Ornately Brilliant

If you ever get a chance to see Cartier’s Brilliant exhibit, go! It is breathtaking and includes jewelry from princes, princesses, Hollywood movie stars and more. I’m a bit late for the Ornate challenge but better late than never, right?

Especially in light of the inexplicable horror in France yesterday I thought this scripture was appropriate for today’s post…

The light of the righteous shines brightly, but the lamp of the wicked goes out. Proverbs 13:8-10 NET



Intricate Saloon

The intricate interior of the fantasticly fun Bucksnort Saloon in Sphinx Park, Colorado. Built in the late 1800’s this building was originally a mercantile store that served the men of the Denver and South Park railroad. Bring a dollar or your business card and leave a legacy! 

 

How great are your works, O Lord!
Your plans are very intricate!
Psalm 92:5 (NET)

Converge Together

[ The Holy Spirit Comes at Pentecost ] When the day of Pentecost came, they were all together in one place. Acts 2-1 NIV

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The Lord calls us to converge, be together, form a community, a family. The church isn’t perfect at accomplishing this. But the Lord is always faithful to bring a few good friends alongside to help us through the times of trouble and enjoy life. I hope and pray that you have some type of community, even a very small one, during the holidays. If not, perhaps it is time to venture out and find what God has for you.

Submitted for the Converge photo challenge

Angular Praise

Then the trees of the forest will sing for joy before the LORD; For He is coming to judge the earth. 1 Chronicals 16:33

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We weren’t made to be praised. We were made to praise. Instead of only getting excited about football, soccer, music, etc, let’s allow ourselves to be swept up into the glory of God. Let’s praise Him for how good He is to us this Thanksgiving weekend. And then let’s continue. Happy Thanksgiving!

For the Angular photo challenge, this was taken at Grey Rock Trail, one of the most hiked trails in the United States.

The Great and Glorious Day

I will show wonders in the heavens above and signs on the earth below, blood and fire and billows of smoke. The sun will be turned to darkness and the moon to blood before the coming of the great and glorious day of the Lord.  And everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved. Acts 2:19-21 (NIV)

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This photo reminds me of an apocalyptic movie so I went with an end-of-the-world scripture. I am always fascinated that as atheistic as Hollywood is, they churn out movie after movie depicting biblical-sized epics about the end of the world. And audiences eat them up. But I don’t consider that entertainment. There’s enough hardship and trauma in life as it is. When I go to the movies I want to see love or laughter. I do like a good Bruce Willis action flick though 🙂

Whatever difficult road you are walking down today, perhaps to an unknown or frightening looking destination, I pray that the Lord would touch your heart with His peace.  Stay on the path, keep following Him. It is utterly amazing what unexpected miracles He can perform when you least expect it. He came through with an enormous one for me last week, when I thought all hope was lost. So…

Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord.
Psalm 27:14 (NIV)

Submitted for the Photography 101 Challenge: Landscape

 

Glory Of God

I fell in love with photography because I see God’s face in nature as I peek through my lens. I’d like to create a photo book of all the beautiful sights I’ve captured of His creation. I think this photo would be a good cover for that book, so I’m submitting it for the Cover Art photo challenge.

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He is the radiance of the glory of God and the exact imprint of his nature,
and he upholds the universe by the word of his power.

Hebrews 1-3 (ESV)