Growing together in the Spirit of Jesus Christ...

"Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another - and all the more as you see the Day approaching." - Hebrews 10:25 NIV

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

to see...

to see

"The apple cannot be
stuck back on the Tree of Knowledge;
once we begin to see,
we are doomed and challenged to seek
the strength to see more, not less."

- Arthur Miller

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

our spirit...


My wife and I ate at a small
restaurant/cafe recently for lunch.

We had a corner table and above us
to the rear, in one corner,
this scene was resting on a platform.

When I go anywhere, I pay attention
to everything I see... I look
at images on the wall, people I see,
practically everything.
Call it an artist curse, but I
like to be sensitive to my surroundings.
And what I see, I see with my spirit...
that part of me that sees things
with my heart, my values, my beliefs.

This image brings to mind that our country
was built on the values of hard work,
simple lifestyle, integrity, and unity of purpose.

I pray those values will remain
in the hearts and minds of
all of us.

Monday, April 21, 2014

task of beauty...

task of beauty

"Hark! the hours are softly calling
Bidding Spring arise
To listen to the rain-drops falling
From the cloudy skies
To listen to Earth's weary voices
Louder every day
Bidding her no longer linger
On her charm'd way
But hasten to her task of beauty
Scarcely yet begun."

- Adelaide Anne Procter


"The day the Lord created hope
was probably the same day
he created Spring."

- Bern Williams

Sunday, April 20, 2014

good sense...

trinity of horses

"Horses and children, I often think,
have a lot of the good sense
there is in the world."

- Josephine Demott Robinson

Saturday, April 19, 2014

vision...

hot from the publisher

My second book has arrived and
I am pleased with the results.
It contains 30 images,
a sampling of my vision.


"Your vision will become clear
only when you look into your heart.
Who looks outside, dreams.
Who looks inside awakens."

- Carl Jung

Friday, April 18, 2014

change...

old shed revisitied

The other week we re-visited this old shed.
The first photo was taken two years ago.
Pretty much looks the same.


"When you are through changing,
you are through."

- Bruce Barton

Thursday, April 17, 2014

friendship...

retired teacher friend breakfast

I participate in several group get-togethers,
centered around food and drink
(of course).
Not caring much for most
large group gatherings,
I prefer the conversation of small groups.

Develop friendships from a
variety of settings... work, church,
family, hobbies, etc.
You can never have too many friends.


"Friendship is like standing on wet cement.
The longer you stay, the harder it's to leave,
and you can never go without
leaving your footprints behind."
- Moi 

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

listless...

a bit down
(taken with iPad)

This photo was taken
on a very dismal rainy day.
Perhaps that is why these
brothers look a bit listless.

We too have a tendency,
from time to time,
to go through periods
of feeling a bit down.


"Have patience with all things,
but chiefly have patience with yourself.
Do not lose courage
in considering your own imperfections
but instantly set about remedying them
- every day begin the task anew.”

- Saint Francis de Sales

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

ignorance and innocence...

innocence and ignorance

"Ignorance is learned; innocence is forgotten."
- Jose Bergamin

Monday, April 14, 2014

to risk...

to risk

"To love is to risk
not being loved in return.
To hope is to risk pain.
To try is to risk failure,
but risk must be taken
because the greatest hazard in life
is to risk nothing."

- Author Unknown

Sunday, April 13, 2014

time machine...

time machine

Have some music with your meal.
The diner tabletop jukebox
is not as common as it used to be.
Where you can find them,
some changes have taken place.
The price has gone up and
the music is now on CDs.
New songs have been added
although many old favorites
are still there.


"We all have our time machines.
Some take us back, they're called memories.
Some take us forward, they're called dreams."

- Jeremy Irons