Sunday, July 29, 2012

Looking into the mirror... revisited

Some time ago, I put out a post about taking time to see the affects of our choices in our past. (That post is here) That post focused more on the bad choices and ugly part of our past.
Recently, some friends have been challenging me on taking time to see the good things also. There is a balance that should be had in times of retrospect. It is easy to hold one side or the other. The temptation to forget the ugly and hold only the good times is normal. On the other hand, forgetting the good and beating beating ourselves up for the ugly is commonly seen as well. It is almost like if we can heap enough guilt or shame on ourselves, then we can undo the wrong and hurt we have caused the people around us.
It should not be an "either/or" proposition. Truth is real and we need to live in it to lead healthy lives. Do you have balance? Can you see your past for what it is and not how you would have it be?

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Thoughts on an old hymn...

This past weekend, several of us friends got together for a photo project. The idea was to take pictures based on the hymn How Great Thou Art. Here is what I came up with.

When I in awesome wonder
Consider all the worlds thy hands have made
I hear the rolling thunder
When through the woods and forest glades...
...I wander
 I look down from lofty mountain grandeur
And when I think

Sent Him to die
To take away my sin
I shall bow in humble adoration

Monday, July 9, 2012


I've had a couple of evenings with some friends over the last couple of weeks. It is always good to get together. A couple of them are musically inclined, so there is always songs and solos between the bouts of gaiety and laughter. I want to say thanks to all my peeps that keep me sane. You are much appreciated.