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My Camera is a big part of my life. I always have it in my purse just incase there is a Kodak moment that arises.  Last night I went out with my cousin that I haven’t seen in ages and I pulled out my camera to take a picture.  When I went to turn it on the lens would mover and then shut off.  Just my luck, guess it needed to be charged.

As soon as I got home I went and started charging it.  Now, as it is Halloween and I have two parties, one at work and then another tonight, I am needing my camera.  I push the power button and all that happens is my lens move and then the camera shuts off.   Come on camera I need you today.  Please don’t fail me now.

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I don’t care forwards but I really needed this one so I thought I would post this for a constant reminder to me.  Hope this touches others as much as it did me today.

 

1. There are at least two people in this world that you would die for.

2. At least 15 people in this world love you in some way.


3. The only reason anyone would ever hate you is because they want to be just like you.


4. A smile from you can bring happiness to anyone, even if they don’t like you.


5. Every night, SOMEONE thinks about you before they go to sleep.


6. You mean the world to someone.


7. You are special and unique.


8. Someone that you don’t even know exists loves you.


9. When you make the biggest mistake ever, something good comes from it.


10. When you think the world has turned its back on you take another look.

11. Always remember the compliments you received. Forget about the rude remarks.

Last weekend some friends and I were talking about Angelina Jolie’s tattoos for her children.

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(This picture was taken before the birth of her twins)

These numbers are the geographical coordinates (longitudes and latitudes) from the locations where her children first entered her life.

  1.  N11° 33′ 00″ E104° 51′ 00″ : the place in Cambodia where Angelina Jolie’s eldest son Maddox was born.
  2. N09° 02′ 00″ E038° 45′ 00″ : the place in Ethiopia were her daughter Zahara was born.
  3. S22° 40′ 26″ E014° 31′ 40″ : the place in Namibia where Shiloh was born.
  4. N10° 46′ 00″ E106° 41′ 40″ : the place in Vietnam where her son Pax Thien was born.

 

So this is where Caching comes in to play

Caching is a worldwide game of hidden and seekingtreasures that uses longitudes and latitudes, and detective skills.  This is something that is catching on fast with all ages. My mother was telling me about how she was going to take my niece out today to find a cache that is hidden in my hometown.  This made me curious to find out if there are any caching in Nashville and where they are.  To my amazement there are a bunch and even at a “hole in the wall” restaurant in my neighborhood, music venue that I go to some where Jimmy Buffett play at right out of college, and the “burning circle of love”.  So this has spark my interest.

I think I’m going to be hooked.  If you find me on the side of the road wondering around like I have lost my mind don’t worry about me I am probably just out looking for my next caching, though you would be welcome to stop and help if you would like.

Have you ever been caching before? What did you find?  Anyone willing to go caching with me sometime soon?

I just got back from a much needed vacation to Orange Beach celebrating Dinger’s 30th Birthday.  It was so great to be able to go lie on the beach and not worry about anything for a few days. 

 

                        

         

 

Jellyfish brings back bad childhood memories for me and there was a ton of them on the beach this past weekend.  Here is one some boys laid out on the beach.

 

Something God reviled to me during my trip

I am currently reading Rob Bell’s book Sex God.  In the book Rob talks about your sexuality.  While on my morning walk on the beach God point out something to me that I have struggled with my whole life and reasons why I don’t always feel comfortable in my own skin at times.  I am a pretty self-confident woman but I do struggle at times as most of you do as well.  During this trip I believe it was the first time ever (or at least in a long time) that I didn’t worry at all what other are think.  I was able to feel comfortable in my skin.  I didn’t have to hide the true me.  Thank you Rachel, Jes, and Dinger for being a support team and an encourager.

Do you feel comfortable in your own skin?

Thank you God for giving us this beautiful earth…” a prayer of Melissa’s 3 year old son this past Sunday.

I am amazed at what all God has created for us.  This month I am teaching about God’s creation and yesterday it was great to hear the prayers that my 3-5 year olds prayed, thanking God for giving us light and dark, earth, and our families.  This past weekend I had the chance to experience some of his creations as I went camping with three amazing girls. We seem to always enjoy having girl’s night but this one I would say tops them all off. 

Friday, we left at 7, headed towards Rock Island.  God showed his presence the whole way.  We arrived at the campsite at 10…an hour before the park closed, Grace #1.  After finally finding the park we kept driving around trying to find a campsite.  After driving through the entire campsite and there being no vacancies we came across one that was reserved for Saturday but not Friday.  We jumped out took down the reserved sign and claimed the last campsite of the night, Grace #2.  Let me say, it would have been a long trip home if God didn’t provide us a place to pitch our tent.  This is where Grace #3 comes. We four girls were able to pitch a tent and start a fire in the pitch black with a total of 30 minutes.  We are GOOD.  We enjoyed the campfire Friday night and didn’t want it to die. “Just one more log” was said over and over until we were down to our last log.  The girls decided to save the last log of Saturday morning as they wanted to see how I was going to boil water for my hot coco over the campfire.  Let me say, God provided again.  Saturday morning we were able to find enough sticks and limbs to have a pretty good fire.  Then Grace #4 occurred, our next camping neighbor saw us poor girls search for wood to keep us warm so he gave up 4 of his family logs for us.  Something about camping brings the good out of people.  And lastly just for this guy, God provided one more Grace for me, Grace #5, I made the whole trip without a fall. 🙂

    

 

I am so excited as this weekend I get to experience another great creation of God’s.  I’m headed to the beach Thursday morning.  I’ll post once I get back on that beautiful side as well.

 

So what creations are you thankful for?