Monday, January 29, 2007

reflections

Sunday night we had the most fabulous sunset. The top picture is from our field looking at the neighbors barns. What you see is the reflection of the sun on the snow crested mountain.

This picture is the opposite direction as the sun went down. It reminded me that we all reflect something don't we? It may be our upbringing or our marriage, the friends that we spend time with , the joy that our children bring us, maybe its our jobs. I suppose then that we also reflect what we believe about our future. Our pastor said on the weekend that 52% of Canadians believe that after death they will just die and that will be the end.
I don't really spend that much time thinking about what my reflection looks like. I know that I am sometimes quite unlovely. Many times I have regretted an unkind word. I'm like many of you if I could redo some conversations, I would do them different.
I have hope though. I know that the more I look at Christ and spend time with him . . well, slowly I will reflect His love.
I was reading in the Bible the second part of 2 Corinthians 3:18. . . . as the Spirit of the Lord works within us, we become more and more like him and reflect his glory even more. Now that is hope.
Tuesday morning . .
Well I'm off bright and early to run some errands. I've ordered some glass knobs for the dresser that my beloved Mr. T has just finished.
My good man also reminded me that it has been a long time since I made "Anneliese's homemade Tomato Soup". Perhaps if I can prepare it in a neat and tidy fashion, you will be treated to the recipe as well.
What do you plan to reflect today? I hope that someone will show you kindness today so that you have something wonderful to reflect.

6 comments:

  1. Do you think that perhaps some Christians knowing that, when they die they have a better life to go to, just sit back and let this life pass them by? Where as those that don't know God probably, thinking that there is nothing after death, most likely make the best of this time they have on earth hey? Hmmm it is something to think about, isn't it?

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  2. Lovella you have definetly shown me kindness today. Thank you for everything!

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  3. God sure does good work! I have seen some amazing sunrises this winter as I have driven over the Mission bridge to work...I just find myself thinking-WOW, GOOD JOB GOD!!

    I join you in praying that I will be a clearer reflection of God's love & grace. Lovella, you are an inspiration to me.
    Vange

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  4. What a beautiful post, Lovella! You reflect Christ often by your hospitality, and kind words.

    I am about to post the same beautiful sunset that we witnessed on Sunday. Mine looks outtowards the islands. It was glorious!

    Its too bad we can't capture the stars at night. They have been spectacular these mornings!

    Keep up the wonderful venue of beauty! :)

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  5. Wow, I really love your posts. They encourage and inspire me to be a better person, to spend more time with God and to try not to take those that He has blessed me with for granted...thanks!

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  6. SEcond try (why does this happen?)
    Lovella, your pictures and reflections are so beautiful. Please keep keeping both your camera and grey matter at the ready.
    Are we not incredibly blessed that we CAN share a sunset and a thought with the world by just pressing our finger on a button, and clicking some squares on a keyboard?

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Thank you!