A. J. Gordon Memorial Chapel, located at Gordon College, Wenham, Massachusettes.
Kali, along with 432 other competitors, just finished the NCFCA National Championship which was located just outside Boston. This beautiful chapel was the site of some of our events.
Totally beautiful, no matter the weather, no matter the time of day. A blessed reminder that God is near, no matter where we are, no matter what we are doing. And we are to honor Him in all that we do. No questions asked. Complete obedience and honor. All the time. For we are in the shadow of the cross.
Wednesday, June 29, 2011
Friday, June 10, 2011
A couple weeks ago, I posted a sneak peek from this shoot.
The horse's name is Jessie. A beautiful, wonderful horse!
This one is Magic. Both horses were gorgeous! And so well behaved.
I loved Jessie's eyes. Such a cool, ice blue. Thanks for sharing your beautiful horses with me!
Wednesday, June 8, 2011
Tonight as I was driving through the heart of Regent University, here in Virginia, I was astonished to see two beautiful animals walk across the lawn alongside my car. At first I thought they were huge cats, but noticed their noses were long and pointy. Too much so for a cat. Once I drove past and the sun was no longer glaring into my eyes, I noticed they were foxes. I pulled off the side of the road and let down the passenger window. One of the foxes slipped through the opening in the gate and took off. This one just stood and watched me for awhile. He was about 25 yards away, I zoomed in as far as I could to get this shot, then enlarged it. That explains the graininess of the shot. He finally turned, stepped through the side of the gate, and sauntered off to find his friend. A faculty member told me it was not unheard of to see a fox on campus. I heard from someone else that there were a group of 6 of them walking through campus early this morning. Really just very beautiful!
Tuesday, June 7, 2011
The Institute For Cultural Communicators 2011 Fall Tour may be coming to your location. Kali is once again touring with ICC, as they teach their way across the United States. Their mission is to train young people to be able to command the platform - at any time, in any situation, and to be able to explain what they believe and why they believe it.
Kali and ten other teens from around the country are currently in preparation for the fall tour. This week they are hosting the ICC National Convention in Virginia. Tour prep itself will begin in a couple weeks. You can learn more about their mission and about their schedule at www.instituteforculturalcommunicators.org.
It's going to be an exciting tour as the team proclaims, The Future is Now. Get Ready! and as they teach and empower students across the nation to take a stand for Christ! Check out a conference near you!
Monday, June 6, 2011
Kali graduated from high school last weekend! Here she is receiving her diploma from Florida Governor Rick Scott at the statewide homeschool graduation.
Pretty exciting! She graduated with the statewide homeschool group in Orlando. There were a total of ten, counting Kali, of our speech and debate students graduating, a total of 258 graduates in all.
Jason and Bobbie joined us for the graduation . . .
. . . and other awesome speech friends showed up to cheer on our graduates!
Prior to the graduates entering the hall, there was a slide show introducing all 258 graduates.
Then, the graduates entered. I got great pictures of our friends graduating. Kali's was the only blurred one. Yeah, I was so excited to see her walking down the aisle!
The Honor Guard was awesome, then one of our friends sang The Star Spangled Banner.
The ceremony was wonderful! Then we had time to visit with friends :).
Congratulations, Kali! Dad and I are so proud of you! You are a beautiful young lady, a woman after God's own heart, and we love you so much!
Kali and I are in Virginia at the Institute For Cultural Communicators' National Convention. If you have ever attended an ICC, or Communicators For Christ, event you will immediately understand the previous cartoon :). Kali brought a special pair of apple shaped sunglasses that Mark got for her in Cedar Key at the bait shop - just for ICC.
This year's theme is: The Future is Now. Get ready! New to the convention this year is the addition of laptops, ipads, cell phones, ipods, any type of communications device that the students can use to more effectively communicate with other people.
They were instructed to bring said electronics to the sessions with them. I am curious to see how the interns and convention staff work the use of these electronics into the conference teaching schedule.
Millenials. I can see our students in these cartoons. And I can't wait to see how the week goes! Tournament today and tomorrow. Students are using laptops in the debate rounds to prepare their speeches on and to flow the other debaters' speeches. So far it has worked well, only had one student almost drop his laptop as he got up for the cross-fire :).