3 July 2010

Cloud-Filled Skies

There are some places that leave me in awe. Some places that reflect beauty in ways that I could not have imagined on my own. Some places that just make me smile at the creativity of our Creator. And some places that I’ll never forget.

If you were to replace “places” with “people” in the above sentences, it would all still be true.

We are continually surrounded by things that impact our lives: people, births, deaths, landscapes, walls, etc. And the things we do ourselves impact those around us: sowing, smiling, reaping, building, encouraging, weeping, creating, sharing, understanding, etc.

There is a ripple effect that we have on the people and the things surrounding us.

Just like the beautiful scene above had an impact on me, you have an impact on those around you – whether you realize it or not.

When we do something, it not only changes our lives, but it also shapes the lives of others, and sometimes it does so without us ever even realizing it. We are being watched by younger siblings, parents, peers, strangers, etc.

What do they see you doing that will have an impact on their lives?

  1. 12 Responses to “Beautiful Places”

  2. Kate on Jul 3, 2010 said:

    Breathtaking is definitely the word! You captured it so well! Good thoughts too.

  3. Miss Anna on Jul 3, 2010 said:

    Wow. There are no words to describe that. <3

  4. Rachel Crosswhite on Jul 4, 2010 said:

    Wow! all I can say is…Oh Lord my God, when I in awesome wonder, consider all the works thy hands have made!
    That is so pretty! Did you take that picture?

  5. Emily Rose on Jul 4, 2010 said:

    Rachel, yes, thank you! I captured the above photograph at Indiana Dunes, just off the shore of Lake Michigan. It was breathtaking!

  6. Miss. Antoinette on Jul 5, 2010 said:

    How beautiful! I am so speechless! I pray that all of my words are deifying when talking (of leaving a comment) with dear friends or my dear brothers and parents! Thanks for the reminder!


    Miss Antoinette

    *1 Corinthians 10:31*

  7. Esther on Jul 5, 2010 said:

    Beautiful picture!

  8. Miss Jen on Jul 5, 2010 said:

    Beautiful words…
    and what a stunning picture, dear friend!!

    Love~ Miss Jen

  9. Rebekah on Jul 7, 2010 said:

    Stunning is a good way to describe that photograph! It’s beautiful!! :)

    To the KING be all the glory!

    Blog: http://donotgrowweary.com/blog/

    “Be diligent to present yourself approved to God as a workman who does not need to be ashamed, accurately handling the word of truth.” 2 Timothy 2:15

  10. Plain and Joyful Living on Jul 7, 2010 said:

    As a mother of six blessings, I need to be mindful of this at all times.. thank you for the reminder.
    Warm wishes, Tonya

  11. Avinash on Jul 9, 2010 said:


    Did you took this photograph?
    I am simply amazed.
    I was just browsing through google and seen this picture and there in came to your place.
    It is so so beautiful, the whole place, the complete blog.

    What can I call this…hmm, yes!!

    May you and your family be blessed and happy for ever.

    Best Wishes!

  12. Avinash on Jul 9, 2010 said:

    I just read your comment. Congratulations for taking such a wonderful picture.
    Rather I should thank you for sharing it.

  13. Mindy on Jul 10, 2010 said:

    So true, and every decision we make changes the course of history in some way, yet we make too many decisions without prayer, and often even thought.

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