We Orientals find beauty not only in the thing itself but in the pattern of the shadows, the light and darkness which that thing provides.
I had to agree with the author of this quote. Although I am not Oriental and do not feel that enjoying beauty is limited to any one ethnic background, I wanted to share these shadows I took with my cell. If you enjoy shadows to you will find many more to view at Shadow Shot Sunday. Thank you for your visit today. Take care, God bless and stay healthy!
If you are like me, you are shaking your head at my title. Judy, what do you mean "free" time? You are probably asking this question! Free time is one of those illusive things much like "extra" money. Who ever has extra money? Isn't it all spent long before we get it into our hands?
After church I wandered around the parking lot; my soul full of the message and my eyes full of God's beauty, my cell phone at the ready. All these photos were taken with my cell. Thanks so much for your visit. Check out your many blogging buddies and see what is going on at Our World Tuesday! Have a wonderful and blessed week and stay healthy! A good dose of nature is sure to help. :-)
I found this picture on Facebook. I could add a few other things God changes such as our babies, ugly ducks into swans, and my hair to gray. :-)
Icy BC mentioned on her post tonight about some of the frustrating things that are continually changing in the cyber world and I have to agree with her. When the time we set aside to perform a task "changes" at the drop of a hat, we cannot help to be annoyed so why am I complaining about changes and yet I have titled the post Thankful Thursday - God's changes?
God changes us in amazing ways. We can be dead set against doing something or going somewhere but God can set our feet on the right path and make the circumstances perfect for His plan. Sometimes as something triggers my memories and I remember days gone by I wonder how I survived some of the things that happened but know it was by the grace of God.
I didn't want to join the army at 18. My father told me when I came home from my high school graduation that I had to leave home. He announced that his job was done. He had allowed me to complete high school, a luxury he had not been allowed, so Mom took me to the Army where I met with a recruiter and enlisted. I was terrified. This was not my choice. I grew up in a very small town and had so little experience.
Turn the clock 6 months forward. My aunt was visiting to attend grandma's funeral and passed out cold in the bathroom on the floor. I using CPR (something I learned while in the military) revived her. I had been home on military leave.
Even more years later my baby boy convulsed and turned blue in my arms. His eyes rolled back into his head and his little body turned stiff. I quickly gave him infant CPR. I remembered it from basic training. He began to get his color back and breathe on his own, but I still took him to the hospital. This was his first of many febrile seizures. I apologize for doubting that God knows what He is doing. He has definitely proven Himself over and over. Man's changes are frustrating, God's are empowering and miraculous. The difference is in who is making the changes. :-)
1.) Can you think of a change that you fought but now are happy with?
2. ) Does thinking about these help you build your faith?
> I read about a woman once who was cursing cause she missed the light and had to wait, but seconds later saw a oncoming semi careen out of control through the red light directly into the path she would have been in. A wasted minute means very little compared to a saved life.
Thanks so much Amanda, for allowing us this opportunity to chat. Thank you for your visit. Take care, God bless and stay healthy.
"God wove a web of loveliness, of clouds and stars and birds, but made not anything at all so beautiful as words." Anna Hempstead Branch
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