Late in posting today, but family members visiting here are from Colorado Springs, where more family remains, and we’ve been using the computer to keep updated on the fires. (Prayers appreciated for all concerned.)

Photos and scriptures, today using these Scavenger Hunt Sunday prompts:

Warped, Concentric Circles, Gear, Glazed, and Marble…

Warped — not!

It’s been sitting there naked and folded up for so long now, I forget what pattern I was going to weave. But the warp‘s all ready, measured out and waiting (draped atop the loom). Time flies by. And I won’t do all I’d like to. Earth life’s too short! Job said it: “My days are swifter than a weaver’s shuttle” (Job 7:6) — a weaver’s shuttle goes like a shot. If I finally grab a piece of one of those days for the purpose, the loom will finally be warped for some cotton-linen towels.

Concentric circles


“He has made everything beautiful in its time” (Ecc 3:11).

Gear

“Could I call this a gear?” I asked Husband.

“Well… I suppose so,” he answered doubtfully.

If not, maybe I could just show this, the lawn tractor it’s part of. Because that has gears.

(Colorful, isn’t it?)

Thing is, that throttle labeling above lies. Like you know who. “Choke” is stop, and “Fast” is slow. “Slow” is fast, and “Stop” is really fast (for this little vehicle, anyhow)!

Thank God, His word is truth:

All your words are true; all your righteous laws are eternal (Psa 119:160 NIV).

Glazed

These two proud pitchers only look metallic. It’s their glaze that gives them that shine. Just a cover-up.

Metal is strong. But look at this  broken spout. You can see the plain old pottery beneath.

Reminds me of Pro 26:23 —

Fervent lips with a wicked heart [Are like] earthenware covered with silver dross.”

Marble

Marble. Now that seems lasting. Hard. Substantial. And, in the counter installer’s words, “Like a rock!” Well, yeah. It is a rock. But I know an even better, more enduring one:

“No one is holy like the LORD, For [there is] none besides You, Nor [is there] any rock like our God” ( 1Sa 2:2).

Someday all the elements will melt, including this marble (2 Pet 3:12-13). But my Lord is the Everlasting Father (Is 9:6), and…

The LORD is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer; My God, my strength, in whom I will trust; My shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold (Psa 18:2).

Even in trying times.

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11 thoughts on “Scavenging for Snapshots and Scriptures

  1. Wonderful set with some great scripture to go with them.
    I really liked your Marble Shot and thought it was clever that you separated the Onions rings for the Cocentric Circles. Also those Glazed vases are very pretty.

  2. You had the very best Scavenger Hunt that I read and I read a lot of them! My favorite was the warp. I wanted someone with a loom to do that, I just didn’t have what it took. You did and you did it.

    Love you, Sylvia!
    Praying for Colorado,
    Dawn

    Is there anyway we can help them?

    1. Hm, Dawn, I never would have thought this kind of “warp” would have popped into your own mind. Most people wouldn’t think of it. (That’s two weeks we thought alike!) This shot made me aware of things I’d do well to make better use of. After all, you can weave (a fairly simple pattern) and pray at the same time. And a weaver friend of mine (Laurie) is teaching a blind gal to weave; so it’s something I can hope to continue into the future.

      Thank you so much for prayer and asking how you might help, re Co fires. I truly believe the best help from the East here is earnest prayer. I am thinking not only of the potential fire spread in record-breaking heat, but also the terrible breathing conditions — the temp over 100 and people can’t open their windows, at all, because outside air is bad, for even healthy lungs.

      And I’m glad you liked my words-and-photos (though I saw some really gorgeous sets!) Thanks for the challenging prompts! I only want to post for SHS when I can connect pics with God’s truth somehow, to keep consistent with my blog’s theme and purpose. But I do feel like “I missed the party,” as someone said, when I haven’t posted and linked. It is fun! 🙂

  3. A warp needs to be under tension to be any good…even tension….Have you read the poem that starts “My life is but a weaving between My Lord and Me”…. ?
    I am going to help Diane warp her loom on Wed. If you want help with yours-just call! 🙂

  4. Yes, Laurie, I certainly have read that thoughtful poem. I have a little card that bears a copy, usually keep it stuck someplace on my loom to see as I weave, or warp. (And I think you might even have given it to me?)
    Good picture about the tension. We think tension is bad, but it can definitely be good, and here is a practical example.
    Thanks for the sweet offer! Just the time of fellowship doing that is so pleasant! Maybe. Gotta survey that summer-busy calendar.

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