sights of life from a passerby

The Book

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Church, Cross, Christ?

“May I never boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ”: “‘… my disciple must … take up their cross and follow me …’ ‘… learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.’”


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Silver Branches

“make artistic designs for work in … silver”

Color Your World: Silver


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SunRise and Shine

“… the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!”

Weekend Sky #19 — March 6 (somewhere)

Lens — Artist Challenge #135: A Glimpse into my World A Photo a Week Challenge: Something New


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Bark and Bark Again

For every bark, there is a season.

“a season for every activity under the heavens: … a time to uproot …

… a time to tear down …

… a time to scatter …

… a time to embrace … and a time for peace.”

CFFC – Bark


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In my world, the Sun Played Hide and Seek

… on the moss tops of the rocks outside my window today, teasing me to catch the light as it danced into and reflected from the moss. I never quite tagged it.

“Come and see the works of God, Who is awesome in His deeds toward the sons of man.”

Lens Artists Challenge #135: A Glimpse Into Your World


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Look Up — Climb Up

“the wisdom that comes from above is first of all pure; then peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere.”

Becky’s Squares Challenge — Uplifting


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The Gull’s Gall — Rock Peace

“Peacemakers who sow in peace shall reap a harvest of righteousness.”


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I ____ Speech — Consequential Words

I hate speech? … I hate-speech?

“The tongue also is a fire … it corrupts the whole body, sets the whole course of one’s life on fire, and is itself set on fire by hell.”


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Flower of a Different Sort

After the bloom … before deep winter … red-gold leaves on December’s flowering pear tree. “For every thing, there is a season ….”


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Save the Endangered Tree Fog

… “a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes.”


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Ghosts of Christmas First

For unto us a child is born … the government will be on his shoulders. And he shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.


Through Him all things were made

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without Him nothing was made that has been made


In the beginning was the Word

TheoLogos John 1_1 ©

… and the Word was with God and the Word was God


“Let us make man in our image, after our likeness …

Make Man in Our Image ©

created as artists, thinkers, doers, worshipers


“Let the land produce … the wild animals …

"Let the land produce … the creatures that move along the ground, and the wild animals ..."

Reflections on the mists of creation.


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“Let the water teem with living creatures … birds …

Water Teemed Birds 2014 ©


“Let there be lights …

 

Lights in the Sky ©in the vault of the sky to separate the day from the night, and let them serve as signs to mark sacred times, and days and years …”


“Let the land produce plants and trees …

 

Created Flora ©    Created flora


“Let there be an expanse … sky

An Expanse ©

… Let the…dry land appear.”


The Light was Good

Separated Light from Darkness (c)

and made separate from the darkness …


“Let there be light”

 … and there was light


the earth was vague …

formless and empty, darkness hovered


In the beginning … God