Editing by accident


I was going through my phone and came across this picture. I remembered taking the picture but I didn’t remember the golden colors coming out.I sat here wondering why or how could I have missed this one. After some time passed I decided to look at the  photo again…then I realized my thumb had hit the “editing” button in the bottom right. Wow!!! Just for a second I thought took an awesome photo. Well I did capture a great photo… But I enhanced this photo without realizing it. Anyway… I thought I would share one of my “bloopers”


Catching the Beauty

Driving home from Los Angeles yesterday I decided to take out my phone and take pictures of the beauty we often take for granted. These photos show beauty & peace in my eyes & are breath taking. What do you see?











Oh now I get it….

Oh now I get it….
Parents just don’t get how hard it is for ‘children’ these days:
When their cell-phone isn’t working
When they don’t have a ride somewhere or a car they want
When they don’t have the popular clothing line
When they don’t have internet working
When they don’t have the most popular electronic device
When they don’t have anything to eat because it’s not what they want and/or cooked
When they can’t do or get something because they haven’t done what they’re suppose to do


Children just don’t understand how easy they have it today
Having a cell phone is a privilege;
Having a car of your own is a privilege and using the feet God gave you is a blessing only some others would love to have;
Having clothes on your body is a blessing;
Having internet is a privilege;
Having electronic devices are a privilege;
Having something to eat is a blessing whether it’s something you like or not; there are starving people in this world who would give to have what you have;
Getting something or being able to do something you want should be the reward for something that you have done or worked hard for…not because you feel entitled


FMM……Friend Making Monday

For the months of March and April, FMM is moving locations.  Sarah over at Losing Weight and Having Fun is hosting FMM for the time being, and I’m excited to discover her blog and meet a bunch of new bloggers.

If you’ve taken part in FMM then you know the rules. If you’re new, please take a moment to answer this week’s question on your own blog then add your link in the comments section at: Losing Weight and Having Fun so we can all see your FMM questions and answers. Please invite your blog readers to add their links here too so everyone has to opportunity to be seen. The idea is to connect with other awesome bloggers so take a moment to post your own FMM post and comment on a couple of other posts. Now it’s time for this week’s topic!

FMM: Would you rather…

1. Chocolate or vanilla ice cream?

Most definitely CHOCOLATE. It’s 2nd to my coffee!!

2. Coke or pepsi?

I don’t drink very much soda at all but if I do either of these works….

3. Cats or dogs?

I am a dog person. When I was married we owned a black Chow, his name was Grizzly. When we had to sell our house he stayed with my former in laws and he got out. Never saw him again but many that looked like him. He was the BEST dog!!  Never owned a cat and my daughters are allergic to them.


4. Summer or Winter?

I love them both.


5. Early bird or night owl?

I’m a night owl…. I don’t get very much sleep at all.

6. Baseball or football?

Not a hardcore sports fan unless it involves my kids, but I will watch either.


7. Glasses or contact lenses?

Glasses. I use to wear contacts from the time I hit 30 until I was about 39. I was terrible at taking my contacts out and night and regular slept with them in and developed an ulcer in my right eye.

8. Coffee or tea?

Obsessed with coffee all the way. It’s like my chocolate.

9. Mac or PC?

Still in PC mode.

10. Roller coasters or not?

Not. I can’t stomach them anymore.

Now it’s your turn to answer the questions!   And also be sure to go back to Sarah’s blog and leave a link to your FMM post in the comments!  I really encourage you to comment on as many people’s posts as you can – I’ve met some fantastic people through FMM.  You never know who you’ll meet today.


Weekly Photo Challenge: Habit

As much as I hate to admit it, these are just 3 habits I have:


A good cup o’ Joe almost always gets me going. If it’s not from here it’s from home.  Caffeine addict? Most definitely!!


I said I wouldn’t but I couldn’t pass up the urge to the what this game was about.  Needless to say, I’m hooked and on level 53.


And yet another game I’m hooked on. God help me!! Lol!!

I have other little habits but I’m hoping these brought a smile to your face ir just a good laugh!!


Food for thought!!

**This was sent to me by a family member and I wanted to share it with you.  Had me thinking alot about what’s going on in our world.  Everyone has a right to their own opinion but im curious to see what yours is if you’re willing to share.  (I’m not here to bash just want to share).

     Only  hope we find GOD again before it is too late ! ! 

The  following was written by Ben Stein and recited by him on CBS  Sunday  Morning  Commentary.

My confession:  

I don’t like getting pushed around for being a  Jew, and I don’t think Christians like getting pushed around for  being Christians.  I think people who believe in God are  sick and tired of getting pushed around, period.  I have no  idea where the concept came from, that America is an explicitly  atheist country.  I can’t find it in the Constitution and I  don’t like it being shoved down my throat…

Or maybe I  can put it another way: where did the idea come from that we  should worship celebrities and we aren’t allowed to worship God  as we understand Him?  I guess that’s a sign that I’m  getting old, too.  But there are a lot of us who are  wondering where these celebrities came from and where the  America we knew went to.

In light of the many jokes we  send to one another for a laugh, this is a little  different:  This is not intended to be a joke; it’s not  funny, it’s intended to get you thinking.  
    In  light of recent events… terrorists attack, school shootings,  etc..  I think it started when Madeleine Murray O’Hare (she  was murdered, her body found a few years ago) complained she  didn’t want prayer in our schools, and we said OK.  Then  someone said you better not read the Bible in school…   The Bible says thou shalt not kill; thou shalt not steal, and  love your neighbor as yourself.  And we said  OK.

Then Dr. Benjamin Spock said we shouldn’t spank our  children when they misbehave, because their little personalities  would be warped and we might damage their self-esteem (Dr.  Spock’s son committed suicide).  We said an expert should  know what he’s talking about..  And we said  okay..

Now we’re asking ourselves why our children have  no conscience, why they don’t know right from wrong, and why it  doesn’t bother them to kill strangers, their classmates, and  themselves.

Probably, if we think about it long and hard  enough, we can figure it out.  I think it has a great deal  to do with ‘WE REAP WHAT WE SOW.’

Funny how simple it is  for people to trash God and then wonder why the world’s going to  hell.  Funny how we believe what the newspapers say, but  question what the Bible says.  Funny how you can send  ‘jokes’ through e-mail and they spread like wildfire, but when  you start sending messages regarding the Lord, people think  twice about sharing.  Funny how lewd, crude, vulgar and  obscene articles pass freely through cyberspace, but public  discussion of God is suppressed in the school and workplace.  

Are you laughing yet?

Funny how when you forward  this message, you will not send it to many on your address list  because you’re not sure what they believe, or what they will  think of you for sending it.

Funny how we can be more  worried about what other people think of us than what God thinks  of us.

Pass it on if you think it has merit.
If not, then just discard it… no one will know you  did.  But, if you discard this thought process, don’t sit  back and complain about what bad shape the world is in.   

My Best Regards,  Honestly and  respectfully,

Ben  Stein