The Zinnia Patch

I'm a Christian, a proud USMC wife, a homeschooling mama of three, a messy pony-tail wearer, and a photographer. I take pictures of everything, everyday and blog about them at www.zinniapatchpictures.com

we are on the way

"This life is not godliness but the process of becoming godly, not health but getting well, not being but becoming. We are not now what we shall be, but we are on the way. The process is not yet finished, but it is actively going on ....more

joy!

merry christmas from the campbell kids! "For to us a child is born,...more

brothers

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watching the baby sleep

Never gets old does it? and he's pretty fun to watch when he's awake too… ...more

let it snow!

Back in Florida we had quite a time scrounging up enough winter gear for our family of six, but between the attic and the local thrift shop we managed to pull it together. (Also I had to buy everyone socks since winter in Pensacola usually just means trading flip-flops for Toms.)And it's a good thing we came prepared because today the kids prayers for snow have been answered! It's coming down ...more

advent images

We are leaving town soon for a long overdue trip to Spokane, Washington, where we get to spend a cold but cozy Christmas with my sister's family. We did not get a tree and the Christmas decorations will remain tucked away in the attic this year, so we have been doing our best to add touches of festive to our days wherever we can. There have been cookies, crafts, movies, games, special tea ...more

december eve

I went for a walk behind the girls on their bikes tonight (Kenna is fast -my camera never caught up.) I noticed bare tree branches and flowers gone to seed -sure signs of coming winter even though my daughter refuses to put away the summer sundress. Transitions are difficult. Tomorrow is December ....more

abundance

"If we complained less and were more thankful, we would be happier, and God would be more glorified. Every day thank God for...more

autumn light

I went looking for Autumn and found it in my growing babies, in a cotton field, and in the Psalms… "O Lord, what is man that you regard him, or the son of man that you think of him? Man is like a breath; his days are like a passing shadow." Psalm 144:3-4 (ESV) Oh, but there's more. In the slanting light and shadows of Autumn we see the world dying, and in the dying, we find hope ....more

Happy Birthday, Marines

“Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children's children what it was once like in the United States where men were free.”...more