Thank you, Mary, for hosting Weekly Wrap-Up!
It's time to reflect back on my week, to store up memories in my heart,
and to acknowledge the Lord's ways in my life.
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My young men are staying busy with school. Danny, forced to work within the constraints of his textbook, is still agonizing over his argumentative essay due next week. He at least has a general idea of what to write about; he needs to get it into outline form and find some quotes from his textbook. Then he'll really be on his way. Everyone else is working hard, getting things done, and life is settled.
I think back to early September, when I was so overwhelmed with starting homeschool and assisting with college classes... Praise the Lord for steady routine! I still have a long-and-growing-longer to-do list, but with the Lord's strength, I am getting things done!
My Kitchen and Garden
I canned the last of the jalapeños, which Becki gave to me. Thank you, Becki! I had to use half-pint jars, since that was all I had left, and I canned 21 jars. My spicy-lovers are happy!
Hmm, no craft projects to report this week. Just cleaning, organizing, keeping things de-cluttered. I will post soon about cleaning my dining room. It's nice to have a clean, tidy room that welcomes you when you peek in!
Behind the Lens
The Lord has brought several photography projects my way. I had three photo sessions in an eight-day span last week! I'm currently editing photos from my borrowed daughter's senior portrait session. She was so sweet--she sat where I asked her to, tilted her head, smiled, laughed. We had a great time together! I will post photos of her soon on my photography blog. Below is one of my favorite photos from a session I did last week with two sisters. This photo is of the little one. Precious!
I also just purchased a 50mm f1.4 portrait lens, and the bokeh is amazing (sorry for the technical language!). Bokeh is basically the blurriness of the background, so the focus is drawn to the sharp point of what the photographer wants the viewer to focus on. The below picture demonstrates this concept. Yep, I dream about this stuff!
I connected to the Friday Farm Girls @ Heart meme at Lori's blog yesterday about the Lord's awesome power, and I'm still stuck on those thoughts. It's a good thing to be stuck on! The thoughts ran toward this--that my life is to glorify Him. I am not to think, "I'm going to do something outstanding for God," as if I'm going to do the accomplishing. I am simply to trust and obey, and to be outstanding in the realm in which He has placed me.
Whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus,
giving thanks through Him to God the Father.
Colossians 3:17 nasb
Whatever you do, do your work heartily, as for the Lord rather than for men,
knowing that from the Lord you will receive the reward of the inheritance.
It is the Lord Christ whom you serve.
Colossians 3:23-24 nasb
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captured by Christine Anne