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Get down on your knees


7-10So let God work his will in you.

Yell a loud no to the Devil and watch him scamper.

Say a quiet yes to God and he'll be there in no time.

Quit dabbling in sin. Purify your inner life.

Quit playing the field. Hit bottom, and cry your eyes out.

The fun and games are over. Get serious, really serious.

Get down on your knees before the Master;

it's the only way you'll get on your feet.

 James The Message

the divine whisper


Yosemite Falls

Blessed are the ears that gladly receive the pulses

of the divine whisper, and give no heed to the

many whisperings of this world. Blessed indeed

are those ears which hearken not

to the voice which is sounding without,

but unto the truth reaching inwardly. 

The Imitation of Christ by Thomas a Kempis

And the people believed; and when they heard

that the LORD had visited the people of Israel

and that he had seen their affliction,

they bowed their heads and worshiped.

Exodus 4


"A lover of Jesus and of the truth,

and a true inward Christian,

and one free from inordinate affections,

can freely turn himself unto God,

and lift himself above himself in spirit,

and with Joy remain at rest." 

Thomas a Kempis

  I will greatly rejoice in the LORD; 
   my soul shall exult in my God, 
for he has clothed me with the

garments of salvation; 
   he has covered me with the

robe of righteousness, 
as a bridegroom decks himself like a

priest with a beautiful headdress, 
   and as a bride adorns

herself with her jewels.

Isaiah 61



Last rose bud. Trying to survive our snowfall today. 

He has made everything beautiful in its time.

Also, he has put eternity into man's heart,

yet so that he cannot find out what

God has done from the beginning to the end.

Ecclesiastes 3

hmmm, don't worry. Beauty from ashes.

He will make it all beautiful. Have faith.

You'll be ok. You'll make it. His promise. 

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Let the favor of the Lord our God be upon us,

and establish the work of our hands upon us.

Psalm 90

Oh, God my God, 

I am certain that I cannot gain your favor. 

To think that you freely give it overwhelmes me.

Help me to stop striving to get it. 

Help me, oh God my God, to connect Your Favor

with the 'work of my hands'

no wood, hay, and stubble, please

just favored work of my hands.

for You.



I prefer winter and fall,

when you feel the bone structure of the landscape—
the loneliness of it—the dead feeling of winter. 

Something waits beneath it,
the whole story doesn't show.

Andrew Wyeth

Sharing my digital art with Bonnie at Photo Art Friday


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Examine yourself


Good friends, Jedi and Ben

Examine yourselves, to see whether you are in the faith. 

Test yourselves. Or do you not realize

this about yourselves, that Jesus Christ is in you?—

unless indeed you fail to meet the test!

 I hope you will find out that we have not failed the test.

  But we pray to God that you may not do wrong—

2 Corinthians 13

Looking to Jesus


 Do you not know that in a race

all the runners run, but only one receives the prize?

So run that you may obtain it. 

 Every athlete exercises self-control in all things.

They do it to receive a perishable wreath,

but we an imperishable. 

 So I do not run aimlessly;

I do not box as one beating the air. 

 But I discipline my body and keep

it under control, lest after preaching

to others I myself should be disqualified.

1 Corinthians 9

Therefore, since we are surrounded by

so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also

lay aside every weight, and sin which clings

so closely, and let us run with endurance

the race that is set before us, 

looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter

of our faith, who for the joy that was set

before him endured the cross, despising the shame,

and is seated at the right hand

of the throne of God.

Hebrews 12