I am still here.. I am ISRAEL.
I am still here.. I am ISRAEL.
Floto+Warner Studio: Colorful Liquid Splashes Captured at 1/3500th of a Second Look Like Floating Sculpturest
Cassandra Warner and Jeremy Floto of Floto+Warner Studio recently produced this beautiful series of photos titled Clourant that seemingly turns large splashes of colorful liquid into glistening sculptures that hover in midair. The photos were shot at a speed of 1/3,500th of a second, taking special care to disguise the origin of each burst making images appear almost digital in nature (the duo assures no Photoshop was used).
WOW!!! So cool!!
Date a boy who makes you happy, but marry him only if he makes you laugh deep-belly rumbles that hurt your ribs as they expand outwards. Date him when he sees that you’re hurting and he gives you a moment to feel that pain like a handprint spreading across your consciousness, marry him only if he can make you smile even while you’re gross sobbing. The world is not a kind place. You will feel a lot of pain. Make sure you are with someone who makes it all bearable. Humor is an excellent gauge of intelligence. Life gets boring. Find someone who makes the banal interesting.
He is your friend, your partner, your defender, your dog. You are his life, his love, his leader. He will be yours, faithful and true, to the last beat of his heart. You owe it to him to be worthy of such devotion.
The only creatures that are evolved enough to convey pure love are dogs and infants.
There is no part of my brain that is equipped to handle these photos in any sort of rational manner.
So, so sweet.
Thank you, @jaimejamgochian! I love this!! 😊😙💖
this amazing child is boss. he is Kim Walker
Rooftops- Jesus Culture cover by Aldrich & James
live to ride
how did bikers ever get the reputation of being fearsome. Everything I’ve ever heard about them is always rides for charity, helping stray animals, telling kids to stay in school and doing cute shit like this and generally being nicer than 90% of the population.
I haven’t laughed this hard in a while!
✡ You Love Me Anyway ✞ turned 3 today!
**BOOK REVIEW: “The Case for Faith: Student Edition” by Lee Strobel**
I wasn’t entirely sure what this book would be about, other than it being about faith. While this book is only 100 pages or so, the messages in the book are clear cut and to the point.
Lee Strobel, a former athiest, became a Christian after his wife accepted Christ. He divided this book into six “objections”; basically, myths about God and Christianity. The objections are:
-“Since evil and suffering exist, a good God cannot”
-“Miracles contradict science; therefore they cannot be real”
-“Evolution explains life, so God isn’t needed”
-“It’s intolerant to claim Jesus is the only way to God”
-“A loving God would never send people to hell”
-“I still have doubts, so I can’t be a Christian”
Mr. Strobel takes each of these six myths and asks (and answers) sub-questions: “Where is God?”, “Is it God’s fault?”, “What if?”, “Science vs. Religion?”, etc.
This book, though short, has a wealth of information. This information can be used to help currents Christians, or used as a guide to witness to unbelievers. I would recommend this book to anyone desiring deeper faith in God, or to those curious about faith and Christianity.
*****Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the BookSneeze®.com book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.” *****
I imagine that if I mentioned the name “Zach Sobiech”, many of you wouldn’t recognize the name. But I’ll dare to bet that if I mentioned the song “Clouds”, many of you would know the song. This book was written by Laura Sobiech, mother of “Clouds” author/singer Zach. “Clouds” hit the number 1 spot on music charts. This book goes through Zach’s life prior to his fatal osteosarcoma diagnosis, during his courageous fight, and his death. While reading this book, I was constantly amazed by Zach’s bravery and positive attitude while he fought to live. Despite a fatal diagnosis, Zach lived every day as if it were his last. He didn’t feel sorry for himself. He didn’t let dying to prevent him from what he wanted to do. Even when he was ill from the radiation and chemo, Zach cracked jokes. He was determined to keep his fatal bone cancer from killing his spirit and personality. Zach’s mom, Laura, was cleaning up Zach’s messy room one day when she found a piece of paper with what was the beginning of the “Clouds”. Zach had desired to write letters to his friends and family, to leave them with something personal. The letters became the song “Clouds”. Laura told Zach that he absolutely needed to record the song. Things kept falling into place, and Zach ended up with some serious results that only God could have orchestrated. I would definitely recommend this book. The story of Zach’s life and death is intriguing. It made me think about all the times when I’ve griped and complained. Zach never once complained. He had every right to demand an answer from God, for allowing this to happen to him. Instead, Zach wrote songs. He forced himself to go out with friends, rather than staying home. This book made me cry. ************* Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the BookSneeze®.com book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.” **************
I joined this exchange group two months ago, and have not been disappointed! For anyone who’s interested, the website to join is: http:// www.theleangreenbean.com/foodie-penpals
This exchange is inexpensive ($15 maximum), and you’ll get different kinds of goodies based upon your likes, dietary restrictions (Gluten-free, etc), and the like.
This is my third exchange. My Foodie Pen Pal (FPP) was Andrea. She’s from Pittsburgh. While I don’t have any dietary restrictions, I requested goodies from the area where my FPP lives. What Andrea sent me is in the picture above:
1. Parmesan Peppercorn Ranch salad dressing: This dressing is FANTASTIC! It’s made local to Pittsburgh, at Freedom Farms, and incredibly tasty! I’m a huge fan of peppercorn ranch, and Andrea didn’t even know this about me.
2. Dilly Beans: Another Freedom Farm product. Also VERY good. The chunks of garlic cloves made me seriously happy. The green beans remind me of foods that are pickled.
3. Sea Salt Vanilla Caramels: These candies were heavenly. My description wouldn’t do them justice. The combination of the salt, vanilla and caramel was perfect. These didn’t even last 5 minutes after I opened the box.
4. Chocolate Covered Oreo: Oh my word… I’m usually not a fan of Oreos. But they taste SO GOOD with chocolate on them…
5. Honey Grahams: I should probably mention that I love chocolate (not white chocolate). Andrea was so spot-on with her goodies.
Thank you so much, Andrea!
If you want to participate in June’s exchange, you must do so by June 4th!
I received this book through BookSneeze, to read and write a blog. I enjoyed this book.
Jim Burgen is the lead pastor of Flatirons Community Church in Colorado. In “No More Dragons”, Pastor Burgen talks about how we become monsters. Dragons. “Becoming a dragon is a dangerous, subtle process. It never happens all at once. You make a long chain of bad choices. The chain gradually wraps around you. Layer by layer, it begins to take on the aspects of scales. One day you glance at yourself in the mirror and a monster is staring back at you. You aren’t who you used to be. You aren’t who you want to be. You’re not who you were created and designed to be. Instead, you’re a dragon.”
Pastor Bergen cleverly names his chapter based on issues we face. Chapter one is called “You, Me, and Dragons”. It explains what the book is about. Chapter four is called “Elephants, Lions, and Depression”. It deals with what happens to us when we are haunted by dragons. Chapter nine (“Scarred Guys, Sick Guys, and Small Steps”) asks us if we want to be whole.
Chapter ten was my favorite; “Truth, Grace, and Spiritual Poverty”. This chapter is about being ‘un-dragoned’. While it may be better for us in may ways, it’s definitely not easier. Our hold of grace and truth must be equal. With that equality comes enemies. Those who hold more to truth will say that we’ve watered down the Bible. Those who hold more to grace will say we’re hateful. We need to be prepared for both reactions. It’s our job to figure out how to be full of BOTH grace and truth. Another thing that Pastor Jim writes is that the church should be comprised of beggars showing other beggars where to find food. We all have the same, equal problem; we’ve sinned and fallen.
I would recommend this book. Not only is it interesting and informative, Pastor Jim has a sense of humor/sarcasm that I can relate to.
************* Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the BookSneeze®.com book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.” **************
During a counseling session several years ago, my counselor asked me to close my eyes and tell her what I saw. We had been talking about God and where He was during my childhood abuse. When I closed my eyes, I saw a little girl crying, naked and curled up in the fetal position. It was raining. Like a video camera would, the image panned out so I could see the whole image. I saw that I was the little girl was curled up in the hands of God. And the rain was not actually rain, but tears from God. What I heard changed my view of God. I heard that when I cried, God cried. When I was hurting, God was also hurting. All the questions I’d had as a little girl disappeared. God WAS there when I was being raped as a little girl. He DID love me. He cried when I was being abused. I have shared this vision with many people, and I tried drawing it out. After sharing this with a group of women in 2003, one of them sketched it out. She captured perfectly what I saw. God also gave me peace from my past. God is just too cool, and He truly DOES give us the desires of our heart!