Thursday, November 27, 2014

Skywtatch Friday - 2014 Christmas Music Marathon - Day 1

Usually I try to put the sky in context with a foreground.  There are times when the foreground is just unappealing and would detract from the images.  Then there are times when the sky is all that you need.  It is a glorious abstract reminder that the God of all creation is still in control and enjoys sharing His creative talent with us.  Have a blessed week-end.

Okay gang, it's time for Season 5 of my annual Christmas Music Marathon.  Thanksgiving is over, we're all stuffed with Turkey, football and Black Friday deals.  It's time to focus on the real meaning of this glorious season, the birth of Christ.  Each day, between now and Christmas, I will post an inspirational thought, a photograph and/or a video or two that I hope you will enjoy.  One of the videos that I like to start my marathon with may not sound like a Christmas song at first, but listen to the lyrics and you will hear the words of the angels in the book of Luke as they proclaim the good news to the shepherds on the night that changed the world, "Glory to God in the highest and on earth peace, good will toward men!"


Wednesday, November 26, 2014

ThanHappy Thanksgiving



May you and your family experience the joy of Thanksgiving with friends and family. May your day be filled with those things that bring joy to your heart and make memories that you will cherish for a life time. Happy Thanksgiving.



Monday, November 24, 2014

Ruby Tuesday - Stinger

Stinger
 
There is nothing quite as iconic in the automotive world as the "Stinger" hood of a mid-sixties Corvette.  This hood typically announced that there was a big engine with big horsepower lurking underneath.  This particular hood says that there is a 427 cubic inch big block Chevy in the engine cavity.  VARooooom!
 



Thursday, November 20, 2014

Skywatch Friday - Room With A View

Room With A View
Recently my wife and I spent a few days at the Wilderness Lodge, on Table Rock Lake, near Branson, Missouri.  It is part of a huge resort complex developed, built, and owned by Johnny Morris, founder and owner of Bass Pro Shops.  Fall in the Ozarks is a special season.  The trees are changing colors and there is a crispness to the air that is unlike any other season.  Late one morning I stepped onto the balcony of our room and was greeted with this view of another lodge on the property.  Life on this earth just doesn't get much better than this.  Have a blessed week-end.
 

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Inspiration Thursday


I probably should have included this video in last week's post.  I just found it, and I think it is a good reminder that there is never a need for anyone to be alone.



 Depending on your age and how long you have been a Christian, or not, the question next question might be, "What are you ready for?" If you have never trusted Christ as your savior, are you ready now to make that decision.? If you are new in your Christian journey or have had a difficult time deciding how God wants you to serve Him, are you ready now to do whatever He reveals to you as His will for your life? If you are a Senior Adult and have served Him for a lifetime, maybe you're just ready to go home. Regardless of your place in life, "Are you Ready Now?"


Monday, November 17, 2014

Ruby Tuesday - October Rose



October Rose
So far Autumn in the Ozarks has been pretty mild.  In fact, some of the bermuda grass is still green and my knockout roses are still blooming.  Knockout roses are almost evergreens and will bloom into late fall.  As you can tell, we have had just the right amount of rain at just the right time to enhance the photographs.  I love it when than happens.  I think water droplets add so much more interest to images of flowers.  Happy Ruby Tuesday.