Good Morning, Dear Friends and Prayer Partners! This is the day that the Lord has made and we will rejoice and be glad in it! When I left for church yesterday, I noticed water in the gutters, so we must have had rain during the night, and then when I was coming home, I saw tiny drops on the windshield. Now, today, it is overcast, so maybe we are in for some rain.
I had a wonderful day yesterday. I had two early phone calls; one from my nephew in GA and one from Daryl in TN. Both wished me a Happy Mother's Day. That was so thoughtful! Then, I listened to some interesting testimonies and life stories in SS, and then a good sermon with lots of singing.
After Church, Brian came from his church and took me to the Columbia at the Pier! What a great place for food and view! Our table overlooked the water, the downtown 'burg, and we watched boats and people on the Spa beach, enjoying the beautiful weather. I am so sad that the Pier will soon be gone for good...what a loss! I should be having lunch there every day until the closing, but I know I won't. By the time we finished, lots of people were milling around and the valets were busy running for cars, and parking cars. We watched lots of pelicans and blackbirds fly and land in the water. (The pelicans, not the blackbirds!) We took some pics with our phones and a waitress accommodated us with a photo of the two of us. It was an unforgettable day! God is good!
From the devotional book Quiet Moments with God:
2. Another important factor is focus. A picture can be
razor sharp, or if Jones prefers, just the subject in the
foreground will be clearly in focus.
3. We sometimes become so focused on one aspect of a
problem, we lose sight of the big picture--of other circum-
stances influencing the situation or how the problem is
going to affect others if it isn't resolved properly. Look at
the big picture, then consider all individuals involved. Jones
allows his creative instincts to drive him to find more than
one "right" way to shoot a photo. He uses about 400 roles
of film per article--and each published article uses approx-
imately fifty photos.
4. Don't be afraid of experimenting with new ideas and
methods. Ask God to show you great and mighty things that
you haven't known before. (See Jeremiah 33:3). When Dewitt
Jones empties his camera at the end of a shoot, he knows
he's given it his best shot. He's looked at the subject he's
photographing in as many different ways that he can think of.
If we've found the fight perspective, stayed focused on what's
truly important; been willing to try something different , and
refused to let fear of failure paralyze us; we, too, can look
back at our day and say, "Print it!"
No life ever grows great until it is focused, dedicated, disciplined.
Harry Emerson Fosdick
I always give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers
with thanksgiving, joy and love!
Love and hugs,