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Monday, September 19, 2016

Inspired by . . . Life thru My Lens 38:52

We were in Kentucky last week and were thrilled to discover that Bowling Green is home to the National Corvette Museum.



The museum houses one-of-a-kind, extremely rare, and historic examples of this American icon. 

The only museum of its kind in the country, the exhibits are exceptionally well done and the history of America's sports car is told in detail.



The dioramas were by far my favorite part of the museum.






The skydome exhibit tells the story of the February 12, 2014, sinkhole that swallowed eight corvettes. These gorgeous machines were reduced to rubble in a matter of minutes.




Thankfully, this tragedy happened at 5am when the museum was closed. Everything was caught on security camera.

I couldn't help but draw a parallel to life. So many of us are cruisin' through life like a shiny red corvette when suddenly the deep cavern of sin opens up and we find ourselves free-falling into a 40-foot pit. 

Just like these twisted piles of metal, we can't fix ourselves. While men will restore these cars to their former glory, only the blood of Jesus can "fix" us and redeem us from our sin.



The best way to avoid a "pit stop" is to keep God in the driver's seat.  Sure it sounds cliche but it's so very true. Some of us may think otherwise but the fact is none of us know the road better than the One who fashioned it. There is a peace that passes all understanding when you leave the driving to Him.
Come unto Me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you, and learn of Me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For My yoke is easy, and My burden is light. (Mat 11:28-30)



Keep on cruisin',

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Friday, September 16, 2016

Inspired by . . . Moses, man of God

How would you respond if God said He was going to annihilate the entire human race and start over with you?

When we look around at the world today it's tempting, isn't it? We may not necessarily have ourselves in mind. Personally, I'd pick someone far more righteous than I. And, I believe, so would God.




But what if He did pick you? What would you say?
I know how stubborn these people are. Now, don't try to stop me. I am angry with them, and I am going to destroy them. Then I will make you and your descendants into a great nation." (Exo 32:9-10)
Few of even the most righteous among us would respond as Moses did. After the way the people had treated Moses you would have thought he would have been happy to be rid of them. But no, instead Moses pleaded with God to deliver them.

But Moses pleaded with the LORD his God and said, " LORD, why should You be so angry with Your people, whom You rescued from Egypt with great might and power? Why should the Egyptians be able to say that You led your people out of Egypt, planning to kill them in the mountains and destroy them completely? Stop being angry; change Your mind and do not bring this disaster on Your people. (Exo 32:11-12)

You'll note that Moses didn't defend the people or their sin. Instead, he appealed to God, His character and mighty power.

Since Jesus has paid the price for our sin and made a way for us to access our heavenly Father, none of us will be getting the same offer that Moses did. But we can still learn from his response.

Moses didn't try to keep God all to himself. He shared freely of all the blessings and wisdom that God gave him. He shared will all people, not just his family or the people he liked or who treated him kindly.

He didn't give up on people either, even when they turned against him. When God struck Miriam, Mose's sister, with leprosy after she spoke out against him, Moses prayed to God to heal her.

It's easy for us to stay in groups who look, talk and believe the way that we do. It's easy to write off people who don't look like us or believe like us. This life is our one opportunity. And theirs.

As believers, we've been given an indescribable gift.  With that gift comes a responsibility. 
"You are like light for the whole world. A city built on a hill cannot be hid. No one lights a lamp and puts it under a bowl; instead it is put on the lampstand, where it gives light for everyone in the house. In the same way your light must shine before people, so that they will see the good things you do and praise your Father in heaven. (Mat 5:14-16)
I encourage you today to let your light shine! 

If necessary, use words.

Blessings,




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Friday, September 9, 2016

Inspired by . . . Life thru My Lens 36:52

Thank you all for your well wishes and sweet comments this past week. And for your grace with my late response. 

My view is a bit different now. And as with any change it comes with it new challenges, lessons, and blessings.

Over the last week, we have moved out of our cottage, received a challenging medical diagnosis and begun our trip to New England where we will finally honor my Dad's life and officially mourn his passing.

I'm adrift to be sure, but my Anchor is holding me fast and I know that soon my soul will find a peaceful harbor. In the meantime, I'm staying afloat in His word and trying to hear all that the wind and waves have to teach me. 

I hope you enjoy these images from my week. May they speak quiet to your soul, as it did mine.

Great White Egret







Grist Mill



Lynn Mansion


We have this as a sure and steadfast anchor of the soul, 
a hope that enters into the inner place behind the curtain, (Heb 6:19)

Blessings,


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