Christmas Light



Oh Christmas tree, oh geometric Christmas tree,
Updated decoration of this century,
Combining old tradition with technology —
Eye-catching combination set for all to see.

I wonder if the architect has realized
That though his modern concept is a structural prize,
The Light that gives it meaning appeared to Moses’ eyes.
From burning bush to modern tree, it’s Jesus Christ.


photo courtesy of Ana_J @ pixabay




Are You In The Mood Yet?

One of my blogging buddies was feeling a little sluggish about Christmas decorating this year and said she could use some good pictures of decorations from my neck of the woods to get her in the mood. So I decided to post a few from my own house, my sister’s house, and several places in my community. Maybe it will light a spark for some others who can’t seem to get started this year.  (Click on any picture to see it larger.).  MERRY CHRISTMAS!


O Christmas Tree, How Lovely Are Thy Branches

It’s a healing balm to my soul to see Big Blue standing tall against a crystal clear blue sky.



 Last year I decided to name my home. Another literature/writing teacher (who has become a great blogging friend) and I were discussing the fact that throughout history, people have named the property that they called home. We decided that, although the properties we own are not particularly large in numbers of feet or miles, they are still the portions of this earth that belong to us and represent us. I, of course want my home to represent more than me. It must also represent an open door to the Lord and His gracious presence because that’s what my life is all about. So I named my home ‘Beulah Rest.’ I was just thinking today that this magnificent tree standing here, against the backdrop of that gorgeous sky, is the perfect picture of rest and of God’s amazing presence in His creation.



WordPress Daily Prompt — Eye of the Beholder

This daily prompt is based on the proverb that says “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.”  The prompt asks us to show you beauty — as we see it. The photo below is one that I love. There will, no doubt, be a few people who do not like it, but to me there is a special beauty in it.  I took it a few years ago and edited it with the photo program to get exactly this effect. I use the photo for a line of Christmas cards that I am very proud of.