A great (but cold!) night helping with 4 different Rose Parade floats!
We worked on the Downton Abbey float for the Rose Parade…glueing moss all around the sides. It took several hours to get the stickiest glue on the planet off our hands! Thankfully Matthew brought out the WD40 and it worked wonders!
We also loaded and counted flowers for the Donate Life float. I love the theme of this one “Treasure Life’s Journey”. You can see the camels behind us…they are made of crushed cinnamon!
This may have been my favorite task last night on the Rose Parade floats…cutting oranges and grapefruit to make the dragon’s feet.
Today’s advent word: RECEIVE.
“Let earth receive her KING!”.
#Receive #Adventword #ChristmasIsTomorrow #OrnamentFromBethlehem #IsraelTrip2012
Today’s advent word: REFLECT.
“As water reflects the face, so one’s life reflects the heart.”
#Reflect #Adventword #Prov2719 #AndTheOceanCalmed #GlassySea
Today’s advent word: PRAY.
“Rejoice always. Pray without ceasing. In everything give thanks.”
#Pray #Adventword #PacificOcean2015
Today’s advent word: EXPERIENCE.
“Reach out and experience the breadth! Test its length! Plumb the depths! Rise to the heights! Live full lives, full in the fullness of God.”
#Experience #Adventword #LakeTahoe2015 #ThatsMeInTheDistance #SeeMe?
Today’s advent word: LOOK.
“When the road ahead seems too long, look back to see how far you’ve come.”
#Look #Adventword #WhaleTourToday #PacificOcean
Today’s advent word: HOPE.
“Be Joyful in hope, patient in affliction and faithful in prayer.”
#Hope #Adventword #LagunaBeach2010
Today’s advent word: PREPARE.
“No eye has seen, no ear has heard, nor has the mind of man imagined, the things that God has prepared for those who love him.”
#Prepare #Adventword #SanDiegoBay2012 #ByYacht
Today’s advent word: DESIRE.
“And this earth has nothing I desire besides HIM. My heart may fail, but God is my strength and my portion forever.”
#Desire #Adventword #WindowSeat #FluffyClouds
Today’s advent word: INVITE.
As we approach the Christmas season, think of someone in your life who is sad or lonely or hurting and pledge to say or do something to help bring God’s healing love into their lives. Invite them for a donut, coffee or dinner. Phone or text them. Show them that they are loved and not alone.
#Invite #AdventWord #Donuts #Sprinkles #BeKind
Today’s advent word: LISTEN.
“Always leave people better than you found them. Hug the hurt. Kiss the broken. Listen to the grieving. Befriend the lost. Love the lonely.”
#Listen #Adventword #LakeTahoe2015 #DuckFriend #ThatWater!
Today’s advent word: ACCEPT.
“Accept what is, let go of what was, and have faith in what will be.”
#Accept #Adventword #AngelesCrestHwy2015 #Tunnels
Today’s advent word: WONDER.
“I wonder as I wander out under the sky…”
#Wonder #Adventword #SoCalSky #PalmTree #BlueSky
Today’s advent word: WAIT.
“He brings peace to our madness and comfort in our sadness. This is our God, this is the ONE we have waited for!”
#Wait #Adventword #Nativity
Today’s advent word: SHINE.
How brightly does your life shine?
#Shine #Adventword #GulfofMexico #Alabama
Today’s advent word: DARE.
“If life seems dark to you just now, you are not alone in the dark. In God there is no darkness at all. Only light. Dare to open your eyes and you will become accustomed to the light.”
#Dare #Adventword #MySilhouette #HairUP #PhotobyNate
Today’s advent word: ASK.
This is the first time I’ve been in town and close to the cemetery on Mom’s birthday. I always love how the light shines through the trees here. In January it will be 18 years since she left us for her heavenly home and I often ask “Why her?” and “Why so young?”. But I trust Him daily and know He is wise and faithful, no matter what. I have so many friends grieving this first Christmas without their loved one. It’s not easy…and unfortunately never really will be. But we have HOPE. Please remember all those who are having a difficult Christmas season.
#Ask #AdventWord #Hope
Today’s advent word: SURPRISE.
Remembering the surprise of waking up to this. Definitely God’s beauty but glad it isn’t normal for us anymore.
#Surprise #AdventWord #ChicagoLiving #Brrrrr #IDontMissIt
Today’s advent word: BE.
“Be still and know that I am God.”
#Be #AdventWord #CommencementBay #Tacoma2015
We’re slowly moving everything over here from our old website. It takes time. More time than we think it should. But be patient…one day our lives won’t be spread out all over the internet. Or maybe it will. So be it.
Today’s advent word: CARE.
“And if God CARES so wonderfully for flowers that are here today and gone tomorrow, won’t he more surely care for you, O you of little faith?”
#Care #AdventWord #WildFlowers #AngelesCrestHwy #MtnDrive2015
Today’s advent word: BELIEVE.
“For every Goliath there is a stone. Believe…God is with you.” (📷 by M at the riverbed where David picked up the pebbles for his slingshot.)
#Believe #AdventWord #ValleyofElah #IsraelTrip2012
Today’s advent word: WORSHIP. One of my favorite arrangements of one of my favorite songs. “LOVE so amazing, so divine.”
#Worship #AdventWord #Heart (📷 by BES)
Today’s advent word: REPENT. Turn from self to God. #Repent #AdventWord #PacificCoast #Sunset
Today’s advent word: FORGIVE. “This is the promise of God: not that he will make life simpler but that God will save us, and salve us and heal us and forgive us from all that is broken and diseased in us.” #Forgive #AdventWord #OliveWoodFromJerusalem #CrossFromBethlehem #IsraelTrip2012
Today’s advent word: GIVE. I can’t think of any better organization and group of people for you to GIVE to on this #GivingTuesday than The Center for Bioethics and Culture Network. I’ve never met a harder working team than this! They speak out daily on behalf of exploited women and unprotected/unloved babies. I urge you to give something (big or small) today to this place that is near and dear to my heart! They have received an amazingly generous matching gift of $100,000, which means that any gift you give now will be doubled!! #GiveNow #GIVE #AdventWord#WomenAreNotBreeders #ChildrenAreNotCommodities