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Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Inspired by . . . something old

I like old things. I'm, sort of, drawn to them in a way, I guess.

Barns, furniture, houses, people.

There is a history, sometimes even a mystery, to them.





We found this charming cabin in Mars Hill, North Carolina. It had been moved from its original location, and now sits in the middle of a college campus. It has a story. A history. Looking in through the windows, it's fun to imagine what might have happened inside those four walls.

It's not just that I'm getting older. {heavy sigh} I've always been interested in the "story" behind the person, place, or thing. And I don't think that it's just my personality.

The story is what connects us. Knowing the story is what makes us real, rather than just another face in the crowd.



Textured with Kim's AutumnBurst


Our individual histories matter. They are made up of the people, places and things that help tell our story.

There are so many broken and displaced people today that don't have, or don't know, their story. They have no identity, no hope.

The value of human life is diminished when we begin to see only faces in a crowd, rather than individuals in community.

The history of our nation matters. It has shaped the moral and ethical boundaries of the last 200+ years.

Those boundaries are now being re-drawn.



Textured with Kim's backin


Perhaps you're pleased with where the lines are falling, or perhaps not. Here's the way I see it:


I can't change the world.

But I can make a difference in the history of a few {precious} lives.

I have to be willing to see the person behind the face.

And I have to be willing to care about the people God cares about.


Keep smiling at those people who don't smile back!







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  1. Hi June! Your post reminds me of the saying "Think globally, act locally."

    All we can do is try to make our little corner of the world better. And treating each other with love and respect is a great start! Thanks for the reminder :)

    Peace in Christ,

  2. Lovely pictures. I too have always been fascinated with not just the historical significance of something or someone or some place - but the human element/personal story behind it. Always makes it more real and relatable.
    You are right about how our moral and ethical lines are changing - I guess that has probably been true throughout history. I'm not always in favor of the direction, but respect that hopefully the core elements remain stable.

    It was so nice to visit.

  3. I so agree June! It's the stories behind the photos that make them extra special. Such a lovely post.

    Thank you so much for joining in at Tuesday Muse this week. Much appreciated.

  4. Great food for thought, June! Beautiful photos and edits

  5. I love history. What a nice post and wonderful photos. Thanks so much for the visit and comment!

  6. I too often wonder about the history behind the walls of old buildings. Such wonderful images!

  7. Beautiful photos. Enjoyed your post. :)

  8. Yes, yes, yes to every sentence you've written. If those old walls and windows could talk! I especially like the texture on the middle photo. Glad to find you from Texture Tuesday!

  9. Love that burst of red against the wood background in that first shot! Wow!

  10. I like old things too, June !
    Love the pretty red flowers next to that old barn,
    beautiful texture work on your photos !
    Nice day,

  11. Great post and awesome cabin! I love the history behind things too. Blessings!

  12. Thank you for linking up with The Weekend Brew! I love old things and always wonder what the story is behind them. Blessings!

  13. You packed a lot of wisdom into one very short post. Keep smiling, sister. :)

  14. I love old things too especially buildings. I am stopping by from Inspire Me Monday Blog Hop! I look forward to your visit at http://www.homemaker-mom.com/2/post/2013/07/old-boxes-with-a-new-purpose.html . Happy creating!

  15. The red flowers look great against the old wall.

  16. What a lovely, lovely post. I feel like you do about this...I love anything old and try to imagine the story and people behind it. Such beautiful photos too!

    Have a blessed week :)



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