Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Blessings

Here is a photo I took of my 4 year old catching a butterfly on a trip to a farm outside of Austin last month. The color pic was beautiful too, but I love using the black and white option and trying to do a little photo tinting with my editing program. This photo reminds me of blessings great and small: the tiny hands that belong to one of my most precious gifts, and the joy small things things like a butterfly bring him (and could bring all of us if we take the time to stop and appreciate them!)


I pray all my readers have a very safe and happy Thanksgiving. I would love to hear about what God has blessed you with this year. :) A special blessing of late is a bible study I began a few months ago: "Lies Women Believe" by Nancy Leigh DeMoss. I highly recommend it, you could do the study on your own or perhaps get a small group of friends together. It is really working wonders in my life... :)

More to come!

15 comments:

Jan Castle said...

Beautifully declared....blessing to you and your on Thanksgiving!
Jan Castle

Judi Markel said...

Very beautiful. Hope you and your family a Happy & Blessed Thanksgiving.

joy said...

I've been the receiver of so many blessings - way too many to list - foremost is Family - 3 beautiful daughters, 3 WONDERFUL son-in-laws, 6 darling grandchildren and a sweet DH!

kim.mom said...

What an AMAZING photo!!!

Susan said...

Thanksgiving blessings to you too, Mel. I love your photo and must remember to check out the Bible study...

Joan Ervin said...

What a beautiful and touching photo, Melanie....you are truly blessed!!! I am blessed with such a wonderful family...can't get any better than that!!! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!!!

NinaB said...

Oh, this is so precious, Melanie. And I've read portions of that book. I love it, too. Have a great thanksgiving!

Karen Wilson said...

Wow, this is stunning. How did you do the black and white, yet have the butterfly in color? I do photography as well but I need a good editing software. Which do you use? I think I may ask for something like that for Xmas this year.

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday!

Sandra said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you too Melanie - enjoy!
Sandra

Lori said...

Thank you for the blessings. Your photo is fantastic! Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours.

Anita said...

Happy Thanksgiving! I have been blessed with friends and family that have been there in the tough times and the good times this year.

Jennie said...

Beautiful picture Mel and I love it in black and white! I am so thankful for the Lord's blessings to me in a loving husband and three beautiful, healthy and happy children. Just love my family and the time I have with them and being together each and every day.

I have read and done that Bible study by Nancy Leigh DeMoss and it is wonderful and so very convicting, it is one to go back and do again and think I just might. :o) Here book Biblical Womanhood in the Home is also VERY good! Pray you have a Happy Thanksgiving!

Carolina said...

What a touching post and gorgeous photo - love it this way, so artsy! My blessing is my family and friends.

Hope you and yours have a Happy Thanksgiving - HUGS!

Donna said...

this is super sweet - I love the tinting. This year has had more downs than up for me as you well know, but I am thankful we are moving ahead with our house plans! Look forward to sharing them with you when we get together. I am blessed with our friendship. Love ya!

Deebi27 said...

Absolutely darling...Happy Thanksgiving! Thanks for sharing like you do...it is sooo appreciated!
I am thankful for my sweet husband of 2 years, great health for he and I and our kids and for all the wonderful bloggers like yourself, that I get inspired by each and every day!