November 2014 Photo Challenge

November is often a month filled with gatherings. From the Thanksgiving “feasts” and classroom parties to the multi-generational family gatherings, to the family whose schedule has finally slowed down enough to be able to sit down at the table at the same time and eat a family meal together. Instead […]

September Photo Challenge

Oh, hello, September. I see you’ve brought a few yellow leaves with you. Even though it’s still blazing hot, you tease me with a hint of autumn. It’s that time of year that things begin to die and yet, really, it’s a time of starting over…a time to begin again. […]

August 2014 Photo Challenge: Do Something

Here it is…August. What??! Whether you’re caught up in the frenzy of back to school preparations or not, chances are you see routine settling in as the lazy days of summer come to an end. Here at Middle Places we would like to encourage you not to get toooo comfortable […]

July 2014 Photo Challenge: Free To Be

It’s July already! We are halfway through 2015. Can you believe it? A new month means a new Photo Challenge and we’ve got some fun for you. Our theme this month is “Free to be…” and those little “…” leave lots of room for you to fill in the story […]

June 2014 Photo Challenge: Press Play

Summer time has arrived! Our theme is “Press Play” here at Middle Places for the month of June and we are inviting you to join us for the fun. There will always be work and care and responsibility, but we need to make time for play, too! We hope our […]

May 2014 Photo Challenge: Come What May

The future is full of uncertainties that we have no way of controlling. There’s no doubt about that. I often find myself feeling grateful that I cannot see what is in store for me because I’m quite certain that I’m not ready to handle those things that are in the […]

April 2014 Photo Challenge: All Things New

It’s the time of year when our world announces that she is done sleeping and new buds and new life burst open. All things new…just the thought makes me smile after a long, cold, dreary winter. It’s spring! This month our Photo Challenge is a celebration of all things new…and […]

March 2014 Photo Challenge: Let It Go

What do you need to let go of? Piles of stuff? Expectations? Perfection? Comparisons? Bitterness? Status quo? There are so many things that fill our hands and hearts and keep us from experiencing life to the fullest. This month we are going to let it go! And perhaps we will […]

February 2014 Photo Challenge: Brave

Sometimes it takes a little bit of bravery to share your story. Letting people see the real you requires vulnerability, especially if you are prone to participating in the whole comparison game. This month our theme is “Brave.” Are you brave enough to show us your mess? Or give us […]

Share Your Story: Photo Challenge Update

We have had some great submissions for our January “Share Your Story” Photo Challenge! Keep them coming! We’re loving your photos on Instagram! (screen shots captured by @middlesistermaria)     ***************** And a few of our favorites from Facebook: Jan Christian, Day 2: My newest words on my wall. Carrie Harney, […]