Saturday, November 15, 2014

Frost Magic!

As my husband was walking out the door this morning,
he asked me if I had noticed the "hoar frost" near the creek bed.
He suggested I take pictures of it.

On close examination, it was very exquisite and beautiful!
(Click on pictures to enlarge the intricate details of the frost designs.)

Wikipedia says that "The name hoar comes from an Old English adjective that means "showing signs of old age"; in this context it refers to the frost that makes trees and bushes look like white hair."

Some of the frost creations DID look like white hair...

And others had totally different forms.

I wondered if this was what the "manna" looked like
that the children of Israel picked up from the ground,
the life-giving food that sustained them for 40 years in the desert.
That's what Exodus 16:14 implies!

Wikipedia says that these ice crystals form   "...on cold, clear nights when conditions are such that heat radiates out to the open sky faster than it can be replaced from nearby sources such as wind or warm objects."   This is not unlike the white frost that occurs in man-made environments such as in our freezers. 

I like the promise from Isaiah 46:4 when referring to God our Father, it says
 And even to your old age I am He;
and even to hoar hairs will I carry you:
 I have made, and I will bear;
even I will carry, and will deliver you."

As you can tell by a recent photo,
my blogger sis in the middle (Unexpected Journey)
and I on the far right, now fit into the category of a "hoary head"!
I'm glad we never get too old to be carried by God!

(And to our friend Margaret on the left, God has you covered till
you get to the white hair stage, too!)

And YES, I know,
I'm still working on a Rock4Today post.
In case you are curious, it has to do with Peter's names for God,
and MAYBE I'll get it done today!

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Local National Honor Society Induction

Recently I had the privilege to witness the induction
of the local Fall 2014 candidates into the National Honor Society.

We were welcomed by the chapter president...

...And introduced to each of the officers.
After lighting a candle,
each officer spoke of one of the tenets of the Honor Society:
Character, Scholarship, Leadership, and Service.

The auditorium was quiet as each inductee stood in line
waiting for their turn to sign.

After the last signature...

...The candles were lit...

...And together they recited this pledge:
"I pledge to uphold the high purposes of the
National Honor Society
to which I have been selected.
I will be true to the principles for which it stands.
I will be loyal to my school
and will maintain and encourage high standards of
scholarship, leadership, service and character."

Congratulations to the inductees!

King Solomon had something to say about HONOR.
"Get wisdom! Get understanding!
    Do not forget or turn aside from the words of my mouth!

Do not abandon her, and she will protect you.

    Love her, and she will watch over you.

Wisdom is of utmost importance, therefore get wisdom,

    and with all your effort work to acquire understanding.
 Prize her and she will exalt you.
    Indeed, if you embrace her, she will honor you."

Thanks for your visit!
I'll have to admit, I've been a bit slack on posting on Rock4Today,
but hopefully I'll get "back in the groove" again soon!

Friday, November 7, 2014

Cheating a little...

I'd like to introduce you to my sis, Alice.

We had a recent trip to the farm...

...And had fun with our cameras!

Instead of writing a blog this week,
I'm just going to include a link to her blog.
She took a blogging break for awhile,
but has gotten brave and posted a couple of posts from her heart.
I hope you will take the time to check them out!
You can find them by clicking HERE!