Do you ever get a feeling when you see an amazing picture, maybe a bit of Deja vu, maybe some goosebumps for some unknown reason, that you’ve been there before or the photos you are looking at come from some other worldly place. I knew when I first saw Sreejith’s work that he has an … More Theyyam: The divine dance from gods own country
We all have questioned which came first the Chicken or the Egg. There was a time when this paradox would get me thinking until my mind would be scrambled. If that wasn’t enough years later a new paradox was revealed for contemplation, I heard the question, “What would happen if an unstoppable force hit an … More A Paradoxical Question – Answered?
Once upon a time in a far away land, there lived a mighty tsar. The pride of the tsar’s kingdom was a magnificent orchard, second to none. However every night a firebird, with golden feathers and eyes like crystal, would swoop down on the tsar’s favorite apple tree, and fly off with a few golden … More The Tale of Ivan Tsarevich, the Firebird, and the Gray Wolf
Just before the revolution in 1916 Gregory Zhuravlev laid on his death bed, his face was calm and like a willing soldier he faced death straight on. At the bottom of his bed his sister wept tears of grief when he took his last breath. On his chest was his final icon which at that … More “Behold the Man” – Part I
In the city of Kuibyshev there lived a family: a pious mother and her daughter Zoë. On the evening of New Years Eve, December 31, 1956, Zoë invited seven of her girlfriends—and just as many young men—over for dinner and dancing. At that time it was the fast for Christmas* and Zoë’s mother begged her … More Zoë Standing – “How dreadful, the earth is burning! Pray!
Yesterday I lost my son to cancer, today I want to remember him celebrating life. When I first heard my heart dropped. A father is not supposed to have his children go before him. I’ve struggled with my feelings trying to understand. But I’m not sure I’m supposed to. Life here is not final, but … More This one is for you “John”.
What if you went somewhere that you were not able to communicate? What if the people you were with could not understand you, how would you feel? What would you do to show how you feel? What is one thing that is absolutely universal? It’s something that everybody understands. It’s something that everybody needs. It’s … More What If?
Where is the darkest part of man? His mind! Can man change this darkness on his own? Only the light of God can Change this darkness Darkness only will prevail If man chooses Not to accept God’s Light So if this Light is freely given Why do so many stay in darkness? If this Light … More Mirror Reflections – God & man
Where there is strife, we are to be peacemakers; where there is sorrow , we are to be You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden; nor does anyone light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on the lampstand, and it gives light to … More Salt – N – Light
Жизнь коротка́, а дел мно́го. Literal:Life is short, but there’s a lot to be done. Life is short. It’s not how you live your life But what you leave behind It’s not about the places you’ve been or the money you have earned It’s about sharing and the lessons that you have learned. Though it’s … More Жизнь коротка́, а дел мно́го. – Life is short.
Бо́гу моли́сь, а добра́-ума́ держи́сь. Literal: Pray to God, but hold on to your good mind. Trust in God, but steer away from the rocks.
Глаза — зеркало души. Literal: Eyes are the mirror of a heart. Eyes are the window to the soul
The quiet places we walk Interestingly I was confronted by another blogger about my profession of faith which got me thinking. We often are loud and vocal about our faith but our actions speak differently. When our faith is true then our actions will speak louder than our words. I think we need to be … More It’s the “Light” not the words.
This poem came to me as I pondered the writing of the old testament, when the prophets would plead with God. I saw that the prophets would pray or plead with God and He would answer. THE POEM: “A LOVE AFFAIR WITH GOD” When the prophets of old and God communed it was like two … More “A LOVE AFFAIR WITH GOD”
When we look at the world right now it seems that there are giants everywhere, and indeed there are. When we look at circumstances in the physical things can become a bit overwhelming and in fact intimidating. We see the atheist’s screaming, “there is no god”, we hear about churches that are clearly not standing … More Rising to the higher calling
Sometimes when we are in the midst of our walk in life we have no clue where we are going. Have you been there? Well don’t worry cause if you look around you will see that it’s not always about where you are going as much as where you are at. Maybe just maybe it’s … More Have you ever wondered where life will lead you?
When I saw this couple walking towards the beach coupled with the posted sign I was imagining this was posted as “The Speed of Love. What I wasn’t prepared for was the shadow effect I got with this picture. Them walking hand in hand, to what looks like the open ocean and the fog beyond … More The Speed of Love
It’s been a month now that I’ve been exploring this great new tool called blogging, it has amazed me that in a very short period of time the number of people that I have been able to touch and share my world. During the course of this month I’ve come to the understanding that we … More Paradigms that don’t work
As the cold winters wind blows over the land Warmth flows through my heart for the one I hold dear Though I may not be able to touch her with my hand My spirit testifies that she is ever so very near With every pause and silent moment we share together Work, sacrifice, and toil, … More Seasons of my heart