Saturday, June 30, 2007

A study of light in June evening

I took this picture in the early evening darkness, camp road by a cornfield, partially lit by hidden streetlight, light pooling on the road, shaded by tree, in contrast with the falling night... darkening blue sky and green corn and brown fence posts all starting to blend, yet still contrasting: a study of light in June evening! A single firefly even makes an appearance! Enjoy!

p.s. a big thank you to all who prayed for me this week -- God bless you! :-)

Friday, June 22, 2007

Thy providence my guard

Lord, be thy word my rule

Words: C. Wordsworth, 1872
Tune: Quam dilecta

Lord, be thy word my rule;
in it may I rejoice;
thy glory be my aim,
thy holy will my choice;

Thy promises my hope;
thy providence my guard;
thine arm my strong support;
thyself my great reward!


p.s. a prayer I ask this coming week, for all who read here with benefit... please lift me up for safety to and from youth camp, and for clarity of mind and heart during the camp! God bless you and thank you!

Monday, June 18, 2007

African orphan meals on two dollars a day

Lesotho orphans pray the Lord's Prayer together
before receiving their one hot meal for the week.

Identifying with the least of these

Item: 75 percent of Sub-Saharan Africans live on two dollars a day or less.
Item: 56 percent of Lesotho adults live in two dollars a day or less.

In praying for Lesotho orphan intervention, where the number of AIDS orphans is exploding at one of the highest rates in the world, an American couple decided that they would live on two dollars a day per person for a week, and send the rest of that week's food budget to the Lesotho orphans. It’s a great investment, because each dollar sent counts for seven, and feeds multiple orphans.

The result is a no lose situation: givers function on the same household budget while needy orphans gain the difference in food.

If you would like to participate in this unique fundraising experience, please do so.

You can read more about it here and here.

Checks can be made payable to Encounter Humanity and sent here:

P.O. Box 841
Alabaster, AL 35040

God bless your care and efforts!

Monday, June 11, 2007

Rain kissed grass in the gloaming

The artistry of nature is remarkable to me... how light and water and sun can turn almost any scene into a masterpiece of wonder -- for that one moment in time! Here, the last rays of evening light catch the lingering rain on grass, crowning each stalk of grass with priceless, studded diamonds! Click to enlarge the pic, and enjoy the show! :-)

Tinted fields and sky in June gloaming

Since my last gloaming pic was so appreciated, here's another one from that same moment, that beautiful display of evening light after storms. Photo moments like this are rare! Enjoy!

Saturday, June 09, 2007

A shining road in June gloaming

Last night the light was special... thunderstorms covered the landscape with water, and then the light broke through before sunset. The effect was remarkable! Here is one glorious view... a shining road in the gloaming!

Thursday, June 07, 2007

The return of the king

“Cheer up…! You have been on the edge of very great troubles, and I am only glad to hear that you have not been deeper in. But better times are coming. Maybe, better than any you remember. The Rangers have returned. We came back with them. And there is a king again… He will soon be turning his mind this way.

“Then the Greenway will be opened again, and his messengers will come north, and there will be comings and goings, and the evil things will be driven out of the wastelands. Indeed, the waste in time will be waste no longer, and there will be people and fields where once there was wilderness…”

Monday, June 04, 2007

June glory and majesty

Here is tonight's light on a hill -- surreal color in the gloaming, lightning in the air. As I snapped this, storms moved in from my right and directly behind me, carrying rain and streaks of lightning... but this light on the hill was so singular that I just had to photograph it. It is a kind of 'suspended light' -- light conveying a sense of waiting, only for a few minutes, then gone in the darkening storm. I made it back inside my truck just in time for a nice bolt of lightning to hit nearby, and had to smile and say, "Thank you!" :-)

Friday, June 01, 2007

I am the Lord that healeth thee

Be still and know that I am God

Words: Anonymous, based on Psalm 46
Tune: Be still and know

Be still and know that I am God,
be still and know that I am God,
be still and know that I am God.

I am the Lord that healeth thee,
I am the Lord that healeth thee,
I am the Lord that healeth thee.

In thee, O Lord, I put my trust,
In thee, O Lord, I put my trust,
In thee, O Lord, I put my trust!