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Waves


This is a photo of the “beach” at Galina Breeze in Jamaica. I was trying to capture the spray from the waves breaking on the rocks and this my best effort. 

One of the things I have observed from trying to take a picture of waves breaking is that it is really hard to predict when a wave is going produce a spectacular spray. 

I think it can be that way with God. Sometimes, you think you are about to see God working in a powerful way and … nothing. Then, when you least expect it, God does something amazing. 

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View from 10,000 Feet

Sometimes you hear mention of the “view from 10,000 feet”, meaning looking at the big picture without focusing on details. Part of what I like about this photo (besides the vivid colors) is seeing things from such a different perspective than standing on the ground. 

Of course, the other side of that is not seeing details which may be very important. For example, no people are visible from this altitude. So while it can be helpful (even necessary) to step back and try to see the big picture, it is at least as important to look at details. 

I recently took a course where you completed a survey to help you determine your strengths. Not surprisingly, I am detail oriented and want to approach things logically. “Big picture” people do things more by “feel”. 

Something to think about the next time you encounter someone who “just doesn’t get it”.

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Learn from me

This is a photo of a baby goat drinking milk from its mother. As I thought about this picture, I recalled Father Satish’s homily from last Sunday. He commented that babies are born with a few instinctual behaviors (like nursing) but most behaviors are learned behaviors. While much of what we learned is simply a product of our environment growing up, Jesus says “learn from me” (Matthew 11:29).

Satish commented on ways that we can learn from Jesus’s life, but I also think that we can learn much from the things and especially the people that God puts in our lives. 

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Creation

I think this flower is a Heliconia; the photo is from last year’s trip to Jamaica the day we took Infirmary residents to Irie Beach (which is actually a river).

I continue to be amazed by the variety of flowers in nature. Due to the shape of these flowers, pollination is mostly limited to hummingbirds. 
We believe the design of the universe points to the Creator. I can think of few better examples!

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