Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Do you need a better reason…

to take care of your mother?  I read today that we lose an area of rainforest the size of Atlanta every 25 minutes.  EVERY 25 MINUTES, Y’ALL.  That’s messed up.

These pics aren’t of rainforest, but they are in some places that sure are amazing!  Did you know that the water from the Rocky Mountain snow, ends up in 80% of the water supply of the United States?  What other things are connected that we never think about?

Tomorrow, let’s all say a little prayer of thanks for this awesome planet we’ve been given. 

Enjoy the pictures! 

PCCCA 224

PCCCA 778

PCCCA 171

PCCCA 252

PCCCA 290

PCCCA 762

 

Hope you all have a wonderful, joyous Thanksgiving!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Thankful Thursday

I know I've missed a few Thursdays lately, but I'm thankful that you'll forgive me for that!

There are so many things I'm thankful for this week...

*for gatherings that support and encourage - it has been a great week, and I'm so grateful for the chance to be here and for these people.  I've also been fortunate to spend some time with my brother and his family, who I see far too rarely.

*for the beauty of the Rocky Mountains - I love Georgia, but the scenery here is stunning.  We went back to Rocky Mountain National Park this morning and it took our breath away.  I'm also tickled that we got to see some elk up close, a coyote, and various and sundry other wildlife.  The camp guy and I also had a chance to spend some time with a friend we don't see very often.  Thanks for joining in on our adventure, K.

*I'm thankful for cameras - I've been acting like a crazy tourist all week snapping a multitude of pictures.  Sometimes I take them for granted, but I love that I'll have photos to show the boys when we get home.


What are you thankful for this week?

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Travelling

We haven't really done a whole lot of travelling the last few years, so it seems strange to tell you we're on another trip this week, when we just had a trip last month, but here we are!  We're in Colorado this week for a conference, staying in the mountains, which are GORGEOUS!  I'll post some pics later, but just know that you ARE going to be jealous.... at least until I tell you we've been out walking around from building to building in the snow and lots of WIND. 

Even though this is a working conference (yea, camp!), the people here are folks who get together once a year to laugh with and learn from and support each other. The camp guy comes every year, but this is the first time I've been able to join in the fun. It's a really great bunch and I am so thankful for them, for the ministries they do, for the faith with which they move through their lives and ours.

Bless one another, folks.  Be real and honest.  Live with grace and love and humor.   And if you know anyone who works at a camp or retreat center - let them know how much you appreciate what they do.  That encouragement means so much!

Jean

Saturday, November 6, 2010

I think i like violet flavored candy about as much as i like lavender cookies. *blech*