Multiple June/July Sunrises

We have had multiple sunrises here in Arkansas in the months of June and July.  But we have had very few sunsets.  The clouds always drift away in the early evening; there is nothing in the evening for the sun to reflect its bright rays upon.  Each morning as I stand in the yard and photograph the great sunrise I think of someone I know who is suffering; or has lost a loved one – and I pray for them.  We have lost 2 wonderful older ladies from church in a week’s time (from very tragic accidents).  Their husbands have taken their deaths very hard.

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Following is the only good sunSET I have captured this month.

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Sunset Reflection

Sometimes the sunset is not in the correct place in the sky.  The sunset in the West was not colorful at all a few nights ago.  But – in the Southeast this beautiful cloud was floating high in the sky.  As the sun from the West reflected on this huge cloud, a glorious color began to appear in the Southeast sky.  I have seen this happen quite often and the results is spectacular; as you can see by the photo below.  This photo is not enhanced, this is exactly what my eyes and my camera lens viewed.

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A World of Kindness

I have prayed many times for a world full of kindness.  The secret to staying happy and peaceful – never listen to nor watch the news.  That is hard to do in my home, because my husband is an avid news watcher. I try to escape the violence and hate that constantly bombards the newscasts.  I can hear most of the news from another room in our home.  I often go outside or put my earphones on to listen to music on my MP3 player and drown out the news.

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God’s word tells us there will be wars and rumors of wars in Matthew 24:6-9.  These verses tell of a sad scenario about the violence and hate that will transpire on this earth.

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In Ephesians 6:10-13 God tells us to withstand evil.  We must put on the whole armor of God to stand against the wiles of the devil.

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Listening to a constant barrage of hate on the news; makes us forget there is still much good in this world.  The news is 97% bad and usually only 3% good.

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Ephesians 4:31-32 tells us to let all bitterness, wrath, hate, and evil be put away from us. We are instructed to be kind, tenderhearted, and forgiving one to another.

Romans 12:20 – Overcome evil with Good.

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Although we live among the evil doers of this world – we must let our light shine brightly. Perhaps our examples of good will turn a lost soul to Christ.

I often look to the sky when I pray to God.  As you can see from the enclosed photos – there is beauty and peace in the wonderful pictures God paints for us in the sky.

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May God bless our world and bring more peace and less hate in the future.

 

 

Each Day

There is a church song I love – “A Beautiful Life”.  I love the first verse of this song – “Each day I’ll do a golden deed.  By helping those who are in need.  My life on earth is but a span. And so I’ll do the best I can.” The sunrise this morning was beautiful and as I stood outside I sang this song to myself.

A buzzard flew over, landed in a tree to watch me. A little rabbit bounded by and went on his way.  He was too fast to capture his picture.

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I looked at this cloud and thought I saw a Teddy Bear laying on his back, watching me, as he drifted slowly by.  His front paws were on his chest and his back leg was raised to wave at me.

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These wavy clouds drifted by – as if they were waving a greeting to me.  What a beautiful world God gave us to enjoy.

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I can still see that Teddy Bear raise his head to look at me.  As he drifts along on his fluffy, soft bed of clouds, high up in that beautiful sky.

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The last verse of the song . . . “While going down life’s weary road. I’ll try to lift some traveler’s load. I’ll try to turn the night to day.  Make flowers bloom along the way.”

My husband and I did just that last week for a stranded 60 year old lady.  Her car broke down and she had little money to continue her journey home (500 miles).  She had been sleeping in her car for 3 nights. It was a blessing for us to help someone who told us the truth.  Someone who truly needed help. She said, “God sent her 2 guardian angels.”  She had taken a wrong turn and ended up in our area. We told her God sent her our way so we could help.  A wonderful christian mechanic, we know, fixed the mechanical problems with her car and did not charge a fee.  This lady sent us an email when she arrived safely home. It makes me think of the verse in the Bible – Hebrews 13:2 “Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for thereby some have entertained angels unawares.”

Look To The Sky

When your life is troubled, or your heart is full of sorrow – lift your eyes to the sky and let God help and comfort you.

“Sometimes the best thing that you can do is not think, not wonder, not imagine, not obsess.  Just breathe and have faith that everything will work out for the best.” Thedailyquotes.com.

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“Be silent, only the hand of God can remove the burdens of your heart” Rumi

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“Don’t feel bad if people remember you only when they need you . . . Feel privileged that you are like a candle that comes to their mind when there is darkness.” The Daily Quotes

Can you see the fox walking on the clouds in this picture?

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“Don’t make too much distance from your dear ones.  Otherwise they may learn how to live without you” . . .  www,olaalaa.com

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Give God the glory in your life and always put your faith in Him.  He will never leave you nor fail you.

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Humor In The Sky

Remember the song – “Fly Me To The Moon”.  Well, I caught a pilot trying to do just that the other day. “Fly me to the moon and let me play among the stars. Let me see what Spring is like on Jupiter and Mars.”

FLY ME TO THE MOON

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NO, NO, NO, NOT THROUGH THE MOON!

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COME BACK HERE – YOU WERE SUPPOSE TO STOP ON THE MOON

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Sorry, sometimes the kid just pops out in me and I just can’t help it!

THE DAY WAS GETTING DARKER – THE LAST TIME I SAW HIM HE WAS STILL GOING.

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Snow Moon

I began to see this “Snow Moon” rise last night. It peeked at me from behind bare tree branches.  The weatherman said, it was called a snow moon and that the North side of this moon would be slightly shadowed by the earth at 6:45 p.m.(the last photo shows this slight eclipse).

Out the door I ran. camera in hand and snapped photos for 45 minutes.  It was quiet, peaceful, and to me (the over-zealous photographer) I was like a kid in a candy store. I do hope your enjoy my attempts to capture this wonderful full moon.

I could not pull my husband away from his nightly news.  Ah – some folks never see the masterpieces God paints in the sky or the wonders of nature.

Below is the small eclipse of the moon’s north side which the weatherman mentioned.

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Confusing Weather

This is a confusing world.  I saw hundreds of Geese flying North yesterday.  They were extremely high in the air, which meant they were in the middle of a long flight.  I wondered if they were as confused with the weather as all of us humans are.  You see these geese are heading North at least 6 weeks earlier than normal.  Despite our weather, the sun rises and the sun sets.  So, I decided to include some photos of colorful skies.

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When you do something noble and beautiful and nobody noticed, do not be sad.  For the sun every morning is a beautiful spectacle and yet most of the audience still sleeps.  iliketoquote.com

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Turn your face to the sun and the shadows fall behind you.  Unknown Author

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