Sunday, January 22, 2012

Sunday's Thought


"Elderberry Trails Creek"
One of my friends shared this thought on Facebook this week, it got my attention and I wanted to share it with you for today's "Sunday's Thought":

"Many Christians in America won't share their faith in fear of what people will think of them or of not being 'politically' correct, while there are people in foreign countries willing to die to share His love (and sometimes do). Let's instead be proud of our freedom in Christ to be BIBLICALLY correct and make an impact in Jesus' name!"

Something to sincerely think about- thanks Raven Weaver!!

Saturday, January 21, 2012

A Winter's Saturday

"Snow on the Branches"
When I got up this morning, around 3:40 a.m., I noticed the brightness from the outside- usually means snow.   And, I was right, we've got snow- we'll see what the day brings as the forecasters are calling for more freezing precipitation.

This image was taken in January 2010 in Vienna, VA, while I was on my way to a class about lighting.  I was practicing what I knew, and planning to learn more, when I saw this unique image of a maze of branches.


"Snow on the Branches"

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Sunday's Thought

"Cades Cove Baptist Church- Smoky Mountains"
My friend sent me this by email this week. It made me stop and think. So, I want to share it with you.

Romans 8:34 - Christ Jesus (the Messiah), Who is at the right hand of God, is always praying for us, pleading as He intercedes for us.

Ok, here's the WOW factor... Bible commentator Robert Murray McCheyne said, "If I could hear Christ praying for me in the next room, I would not fear a million enemies." How true, How true!

Can you imagine overhearing Christ pleading your case to the Father, the Ancient of Days, Almighty God.

I imagine it could go something like this..."Abba, You know Kim's heart, You know who We created her to be, You see her struggling in this storm, You hear her crying out, asking for help, seeking not only Your guidance, but also Your will. I believe if We just did ________ it would delight her heart greatly and give her strength to continue on and remind her that You are always faithful, true and just. Ohhhhh, you work fast, I can already hear her songs of praise and thanksgiving rising into the heavens."

Now would that be totally cool or what! 

Well, we may not get to overhear Christ praying for us, but that's just what He is doing, ALL THE TIME!

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Friday's Friends

"Bufford"

"Wyatt"
One of my passions in life is animals.  Over the past several months, I've been invited to combine my love for animals and photography to create images for PetConnect Rescue's website and other publications.  I have a great time doing it as I get to meet new animals and the great people who rescue and work with the animals.

I've started a new blog, dullesdog.blogspot.com, which is a humorous, sometimes sarcastic look at life from a dogs viewpoint.  A new feature starts this week called "Friday's Friend" where a dog or cat needing a Forever Home will be written about.   This week, to start the series, two rescue volunteers are featured. Check it out and subscribe by email to be updated on the antics of a dog.

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Sunday's Thought


Offer your praise to the God of love:
Oh come, let us sing to the Lord!
Let us shout joyfully to the Rock of our salvation.
Let us come before His presence with thanksgiving;
Let us shout joyfully to Him with psalms.
For the Lord is the great God,
And the great King above all gods (Psalm 95:1-3).

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Sunday's Thought


Unto Us A Child Is Born by Bud Hance

Isaiah 9:6 (NKJV)
 
For unto us a Child is born,
      Unto us a Son is given;
      And the government will be upon His shoulder.
      And His name will be called
      Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God,
      Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
 

There are several things in this passage that remained a mystery  until the coming of Christ. Isaiah here, is clearly predicting the arrival of a world leader and a Messianic age. What was not recognized until after the life, death, and resurrection of Christ is that Isaiah was actually predicting the arrival of the Son of God.

But since that day, it has become clear that this prophecy anticipated far more than the birth of a world leader. It is now clearly known that the phrase "unto us a Son is given" was the reality of the entrance of God's own Son into the human race that He had created.