I really want to brag about the unbelievable things I saw behind the scenes at the Vatican—as in rooms where us normal people are never, ever allowed—but then I'd have to kill you and we know what the church of all places says about that...hell as depicted by Michelangelo on the Sistine Chapel, where he painted his enemies in particularly torturous positions. Since I can't tell or show you what I witnessed in the jaw-dropping "backstage" tour by @accessitaly, here's the Hall of Geographical Maps with its stunning frescoes and light.
Day 23 of #40til40
So confession...I don't have pretty handwriting..I remember wishing my handwriting was pretty when I was a kid, but alas...it just isn't...it is usually a bit messy. Although I can make it look decent when I want to, it will never stack up to those who make a simple shopping list look like something worthy of an Instagram post... I do, however, love to use different colored pens. I guess it makes me feel that at least the color of my writing will be pretty, even if the writing itself isn't. So here is a photo of my stash of colored pens (and a colored pencil for good measure). They aren't anything fancy, just something I found at a bargain price with a fine tip (and a couple nice pens I got in a Swag bag at #plannercon2018 )
The little girl in me will always wish I had the pretty, flowing handwriting, but at least I keep her happy with pretty pens.
Mykonos, Grecia 🇬🇷
#tbt 🔙 📷 2009
Para seguir con mi tour de fotografías viejitas escogí esta que tomé en Mykonos, una de las islas más emblemáticas de Grecia. Si bien es un lugar de mucha fiesta solo he estado ahí por poco tiempo y con mi familia, así que conozco lo básico y en un formato tranquilo.
Grecia es uno de mis países favoritos por muchas razones: la cultura, la historia, la comida, la arquitectura, los paisajes, la mitología y así podría seguir, ya que en mi opinión todo ese conjunto son de las cosas más bonitas que he visto y que he aprendido en los viajes que he tenido la oportunidad de hacer.
Recuerdo que cuando estuve ese día con mi mamá en el verano del 2009, después de caminar un poco por las pequeñas calles empedradas tapizadas de casas de color blanco y azul, decidimos entrar a una tienda para compramos unas papas, un vino y simplemente nos sentamos en una banca con vista al mar para admirar el atardecer espectacular y platicar de la vida.
Por eso escogí esta foto, que además de reflejarse el final de la hora mágica y de lo pintoresca que es esta bella isla, es un bonito recuerdo de lo bien que la pasamos ese día mi madre y yo. —————-
Nota: la hora mágica es como en la fotografía se le llama al atardecer que al igual que el amanecer, son los mejor momentos para tomar fotos por la luz. En mi terminología de aprendiz digo que es cuando la luz está plana aunque muchos fotógrafos dirán que no es así jejeje. .
“Behold, I am sending you out as sheep in the midst of wolves, so be wise as serpents and innocent as doves.” Matthew 10:16
Things are not always easy. We all have our battles, our wilderness. But we are never alone. He has gone before us and has given His strength so that we may overcome. And though we may be in battle, we are doing so in His name and He is on our side.
Though you are a sheep you are strong, and though you are deep in the wilderness and see no way out, there is a light for your journey.
Regardless of your struggle, remain as innocent as a dove. For everyone else is also in the woods, in their war, on their way, and a little grace toward ourselves and our neighbors is needed now more than ever.
I’m not normally preachy but I’ve been filled with the Holy Spirit lately, and I listened to a worship tonight that made me cry. When is the last time you were so moved you actually shed a tear? I believe we need more moments like that, for it’s in those moments that something has connected deeply in our soul.
The last time I cried like that was walking through the Cathedral Norte Dame, and I was so overwhelmed with spirit I was overcome with tears.
Chase those times that make you feel so much you cry. Those messages and experiences are meant to get through to you.
When this little gem of a spot is 1km away from my house, it’s as good a place as any to curl up with a good book. Normally I’m facing my back to this view and admiring the beach instead, but with all the rain we’ve been having, the lush tropical greenery beats the muddied ocean. #luckywelivehawaii
Comment with what you think! 💕
@mortenordstrom "Whoever designed and built this playground deserves a gigantic high five 🙌🏻 It’s one of my favorite spots in town, both because of how much joy it brings the children and because it works as a nice reminder of trying to see things differently - not necessarily as they are, but as how they could be, if we just took the chance and did something differently. Kids are great at that, I’m sure we could all learn a lot from them. And this playground shows us exactly why 👌🏻😊
Bonus info: The place is called Brumleby, and are located on Østerbro in Copenhagen.
Phew... First quarter of the year is the hardest time for me and this year I was absolutely exhausted due to local weather and lots of kids after school activities. I’m glad hard time ended up with our amazing trip to California; my battery is fully charged and I’m ready to keep going with my duties! To make it more challenging, yesterday I enrolled Egor into swimming class and applied for volunteer opportunity at @sektaschool_global 💪.//
Фуф... Наконец-то самый тяжелый период года позади и можно выдохнуть. Пасха скоро станет моим любимым праздником, потому что она завершает первый квартал со всеми его хлопотами: три дня рождения в нашей семье; несколько небольших, но всё же праздников; Сережин ежегодный сноубордический отпуск и я одна с двумя детьми; моя ежедневная рутина и таскание детей на «кружки» и самое страшное - зима и холод. Я рада, что всё позади и что завершилось всё таким волшебным отпуском! Солнечные батарейки моего организма заряжены по максимуму и вчера я записала в бассейн Егора, а себя - на волонтерство в #секта , чтобы ни на минуту не расслабляться! 💪
A #throwback for keeps. Missing out to journal this way. This is my first girl illustration. My first attempt to digital drawing using adobe sketch. So many things can be done in that wonderful invention 🙌 For like me who cannot illustrate on a paper 😬 really Im not an artist. I just only make my hands productive and learned to be skillful in a chosen medium. And its god's gift to us 🙏🏻 So many things so little time to do, but she is one gorgeous lady isnt she 😊 #roseallycreates#adobesketch
My B6 from about a month ago using stickers from an Agenda 52 sticker book via @hobbylobby. Still love the B6 size, but kind of fell out of love with my TN bc my Sugar Icing started to look like it had a green-ish undertone that I didn’t like. 🤷🏻♀️ So now I’m very impatiently awaiting the arrival of my @thefoxyfix No. 3... 😩