Coloring Fun: Exposed

water lily slice

True colors.

“But the Lord said unto Samuel, Look not on his countenance, or on the height of his stature; because I have refused him: for the Lord seeth not as man seeth; for man looketh on the outward appearance, but the Lord looketh on the heart.”
1 Samuel 16:7 KJV

coloring fun: exposed: 1 samuel 16:7

Coloring Fun: Exposed: 1 Samuel 16:7.

Coloring Fun: Passionate



“And he taught, saying unto them, Is it not written, My house shall be called of all nations the house of prayer? but ye have made it a den of thieves.”
Mark 11:17 KJV

coloring fun: passionate

Coloring Fun: Passionate.

Coloring Fun: Thirsty

water trough lily


“As the hart panteth after the water brooks, so panteth my soul after thee, O God. My soul thirsteth for God, for the living God: when shall I come and appear before God?”
Psalm 42:1, 2 KJV

coloring fun: thirsty: psalm 42:1, 2

Coloring Fun: Thirsty: Psalm 42:1, 2.

Coloring Fun: Prince of Peace

prince of peace

Just one left.

“And they clothed him with purple, and platted a crown of thorns, and put it about his head,

And began to salute him, Hail, King of the Jews!”
Mark 15:17, 18 KJV

coloring fun: prince of peace

Coloring Fun: Prince of Peace.

Coloring Fun: Father


“Don’t look down.”

“And there went out unto him all the land of Judaea, and they of Jerusalem, and were all baptized of him in the river of Jordan, confessing their sins.

I indeed have baptized you with water: but he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost.”
Mark 1:5, 8 KJV

coloring fun: father

Coloring Fun: Father.

Old Look, New Look, Fresh Look: Thursday Doors

Traveling in Michiana, a geographical term combining towns in Michigan and Indiana along the southeastern shore of Lake Michigan, we wobbled between eastern and central time zones. The owner of this collection generously stayed open as we browsed three barns, and then some. Quality constructed pieces; reasonable prices, many doors! A unique outhouse included a chandelier, but I chose the fresh air route so there is no photo.

shawnee road antiques, baroda, michigan

Doors, inside and out.

This bright red door fit perfectly in Dune Billies Beach Cafe’s fun collection of wall art; found in our delivery of a few donations to the “Books” Little Free Library (lower right of photo).

dune billies beach cafe, michigan city, indiana

Finding the cafe closed gives us reason to return.

One favorite memory is sharing a pint of Valpo Velvet Peanut Butter Ice Cream with my husband as our laundry tumbled in the dryer at our hotel. Inspired, we stopped at the original Valparaiso shoppe after hiking the dunes the next day.

valpo velvet shoppe, valparaiso, indiana

I appreciate the loading dock door, introducing Valpo Velvet to the world.

These butterflies inspire travelers at Amtrak’s depot in St. Joseph, Michigan. The mural, created by Anat Ronen, in my view, evokes our continued search for freedom and nurture. While exploring the Lake Michigan shoreline, favorite stops included a carousel ride, Silver Beach Pizza, and walking the dunes by the North Pier Lighthouse.

amtrak station, St. Joseph, Michigan

Butterfly mural painted by Anat Ronen on the Lake Park Bluff stairs.

I thought I was pushing the definition of “door” as I considered posting this photo of the North Pier Lighthouse. I could barely see the crack line of the white door. Then, following the line of the catwalk, I noticed the red door on the second tier. I had not seen this door as I snapped the photo; nor during processing for this post.

north pier lighthouse, st. joseph, michigan

The catwalk provides safety for the workers as storms wash Lake Michigan’s shore. In winter, the waves look as if they have been playing freeze tag.

tiscornia park, st. joseph, michigan

Dune trails surrounded by American beachgrass helped us find Lake Michigan in Tiscornia Park.

Join the fascinating search for doors of all shapes and sizes!

Coloring Fun: Everlasting

everlasting: grand canyon of the yellowstone

Promises of the heart.

“But go your way, tell his disciples and Peter that he goeth before you into Galilee: there shall ye see him, as he said unto you.”
Mark 16:7 KJV

“Lord, thou hast been our dwelling place in all generations.

Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever thou hadst formed the earth and the world, even from everlasting to everlasting, thou art God.”
Psalm 90:1, 2 KJV

coloring fun: everlasting: grand canyon of the yellowstone

Coloring Fun: Everlasting: Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone.