Monday’s Musings #126 & Photography Cheat Sheets

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Okay…so I really enjoy photography. I also enjoy Pinterest. Put the two together and I have a swell place to store all my DSLR photography cheat sheets. Whether you’re confident behind the camera or not, these are great to have on hand and refer to when needed. Here you go:

DSLR Cheat Sheet covering shutter speed, ISO, Aperture, Composition, Exposure
Photography Cheat Sheets has a variety of cheat sheets covering rule of thirds, manuel photography, understanding f-stops, composition and more. Definitely check this site out. 
Learning About Blur helps you understand how to control blur in your shots by using ISO, Aperture and Shutter Speed. 
How to Take Photos in Low Light.
Stopping Motion with Shutter Speeds helps you know how to capture things in motion. 
Making Sense of f-stops. Need to know this. 
How to Use Your Camera Basics. Good for beginners and novice alike.
Learning shutter speed, focus length and depth of field.
Shutter Speed: A visual reference.
How to Hold Your DSLR Camera
 

There you go. There are printable sheets at each site. Print them, read them, study them then practice. You learn by getting out there and putting into action what you just read. I invite you to check out my photography board for lots more good reads on photography to help make you a better photographer. Now onto the link up. 

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Monday’s Musings Purpose: I would LOVE! to have you share encouragement about being a child of God, being a wife, mothering, homemaking, homeschooling, recipes, etc. Truly anything that would encourage another is acceptable. (I reserve the right to remove anything I deem unacceptable. Keep in mind this is a Christian blog.) Please link directly to the post you’re sharing. Be sure to link back here by using a text link or the logo below. This link up party stays open until Wednesday evening and I ask you to share the love by visiting another blog and encouraging them. Oh, and sometimes I share your posts on Pinterest, Twitter and/or Facebook because I desire for others to be blessed as I was. Thank you for stopping by and linking up. Now, let’s get to sharing. Link following this post. Grab my button and place on your blog so others can join in.

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Monday’s Musings #125 & Believing In Miracles

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Do you believe in miracles? A miracle is defined as “a deviation from the known laws; a supernatural event.” (Webster’s Dictionary) Jesus performed several miracles during his ministry. All of which were done to draw eyes to see a mighty God. Each miracle was impressive but the reason behind the miracle was most important as well. There was a teaching behind each one.

With Lazarus, it was Martha’s faith. (John 11:1-44) When Jesus turned water into wine, it was to demonstrate his glory. (John 2:1-11) When He healed the nobleman’s son, it was to change the heart of the nobleman. (John 4:46-54) When Jesus fed the five thousand, it was to show how He can satisfy the hunger of man’s need. (Matthew 14:14-21) Miracles served to show us that Jesus is who He says He is and that we are in need of him.

Do miracles still happen today? I believe so. I believe they happen daily. The birth of a baby, a new marriage, a new job, someone fills a need, a healing takes place, a relationship is restored, we find the strength to survive a trial, and the baby sleeps through the night, finally. God has not changed who He is so why would miracles in the lives of His children end? He is the same today, tomorrow and the days to come. (Hebrews 13:8) He still loves us and still desires for us to grow…for our good and unto His glory. “Worthy are you, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honor and power, for you created all things, and by your will they existed and were created.” (Revelation 4:11) This includes all those miracles written in the Word and still happening today.

So, last week I put out a call for guest bloggers and I was so blessed by all who responded. I will be I touch with each of you this week. There are still two spots available if you are interested in guest posting here at WJIM. Contact me HERE.

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Monday’s Musings Purpose: I would LOVE! to have you share encouragement about being a child of God, being a wife, mothering, homemaking, homeschooling, recipes, etc. Truly anything that would encourage another is acceptable. (I reserve the right to remove anything I deem unacceptable. Keep in mind this is a Christian blog.) Please link directly to the post you’re sharing. Be sure to link back here by using a text link or the logo below. This link up party stays open until Wednesday evening and I ask you to share the love by visiting another blog and encouraging them. Oh, and sometimes I share your posts on Pinterest, Twitter and/or Facebook because I desire for others to be blessed as I was. Thank you for stopping by and linking up. Now, let’s get to sharing. Link following this post. Grab my button and place on your blog so others can join in.

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SiggyJuly

 

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Monday’s Musings #124

Guest Bloggers Desired

Hello Readers! I have a proposition for you all. I am taking a two week break from blogging in September and I am seeking bloggers who would be interested in guest posting here at WJIM during that time. It would be a great opportunity to highlight your blog and I would LOVE to have you share. I need 10 bloggers to guest post. The specific dates I would like covered are: September 9th-13th and September 16th-20th. Those dates are Tuesday-Saturday days. I will take care of Sunday and Monday of those two weeks.

Keep in mind these specifics: topics to cover would be Christian faith, being a godly wife, motherood and homemaking. If you are interested but would like to blog about another topic, please run that by me and we can go from there. I’m usually pretty easy but I also want to maintain the integrity of this blog. I would like the posts to be 500-700 words and include a good photo with the title on it to go along with the post. (This makes it pinnable and tweetable.) You will need to include a bio and photo of yourself to follow your post. Lastly, I will be assigning days but if there is a day you do not want your post to go live, let me know and I’ll do my best to accomodate you.

If this is something you would like to help me out with please contact me HERE. I will be taking submissions until August 25th.

Now its time to share your favorite posts. Yay!

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Monday’s Musings Purpose: I would LOVE! to have you share encouragement about being a child of God, being a wife, mothering, homemaking, homeschooling, recipes, etc. Truly anything that would encourage another is acceptable. (I reserve the right to remove anything I deem unacceptable. Keep in mind this is a Christian blog.) Please link directly to the post you’re sharing. Be sure to link back here by using a text link or the logo below. This link up party stays open until Wednesday evening and I ask you to share the love by visiting another blog and encouraging them. Oh, and sometimes I share your posts on Pinterest, Twitter and/or Facebook because I desire for others to be blessed as I was. Thank you for stopping by and linking up. Now, let’s get to sharing. Link following this post. Grab my button and place on your blog so others can join in.

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Monday’s Musings #123 & Appreciating the Storms

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We arrived home yesterday afternoon from a weekend getaway with our kids, and my mom (our house and dog sitter) informed us that our refrigerator died. Yes….80% of our food had to be thrown away and my Love has had to figure out what is wrong with it. On top of that, he is leaving today for a work trip and doesn’t want to leave us without a working refrigerator. Although this is not a big “storm” of life, it is frustrating nonetheless. Even these little storms of life serve a purpose to be appreciated along with those big storms that toss us about.

How do we go about appreciating the storms that life puts us through? I will be the first to admit, I don’t like it when life is interrupted by a storm no matter how big or how little. They can create inconveniences and sometimes are hard to live through. Yet the storms in life are necessary for the Christian. It’s in the storms that we experience pruning and growth in our faith. There is something we must learn from our storms. They are not in vain.

We serve a God of purpose. For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.” (Jeremiah 29:11) God has designed each of our lives to fit us perfectly, including the storms. Those storms of life agree exactly with His plans for us. We should never fear them or be in doubt of God’s plan. Appreciating the storms of life means accepting them as they happen and trusting God.

One thing we can hold onto is that knowing our storms, little and big, easy and hard, will pass eventually. It may be days, hours, months or even years but there will be an end. Matthew Henry writes in his commentary on Jeremiah 29, “The end they expect will come, though perhaps not when they expect it. Let them have patience til the fruit is ripe, and then they shall have it.” God knows what he is doing in our lives. “Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.” (1 Thessalonians 5:18) 

Appreciating the storms of life is not easy and we will not do it in our strength but the Lord will give us what we need to be thankful. He will hold us up. He will provide our strength. He will walk alongside and even before us. Our storms will not consume us because God is faithful (Malachi 3:6) but they WILL change us and grow us up in Him.

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Monday’s Musings Purpose: I would LOVE! to have you share encouragement about being a child of God, being a wife, mothering, homemaking, homeschooling, recipes, etc. Truly anything that would encourage another is acceptable. (I reserve the right to remove anything I deem unacceptable. Keep in mind this is a Christian blog.) Please link directly to the post you’re sharing. Be sure to link back here by using a text link or the logo below. This link up party stays open until Wednesday evening and I ask you to share the love by visiting another blog and encouraging them. Oh, and sometimes I share your posts on Pinterest, Twitter and/or Facebook because I desire for others to be blessed as I was. Thank you for stopping by and linking up. Now, let’s get to sharing. Link following this post. Grab my button and place on your blog so others can join in.

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SiggyJuly

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