Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Leaves and Thankfulness

I find myself taking quite a few pictures of leaves,so today I will share a few with you.
I have nothing profound or even very interesting to say about each picture,so I will allow them to speak for themselves. I will instead share a few things from an article written by Phil Callaway,entitled Thanksgiving in the Valley.

The lake in the picture is Lake Minniwasta,west of Morden.

I'm thankful that although things aren't what I'd like them to be,they're not as bad as they could be. 


I'm thankful for the valleys.Nothing grows up on the mountain,growth takes place in the valley where the dirt is.


I'm thankful for the dark.It's the only time I can see the stars.


I'm thankful that my hope is not fixed on the stuff of this earth.That I've go more than tomorrow to look forward to.I've got eternity.


I'm thankful for Someone to thank.A God who is in control,who will never take us where He has not been.

In the above picture I was playing in Photoshop and came up with this frame.

Phil Callaway is a Christian humorist who can also be heard on Back to the Bible 

24 comments:

  1. beautiful photos, ruth. i really liked this one: I'm thankful that although things aren't what I'd like them to be,they're not as bad as they could be.

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  2. I'm thankful that He is in control!
    Fall leaves are striking in their own unique way.

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  3. I'm thankful for people like you to remind me once in a while. Diane

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  4. Your photos are absolutely gorgeous -- you have a wonderful eye. The quotes are wonderful as well.

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  5. You have certainly captured some beautiful shots....and I like how you always share good thoughts with us....

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  6. I was going to tell you that my favorite photo was the third, and then you put that beautiful frame around it in the last image, making those yellow leaves seem to pop even more.

    My favorite part of the quotes was: I'm thankful for the valleys. Nothing grows up on the mountain, growth takes place in the valley where the dirt is.

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  7. I totally agree with you! Beautiful leaves, the last picture is my favorite.

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  8. Hi Ruth...Wonderfully put, I agree wholly!!
    Your leaves are gorgeous!!

    Grace

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  9. Love your photos! And we're very fortunate that God is the one in control at all times.

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  10. Beautiful pictures dear Ruth and such insightful words. So much to be thankful for :) Have a lovely day.

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  11. I almost 'never' say, it could be worse because it might get worse. Beautiful photos!

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  12. the poem is perfect, i love it and the new frame is really cool... all of your leaves are wonderful.

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  13. We all have so very much to be thankful for...and I want you to know that I am thankful for you, as my friend.
    I find myself being very intrigued with leaves. (maybe it's because we grow so many different kinds of trees at the nursery) Each one is unique in it's own way and once the season of Fall is upon them...they really develop a lot of character..
    Have a Blessed day, Ruth..
    shug

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  14. So many profound, wise words here. I will check out the link; thank you for that and sharing your wonderful photos.

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  15. Gorgeous Fall photos. I love seeing the leaves change--and it's amazing how many different colors you can see!!!!!

    Rain/storms/wind is upon us today!!!! I feel sorry for all of the little kids who will be out trick-or-treating tonight…

    God Bless You, Ruth.
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  16. Hi Ruth, Beautiful photos and I sure like the words from Phil Callaway. John

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  17. Lovely photos and I love all of the lovely words to go with them. I find myself snapping lots of photos too, Ruth...we are finally getting so much beautiful color here in NC...and am still trying to catch a great shot of a falling leaf...to no avail as of yet!

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  18. I am thankful for the same things...nice photos of leaves

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  19. Ruth, I'm thankful for my good blog friends who brighten my day! Thanks!

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  20. HI Ruth i love all the beautiful leaf shots and I do like theframe inthe last shot. I did wonder what itwould look like if there was less background around the frame. Thanks for reminding us to be thankful. Yes I am thankful for so many think however I will only mention one, God is in control. thanks goodness.

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  21. Beautiful! I'm thankful that I found your blog, Ruth. I love your photos and your words.

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  22. Beautiful! I love your thankfulness even more then the leaves! God bless you today and always!

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  23. All of these are gorgeous, Ruth!

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