Hand Made Smocked Clothes and Gowns for Preemie or Premature Babies

This is slightly off-topic for my blog (hence my need and reason for having a Sidenotes Category), but well worth some publicity to lovingly brag on my wife, Deborah. In case you didn't know, Deborah is about the best seamstress I know (just check out her blog or her custom made items on the Etsy store), and…

Blessed Are Those Who Believe Without Seeing :: Easter Sunrise

This morning we started off with an incredible sunrise service, of course just at the time the sun came up over the trees. It really was something to see. God's creation displayed for all to see while we worship our risen Savior. That is my photo of the day today (and my P365 photo as…

Good Friday Confessions at the Cross :: Photos

Last night was our Good Friday service, one that contained a combination of worship and examining confession at the foot of the cross. It's hard to put into words what that means, and Brian said it best when he told everyone that the cross speaks for itself, and it does. There really aren't words that…

A Good Friday Feet on the Farm with John Deere

This is a very late version of Friday Feet today, but it's technically still Friday. This late post is because We had an incredible, very humbling, Good Friday service today-tonight, (a post which will have to wait until tomorrow when I can get to the images). After finishing up a book review for Liberty this…

Lent Has Brought Us To This Maundy Thursday Prayer

Every year, on this day, Maundy Thursday, we come to the Lord in prayer, as Jesus did with his disciples in the Garden of Gethsemane. On that night, Jesus asked his disciples to watch and pray... because our spirit is willing, but our flesh is weak (Matthew 26:36-46), and then Jesus was betrayed by one…

Most Beautiful Dogwood Blooms of any Recent Spring in Auburn

OK, so this will probably be the last post of the Spring showing our Dogwood bloom or our Wisteria, but I just love the colors so today it's my Photo of the Day and my P365 :2012 photo [Day 114]. I don't know if it's all the rain we got over the winter or that I'm just…

Ash Wednesday Breaking Routines with a Lenten Reader

It's already that time of year, Lent is here. Today is Ash Wednesday (see also history), marking the beginning of the season of Lent, which then takes us to the Passion and into Easter. There are many things our church does that I really like and producing a Lenten Reader for the past few years…

Easter Sunday Morning at Cornerstone 2011 :: Photos

So today was finally the day we have been leading up to since Ash Wednesday, more than 40 days ago, Easter Sunday. This is the great day on the Christian calendar where we celebrate Christ as the risen savior and Lord over all creation. It was an exhausting day, but a wonderful day filled full…

Messages from the Heart to God in Chalk Board Prayers :: Photos

From my previous post you might have seen some of the photos from our Maundy Thursday prayer vigil. These photos here on this post are the images that were left off that post, because until the morning of Good Friday, they were incomplete. Along side our different I AM statement boards were some pieces of…

Messages from the Heart to God in Chalk Board Prayers :: Photos

From my previous post you might have seen some of the photos from our Maundy Thursday prayer vigil. These photos here on this post are the images that were left off that post, because until the morning of Good Friday, they were incomplete. Along side our different I AM statement boards were some pieces of…