Friday, September 28, 2012
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Monday, September 24, 2012
Friday, September 21, 2012
life’s journey, we don’t always have the best angle to see things as they
really are. Hard times, confusing times, and painful times blur our vision to
the point that all we see is shadows.
(photos by photobucket.com)
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Monday, September 17, 2012
For my thoughts this week, we start out with a test... or game. I'm posting ten pictures. You'll notice they are all shadows, and I will tell you that they are of common items I saw walking through a neighborhood. But it's up to you to identify the actual item.
Friday, September 14, 2012
One of the bright spots of my week included watching Snow White and the Huntsman on BluRay. I love the story, the amazing effects, and it's no secret I'm a Chris Hemsworth fan. In it, the Kingdom has been taken over by the evil step-mother. Of the many consequences of evil enthroned, one that has quite the visual impact is that Nature too has retreated. Plants ceased to grow. Flowers refused to bloom. Animals hid out in fear. The sun shone less bright. Darkness manifested and infected, leaving little hope. Of course, Snow White turns out to be the hope the Kingdom needed, and through a series of battles and other strenuous events (including death and resurrection, come to think of it), all is set right.
Got me thinking.
This past week we commemorated a particularly dark moment in our recent history. To compound matters, evil-doers added more dark deeds to the record and seemingly are not done. Though political unrest abounds worldwide, our own country's campaigning for this year's election also flows on the undercurrent of unrest if not out right nastiness. I also heard news of earthquakes and erupting volcanoes, which follows a summer of drought, floods, and fires.
If what we see was all we had to go on, hope would be fleeting indeed.
But the 'fairest of them all' does exist in the person of Christ Jesus. And because of who He is and what He's done, His purity - holiness - has and will save those who have faith that He is who He says He is.
By far, I am no expert on end time theology. I understand it for the most part, but can't explain it very well. I do know that the darkness we are seeing in the world is directly related to it. (For information from someone who knows what they're talking about and can be trusted, CLICK HERE.)
I also know that our Redemption is on His way. This time, He will come as warrior prince, claiming His bride, vanquishing evil and redeeming Nature itself with life everlasting.
Because of that, I am hopeful, vigilant, and adamant. Life is not meant to be chaotic, random, purposeless or imaginary. God has a plan for His Kingdom and for you.
Happy Weekending, Dry Ground friends. Be blessed!
(photos by photobucket.com)
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Monday, September 10, 2012
Friday, September 7, 2012
I've always enjoyed photography. With the right inspiration, usually something in God's amazing creation, I've been known to take some decent shots. Not b/c I'm a good photographer, but b/c of the details God points out to me in nature. I have way too many pictures of tiny little flowers in random beds of gravel or cracks in sandy boulders. I also like turtles, clouds, insects, birds, paths and rainbows - none of which are super easy to get a good picture.
For a while, my camera lay dormant. I mean, years. It wasn't as if wonderful things to take photos of were in short supply... but I wasn't seeing. I wasn't stopping to smell - or capture in time through the art of photography - the roses, in a manner of speaking.
How we feel can determine our perspective. That's too bad b/c I know I miss out on wonderful things God has for me b/c I'm too into how I feel instead of the facts of reality. The solution? Oh, I don't have one. Maybe you do? What I do know is that God has been tugging me out of the darker places lately and helping me see. It doesn't hurt that I've had the opportunity to go to some gorgeous FL beaches in the past few weeks and literally soak up His majesty through one of my favorite places in Creation. That has inspired me to get the camera back out. I thought I'd share a few with you, my Dry Ground friends!
Happy Weekending! I hope you are able to 'see' the majesty all around you, which will inspire creativity, hope, joy and praise!
Wednesday, September 5, 2012
Posted by Lori Lundquist at 1:00 AM