Sunday, December 16, 2012

Loving Arms



There's something about this picture that comforts me.

Solid

Warm

Home

Like being held in a loving father's arms.

I took this photo of my husband's studio
on October 5th 
after a light dusting of snow.

It was the first snow of the season.
No snowfall since.

It's so dry here. 
We badly need moisture.

A fire started October 9 in nearby 
Rocky Mountain National Park.
and has burned over 3,000 acres. 
It's 88% contained now.
We were under pre-evacuation notice for awhile. 
One structure was lost in the Park.
No lives were lost. 
Thank God for that.

Now my mind shifts to another barrenness;
A dryness of the soul.
 I think about the grieving in Newtown, Connecticut.

And I pray that my Heavenly Father will quench those 

thirsty

grieving

hearts

as only He can.

That He will hold them in His loving arms.

Life is fragile.

So 
fragile.

“Show me, Lord, my life’s end
    and the number of my days;
    let me know how fleeting my life is.
You have made my days a mere handbreadth;
    the span of my years is as nothing before You.
Everyone is but a breath,
    even those who seem secure."
Psalm 39:4-5



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16 comments:

  1. This is a comforting scene and I too, am praying for those who grieve in Clackamas OR and Newtown CT... such senseless tragedies...

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    1. Yes. I should have acknowledged Clackamas as well. Thank you for doing so, Madge.

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  2. Very solid & warm, indeed... I really like the dark wood. Very sorry about the fire, but glad the containment is that high.

    God bless all of Newtown & families of all affected.

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  3. Hello Nancy,
    Wonderful shot of this cozy little house. Nice with the little snow. It looks so good and hot inside by the smoke from the chimney. Well done!!
    Thanks for your visit on my blog.

    Many greetings,
    Marco

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    1. You're a wonderful photographer, Marco, so I appreciate very much your kind comments. Love your blog.

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  4. thank you for sharing this, my heart is so sad. Prayers for CT.

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    1. Lots of healing to be done. Thanks for visiting and commenting, Jori.

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  5. I think I could live in his studio. Looks lovely. Heartbroken over the CT children. Praying earnestly for those who lost their babies.

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    1. We actually considered making the log studio are home when we first moved here. It's about 500 sq ft. and our little cottage is 650 sq ft, so not that much smaller. It makes a great studio though. And I have to say I'm a little jealous. ;-) Thanks for stopping by and commenting. Have a great week!

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  6. Thank you for sharing this... Your photos are beautiful as are your words!

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    1. I appreciate your kind comments. Thank you. I spent some time on your blog this morning. Read about how you ended up in Norway and enjoyed it so much. You're a good storyteller.

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  7. Your photo is lovely, and makes me think of peace. I understand your need for moisture of any kind as we are so dry also. My heart aches for all of the loss that has taken place in the last few days.

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    1. I appreciate your nice comments. God bless.

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  8. A beautiful tribute. The world is grieving for the innocent lives needlessly lost.

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    1. Thank you. Somehow grieving brings us closer together. Perhaps that is the good that comes out of tragedy.

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