Monday Morning Motivation..."The Work He Will Give Us To Do" The Journey
"Today I know that such memories are the key not to the past, but to the future. I know that the experiences of our lives, when we let God use them, become the mysterious
and perfect preparation for the work he will give us to do."
Corrie Ten Boom
Life is not always easy. There are many ups and downs, highs and lows, joys and sorrows. We are bombarded with surprises both good and bad. I guess all the events in our lives are our teachers. The things that tend to alter our lives can lead us to grow and thrive as Christians. Some of the events can cause us to falter and to fear, but through prayer and trust in God we can regain our footing, grow in faith, and hopefully help others on this never dull journey we call life.
"And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose"
Dear Lord, sometimes it is hard to thank you for the difficult experiences of our lives, but I am trying. I do thank you for what you have taught me through these life events. Help me to take what I have learned and continue to grow in my faith. Please guide me to help others on a journey similar to mine. Thank you for taking the bad and working it out for good. Amen
I bought the Nikon Coolpix P510 because it is described as a "bridge camera". To me that means I can do a bit more manually then with my old point and shoot. I decided it was high time to get started in my attempt to understand more about digital photography. I went to a beginners class on Saturday to begin my adventure with my focus being on Aperture and Shutter Speed. I will start with Aperture. I find the f# confusing because in my mind they are backwards but I will have to get over it:-)
First off what is the definition of aperture? Here is what Destination Scuba has to say about it...
It is indicated by f stop numbers f1.4, f2, f2.8, f5.6 and so on.
Just to confuse us – the larger the aperture the smaller the f stop number f22 is a very small aperture, f5.6 is big.
This is the control of how much light reaches the image sensor in the camera and has a direct relation to shutter speed.Generally the larger the aperture the fa…
While traveling with the Road Scholars in NY I had the opportunity to see several wonderful wineries. Among them was Dr. Frank's Winery. (Quotes from their website will be in italics) "Dr. Konstantin Frank ignited the “Vinifera Revolution” a movement that forever changed the course of wine growing in the Finger Lakes and the United States." First off, what is Vinifera? I consulted Google and found this definition...a common European grape (Vitis vinifera) that is the chief source of Old World wine and table grape varieties "In 1962, merely a decade after arriving in America, Dr. Frank founded Vinifera Wine Cellars. The winery quickly earned a reputation for spectacular Rieslings and its original planting of vines formed the backbone of New York’s world-class wines and champagnes."
The drive that day was lovely. Blue skies and grape vines. Nothing could make it better then a good glass of wine. And believe me, I did indulge in a good glass of wine and was not d…
It was my final day of my mini-vacation. I had climbed the stairs to the top of Chimney Rock, I had pontooned beautiful Lake Lure, and I had stayed at the lovely Esmeralda Inn. Anytime I take a trip I do my best to visit a local winery, and I had been remiss in my tradition on this trip. I could just go home, but that would be crazy if there were a local winery to explore. Well as luck would have it not far off my journey there was a winery. I consulted Google and plotted my course to Burntshirt Vineyards in Hendersonville NC.
First I wanted to know where the name came from. Here is a quote from their website... "Mountain lore has it that back in the day farmers would burn their fields to clear the land on Burntshirt Mountain for planting. They tossed their shirts in the fire for good luck and the fields yielded a bountiful crop!"
I did not have a lot of time to tour or visit due to my pending long drive back home, but I did manage the wine tasting and also enjoyed a gl…