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Share Your World – 2015 Week #37

Each Monday Cee Neuner of Cee’s Photography asks four questions as a way for us to get to know each other. I hope you enjoy sharing my world.

If you could have three wishes granted for you alone, what would they be?

  1. I’d like enough money so I could cut back on working and my daughters too. Pay off all our student loans and live comfortably. That would take less money than you’d think. We live simple lives and would be happy with a small home with land and a camper van so we could live on the road
  2. I want to be healthy, peaceful and joyful
  3. I’d like to see my girls grow old and see my great grand children. Of course Kai is only four-ish so it will be awhile.

What is the most incredible natural venue that you’ve ever seen in person?

Do I have to pick just one? The most spectacular places I’ve been are Yellowstone National Park, Glacier National Park and Grand Teton National Park.

I’m going to pick the Tetons because of the overwhelming, jaw dropping site of these peaks jetting over 7,000 feet above us, over 14,000 above sea level. It was a spiritual experience for me and changed my geographic and teaching focus.

Wouldn’t that be nice to wake to every morning.

Is your hair short (total neck and ear showing), medium (covering ears and neck), long (below shoulders) or extra long (at least halfway down your back)?

Most of my life it’s been long to extra long. There was one time my mom cut my extra long hair and it ended up short, you could even see my ears. She cried. I wore my hair medium, just above my shoulders, while on my journey. I had to wash it in sinks quite often. Now its back to extra long.

List some of your favorite blogs.

there’s so many I do love, just don’t have time to do all those links

Bonus question:  What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?

I don’t remember last week and I hope next week will be simpler

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There is a Peace

There is a peace, through kingdoms fall and crumble,
A peace amid this hurricane of war,
A quiet peace that “passeth understanding”
While chaos rages at our very door.

There is a peace, not brought by worldly honor,
Nor at the price of many millions slain.
But by the blood of One, God’s Son, who suffered,
And even now, he did not die in vain!

There is a peace deep down within the Christian,
A rock on which to lean in time of storm,
A lasting peace that will outlive the ages,
In spite of those who ridicule and scorn.

There is a peace! Let’s cling to it and hold it
In life or death, in days of peace of war,
That quiet peace which “passeth understanding,”
Through chaos rages at our very door.

Alice Hansche Mortenson

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Share Your World – 2014 Week 19

Yellowstone National Park, WyomingDo you prefer shopping or going to a park?

Shopping – kill me now. I’m so blessed to have a daughter who will do that horrible task for me. Give me a park any and every day. The more wilderness the better.

 

 

What is the highest score you’ve ever made in bowling?  Actual or virtually played.

Virtual? Where’s the skill in that LOL. I got a 288 once, only one strike away from that illusive 300. I never again came so close.

 

Boquillas Canyon

Name the foreign countries you’ve been to.

Canada several times; Spain, Portugal, Azores (but didn’t get out of the plane so I guess that doesn’t count. And I saw Mexico for across the Rio Grande. I got out of my van and guess what…I heard mariachi music. I thought it was Mexican fairies welcoming me but when I walked to the river I saw campers – no fairies 😦 . Mexico is the one country I’ve wanted to visit since I was 10 and I do regret not crossing the border.

Describe your own outlook on life in seven words or less.

smile, laugh, peace – that could change tomorrow

Bonus question:  What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?

I got caught up on some lessons last week – look forward to testing out of the next set of lessons

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Beauty is the essence of God

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The first way we know this is through nature, the world God has given us. Scripture says that the created world is filled with the glory of God (Isa. 6:3). In what way? Primarily through its beauty. We had a wet spring here in Colorado, and the wildflowers are coming up everywhere-lupine and wild iris and Shasta daisy and a dozen others. The aspens have their heart-shaped leaves again, trembling in the slightest breeze. Massive thunderclouds are rolling in, bringing with them the glorious sunsets they magnify. The earth in summer is brimming with beauty, beauty of such magnificence and variety and unembarrassed lavishness, ripe beauty, lush beauty, beauty given to us with such generosity and abundance it is almost scandalous.

Nature is not primarily functional. It is primarily beautiful. Stop for a moment and let that sink in. We’re so used to evaluating everything (and everyone) by their usefulness, this thought will take a minute or two to dawn on us. Nature is not primarily functional. It is primarily beautiful. Which is to say, beauty is in and of itself a great and glorious good, something we need in large and daily doses. Nature at the height of its glory shouts, Beauty is essential! revealing that Beauty is the essence of God. The whole world is full of his glory.

John & Staci Eldredge, Captivating

Photo: Firehole River, Yellowstone National Park Wyoming