We were driving home from a afternoon of hard work, as if getting to make photographs for a living should ever be considered hard. But photography was taught to me as an 80% furniture moving & 20% photography kind of operation. Anyhow, I was tired and my back was aching.
We have driven by this church many times. I have stopped to photograph it during daylight, but this time it was late dusk on a Wednesday night. The structure was aglow with cool blue light and warmth from within.
The photograph could and should have been a lot better. The highlights are blown out and I wasn’t sure if I liked the lights of the oilfield trucks that just keep on coming by. Still, the image stands up for me. Mainly because I took the effort to stop and record a visual opportunity.
So often I have zipped on past such offerings and then beat myself up for days and weeks for the would of, should of, could of thinking. So it stands as much more than just an image of a church in passing.
We also were blessed by the spirit of old hymns drifting to us between the rumble of passing trucks. I have often wondered how the heck can a multi-denominational church work? I have only attended single denomination churches and the bickering there amongst like minded folks has most often driven me away. Yepp, it was worth the stop.
Go with the flow and stop for the know. en theos ††† jim
Let’s see we have Good Friday, Black Friday but no colorful adjectives for Saturday.
I made this image on Sunday evening November 10 in Kerrville TX. I went to bed with a cough that evening and I have been sick ever since. I’ve had one or two almost okay days only to slip back under the covers. I think I forgot to leave something at the cross and that I picked something up instead. Just tired of coughing, hacking, fighting headaches. fever and sore lungs. It has been a really lousy three weeks and I am really wanting to lose this crud….
“You think this is just another day in your life. It’s not just another day. It’s the one day that is given to you today…. It’s the only gift that you have right now. And the only appropriate response is gratefulness.” Brother David Steindl-Rast
“For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me”… Matthew 25:35
HAPPY THANKSGIVING – ENJOY YOUR BLESSINGS †††en theos †††jim
He replied, “You know the saying, ‘Red sky at night means fair weather tomorrow, 3 red sky in the morning means foul weather all day.’ You are good at reading the weather signs in the sky, but you can’t read the obvious signs of the times! Matthew 16:2-3
I had heard this expression all my life, “Red sky at night sailors delight, red sky at morn sailors take warn”. I also have read Matthew several times and my mind must surely have drifted as I did not know that this saying was that old and that it came from the lips of Jesus.
Pay attention to the sunrises & sunsets. More importantly pay attention to your reading & the signs of the times! ††† en theos ††† jimwork
Tell people an invisible man in the sky created all things, they believe you.
Tell them what you’ve painted is wet, they have to touch it to believe.”…
George Carlin had some simple thoughts that provoked deep thought. What is the first thing we do when a server puts a plate of food in front of you and declares “hot plate”? Most of us have to take a quick touch and loudly echo “hot plate”.
Why do we often put God in the same category as wet paint and hot plates ? Somethings are meant to just be believed: a butterfly, a sunrise, a new born baby, the comfort of a pet. Not things we can touch, but yet we believe.
See God, be wowed today, try letting him touch you. ††† en theos ††† jimwork