Saturday, February 19, 2011

Day 13: A picture of your favorite band or artist

Ansel Adams 1902-1984
This guy has been my favorite since high school.  He is an American photographer that mostly worked in black and white and captured natural landscapes of the American west. 
Here are a couple of my favorites:

I own a print of this one.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Day 10: People you have done the craziest things with...

Again, had to change this post has to be group pictures again and I had to change the word messed up.  I wasn't sure we fell into the category of being messed up but we did have some crazy fun adventures together! Here a peek at the fun we had at TCIS. 

The beginning of one of many capture the flag/air soft battles..
Model shot

A very short lived dream of being a rock n' roll band...

A good first day in Seoul.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Day 9: A picture of the person who has gotten you thru the most...

Crazy picture I know but these two women have been with me through most major events in my life. 

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Day 7: A picture of your most treasured item

My most treasured item is a plain old shoe box full of letters from family and long distance friends and encouraging and prophetic words given by friends over the years.  I don't go into this box often but it is always good when I do.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Day 6; Picture of someone you would love to trade places with for 1 day...

ME! My life isn't perfect, nor is the most exciting but it is good. The season and the place God has me is good. I know that He likes me and I am learning to agree with Him and like myself.  I tried thinking of fictional characters, famous people, people I admired, different people who I might like to trade places with...and even in all of that, I came back to the same feeling and answer; I don't want to be anyone else. I just want to be who God created me to be. To just be who I was created to be and not try to hide, or change or adapt myself to be how I think people want me to be, to just embrace the identity Father has given me is enough.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Day 5: A picture of a favorite memory

This was a great day. Photo taken at Queen of Peace Children's Home and Formation Center, Bicol Province, Philippines. Courtesy of Amy Evans. 

Monday, February 7, 2011

Day 4: A picture of your night

Here is a picture of my night. While it is nice and relaxing, last night was far more exciting - I just forgot to take a picture. :)

Friday, February 4, 2011

Day 3: Picture of the cast from your favorite show

I don't watch a whole lot of T.V. now, and while I have shows I enjoy off and on I don't really have a here is a MOVING picture of a favorite show when I was growing up.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Day 2 - Picture of person(s) you have been closest to the longest...

OK, I know I am already breaking the rules of this 30 day challenge.  I know it originally said the person I was closest too but I couldn't choose. I have a small group of friends that I have known for the last 24 years.  It is crazy to me that we have known each other that long.  We all met a various times at  church camp. Most of them I met and started to get to know when I was 8 years old.  Some of them, even though I met them then, I didn't get to know them really well until later in life, meaning when I was in high school and college :-p .

This group has walked through so much with me. We have laughed and cried hard. Shared dreams and frustrations with each other. They have encouraged me in my walk with Jesus and in life in general.  I know there will be people missing from the pictures below but they will come up in other parts of this challenge- do not fear.

I just know that I am very thankful for these ladies! Hopefully they won't mind that I had to steal a couple of pictures off Facebook (at least I didn't post camp pictures ;-) )...but we don't all live in the same area now, and the last time we were all together (in December) we did not take a picture but we did enjoy a good chicken dinner!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Day 1 - Picture of me and 15 facts

Not a close up, but that really is me and it is me when I had longer hair.This is a picture of me on the wall of a old fort ruin in South Korea.

OK, 15 facts in no particular order:
1. My favorite colours are green and grey.
2. My favorite books of the Bible are Hosea and John.
3. In kindergarten I beat up a boy for making fun of a friend of mine that stuttered.
4. One year at teen camp I threw up after a challenge to see who could drink a coke and eat a banana the fastest.  I won...but the results of my actions reduced the glory of that fact.
5. When I was little I wanted to be an acrobat.
6. I am called to be an intercessor.
7. I love the smell after it rains.
8. My favorite place to be is anywhere near rocks, trees, a lake, mountains, the ocean, or wide open spaces.
9. I am a bookworm and really enjoy reading.
10. I have lived in 18 different places and in 3 different countries (Most of those places were in Brandon or Winnipeg). Also, I have traveled to 4 other countries then the ones I have lived in.
11. I talk in my sleep.
12. I really enjoy gardening.
13. When I was little my uncles used to call me Lanny McDonald (and no, I will not answer to that name now)
14. In high school my closest friend and I used to skip class to go dancing in parking lots. We would dance to Great Big Sea and Ashley MacIsaac. (For those still in school who maybe reading this - I am not endorsing this type of behaviour...just stating something I used to do :-) )
15. I really do believe Jesus is returning. And I know that whatever I find my self doing in life, I am first and foremost called to love Him with my whole heart, mind and strength.

The Challenge

I have a couple of different friends that are doing this 30 day blogging challenge. I also know a few people doing a 365 day picture challenge. While the latter seems a bit overwhelming at the moment, I thought it would be fun to do the former.  First it would be interesting for me to see what I end up choosing for each day and why.  And second, it will give this very random blog of my a focus at least for a while.  I cannot guarantee that I will be able to keep up with each day, but I will do all 30 posts. So for you two or three people who read this, maybe you will get to know something a little bit more about me.
Here is the challenge if any of you other bloggers would like to join me:

Day 01 - A picture of yourself with fifteen facts
Day 02 - A picture of you and the person you have been closest with the longest
Day 03 - A picture of the cast from your favorite show
Day 04 - A picture of your night
Day 05 - A picture of your favorite memory

Day 06 - A picture of a person you'd love to trade places with for a day
Day 07 - A picture of your most treasured item

Day 08 - A picture that makes you laugh
Day 09 - A picture of the person who has gotten you through the most

Day 10 - A picture of the person you do the most messed up things with
Day 11 - A picture of something you hate
Day 12 - A picture of something you love

Day 13 - A picture of your favorite band or artist
Day 14 - A picture of someone you could never imagine your life without
Day 15 - A picture of something you want to do before you die
Day 16 - A picture of someone who inspires you
Day 17 - A picture of something that has made a huge impact on your life recently
Day 18 - A picture of your biggest insecurity
Day 19 - A picture and a letter
Day 20 - A picture of somewhere you'd love to travel
Day 21 - A picture of something you miss doing
Day 22 - A picture of something you wish you were better at
Day 23 - A picture of your favorite book
Day 24 - A picture of something you wish you could change
Day 25 - A picture of your day
Day 26 - A picture of something that means a lot to you
Day 27 - A picture of your last meal
Day 28 - A picture of something you're afraid of
Day 29 - A picture that can always make you smile
Day 30 - A picture of someone you miss.