Sacred Spaces 485 – Pieces and Pictures

Before we begin… check this rad POST from one of the members of Switchfoot.  I love that band.  So much depth.  You see it in their lyrics.  Check out the blog Tim wrote called: Meet me here at the edge of earth

As if I were a well know photographer, i’d share these pics with some written prose. Hoping to inspire.  In fact, this would be as if you were “peering into my portfolio”

YOU MAKE BEAUTIFUL THINGS:

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“You make beautiful things, out of us” Gungor

I discovered recently that the Cosmos flowers are alien plants in South Africa.  They orginated from Mexico.

“It is also widespread over the high eastern plains of South Africa, where it was introduced via contaminated horse-feed imported from Argentina during the Anglo-Boer War.” [darn boers, darn horses! hehe ;)]

(Journal Entry) – i cycle past an array of these flowers daily.  They come out this time of the year as summer draws to an end and we welcome Autumn.  These flowers are really pretty.  But they are “aliens” to our land.  But is there is something we learn from that?  Even from the ugliness of the world – beauty can be taken or found.  These flowers don’t belong here.  But we’ll take the beauty.  I then thought of the pollution of Secunda (and Jo-burg). Have you seen the sunsets displayed in those two places?  Breathtaking!  God, can take the “mess” and make beautiful things.  Daily, He paints a beautiful picture at dusk.  My wife and I furthered the discussion last week – ‘even a murderer can give up his seat for an elderly person catching the same bus’. food for thought…

OH THE COLOURS:

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When seeing this picture I thought of this EP – FALL by Jon Foreman. (Fall, being Autumn)

I’m sure one could delve into those few songs and find great lyrics.  If the cover is anything to go by:

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Fall, fills us with anticipation.

(Journal Entry) – I am thankful for my ability to see beauty in the smallest of things.  To live with gratitude.  to live with eyes wide open.  To see and notice things around me. ‘I want to live deep and suck all the marrow of life’ Henry David Thoreau.  I use the word “ability” because I believe it is.  we can note that some people around us – live in this constant doom and gloom.  ‘where all the colours add to grey’  one of the awesome things about autumn is the fallen leaves.  have you ever seen a car drive by and all the leaves jump up as if showing a “Mexican wave” to the driver.  when last have you and I picked up leaves and just thrown them in the air?  or when I cycle, I get to ride through those leaves.

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“My soul is alive and so are you.” P.O.D

(Journal Entry) I captured this picture in Ladysmith.  My friend and I went for a drive.  He and I were also looking for geocaches and whilst out in the remote surrounding areas, he showed me the farm he grew up on.  And I looked around, i felt so alive within my being. South Africa (for how heartsore it makes many of us) – she does display an incredible beauty.  in the middle of the blue sky of this pic is a scratched white patch.  I dig that.  How instagram makes us “better photographers” (yeah right!)  – thank you God for these beautiful moments.   I realised I didn’t add any scripture references to any of these entries.  Is that okay?  I believe it is.  God speaks… even beyond the bible…

I needed a place to share this GOOD BLOG about the BOMBING IN PAKISTAN – maybe you would like to read it?

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