Category: Photo Challenge

Weekly Photo Challenge – Time is Fleeting




“Until you value yourself,
you won’t value your time.
Until you value your time,
you will not do anything with it. ”
 ~ M. Scott Peck


He has made everything beautiful in its time. He also has planted eternity in men’s hearts and minds [a divinely implanted sense of a purpose working through the ages which nothing under the sun but God alone can satisfy], yet so that men cannot find out what God has done from the beginning to the end. (Ecclesiastes 3:11 AMP)


 Oh! Teach us to live well!
Teach us to live wisely and well!
Come back, God—how long do we have to wait?—
and treat your servants with kindness for a change.
Surprise us with love at daybreak;
then we’ll skip and dance all the day long.
Make up for the bad times with some good times;
we’ve seen enough evil to last a lifetime.
Let your servants see what you’re best at—
the ways you rule and bless your children.
And let the loveliness of our Lord, our God, rest on us,
confirming the work that we do.
Oh, yes. Affirm the work that we do!  (Psalm 90:12-17 MSG)

Happiness For Sale?


Every so often my husband takes the pictures off my phone, and puts them on his computer.  I said to him tonight, “Hey, do you have that picture of the smileys for sale?”  Of course, he asked where was it taken? I don’t know (idk). When was taken? idk.  Where was it taken? idk.    But, being the good detective he is, he found it and sent it to me with the following description,

“The photo of that place with a smiley face but I don’t know when or where!”
yep, Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus….lol ;D


Signs. Funny, poignant, symbolic, incorrect, informative, foreshadowing…there are so many signs in the world.

Healing Leaves – in the Background


PHOTO CHALLENGE – ln the Background

In a new post created for this challenge, share a picture that says In the Background.

The River of Life
 And he showed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding from the throne of God and of the Lamb. In the middle of its street, and on either side of the river, was the tree of life, which bore twelve fruits, each tree yielding its fruit every month. The leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations. And there shall be no more curse, but the throne of God and of the Lamb shall be in it, and His servants shall serve Him. (Revelation 22:1-3 NKJV)

Do You Hear the Children Crying? ESCAPE

Weekly Photo Challenge: Escape


My post is not all happy and cheerful today.  The word “ESCAPE” has a different meaning if you have ever lived in an abusive home. These pictures were drawn by my young children at our last stay at the Women’s Shelter.  They tell the whole story.  It was what finally gave me the courage to leave – I saw what they saw…

Do You Hear the Children Crying?

© 2013 Diana Rasmussen

Do you hear the children crying
As they scream up and down the halls?
They know daddy hits their mommy
and they watch her as she falls
They run to her side daily
till Daddy comes in the room
Then it’s time to run and hide
the next one’s coming soon
They say, “God please help my mommy
she needs you Lord today
cuz Daddy’s mad and I’m so sad
he says ‘she’s gonna pay’
Why God don’t you kill him?
just stop him in his tracks?
Protect us Lord, we need you now
before he starts to smack”
Finally Mommy dials 9-1-1
she made it to the phone
They take Daddy off to jail
and tell us now to run.
If you need help, please call the Hotline.  Save the children…
Domestic Violence
Domestic Violence

Fun at the Farm – Patterns

Weekly Photo Challenge – Pattern

God’s Promise to You: 

“Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.” (Romans 12:2)

My Prayer for You:

Dear Lord,
Renew our minds, we admit – we don’t know it all.  We are trying to the best we can with what we have got.  Have mercy on us Lord, we cannot navigate in this life without you.  Be our GPS Lord, show us the path.  Give us your wisdom and your knowledge, teach us more about You.  We want to get to know you better Lord, in Jesus Name

CHANGED – In the Twinkling of an Eye



I declare to you, brothers and sisters, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God, nor does the perishable inherit the imperishable.  Listen, I tell you a mystery: We will not all sleep, but we will all be changed—in a flash, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, the dead will be raised imperishable, and we will be changed. (1 Corinthians 15:50-52 NIV)

LOOK UP – Weekly Photo Challenge

UP - Weekly Photo Challenge

Weekly Photo Challenge – UP

Up. Up can be a direction, an orientation, or even a movement.  In a new post specifically created for this challenge, share a picture which means UP to you!


 Jesus Will Come Again in His Shining-Greatness

“There will be special things to look for in the sun and moon and stars.
The nations of the earth will be troubled and will not know what to do.
They will be troubled at the angry sea and waves. 
The hearts of men will give up because of being afraid of what is coming on the earth.
The powers of the heavens will be shaken. 
Then they will see the Son of Man coming in the clouds with power and much greatness. 
When these things begin to happen, lift up your heads because you have been bought by the
blood of Christ and will soon be free.” (Luke 21: 25-29 NLV)

ACTION: A Word A Week Photo Challenge

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My daughter and her friend in ACTION!

(a few years back!)

I’m thanking you, God, from a full heart,
I’m writing the book on your wonders.
I’m whistling, laughing, and jumping for joy;
I’m singing your song, High God. (Psalm 9:1-2)

Walking By Faith in My Neighborhood – Weekly Photo Challenge


Phoneography Challenge:My Neighborhood

It’s here: our first phoneography challenge!

“To kick this off, grab your phone and head out the door. That’s right — get on your feet and go outside to explore — and document — where you live. I want to see your neighborhood: The path you take for your daily morning run. Your local coffee shop or dive bar. The nearby alley of street and community art. A shot of the intersection that perfectly captures the bustle of your own corner of town. Or a serene landscape view of your village”

Around the corner from our house is a Golf Course.  I took this picture with my phone a few days ago during our last snowstorm.  I think that day we got 6-12 inches here in Wisconsin.

It is a tree (obviously), no leaves, surrounded by snow. In winter.  Sometimes that is how I feel, it’s winter in my soul.

But yet, It is still a tree, no matter how it looks today. It may look desolate, but Spring is coming. No matter how I feel, Spring is coming.  A new season is just around the corner.

The leaves will bud soon and it will turn green, and so will I, and so will you.  We just may not see it yet.

This tree is on a golf course, surrounded by green grass and pools of water – you just can’t see it yet.

That is what faith is, believing in what we can’t see yet. Even though it looks like winter with our senses, we are still a green tree, planted by living waters.  God says so.

Let us look through our Faith and not our eyes:

Here is the same Golf Course 🙂

milton golf


“But blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord, whose confidence is in him.
They will be like a tree planted by the water
    that sends out its roots by the stream.
It does not fear when heat comes;
    its leaves are always green.
It has no worries in a year of drought
    and never fails to bear fruit.”  (Jeremiah 17:7-8 NIV)
Blessed is the one who does not walk in step with the wicked
or stand in the way that sinners take or sit in the company of mockers,
but whose delight is in the law of the Lord,and who meditates on his law day and night.
That person is like a tree planted by streams of water,
which yields its fruit in season
and whose leaf does not wither—
whatever they do prospers. (Psalm 1:1-3 NIV)


Dear Lord,
Let us look through our faith, and not our eyes today.  Thank you for planting your Word and Your Promises deep in our hearts.  They will sprout up and they will grow. We choose to trust You and Your Word today, no matter how things look on the outside, in Jesus’  Name.

ARISE (Weekly Photo Challenge: Forward)

20130301-065824.jpgArise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord rises upon you.
See, darkness covers the earth and thick darkness is over the peoples, but the Lord rises upon you and his glory appears over you.
Nations will come to your light, and kings to the brightness of your dawn.

This is my entry for the Weekly Photo Challenge FORWARD

This World Is Not My Home

In a new post specifically created for this challenge, share a picture that evokes HOME for you.


Home is Heaven…

“But there’s far more to life for us. We’re citizens of high heaven! We’re waiting the arrival of the Savior, the Master, Jesus Christ, who will transform our earthy bodies into glorious bodies like his own. He’ll make us beautiful and whole with the same powerful skill by which he is putting everything as it should be, under and around him.” (Philippians 3:20-21)

This world is not our home, we are just visiting.  We are Christ’s Ambassadors, sent to bring you the good news! (Oh yeah, and this body is just my temporary tent –  Hallelujah, thank you Jesus!)

“And all of this is a gift from God, who brought us back to himself through Christ.

And God has given us this task of reconciling people to him.

For God was in Christ, reconciling the world to himself, no longer counting people’s sins against them.

And he gave us this wonderful message of reconciliation. 

So we are Christ’s ambassadors; God is making his appeal through us.

We speak for Christ when we plead, “Come back to God!”  

For God made Christ, who never sinned, to be the offering for our sin, 

so that we could be made right with God through Christ.”

(2 Corinthians  5:18-21)