Category Archives: Weekend Reflections

Dog days of summer

Carmi is focusing on summer this week for Thematic Photographic. The first weekend of July around here truly embodied the “dog days of summer.”

Rachel in the pool

Friday Five in Photographs plus a Weekend Reflection

1. Father’s Day evening spent at a friend’s backyard patio and pool .  Grandpa (SuperDad’s father) was taking a Father’s Day phone call from his youngest daughter.

Weekend Reflection

2. I was outside photographing the flora and fauna (mostly bees in the lavender) when I shot this pic of SM and Grandma reading side-by-side on the loveseat and managed to capture the reflection of the yellow rose in the window.

flanked by family

3. I am a little surprised at how wonderful Graduation really was… as a first-time mom of a grad, I was unprepared for the amount of pride and joy involved in this event.  We were also unprepared for the crowds and the heat. The ceremony started at 9am, but by 11am when it ended, the temperature had reached 90 degrees.

relaxing during 2010 graduation

EB's feet

4. Due to the fact there were 537 seniors graduating –and each of them were given 8 tickets for family members — the bleachers (hot! hot!) were filled to overflowing and we ended up sitting happily in the shade. We couldn’t see much, but the loudspeakers worked very well and we were comfortable.

5 of the 27

5. My 3 oldest sons (H-J and EB in photo above — yes, my boys wear shorts, sneakers and sandals to church) are 3 of 23 teens going with 4 chaperones to a Native American community in South Dakota for a week. They leave in the morning and will be working in a kids’ program and also helping with home repairs.

Weekend Reflections

Come, Holy Spirit

(H-J in the middle)

Two weeks ago, Humorous-Juniorous completed a 2-year class in his journey from childhood to young adult status.
On Pentecost Sunday, he and 11 other classmates joined the church.

Today, MusicMan is preaching a short sermon as part of Graduate Recognition Sunday. Two months from now, he will be leaving his family behind as he journeys off to college.
As an ordained Deacon (he served as a youth deacon this past year), he is also assisting in serving communion today.

My babies are growing up.

Proverbs 22:6
“Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.”

Weekend Reflection

Another picture for reflection…

Don’t fool yourself into thinking that you are a listener when you are anything but, letting the Word go in one ear and out the other. Act on what you hear! Those who hear and don’t act are like those who glance in the mirror, walk away, and two minutes later have no idea who they are, what they look like.

~James 1:22-24 (from The Message)

Earth Day Reflection

All things cry out about you, God; those which speak, and those which cannot speak. All things honor you; those which think, and those which cannot think. For there is one longing, one groaning, that all things have for you … All things pray to you that comprehend your plan and offer you a silent hymn. In you, the One, all things abide, and all things endlessly run to you who are the end of all. Let us listen and comprehend what you have to say to us. Amen.

~St. Gregory Nazianzen (330-389)