In the River Walk’s blog post titled, Out of Time, you’ll find an excellent read about time running out, without warning.  Also, that some may find themselves in an unexpected situation:

“React: When the time runs out, when the game is over, I think a lot of people who consider themselves Christians are going to be surprised to find out that they’re actually on the losing side of the game. They think they are fine.”

If there is any significant, sudden event, how do you prepare for that event?  Almost everyone knows the answer-and it is not five seconds prior to the event.  Also a one-day flurry of activity is not a typical means to prepare.  Instead, it’s best to prepare well, daily, in a sense.  A bit at a time, keeping check, maintaining, etc.

How do we prepare for an event or day that is sure to be sudden, but is also unknown-the day when Christ’s followers will be leaving here?  Moses gave the Israelite’s the Ten Commandments in Deuteronomy chapter 5, and then in chapter 6 Moses explained the greatest commandment.  “Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your strength.  These words that I am giving you today are to be in your heart.  Repeat them to your children.  Talk about them when you sit in your house and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up.  Bind them as a sign on your hand and let them be a symbol on your forehead.  Write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates.”  Deuteronomy 6:5-9

These sound like small, purposeful steps to me, and very ‘daily’.  The Bible warned us before FEMA did-Be ready-and you already know, it’s kind of important.

You can also read this post, related to daily spiritual warfare, in a blog titled Joshua, Judges and Spiritual Warfare by Awake, O Sleeper, and Shine: The Light of Life has Dawned.



In taking the Developing Your Eye course that WordPress offers, I am looking for new techniques or tips that I can learn, since I’m still learning about photography.  The assignment for today is Bliss.  I can say that the bliss that I have in life is based on the joy and peace that Jesus gives.  I couldn’t quite figure out how to capture that in a photo 🙂  So, the other subject I thought about was how peaceful babies and pets look when they sleep deeply, peacefully.  I actually don’t have a baby that lives here with me, so I wasn’t going to get that particular shot, but I do have pets.  This is Muffin, sleeping soundly.  I think this is the most prized part of each day for Muffin and also for my two dogs.  The fact that they can sleep so soundly, as active as they all are, amazes me.  I’m sure it is bliss!


Fortunately, we had a very hard rain last night, after weeks of no rain.  It sure did help with the assignment for day three of Developing Your Eye-Water.  I was excited to be able to get that featured image.  The sun was just starting to rise and I was able to catch the glistening drop on a leaf.  I felt like I hit the lottery!  Click on the images in the gallery below to see larger, clearer images, if you are into water droplets!


Today, this (above) was happening.  Then, this happened next…


Then, another…


Then this!


I was trying get an amazing flower shot, but wound up with a nice bee and flower shot as he landed right under my lens.  He was not going to let a camera lens just a few inches away get in his way-he had important work to do.  That’s why his name is Busy.  What an amazing world God has created.


I found this chandelier prism today, in the mud.  So I picked it up, brought it home, and cleaned it off.  It wasn’t reflecting any light before, but now it does.  This story seems so familiar to me.  Why is that?

Oh, it’s what Jesus did for me.


P.S. I really did find this while walking my dog this morning 🙂



I live in a city that has been growing quite a bit in the last few years.  Bigger buildings, wider streets, more traffic lights, and, well, more traffic too.  A few streets over from the main part of downtown, out of sight, sits a reminder of what was.  I like reminders of what was, I think they give us perspective.  You can still see the bricks that made this road a road.  I actually like the grass and moss growing between the bricks, maybe because I like paths.  There are a lot of patches and it makes for a bit of a rough ride, so drive slow.

Why I’m Blogging

I really just wanted to have a place in this chaotic world where I could share some things that are not chaotic.  Thoughts and ideas from the Bible, about Jesus, about the principles He conveys, that some people may not know about.  Not like a Bible study, or even teaching, just basic thoughts and principles.  I mentioned in a previous Introduction post that I use my photos as a backdrop for God’s words to us.  Here, I can post the photos I shoot and I hope that people will enjoy them, along with what’s written.  I wish you peace and happiness!

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