What My Eyes See This Winter

Winter days slip by cold and quiet. There is a beauty that covers the mundane when air is crisp cold and ice crystals reflect light.

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Trees stripped of the majesty of fall color, medicine show off the bare-boned, stark splendor of twig and branch.

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For the one who looks closely, the wonder of winter is magnified in the intricacy of a single snowflake–one in millions, no two are alike.

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Stopping time at my fingertips, it is a joy to live the art of capturing glory. It is time to hold in my hand the miracle of a day, the splendor of light and glimpse of God that is all around.

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To stop and look. To appreciate these moments in time, releases the art within and around. Seeing becomes worship and creativity is the joyous expression of God within. Asking God for eyes to see, really see, the wonder of this day…

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Pour out the beauty God has placed within you. Can we open our lives in praise to the One who creates beauty all around, inside and out?

IMG_1840“In Him was life and the life was the light of men.”–John 1:4

IMG_1842 Rejoice that God is good. His creative artistry rings all around. All creation sings His glory, just as sunlight splinters in ice.

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“A man can receive nothing unless it is given him from heaven.”–John 3:27

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An excerpt from a book that has meant a lot to me:

“Release your art into the world, for the glory of God and the benefit of others.

Because you were also made to live art.

It’s time to rescue our beautiful design from the dark grip of doubt and discouragement. It’s time to remember the Spirit of power and love and a sound mind who lives within us.  It’s time to live as though we believe we have something to offer.

It’s time to release our authentic selves to the world.”

Emily Freeman, A Million Little Ways, p. 17

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Psalm 13914 Snowflakes

 

 

 

 

6 Comments

  1. Oh AMEN! So beautiful and so inspiring!

  2. Melinda Lancaster

    Beautiful photos and wonderful quote, Ginger. Thanks for sharing!

  3. Ginger, I love the winter pictures! Last night, my husband and I were standing outside and I couldn’t help but marvel at God’s handiwork as the lowered sun reflected on the bare branches. It was breathtaking! You know how much I love Emily’s book 🙂 Great quote. Blessings!

    • Ginger Harrington

      Thanks for stopping by, Cathy. Loved visiting your beautiful blog today. It has been a beautiful winter!

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