Monday, June 23, 2014

Bon Voyage

Hey y'all,

Just wanted to say that I am on the road almost at camp. I will be there for three weeks. No electronics allowed, so no blogging until then. But, I get to spend 5 days in the wilderness. :)

Prayers would be very much appreciated!

Can't wait to catch up when I get back!

Bye bye for now!

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Homemade Shamrock Shakes + Photo Challenge

When I saw the photo challenge category over at Banana and Bear was Summer Snacks, I knew I just had to play along. It tastes so good that I have to share the recipe with y'all.

Let's pretend this is healthy and dive right in!

{Please do ignore the tacky watermark. My nice watermark I paid good money for to use on non-blog photos and actual photoshoot sessions has my full name on it, and so therefore I do not feel completely comfortable putting it on the blog.}


2 cups of vanilla ice cream,

1 cup of milk

1/4 teaspoon mint extract

12 drops of green food coloring

Blend together for a minute or so. 

If you want, you can add whipped cream and sprinkles.



As far as the actual photo goes, I used my Nikon D610 with the 50mm lens. ISO 50, f/4, 1/200 sec. And as always, I edited in Lightroom 5 and Photoshop CC.

Friday, June 6, 2014

Faithful Friday {Walk, Don't Talk}

I know of dozens upon dozens, perhaps even a couple hundred, of people who listen to Christian music, have a Bible verse in their Instagram bio, and talk about the fact that they are a Christian. I am sure they are saved, but they are not a whole lot different than their friends who do not believe. I am sure you are nodding your head right now as people you know who are like that run through your head. I am very guilty of that myself.

I like to think of that as taking the talk more than walking the walk. You know how sometimes, you come across people in the checkout line at the grocery store that you just know are Christian, and they didn't tell you or even talk to you? Those are the kinds of people the Lord strives for us to be. The way to really shine His light is to be so brightly shining that we don't even have to tell people.

God loves it when we share our testimony, but it is important to do so at an appropriate time. The greatest testimony we have is not telling others that Jesus is in our hearts, but showing them. If we love Jesus so deeply and treasure Him with all our hearts, more physical evidence beyond the joy we feel with follow. When we act like Jesus, people don't need us to tell them we have a loving Savior.

If I stopped telling people that I am a Christian, would they still know? That is a good question we as Christians should ask ourselves. In someways, I think they would know, but in other ways, it could be up for question. 

Linking up with my friend Joy at her blog, Doodlebug. Head over there to read her wonderful Faithful Friday posts.