Still life of a delicate lily
…if there is any excellence and if anything worth of praise, dwell on these things. Philippians 4:8
Whimsical tree with various Zentangle patterns
We are called to join God in the formation of people and the transformation of the world.
We are transformed and born again through God.
Jesus is the light in the darkness
Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another as God in Christ forgave you. ~Ephesians 4:32
That fine balance between giving grace and being truthful with people I love is something I am working toward.
Slowing down to appreciate the beauty of a snail’s shell on a rainy day
Trying out different repeated lines and patterns
Falls of Clyde, a docked ship, at Aloha Tower in Hawaii juxtaposes a propeller on land. Both are trapped on land and the viewer is left wondering about its past adventures and history.
Notice the myriad of textures in nature, and especially on this fuzzy tree
Jesus doesn’t call us to make followers. He calls us to make disciples. ~ Matthew 28:19
A sea of graceful jellyfish
Use your gifts to serve one another. ~ 1 Peter 4:10
You are a vital part of God’s story.
Age is inevitable, but anyone at any age can still find comfort in stuffed animal friends
A familiar sight and historic landmark in Honolulu, Hawaii
What are you teaching the world?
We know that God loves us. We depend on it. God is love. Anyone who leads a life of love shows that he is joined to God. And God is joined to him. - 1 John 4:16
Vision is important because it drives the path one takes to get to what matters most.
We are part of God’s story.
Talk about the ONE who is good.
In the busy and hectic month of December, remember it is all about Jesus.
Cute succulents that stay alive forever
The world is bigger than your backyard. – Pray for China
Penguins relaxing on the shore
Let this penguin show you the way 😊
2016 brought disabilities to the forefront of my life with changes to my family and encounters at work. See more information in the description.
One of the busiest cities in the world did not disappoint! Nabe (of course I must have it), Shake Shack (what??! LOVE!), 7 levels of matcha ice cream, coolest book hostel ever, random pet cafes, customized a sketchbook, and blossoming sakura!
Snowboarding, nabe in the snow, sightseeing, and fresh seafood galore!
A daily reminder that our strength comes from Jesus Christ and we can overcome anything
Discovered a treehouse with slides and bridges and shops in containers in the midst of downtown Las Vegas
Blessed a loving grandmother with a reminder of her sweet grandbaby
It is the responsibility of adults to lead, protect, and fight for children.
This Android guy works in an IT office…
Absolutely adore baby animals – this particular kitten was quite mischievous, but still enjoyed being held and loved
Many layers of meaning for a friend in Washington with memories of growing up in Hawaii
God calls us into a wild love and wild walk for Him. He transforms us if we trust in Him. Then we can live for Him marveling in the wild blessings He has given us.
Adorable, friendly, compassionate, and just plain old mystical… I was gifted a green Totoro souvenir last year which piqued my interest in this famed anime.
Totoro & Mei’s friendship highlights the magical adventures children go on with their limitless imaginations and faith in life.
A beloved friend and ballerina doing what she loves
I hear Dory singing, “just keep swimming, just keep swimming…” every time I look at this chubby little guy.
Although jellyfish can give a stunning sting, their wispy tentacles give an illusion of grace and elegance.
I never paid much attention to walruses until a friend expressed her love for these unique animals. I’m thankful for the reminder to pay attention to all of God’s creation.
Painting Kīlauea Point Lighthouse for a friend led me to read more about the history of it at www.kilaueapoint.org. It’s fascinating how advances in technology happen so quickly… Lighthouses, once vital to sailors and pilots, are now more of a beautiful sight than necessary for safety.
Makapu'u, a goddess with eight bulging eyes, lived at the Southeastern point of Oahu according to Hawaiian legends. In 1909, Makapu'u Point Lighthouse was first illuminated and became another bright shining eye to guide ships through the Kaiwi Channel. I am in awe of light keeper Alexander Toomey's devotion to stand guard in guiding incoming mariners. Even in tragedy he said, "Stand by the light and keep it burning."
Beautiful colors of a friend’s photograph of Disneyland’s mesmerizing lights
There is a special bond between mother and child. This painting has such a meaningful story and I’m humbled to be a part of someone else’s story.
What is that one thing you love to do? You were created to do that! (Inspired by Shauna Niequist’s Present Over Perfect)
This is a symbol of my generation seeking opportunities. In a world that bombards us with information, stereotypes, and expectations, we push through the darkness until we see the light – what we are meant to do with our lives.
Love the wistful look of tulips
2017 is the year of the rooster in the Chinese lunar calendar. I read it will be a year of action, favoring those who put in hard work and stick to a plan.
Flip your world upside down. Stand up and speak up for others. Take action and share God’s love where you are.
I spotted this tiny, colorful pineapple bursting through sharp golden leaves at Foster Botanical Garden. This lush garden is found near busy downtown Honolulu.
I did not grow up playing at Nu’uanu Valley Park, but many youngsters did. This huge tree with two low branches is always a favorite amongst all who visit, inviting everyone to climb aboard.
I saw this itty bitty soft translucent octopod through NOAA and wanted to share its exquisite colors.
As God’s creation, we are made to help each other.
A kokedama, essentially a moss ball, is simultaneously a living plant and an attractive artwork. It is related to the traditional art of Japanese bonsai. I fell in love with my kokedama immediately.
Giving thanks for Jesus during the holiday season
The Ha’uke’uke ‘Ula’ula, commonly known as the Red Slate Pencil Urchin, is native to the Hawaiian Islands and resides in offshore reefs and shallow tidepools. It was a delight to hold and marvel at this vibrant treasure when a friend found it diving one day. It tickled my hands as I held it!
This hermit crab has stunning colors in its body and gorgeous shell. Unfortunately, not all hermit crabs are so lucky to consistently find larger shells to inhabit. Some even have to fight for a better shell.
What’s in a name? God has many names that reveal His multifaceted character to us. Just a few are: I AM, El Shaddai, El Emeth, Strong Tower, Jehovah Maginnenu, El Kana, King.
Bob Goff’s Love Does anecdotes remind a whole school to put love into action