Setting the Stage for Holy Week

While I realize we are well into Holy Week, I wanted to share a video with you.  This is a collection of photos I took while visiting Israel in 2008.  I am a very visual person and seeing the places where the events of Holy Week originally happened helps me focus and be in a…

Show Us Your Life – Mission Trips

My dear friend and fellow blogger Mrs. Patra introduced me to a new blog where they have this series “Show Us Your Life” where other bloggers are invited to share links to their blog about the top de jour.  Today the topic is Mission Trips and Patra promptly passed along her encouragement to me to…

A Splash of Brightness at My Living Canvas

I have finally come to grips with a reality I have long fought to admit:  I can only keep up with one blog! If I didn’t have a full-time job I might be able to better manage my multi-tasking blogging capabilities but I confess that for now this blog will have to be it.  It…

The Bright Side of Staying Home on Labor Day: Staycation!

{Repost from My Daily Bright Side blog from September 2009} This weekend Brian and I decided to unplug and have a good ole fashioned staycation. If you are unfamiliar with the staycation, this is when you stay at home during a time others typically go on vacation and treat the city in which you live…

Staycation: Eating Out in Northern Virginia on Labor Day Weekend

Part of the fun of the staycation is discovering new places to eat right in your own hometown. For husband and me, we hit the town on Saturday night of our Labor Day staycation and found our new favorite restaurant in Arlington: Eventide Located on the Wilson Blvd strip in the heart of Clarendon, Eventide…

The Bright Side of Travel

I am planning a big vacation. My husband and I are taking a tour of Italy and Paris in October 2010. This will probably be our last big trip before having babies. Next year will be our five year anniversary, and husband will complete his masters degree. So it seems like time to get on…

Need Advice on Paris and Italy

Brian and I are planning a big trip to France and Italy for October 2010. I know thats like 14 months away, but we are having fun planning and want to be sure that we have a perfect experience. We will be celebrating Brian finishing his Masters and our 5 year anniversary! 🙂 I think…

15 dollars can do more than save a life in Eburru

Now that Jeff is back from Kenya, I have compiled all his videos and photos on my computer and came out with the first of I’m sure several videos of whats going on in Eburru.  This video shows, at a very high level excatly whats going on in Eburru, a few interviews with the in…

Images of Easter

I put together this video today to honor Christ.  Last year I traveled to Israel and had the chance to visit all the Holy Sites, and this video shows many of the sites we saw in Jerusalem directly related to Easter.  You will see real live photos of the Jerusalem skyline, the Garden of Gethsemane…