Monthly Archives: April 2006

the power of light

The power of light is amazing… I turned the corner from 50th onto 5th and this was what I saw…

The sun streaming onto the stone of this cathedral against the backdrop of buildings in the shadows…

we too, are called to come to the Light…

the Light of the Son…

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submission

Here are some thoughts I found helpful from Foster’s Celebration of Discipline, these come from a chapter on submission:

“In submission we are at last free to value other people”

“The apostle Paul grounds the imperative to the Church to ‘count others better than yourselves’ [see Rom 14, 1Cor 8] in the submission and self-denial of the Lord for our salvation. ‘He… emptied himself, taking the form of a servant'”

“Those who walk in the Spirit… …know without question that submission is due to the Word that has been given in spiritual authority” (Phil. 2:4-7)

“Nothing can put people into bondage like religion, and nothing in religion has done more to manipulate and destroy people than a deficient teaching on submission”

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angles, squares, juxtaposition

when walking the streets of midtown Manhattan, i noted the interplay of the angles of the buildings… in the spring at certain times of day the sun aided my quest for the shot i liked…

i was fascinated by the way the individual buildings stood out among their neighbors…

and how the familiar really stood out when it was spotted…

..we too as individuals stand out in a crowd, because of our value as individuals, no matter how big the crowd…

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Teenagers in NYC

So, one of the things teachers do is go on trips with kids…

Last Wed. Eighty-somethin of us boarded a train for New York… we had a fun journey… one of the things that I enjoyed was the engineering and the architecture… the mixture of steel, glass and stone were fascinating to me…

earlier, I was with a group on a tour of Yankee Stadium… I took the below shot from the warning track in the center of the outfield…

as the sun was setting over the Hudson River, I was on Lakeside Drive and shot this image of a soldiers and sailors monument

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too busy

over-committed
pulled from lots of places
tired
feeling inept
needy
faithless
these describe me lately…

then we sang this song to God in church this morning…

You are my supply
My breath of life
Still more awesome than I know
You are my reward
Worth living for
Still more awesome than I know
All of You is more than enough for
All of me for every thirst and every need
You satisfy me with Your love
And all I have in You is more than enough by Louie Giglio and Chris Tomlin

I remember that Jesus told me to “remain in the vine”

God help me be faithful…

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driving…

driving…
i’ve spent a lot of time on the road in the last seven days

late one afternoon, while driving home from one of my three trips to D.C., this was one of the vistas i enjoyed…

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Einstein on meaning and traveling

I found a little book in an antique store that Anna and I were looking around in… it is part of a series called the Philosophical Library, pub. 1949… I was amazed by the title… The World As I See It … it is a translation of a work written in German by Albert Einstein…

I was facinated… just listen…

“I answer, the man who regards his own life and that of his fellow creatures as meaningless is not merely unfortunate but almost disqualified for life.”

then he said this…

“Each of us is here for a brief sojourn [travelin!!]; for what purpose he knows not, though he sometimes thinks he feels it.”

and finally this…

“The ideals which have lighted me on my way and time after time given me new courage to face life cheerfully, have been Truth, Goodness, and Beauty.” (his capitalization, not mine)

interesting, huh?

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