Friday, December 27, 2013

Stepping back and looking through

I stepped back from my wide angle view of the landscape in this morning's dawn and noticed at the same time the vapor trail in the azure sky just above the silhouetted branches of the curly willow tree.  Below, there was the golden horizon, creating a gravitational pull on my eyes. I knew instantly that this was a momentary composition that I wanted to capture.
My heart leapt as I rushed to shoot the picture before the plane flew out of the frame, moving so to catch the branches just touching the streak of light.
Light and line and texture and color in God's palette to create a beautiful moment that could only be seen by one person at one moment.
I believe in holy moments.
I believe in a loving Creator. 

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Opening up the view

WHY do we ever get over being amazed at God's love for us, at what Jesus has done for us?? Sometimes I think we purposely obstruct our view of the glory of these truths simply because our hearts might burst if we tried to take it all in at once -- it's just too much, just too wonderful, too amazing, so that we have to find a way to contain it so that we can move on with the daily mundane-ness. But if we step over the fences and move out into the bigness of God that surrounds us, we just might be able to do things we had not ever imagined that we could, we might be able to love each other better, we might just be able to fly.....

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Sensory overload: the face of God

On days like today when the world has come alive in the warmth of spring and every one of my senses is flooded with the beauty of creation, and there are not enough words to express it. . . .
I think about how it is God who made it all and how utterly amazing and sensory-overloading it will be to look on His face.

I long for that day.

"For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I have been fully known."
~ I Corinthians 13:12

Monday, February 4, 2013

What is seen is temporary...

I awoke to this: orange light in my eyes. I rose and went to the window, and my heart quickened. It was one of those mornings when I rush to find my camera and throw on something to keep me warm, run down the hallway to the back door, and out into the sunrise glow of a thousand unnamed colors. And I begin recording, as fast as I can all the ways the light makes a miracle of the world around me -- quickly, quickly before it vanishes. Because it will, because it changes as rapidly as the earth spins and the clouds move, and in a matter of moments it will turn gray, and those who missed it will only wake to the dull colors of the overcast sky. But today I have had my eyes filled to overflowing with color, and I will carry it with me through the doings of my day, remembering how life is beautiful, but fleeting. And I am grateful....

"So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal."
- 2 Cor.4:18
Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, FIXING our eyes on JESUS, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Consider him who endured such opposition from sinners, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart."

~ Hebrews 12:1-3