Saturday, February 28, 2009

School Days Scrapbook

I put together my School Days Scrapbook using various background papers from numerous paper packs I bought at Michael's, along with a "School Days" pack also bought at Michael's.  I used traditional scrapbooking methods, double and triple mounting some photos.  

The pages are 8 1/2 X 11 and put in sheet protectors in a Pioneer album.

Friday, February 27, 2009


Here is a link to an inspiring DVD series on the SABBATH - the Seventh Day.  I have known the producer, Pat Arrabito for many years.  Her husband Jim had a vision for producing a film that would fully explain the Sabbath, and Pat has continued that work following Jim's tragic death some years ago.  This series is well worth viewing and sharing.  Hal Holbrook narrates this quality documentary series.

FRACTALS - Infinitely repeating pattern: Beauty in GOD's Infinite Universe

I saw an ad in BAR (Biblical Archaeology Review, Jan./Feb. 2009 edition) for a lecture series on DVD titled "Discovering a Mathematical World of Starling Beauty and Insight."

Fractals are beautiful mathematical creations that inspire fascination and wonder.  Here are a few examples of these confounding spirals and shapes that go into infinity.

Click on the image to see a larger version.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

A Walk in the Woods

The rain has fled and we have had two lovely days of alternating sunshine and clouds.  Craig and I took a walk in the Los Posadas State Forest this afternoon, and ended up going on a 3 hour amble that took us through the woods to the Rock Garden, then on down toward the 4H camp (NO, we didn't go that far).  Traversed a narrow path above a moss-covered rocky creek to a spring, then had to climb back out.  It was a peaceful way to spend the Sabbath, but our legs are weak with exhaustion.

Friday, February 20, 2009

Standing Stones TV

Here is a really interesting website.  Exploring it reminded me of the visit Dona and I made to Castlerigg Stone Circle in Cumbria on our trip to Great Britain in 1997.  Fascinating place.


Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Essential Nature - Self

Me (on the left), my brother, Tom, & my sister, Dona
with Penny and her four kittens: Smudgy, Calico, Tyke and Blacky.
Picture taken by my mom, Mission Hills, California
where we lived when I was 11.


1. When I was 9 our family had 19 cats at one time.

2. When I was 11 I lived in a cemetery.

3. When I was 19 I went to Israel for the summer to work on a dig at Tel Dor.

4. When I am bored, I day-dream.

5. I am a "LOST" fan (to Craig's chagrin).

Monday, February 2, 2009

Bible Verse Challenge - Protector

"Be Still" By Hillary Weeks

Another day.
I'll try again.
But can you tell me, will the hurting ever end?

I've been taught and I believe, but it's been a while since I've been on my knees.
But, I need You by my side.  I don't have the strength to make it on my own.
And LORD, do You hear my prayer?  How soon will You answer me?

I know you're weary.  I know you've had all you can bear.
And now you ask of Me on bended knees; I promise I'll be there.
I've watched you struggle, and yet I can see how much you've grown.
Child could you feel My power in your darkest hour.  You are not alone.

Be still and know that I am GOD.  
I'm by your side -whom shall you fear?
I'll give you strength,
My child - I AM HERE.

Be still and know that I am GOD,
and there's no prayer that I won't hear.
Lift up your head, my child!


(from the album "He Hears Me")