Inspiration · May 2014

Daydreaming

…after the rain.

Green and fresh
Green and fresh

And some gorgeous clouds.

Daydreaming
Daydreaming

What a day for a day-dream.

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Inspiration

Always Intriguing

Beauty is eternity gazing at itself in a mirror.”
Khalil Gibran

 I have always been fascinated with pyramids.   I find the shape mysterious and intriguing, as if it captures something eternal.

While practicing with the different features of my Samsung Camera yesterday, I took these pictures using different ISO settings.

This is actually one pyramid “gazing at itself in a mirror.”  Is it not mysterious and beautiful?

Always Intriguing
Always Intriguing
Light Dims but Never Dies
Light Dims but Never Dies
Inspiration

Time in a Paperweight

“Time is too slow for those who wait, too swift for those who fear, too long for those who grieve, too short for those who rejoice, but for those who love, time is eternity.”
Henry Van Dyke

Henry Van Dyke was an American Essayist and Short Story writer who lived from 1853 to 1933.  My grandma died in 1940 and this was her paperweight.   The container it’s sitting in was hers as well.

Paperweight
Paperweight

I never met my grandma as I was born many years later, but I have always loved her paperweight.

She used to work in the County Clerk and Recorders Office in Kansas because she had such beautiful handwriting.  This sat on her desk before she even married my grandpa.

As a child I used to spend hours looking at the world through this paperweight.  I thought it was a beautiful child’s world – even with all its chips and cracks.

Today, I still cherish this very old paperweight and I still look through it at my world – with all its chips and cracks.

And, yes, it’s still a beautiful world.

For those who love, time is eternity –  and though I never met my grandma, her love has been passed down through many generations.

Still beautiful
Still beautiful
My World Today
My World Today

 

Inspiration · January · Postaday

Just at Sunrise

6:30 a.m.

The night is ending and a new day begins, and for a few moments, the world feels at peace.
There is great comfort in the order of the heavens.

“When I consider Your heavens, the work of Your fingers,
The moon and the stars, which You have ordained;
What is man that You take thought of him,
And the son of man that You care for him?”
Psalm 8:3

For peace in the world, let peace begin with me this day.

Heavenly Peace
Heavenly Peace

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General · Inspiration · January

Lighting the Night

“It is better to light one candle than to curse the darkness.”

Light From Many Lamps was a book my parents both loved and quoted often.  The above quote is from that book.  This type of thinking has greatly influenced my entire life.

Tonight, while driving home in the darkness, I looked out over the Colorado plains and saw this beautiful light in the night – a nearly full moon framed in wispy clouds and a jet’s contrail.  In the darkness, light always bring hope – and in these pictures, beauty.

It is my prayer that the  light of love may shine away any darkness and fear in our lives and in our world.

Just rising - a light in the night
Just rising – a light in the night
Over the Colorado plains
Over the Colorado plains