to another date night. So it's been a laid back, easy going week, with bunches of fun.


52gratitudes | 13

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Wow! 13-weeks of gratitude! This is an amazing project. I have enjoyed it immensely. I'm still trying to figure out what type of album to fill my gratitudes with. I wish We R Memories made 4 x 6 albums. I gotta' say that some weeks there are many gratitudes, and it is most difficult to decide which to highlight for the week.

This week we've played so many games as a family, and have had so much fun it was easy to pick. But, I gotta say that this week my work was given a 2-month extension and I will be working every weekend in April - a big praise financially.


project life | week 12

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Week 12 of Project Life is done! And I adore this project. I am capturing our life each week. Some weeks are very similar in that we have our routines, and sometimes we have neato stuff that fills our lives. Either route is good for documenting - life.

Have you seen the latest Project Life Digitals? Midnight Edition is in the house! From it's revealing months ago I have loved this set - almost as much as the Seafoam Edition. I knew I would use it again and again for my Project Life album. Especially, since I know, even now, that 2014, and 2015, and 2016, etc. will be Project Life years. I am also sure that they will be digital Project Life albums. I am more creative digitally than I ever was, am, traditionally.

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So this weeks theme was white, black, and splashes of red. I used a former technique of labeling my photos with a title and short journal piece. Lots of pictures, lots of journaling! All very, very good stuff!

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My favorite techniques this week: 1) Journaling right on the photo (I digitally added the text to the photo along with it's title and mini journal strip). 2) Writing diagonally on a journal spot using the papers lines as my guide. On the left side page (above), on the diagonal striped paper, I added red-ink journaling using those diagonal stripes as my guide. Love this! The red pops out! It was this journal spot that gave me my first pop of red that I then mimicked throughout the pages. 3) Adding routines. I decided last week to begin adding a routine into the pages. I love that I'm keeping a record of these bits of our life. 

 

Project Life is a solution-based approach to scrapbooking that was created by Becky Higgins, who is passionate about capturing the little bits of life, to simplify the process in order to allow you more time to enjoy life!


52lists | week 11

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I have to be honest and say I was tripped up by the word essential in this week's list. I want to preface this list with I trust God to provide for my needs. This 'essentials' list is my needs and wants, but not necessarily those needs God has promised to provide. I felt the dilemma. I struggled with not wanting to usurp God in any way.

Then I remembered or decided that my God is a really big God and he knows my heart and that he knows I'm not leaving him out I'm just expressing this human's essentials. Confused yet?

In other words - my heart is in the right place with God and this list.

There is a couple things I realized in writing this list:

1) I realized that I really do like affirmations - both giving and receiving. I like affirming my husband and receiving affirmations from him; I 'feel' the affirmations deep down.

2) I would have put hugs on my list of essentials but I realized I just don't receive many hugs even though I know in my heart I treasure everyone. Before Jeff and I even began dating it was his hugs that really drew me to him. They were only 'brotherly love' type hugs from one Christian to another but I loved them so much. They were good hugs. Hugs are so rare now. I know when I give and get hugs from dear friends they mean so much and touch so deep.

3) I could never live in a place where there are few clouds. Please Lord don't ever send me to Arizona!!!

 

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hello monday | 13

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hello monday

hello to a studio scrap table again

hello to a beginning of a clean and organized studio - it's about time.

hello to spring break - sort of

hello to no homeschool co-op on Friday

hello to science projects to complete

hello to chilly temperatures and crisp, clear days

hello to watching the Hobbit - now that we've finished the book

hello to beginning the Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, finishing one book and beginning another. we can't go long between reading aloud. It suits us!

hello to celebrating our Risen Savior

hello monday...what an opportunity for new and fresh.

 

I'm linking up with Lisa.