Just rambling around the home front here today, using these prompts from Scavenger Hunt Sunday:

Meet me at the corner:

Here’s the corner of my world where I like to meet with my friends, my family, my husband, and my Lord and Savior. 

Nature Meets Technology:

I look about me in this place and see them meeting to mesh or clash, both below and above:

So, this, on the earth,

(I love when the nearby farmer cuts and rakes and bales the hay, and the rake tines flail into blurs, and the field becomes patterns of undulating lines.)

And this, in the skies

Where can I go from your Spirit? Or where can I flee from Your presence? If I ascend into heaven, You are there… 

-Psalm 139:7-8

One Step at a Time:

He added a second railing this spring, dear Husband did — to make my climb and decent  surer, easier, as eyesight fades.

Even with 20/20 vision we can’t see the future beyond a step or two ahead, can’t know what might be waiting around the turn…

But He knows the way that I take; [When] He has tested me, I shall come forth as gold. My foot has held fast to His steps; I have kept His way and not turned aside.

-Job 23:10-11 

What’s wrong with this picture?

Nothing, really. But the plexiglass storm door bends to fit in, and thus distorts its reflections. (Is there a parable in this?)

Now we see things imperfectly, like puzzling reflections in a mirror, but then we will see everything with perfect clarity.

-1 Corinthians 13:12, NLT 

Standing tall:

We plant trees around here. A lot. At least Husband does. And they grow (if the weather and the wild animals let them). This was just a tiny tad when its roots snuggled down into this ground. Now just look at it, standing so proud, growing into a mighty oak.

“They will be called oaks of righteousness, a planting of the LORD for the display of his splendor”

-Isaiah 61:3


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16 thoughts on “Photos and Some Scriptures

  1. Amazing photos and such apt Scripture references.

    Thank you for linking with Scripture Sunday… it is such a blessing to have new people join in the link up this week (including yourself) and I want you to know that my cup is overflowing with the blessing of reading such beautiful posts.

  2. Very nice set. I enjoyed the pictures combined with the Scriptures. I really liked the shot of the Field being plowed for Mother Nature meets Technology and your Standing Tall tree.

  3. Dearest Sylvia,

    I LOVE that you are linked to Scavenger Hunt Sunday. You will never ever believe that your hay raker was almost my picture, too. I didn’t have my camera when I saw it or my picture would be a replica of yours. I was amazed at the sky photo, though. You are so right. He is everywhere.

    This SHS is such a special one because you paired Scriptures with each shot. This is just pure you. The Scripture just oozes out of your every pore. I love that about you. It makes me want to bring my big old Scofield Bible and pull up a seat at your table in the corner. We’d have a grand time!


  4. Beautiful photos and Scripture references! So much beauty, and so much to think about! Thank you for sharing!

  5. I love this. So playful. Looking for beauty in the passing moments–something so sweet about the way scripture helps us catch those glimpses.

  6. Apologies to all for not answering comments till now. I’m so thankful for your stopping by and for your encouraging words, especially happy that so many really like the pairing of all the photos with scriptures. That’s what I’d like to do with all of the Scavenger Hunt pics.
    (Sometimes it’s a challenge!) Thank you all for visiting and commenting.

  7. Laura, you are so right! Scripture gives earth’s visuals meaning and magnifies earthly beauties and joys! Thanks for this special comment.

  8. Kathy,
    If you knew the story of that tree…
    I guess it would make a blog post. We dug it up and hauled up to our present residence from New Jersey over seventeen years ago. Up on the hill, it just stalled and got stunted. But finally, after Husband moved it down here, voila! It took off and seems to be making up for lost time. There must be a parable in this, hm?

  9. And dear Dawn,
    I would *love* to do that! Maybe someday we will…
    (Oh, and yes, well, you know what they say about great minds… hah! 😉 )

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