A most epic trip!


Earlier this week, my dad and I returned from a trip to the East Coast for my college graduation. I attended online and graduated from Thomas Edison State College in New Jersey. So, while there for TESC’s graduation ceremony, we decided to make the most of the trip and see New York City, which I’d wanted to do for a long while! Then on the way back, we travelled the West for my dad’s business, and more sightseeing! So that’s why my blogs have been silent for a while 🙂

I’ll be posting about our trip soon, both here and on my photography blog. Stay tuned!

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2012 in review


Praising God for a wonderful year 2012 and praying for His continued leadership and blessing in 2013!

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 4,700 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 8 years to get that many views.

Click here to see the complete report.

Thanks to all my readers for your continued support! God bless!!! 😀


What an amazing photo!

Dashing through the sky…


Well, guess what was sighted in the sky today? A COMET! That’s right, another one! And I thought that, since the Orionid meteor shower was long over, so was any chance of comet-spotting. Anyways, (at about the same time as last time, 5 PM) I saw it streaming through the sky and did a double take, thinking, “Wait. Really? Again?!” But there was no mistaking it. And this time my mother and sister got to see it too! I wish I had pictures, but, though we did have a cellphone with us, it was out of battery! It did, however, make my day 😀 My mother said, “God blessed you.” I agree. And I’m so grateful. Grateful to God for another glimpse of a rarely-seen part of His awesome creation.

Comet in the Sky!


Well, I and and some of my siblings saw a comet today! I knew there were supposed to be comets this past Sunday, but we didn’t see any then. I’d assumed it was long over, so it was a total surprise when my brother was just talking about something and suddenly yelled, “A comet!” My sister and I said, “Right. It’s probably a plane or something.” We looked and it definitely wasn’t a plane; sure enough, there was a comet.  This was about 5 PM and we were surprised we could see it even though the sun was still out. We watched it stream—not shoot—through the sky until it grew smaller and we continued on our walk. Sorry—no pictures 😦 I was so frustrated we hadn’t brought our camera!!!! But I’m so thankful we got to see it 😀  I’m fascinated by the vastness and beauty of the universe God created, and the comet reminded me of this Psalm:

When I consider Thy heavens, the work of Thy fingers, the moon and the stars, which Thou hast ordained; what is man, that Thou art mindful of him? and the son of man, that Thou visitest him?

~ Psalm 8:3-4 ~

This comet was part of the Orionid meter shower, which happens annually and is caused by Halley’s Comet. Here are some pictures:

From Space.com—the height of the meteor shower against the backdrop of the Northern Lights

Taken by NASA

This was in Phoenix, AZ

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My new Photography Blog!


Hi everyone! I’d like to let you know about my new photography blog! This is where I’ll post all my photography (which I’ve been publishing under the Our Father’s World category in this blog), keeping my Star Shining Forever blog for mostly doll-related things and miscellaneous stuff 😀 Please do check out my new blog, comment and follow!! See you there! 😀

This Is Our Father’s World

Sun


A cool shot into the sun that my sister took

~ Took these pics of sunflowers on a bright, sunny day 😀 Can you see the bee on the last three?

Truly the light is sweet, and a pleasant thing it is for the eyes to behold the sun:

~ Ecclesiastes 11:7 ~

Moon


~ I took these during the “blue moon” of August 31, 2012

When I consider Thy heavens, the work of Thy fingers, the moon and the stars, which Thou hast ordained; what is man, that Thou art mindful of him? and the son of man, that Thou visitest him?

~ Psalm 8:2-3 ~

My New History Blog!


I just started a new History-related blog. Please check it out, comment and/or follow! 😀

From the Pages of History

Blossoms


~ Took this pic of apple blossoms during a Colorado spring 🙂

The flowers appear on the earth; the time of singing has come, and the voice of the turtledove is heard in our land.

~ Song of Songs 2:12 ~

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