Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Except Ye Become As A Little Child...

Mark 9:36-37
And he took a child, and set him in the midst of them: and when he had taken him in his arms, he said unto them, "Whosoever shall receive one of such children in my name, receiveth me: and whosoever shall receive me, receiveth not me, but him that sent me."

Mark 10:15 KJV
"Verily I say unto you, Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child, he shall not enter therein."

Matthew 18:3-6 KJV
And said, "Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven. Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, the same is greatest in the kingdom of heaven.  And whoso shall receive such little child in my name receiveth me. But whoso shall offend one of these little ones which believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea."

Luke 18:15-17
And they brought unto him infants also, that he would touch them: but when his disciples saw it, they rebuked them. But Jesus called them unto him, and said, "Suffer little children to come unto me, and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of heaven. Verily I say unto you, Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child shall in no wise enter therein."
If Jesus told us this many times to become as little children...and bring our children unto Him...we had better listen...don't you think. I'd think it would be so much better than having a millstone hanged about my neck and being drowned in the depths of the sea!

Oh God open my eyes to thy word, help me to open my heart to thy spirit...that I may become as a little child, willing to be open to instruction...pliable in thine hands and stand before thee without guile. Teach me to trust thee implicitly and not become entangled in my own web of doubts and confusion, but humbly follow and obey thee without question...that "Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you (ME) will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ." Philippians 1:6
P.S. Kadence...Queen of the Sock Monkies!

Monday, January 14, 2013

Oh Well...Not much writing, but my photo is done!

Finished week two of my Project 52 shoot today with lil KD-bug, but the new blogger is making it difficult to add photos to go with my post ~ so all I'm going to say is how much I love and enjoy my adorable little granddaughter ~ She means more to me than the whole world and I enjoy spending so much time with my tiny angel baby.
So since I've been having trouble with the photos, I'll forget trying to write anything more this week and try to figure out how to add the photos to the new blogger instead... 
How different would the world be if we all had the heart and innocence of little children?
 My sweet little KD-bug...Nana loves you so much! xoxoxo

Tuesday, January 08, 2013

The Cleft of The Rock

If you look for the bad in people you will surely find it, but if instead you look for the good in them, more often than not, you will be presently surprised~ I think that also fits nicely with these photos taken of the same thing from three different point of views!

Be blessed today and look for the good not only in your family and friends, but look for the good that is in you...the good that God gifted you with...think about it...write it down and - if you need a daily reminder that you are worthwhile, try taping it to your mirror to reinforce it deep down within yourself that there is a good reason why you were put on this earth! (I'm speaking to myself here!)

This was from yesterday's shoot...I saw a very twisted up bunch of roots stuck into the side of the packed red dirt and rock of the mountain...I thought the roots created quite an interesting pattern, so I snapped a shot of it...but upon further inspection...I found the gem that I needed so badly for my inspiration that here it is ~ The gift of encouragement God gave to me yesterday...I am passing it on to you today. I hope it blesses you as it blessed me!
It reminded me of the scripture in Exodus 33 (please take a moment and read this short chapter of Exodus) - it goes to explain as such starting here with Moses pleading with God.

(KJV) "13) Now therefore, I pray thee, if I have found grace in thy sight, shew me now thy way, that I may know thee, that I may find grace in thy sight: and consider that this nation is thy people. 14) And he (GOD) said, "My presence shall go with thee, and I will give thee rest." 15) And he said unto him, If thy presence go not with me, carry us not up hence. 16) For wherein shall it be known here that I and thy people have found grace in thy sight? Is it not in that thou goest with us? So shall we be separated , I and thy people, from all the people that are upon the face of the earth." 17) And the LORD said unto Moses," I will do this thing also that thou hast spoken: for thou hast found grace in my sight, and I know thee by name.18) And he (Moses) said, "I beseech thee, shew me thy glory." 19" And he (GOD) said, "I will make all my goodness pass before thee, and I will proclaim the name of the LORD before thee; and will be gracious to whom I will be gracious, and will shew mercy on whom I will shew mercy. 20) And he (The LORD) said, "Thou canst not see my face: for there shall no man see me, and live. 21) And the LORD said, "Behold, there is a place by me, and thou shalt stand upon a rock: 22) And it shall come to pass, while my glory passeth by, that I will put thee in a clift of the rock, and will cover thee with my hand while I pass by:" 23) "And I will take away mine hand, and thou shalt see my back parts: but my face shall not be seen."

God loved Moses enough to find a cleft in the rock to place him in and cover Moses' human body with His very own hand to protect him from the sheer intensity of his power, the sovereign transcendence of his glory coupled with the magnificent and unsurpassable, strength which would emanate from the King of Kings and Lord of Lords, that NO mortal could see and live ~ God loves us enough to find us a hidey-hole where he can cover us with his hands as a mother hen spreads her wings over her chicks for warmth and protection....

How could I get such encouragement and inspiration from some snapshots of twisted roots holding a huge tree to the side of a cliff and a little crevice in a rock???

God knew what I needed to see and be reminded of...His timing is impeccable!
P.S. He also knew how nuch I needed to spend some quality time with my very best friend in the whole wide world~
I am so blessed to be in love with my best friend!!!

Monday, January 07, 2013

So I decided to edit just one photo from today's shoot, since it was like a job half done by posting even a short writing without a photo....Like I said, not too excited about the shoot, but did get a wonderful surprise while there ~ more on that later.
I can't get Facebook to upload the photo at all, been trying for an hour, so I'll upload it here and see if FB will even allow me to post a link to this blog. I hope every one's first week of 2013 was better than you expected it to be!

Why can't I edit a post anymore.

This new blogger format has me stumped after a year and three months with no posts. I can't figure out how to edit my last post and add the photo for week number one that I just finished editing. I only have 14 minutes till week one is over and I've GOT to get that photo posted...never mind trying to write something profound! Facebook won't upload the photo either....what happened while I was taking a break???? HELP anyone? ! Week 1 of Project 42

Week 1...Finally

A sense of continuous falling through thin air, never hitting bottom...yet bracing for the smattering blow when the bottom is reached because if one fall's one eventually hits the bottom or the ground, right?
Took photos today, but the sense of fascination and expectation was lacking in a big way. I don't know why. Maybe I'm not meant to use a camera anymore. I'm just in a state of shock I guess. It's been so long since I did any "real photography" other than what I do on my iPhone (if that even counts) so maybe it's just going to mean taking the bull by the horns, so to speak, wrestle down my doubts about my ability and just keep on doing it.
So I've posted and photographed...just not the things I wanted to photograph today. I really wanted to finish KD's outfit and take some portraits of my grand baby, but too much happened Saturday to let me do maybe that is part of my disappointment about today's shoot. So much so that I don't even want to download and edit the photos from RAW so that they can be uploaded to my blog or FB.
But I just wanted to make sure that I kept my word...maybe week 2 will bring better, happier, more up-beat photos and posts. After all, what did I expect after a year and three months of no writing or posts whatsoever?!?!