Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Halloween?

Here is a link to a great post and many good links concerning the observance of Halloween...did you realize not every nation on earth acknowledges these celebration?

Holy-Spirit Led Homeschooling

A Psalm of Cinquains - O and P and Q

"O"
Only
You, Lord, are True;
only You are the same
yesterday, today, forever...
for me!

"P"
Your peace
surpasses all
understanding, and my
understanding of You must be
by faith.

"Q"
Quail rained
down each evening,
sweet manna with the dew...
each pointing to this Truth: He will
provide.

(Did you wonder what "Q" would bring to mind? I know I did - smiles - ..."X" promises to be intriguing, as well as "Z" - oh, just as I typed that, the word "Zion" popped in...I think I do have "Z" now!)

I recently got inspired by David's work in writing Psalm 119...and at the same time had come across this instruction (from an old homeschool English book) for writing cinquains...I am sure it wasn't just a serendipitous coincidence!  So here I am, taking the 26 letters of the English alphabet and creating my own Psalm of Cinquain for my Lord...(one a week for imperfect prose, now upped to 2- or more!)
Here is the pattern for writing a cinquain: 

Line 1 - states the title.........................2 syllables
Line 2 - describes the title....................4 syllables
Line 3 - expresses an action ................6 syllables
Line 4 - expresses a feeling..................8 syllables
Line 5 - another word for the title.........2 syllables

Would you like to join me in writing your own?

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Texture Tuesday - Angel on Elena


I am loving playing with photoshop!  I used Softly Stamped + Dream to do this sweet photo of my sweet tweener on her favorite horse...

Joining with Kim Klassen's Texture Tuesday here.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Tree of Life - Klimt Challenge piece

Jane DesRosier hosted a Klimt challenge (for fun)...this is my submission
(there are mature themes, as his work explored the human body too.

 Here is my submission:

I love the message of the 
Tree of Life...
It holds a better promise
than the Tree of Knowledge.
One yields Life -
the other yields death.
One fuels the spirit -
the other fuels the flesh.
The New Testament says that knowledge puffs up,
but love builds up (encourages).
The Tree of Life so perfectly
represents man's two natures:
It reaches up toward heaven,
while it is rooted deep in the earth.

(don't we, too? Reach towards heaven while our feet rest deeply in this world?)
The Tree of Life reminds us of the choice we must make every day, every moment...

Will we choose Him - Life and Faith; or our own way - fleshly knowledge.



The Spirit of the Lord said through Moses:
"...I have set before you life and death, the blessing and the curse. So choose life in order that you may live, you and your descendants..." Deuteronomy 30:19

So choose Life, dear friends...partake of the fruit of life, and turn away from the fruit that brings death, every day, every hour, every minute, every moment!





Here is Klimt's Tree of Life that was my inspiration:










Joining with Jennifer and other creatives at Studio JRU for Sneak Peek Friday...

StudioJRU

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

A Psalm of Cinquains - L , M and N

"L"
Jesus,
God's Light Who gives
Light to the world...be my
Light for this moment, this day, this...
my life

"M"
Mercy
and truth have met
together; righteousness
and peace have kissed each other at
the cross.

"M"
Many
are the deep cares
found in the heart, but the
Lord, from rubbled remains, draws forth
blessings.

"N"
New life,
new beginnings,
the old exchanged for new...
now clean, now holy, set apart,
set free!

"N"
Sparrows'
nests find shelter -
and I follow, Your altars
close, peace and safety to try out
new wings.

I recently got inspired by David's work in writing Psalm 119...and at the same time had come across this instruction (from an old homeschool English book) for writing cinquains...I am sure it wasn't just a serendipitous coincidence!  So here I am, taking the 26 letters of the English alphabet and creating my own Psalm of Cinquain for my Lord...(one a week for imperfect prose, now upped to 2- or more!)
Here is the pattern for writing a cinquain:Line 1 - states the title.........................2 syllables
Line 2 - describes the title....................4 syllables
Line 3 - expresses an action ................6 syllables
Line 4 - expresses a feeling..................8 syllables
Line 5 - another word for the title.........2 syllables

Would you like to join me in writing your own?

Friday, October 7, 2011

Sneak Peak Friday - Playing with Photos

Still playing with photos this week, this time with BigHugeLabs.com.


You can make photo mosaics for free here...and even create shaped mosaics...but I went with a classic style to show off Miss Tweener's school photos which were taken last Friday afternoon by a fellow creative in our homeschool group...



I love all the expressions she captured, and the textured walls she found to have pictures made in front of! There are over 100 pictures! Some goofy, some classic, but all are "All Angel"!


Joining with Jennifer and other creatives at Studio JRU
StudioJRU

Thursday, October 6, 2011

A Psalm of Cinquains - h and I; j and k


"H"
Heaven...
radiant the
spectrum beams transparent...
a spectacular display of
Worship

"I"
I will
lay down my life,
take up my cross - that my
heart might be conformed; bearing His
image.

"J"
Jesus,
Messiah King.
Riding forth in splendor,
Hoofbeats sounding the rally cry...
Battle!

"K"
King of
Glory, let my
eyes see You, Your Presence,
infusing the fabric of days...
my days.

I recently got inspired by David's work in writing Psalm 119...and at the same time had come across this instruction (from an old homeschool English book) for writing cinquains...I am sure it wasn't just a serendipitous coincidence!  So here I am, taking the 26 letters of the English alphabet and creating my own Psalm of Cinquain for my Lord...(one a week for imperfect prose, now upped to 2!)

Here is the pattern for writing a cinquain:Line 1 - states the title.........................2 syllables
Line 2 - describes the title....................4 syllables
Line 3 - expresses an action ................6 syllables
Line 4 - expresses a feeling..................8 syllables
Line 5 - another word for the title.........2 syllables

Would you like to join me in writing your own?