Thursday, May 21, 2009

New Poll!

Even though the end of May draws close and school is inching its way to completion, I'm still not done and I doubt I'll have time to post in the next week. So how 'bout taking a moment and filling out the new poll on my sidebar? I'm interested in learning the age range of my readers and where a majority of them fall. Don't worry, I won't ask you to tell me your specific age!

Have a blessed day,

Friday, May 15, 2009

floral pictures

Because I choose not to post my family's faces on my blog, I thought I'd share some floral pictures I've taken with my new camera.

This one is a bit bright, but the colors are so pretty!

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Gradual Exposure to Evil?

It’s very common to in our culture to hear the complaint directed toward homeschoolers—“You’re too sheltered”, or if it’s towards the parents, “You’re sheltering your kids too much”. Culturally, it’s a well known thought that in order to not be shocked when you “go into” the world, you need to be gradually exposed to evil. Is this a biblical thought? I don’t believe it is. God’s Word says that we are to be “wise about what is good, and innocent about what is evil”. (Romans 16:19) We don’t have to “know” or “experience” evil to know that it is wrong. Such logic states that in order for me to know that drinking alcohol is bad for me, I need to taste a little. We as God’s children should desire to stay as far away from evil as possible; we don’t need to experience it or see it to know that it is bad. In contrast, the more we study God’s Word and know what is RIGHT, the more we’ll be able to recognize what is evil. So make sure that you are hiding God’s Word in your heart, meditating on it and studying it!

"I have stored up your word in my heart, that I might not sin against you."
Psalm 119:11 (ESV)

Saturday, May 2, 2009

My New Camera!

I love photography and have been saving for an slr camera for many months. Finally, after much searching, prayer, and waiting, I was able to purchase a Canon Rebel xsi! My old camera served its time well and was of good use and practice, but I wanted to upgrade to an slr so I could improve my photo skills.

Pictures below are of my old camera and new. Of course the pictures of my new camera were taken with the old point-and-shoot, so they aren't as great...

Canon A570

Rebel xsi with 28-135mm lens

Most of my future pictures posted will be taken from this camera. :)