So many times gods are characterized living above this world, detached from it, yet controlling and manipulating people and events; inanimate objects — rocks, mountains, trees, earthquakes here and there; yeah, even the wind, rain, sun, lightning bolts; well, let’s throw in entire planets, gravity, the whole space-time continuum. After all, a god is a god and can do anything they well please to do. Can we, PLEASE, have the choice of a god who has a different mindset?
How about a Deity sitting back, assessing the condition of humanity and surmises, “Just as it is difficult to recapture water that is seeping into the ground, after it is poured from a cup: humanity is lost . . . and should be retrievable“.
Retrievable. Second chance. Relocating. New Life. A better way than what we, humanity, knew before.
Knew before what: Continue reading “In Time, God Comes Through (Christmas Thoughts)”
Monarch Butterflies has been a theme for us this summer!
These creatures are only one creature in a sea of creatures on this amazing planet. Spending their Summers eating, growing, cocooning (is that an actual word?), then flying as winged insects resembling something that could not possibly be worthy of flight. At the end of the Summer their instincts prod them to fly to Mexico and hangout for the winter; to return in the spring and start the process over again!
The details of the close ups reveal some amazing qualities! Look at the proboscis, hairs on the body behind the head, the silk-like threads on the top of the cocoon. Cocoon shots are of the same cocoon.
For years, I have intentionally let grow some of the Milkweed poking through the Spring grass in the yard, mowing around it because Monarch Butterflies lay their eggs, and the minuscule young caterpillars — they need an immediate, nearby food source — greedily begin eating and growing. Monarchs are having a difficulties in today’s world and any help contributes to their well-being. They spend the Summers: hatching, growing, reproducing; repeat.
The 4-stages of growth: egg, caterpillar (larva), chrysalis (pupa), adult (emerge from chrysalis).
By the way, these great people were at our great county fair with butterflies, plants, butterfly house, and some great information.
Appreciate a creature God wants us to enjoy. Help out a Monarch Butterfly if you can!
There is nothing anyone could say to me that would convince me God does not Love.
No matter who you are: God Loves you.
The highest ruler
the couch potato
an old person
in a boat
walking on land
driving a car
eating green eggs with ham
sit and meditate
throng of a violent storm
in the calm
things working out different
takin’ it easy
or what you have done
Comparing Faith can be a good thing
There are different interpretations to the 17th Verse in the 1st Chapter of Romans. Some expound that examining Faith from a point of beginning to where it concludes shows forth Righteousness. I am not held to that interpretation. I like another reading of this verse; one that balances any rendering of Faith to another. Continue reading “Comparison of Faith – Romans 1:17”