December 17, 2009

Fall Beauty

This is the same October Glory tree from the previous article 10/29/2009 referred to as ‘an amazing demonstration of fall beauty’ … ‘an explosion of colors.’ I captured this photo today - stripped, yet standing tall. Bare - yet strong. Poised - awaiting the next season of change … the arrival of winter ... the draping of blistering winds and brilliant white snow.

Whatever changes life brings our way, we too can stand tall and  strong amid the blistering winds of change.

“Through all the changing scenes of life,
In trouble and in joy,
The praises of my God shall still
My heart and tongue employ.”1

1, Nathan Tate, Nicholas Brady

December 8, 2009

The Greatest Offer

           The Greatest Offer:
“Come. Sit down. Let’s argue this out.” This is God’s message: “If your sins are blood-red, they’ll be snow-white. If they’re red like crimson, they’ll be like wool.”1 “I’ll wipe the slate clean for each of them. I’ll forget they ever sinned!”2
I accepted the offer, and never for one moment have I ever regretted it … no ... never for one moment!
1. Isaiah 1:18 (MSG); 2. Jeremiah 31:34b (MSG)