July 8, 2010

seeing the big picture

It's been a really rough week for our family;
losing our dog was only part of it -
but this past year for me has been all about looking
beyond the pain of the moment,
and trusting God for the big picture.
It's definitely the lesson He has been teaching me;
knowing that now I see through a glass darkly;
but someday I'll understand.

"Therefore we do not lose heart.
Even though our outward man is perishing,
yet the inward man is being renewed
day by day.
For our light affliction,
which is but for a moment,
is working in us a far more exceeding
and eternal
weight of glory,
while we do not look at the things
which are seen,
but at the things which
are not seen.
For the things which are seen
are temporary,
but the things which are not seen
are eternal."

II Corinthians 4:16-18

Tonight we're packing,
and early tomorrow morning we'll be heading out
to visit our family south of us.
There might be a picture or two now and then;
but it's going to be more quiet here than usual.

See you all in two weeks!


Christianna said...

Kate, you really take so beautiful pictures. I almost envy you. =)What camera do you use?

Kimberose said...

Love your first host! Such a great wide, open, up in the sky feel to it- and goes so well with the post.

Kate said...

Hey I'm finally back! :)
Thank you both! :)
Christianna, it's a Nikon CoolPix P90 - just a point and shoot - but the secret of it is it's extremely wide lense. It's less expensive and much simpler to use than an SLR. I'm thrilled with it! :)