Seeing and greeting from afar, acknowledging today, and desiring a better one.

  1. "Nature’s first green is gold,
    Her hardest hue to hold.
    Her early leaf’s a flower;
    But only so an hour.
    Then leaf subsides to leaf.
    So Eden sank to grief,
    So dawn goes down to day.
    Nothing gold can stay." Robert Frost, “Nothing Gold Can Stay”
    1 hour ago
  2. I love fall. 1 day ago
  3. Maja Wrońska, “Woods” 1 day ago
  4. Terrace Bridge, Prospect Park, Brooklyn, in autumn. 2 days ago
  5. Via mejirushi 3 days ago
  6. "Few people grasp the preacher’s challenge. Where else in life does a person have to stand weekly before a mixed audience and speak to them engagingly on the mightiest topics known to humankind - God, life, death, sin, grace, love, hatred, hope, despair, and the passion and resurrection of Jesus Christ? Who is even close to being adequate for this challenge?" Cornelius Plantinga Jr., “Reading for Preaching” 4 days ago
  7. Heavy Reader. (at The Devine Home) 4 days ago
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  9. "October gave a party;
    The leaves by hundreds came -
    The Chestnuts, Oaks, and Maples,
    And leaves of every name.
    The Sunshine spread a carpet,
    And everything was grand,
    Miss Weather led the dancing,
    Professor Wind the band." George Cooper, “October’s Party”
    5 days ago
  10. Fall Foliage in Prospect Park, Brooklyn by Jackie Weisberg 5 days ago
  11. "Shall I defend my little realm in the name of God? Shall I throw spears, and plot and divide… and kill men’s spirits if not their bodies… to protect my empire? I did not lift a finger to be made king. Nor shall I do so to preserve a kingdom. Even the kingdom of God! God put me here. It is not my responsibility to take, or keep, authority. Do you not realize, it may be his will for these things to take place? If he chooses, God can protect and keep the kingdom even now. After all, it is his kingdom… I seek his will, not his power. I repeat, I desire his will more than I desire a position of leadership. He may be through with me." Gene Edwards, “A Tale of Three Kings” 6 days ago
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  13. "My king spoke not of submitting to him. He feared no rebellion… because he did not mind if he was dethroned! David taught me losing, not winning. Giving, not taking. He showed me that the leader, not the follower, is inconvenienced. David shielded us from suffering; he did not mete it out. He taught me that authority yields to rebellion, especially when that rebellion is nothing more dangerous than immaturity, or perhaps stupidity… No, authority from God is not afraid of challengers, makes no defense, cares not one whit if it must be dethroned… As far as David’s having authority: Men who don’t have it talk about it all the time. Submit, submit! That’s all you hear. David had authority, but I don’t think that fact ever occurred to him. We were six hundred no-goods with a leader who cried a lot. That’s all we were!" Gene Edwards, “A Tale of Three Kings” 6 days ago
  14. Francis Grossman, “Last Reservoir” (2008) 1 week ago
  15. Home. (at LaGuardia Airport LGA-United Airlines Central Terminal) 1 week ago