Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Women Alive! - You Rock!

Women Alive!
Back row: Cindy Atwell, Nanette Dew, Jean Austin
Front row: Karen Joe, me, Kim Thonhoff, Jeri Lyn Sump, Debra Ayoub
Missing: Tammy Santos
Congratulations, Girlfriends! Also known at times as ("Godchicks"). We just passed our 5 year anniversary and we didn’t even know it! So here’s a little refresher course of our history that ends with the question of what to do next, so be thinking…

We began our study group, “Women Alive!” on Tuesday, May 29, 2007 with a book study guide, A Modern Girls Guide to Bible Study by Jen Hatmaker, which included studying passages from various parts of the Bible. Then, using Jen's suggested schedule, we studied 1 & 2 Peter and Ruth. We concluded the year with Road Trip by Jen Hatmaker.

In 2008, we studied Acts, Romans, Philippians, 1 & 2 Thessalonians, 1, 2 & 3 John, and Jude using the journaling strategies learned in A Modern Girls Guide to Bible Study.

In 2009, we continued using the journaling strategies learned in A Modern Girls Guide to Bible Study for our studies of Galatians, Ephesians, Colossians, and 1 & 2 Corinthians. In the fall, we studied Giving to God by Mark Allen Powell in conjunction with a church-wide ministry appeal. In December we had miscellaneous Advent devotions.

In January 2010, we began a 2-year schedule of reading through the Chronological Study Bible (RKJV). In September of 2011 we decided to shorten the length of the weekly readings so that we could better comprehend what we were reading, even though it would lengthen our 2-year goal.

Today, June 19, 2012, we read our last chapters of Revelation, and concluded with a very brief synopsis from Pastor Brad Highum, who is leading a study of Revelation with the Tuesday Morning Bible Study Group. We closed the study with a prayer and a group picture in front of the Cross Wall.

Girlfriends, you rock!

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Sunny Day in San Francisco

Our last morning in San Francisco, Tom and I took a walk back
down to the Embarcadero and saw all these sights along the way.
Then it was time to return to our hotel, check out and head to the airport. 
 Sculpture featuring highlights of San Francisco 

 Transamerica Building
Blue Pantha Agapanthus 
 Tom at Sue Bierman Park near the Embarcadero
 Port of San Francisco Ferry Building Tower
 Sculpture at Justin Herman Plaza
 That's me!
 Embarcadero Center on Market Street
Beautiful purple blossoms - couldn't find a name - does anyone know?
 Cool Lamp Stand
 Hop on the Trolley here
 One of several heart sculptures in SF


Saturday, June 16, 2012

An Afternoon in Sausalito

window shopping
Piccolo caffe'

Tom, me, Heda and Greg having fun at Piccolo's
view from the café
close-up by Greg Hahn
twisted trees
waterfront restaurant and Sausalito hillside
lazy afternoon

favorite painting
fun artwork
flora in street-side planter
Heda's book had an answer to the question we all ponder:
"What is the meaning to life?"

On the Way to Sausalito

Breakfast at Sears
Old Style Architecture on Wells Fargo Bank
Phelan Building
The Elegant Palace Hotel
Lavishly Decorated Dining Room
Floral Arrangement close-up by Greg Hahn
Columns and Chandeliers

Arched Glass Ceiling

Roses in Atrium Entrance by Greg Hahn
Lovely Lamp
"Would you like to wear some flowers in your hair?"
Arts and Crafts Fair near the Ferry Landing
Organic fruits and veggies
Melted glass bottles
Gardening Plants
NOT for Sale
Table Décor for one of the  outdoor booths
More arts and crafts in the San Francisco Ferry Building

Port of San Francisco Ferry Building
Darling Dishes! I wish I had bought them!
Recycled Wood Furniture
Nifty Vases
Time to embark!
Golden Gate Bridge

Greg and Tom

 Heda and me

Our Destination
The ferry that took us to Sausalito!
See "Afternoon in Sausalito"