Wednesday, December 30, 2009
Showcase of some of my work
Tuesday, December 29, 2009
Sunday, December 27, 2009
We spent CHRISTmas eve with my parents. Did dinner, presents, and watched ELF. It was such a wonderful time together. While we were doing presents, Kaylee got into Kiara's (my mom and dad's golden retriever's crate) and started destuffing her comforter. Dad also busted out the "beef jerky" aka VENISON and I didn't want any part in it. EW. Everyone loved their gifts.
Christmas Eve was spent with David in our BIG comfy bed waiting for Santa to visit two newly weds the next morning:) We woke up, made some coffee, ate a small snack, then got ready to open our gifts. Before we opened presents we sat and prayed together and gave God glory for the birth of His son. It was such a beautiful thing to be in union in prayer on Christmas morning. After we opened our gifts we took showers and got ready to head to his parents house.
For his parents we decided to try something new: BRUNCH. It was amazingly wonderful and a new tradition I def could get used to. His dad and brother were hooked on putting together a puzzle which reminded me of my grandpa. We used to always get him a new puzzle at Christmas as well. Memories often attach themselves and stay around regardless of how much time is put between them. After we ate Dennis read the Christmas story and David and STephen acted it out using the nativity scene. I haven't laughted quite that hard in awhile. My cheeks were hurting. We then opened gifts and enjoyed each other's company. Brenda felt she was supposed to buy us each a toy. I got a bead kit, and the boys got remote control hummers. Needless to say the rest of the afternoon was spent with them playing with their cards (easily amused).
After we left there we came home to let the dogs out and take a quick nap before heading out to my grandmother's house in FArmington for that side of the family. WE did Secret Santa this year (our first time ever) and it was a HUGE success.
I truely enjoyed this Christmas with all it's new beginnings. Boots our family cat passed away December 23rd so I had a good cry Christmas Eve as it just didn't feel right with my old bedroom (the room we had shared) being so empty and void of his prescence. I also really missed by Nan Teague this Christmas. I really wished she had been able to share my first married CHRISTmas with David and I.
More pictures will come soon. Hope everyone else had a blessed and Merrry Christmas.
Today we are going to Charlotte to have CHRISTmas with the Armstrongs!
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In the Hebrew tradition, which splintered off into the Christian tradition, light is a metaphor. God makes a cosmos out of nothingness, a molecular composition, of which He is not and never has been, as anything is limiting, and God has no limits. In this way, He isn't, yet is...
God first creates light. Light, then, becomes a fitting metaphor for a nonbeing who is.
You and I, made from molecules, cannot travel at the speed of light and cannot escape time, at least not with a body.
Consider the complexity of light in light of the Hebrew metaphor: we don't see light, we see what it touches.
It is a more or less invisible, made from nothing, just purposed and focused on energy, infinite in its power. How fitting, then, for God to create an existence, then a metaphor, as if to say, here is something entirely unlike you, outside of time, infinite in its power and thrust: here is something you can experience but cannot understand.
Throughout the remainder of the Bible, then, God calls Himself light. The perfection of the Hebrew metaphor is eerie, especially considering Eratosthenes wouldn't play with sticks and shadows for several thousand years, discovering Ra, was, in fact, never closing his eyes.
Don Miller, Through Painted Deserts