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Wait , for now.

Distrust everything, if you have to.

But trust the hours. Haven't they

carried you everywhere, up to now?

Personal events will become interesting again.

Hair will become interesting.

Pain will become interesting.

Buds that open out of season will become lovely again.

Second-hand gloves will become lovely again,

their memories are what give them

the need for other hands. And the desolation

of lovers is the same: that enormous emptiness

carved out of such tiny beings as we are

asks to be filled; the need

for the new love _is_ faithfulness to the old.



Don't go too early.

You're tired. But everyone's tired.

But no one is tired enough.

Only wait a while and listen.

Music of hair,

Music of pain,

music of looms weaving all our loves again.

Be there to hear it, it will be the only time,

most of all to hear,

the flute of your whole existence,

rehearsed by the sorrows, play itself into total exhaustion.


(poem Galway Kinnell)

(music Giovanni Allevi)

Health is the greatest gift, contentment the greatest wealth, faithfulness the best relationship

This was the view that greeted me from my bedroom window as I got home from work. I'll never cease to grow tired or amazed by the majesty and beauty of God's creation. It is a clear reminder of the faithfulness and love of my Heavenly Father. I feel blessed to have lived another day in His care and mercy. God is good. Praise be the Name of the Lord.

Isaiah 40:5 And the glory of the LORD shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together: for the mouth of the LORD hath spoken it.


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Today I learned

Jesus is the Vine

With Him I grow

fruit very fine


Love and Joy and Peace

are three

of the fruits

Jesus wants from me


Patience, Kindness

Goodness too

These are the things

Jesus wants me to do


Faithfulness, Gentleness


These are the fruits

Jesus wants me to grow




Have a FRUITFUL day my friends!!!


It is of the LORD's mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not. They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness. The LORD is my portion, saith my soul; therefore will I hope in him. The LORD is good unto them that wait for him, to the soul that seeketh him.

Lamentations 3:22-25

I Think You May Trust

The Sun In Me

that glows with just

as much glow as you see

in ,me and no more ..


But if it warms

your hearts quick core

why then trust it,it forms

one faithfulness more


And be,oh be

a Sun To Me

not a weary ,insistent



but a Sun That Shines

again and entwines

with the sunshine in me


Till We Both of Us

Are more glorious

and more Sunny


listen whatever you say you all mean the world to me xxx

His mercies are new every morning!

Lamentations 3:22-23 "Because of the LORD’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness"

"But this I call to mind,

and therefore I have hope:


The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases;

his mercies never come to an end;


they are new every morning;

great is your faithfulness.


“The Lord is my portion,” says my soul,

“therefore I will hope in him.”


The Lord is good to those who wait for him,

to the soul who seeks him.


It is good that one should wait quietly

for the salvation of the Lord."


Lamentations 3:21-26


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Gladiolus flowers bloom on a long spike that ranges from 2 to 4 feet tall.

These beauties open from the bottom and work their way upwards creating a long spire of blooms.

The grass-like foliage resembles the blade of a sword giving these flowers a reputation as sword flowers.

The blooms range in colour from bold orange and red to pastel blues, pinks and yellows, lilacs, whites and purple.

The gladiolus flower symbolises honour and remembrance, but it has other meanings too.

It can also symbolise the following:

•Strength of character

•Faithfulness, sincerity and integrity


•Never giving up

Purple, specifically means: Charm, grace and mysteriousness.


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In the 15th century Germany, it was supposed that the wearers of the flower would not be forgotten by their lovers. Legend has it that in medieval times, a knight and his lady were walking along the side of a river. He picked a posy of flowers, but because of the weight of his armour he fell into the river. As he was drowning he threw the posy to his loved one and shouted "Forget-me-not". This is a flower connected with romance and tragic fate. It was often worn by ladies as a sign of faithfulness and enduring love.

There are approximately fifty species in the genus, with much variation. A considerable number of the species have small (1 cm diameter or less) rather flat, 5-petalled blue flowers growing profusely on straggly stems, flowering in spring. Color variation is somewhat frequent within species, and white or pink forms are common. They are popular in gardens, and cultivated forms often show a mixture of colours. Forget-me-nots prefer shade.

Forget-me-nots can be annual or perennial plants. Their root systems are generally diffuse. Their seeds are found in small, tulip-shaped pods along the stem to the flower. The pods attach to clothing when brushed against and eventually fall off, leaving the small seed within the pod to germinate elsewhere. Seeds can be collected by putting a piece of paper under the stems and shaking them. The seed pods and some seeds will fall out.

The sword of God's truth!

(Arthur Pink, "Faithfulness")


"Their speech is filled with flattery." Psalm 5:9


This is the identifying mark of the "hireling," the false pastor. He aims at pleasing his hearers, making them feel satisfied with themselves, ever patting them on the back.


"But he who has My Word--let him speak My Word faithfully" (Jeremiah 23:28)--no matter how unpalatable it may be to the flesh, how much of a weariness to those who wish to have their ears tickled with novelties, or how loud the outcry against it is!


Ministerial faithfulness includes . . .

loyalty to his Master,

devotion to His interests,

steadfast adherence to the preaching of His Word,

dispensing the truth unto those whose souls are committed to Him,

not mixing it with his speculations, much less substituting false doctrine.


A far higher motive than the pleasing of his hearers must actuate and regulate ministerial service.


Faithful preaching will render the minister unpopular, and will empty churches--not fill them!


"Then you will know the truth--and the truth will set you free." (John 8:32) Souls are caught fast in the meshes of Satan's lies--and nothing but the sword of God's truth can cut them free!


"A faithful man--who can find?" (Proverbs 20:6). Why is this? Because it is the part of fallen human nature to take the line of least resistance, and choose the path easiest to the flesh. But remember, my reader, whoever you are, that, "Lying lips are abomination to the Lord--but those who deal faithfully are His delight." (Proverbs 12:22)


"Be faithful unto death--and I will give you a crown of life!" (Revelation 2:10)


The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law. Galatians 5:22


~happy christmas fence friday~

Violet : faithfulness


My 'language of flowers' book...passed down from...possibly my great grandmother, who according to the inscription inside, received it in May 1891...sadly it's starting to fall apart..


The eyes of spring, so azure,

Are peeping from the ground;

They are the darling violets,

That I in nosegays bound.

Heinrich Heine


texture thanks to Brenda Starr.

Macro captured before deny.


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i can't remember a trial or a pain He did not recycle to bring me gain. i can't remember one single regret in serving God only and trusting his hand.



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When we walk by the Spirit the fruit of the Spirit will be evident in our lives: love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.

~Galatians 5:16,22,23

Lamentations 3:22-23 ESV

The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.



God's faithfulness surpasses my understanding. He is always faithful, and always good. What a beautiful love have I.


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Mornings at Sea Brook, Texas.

I like dogs better than cats

I prefer computer screens to TV and movie screens because they are more intimate.

I prefer a few awesome friends and have them all bottled up in my dresser drawer.

I fall in love with virtual people more often than real... just sayin'

I am balanced... but then don't all unbalanced people think they are?

I cry in the presense of beauty. Music, art, reality... all that.

I don't read because it's too much work and get morose when the story is over, because it is. Same thing with movies. You spend all that time, effort, money and then, crap, it's over. Plus, I cry in the presense of beauty.

I never watch the same movie twice or read the same book.

My best characteristic is that of faithfulness. Once I get hooked into something I can't let go, or don't want to let go, same thing for me. I can be dragged through the mud naked and by someone I love and think, they must have a reason.


My worst characteristic is one of needing reassurance, over and over and over again.

I don't share my beliefs with others because they are too personal but, have many, orthodox and unorthodox. When the conversation turns to religion or politics, I cringe, smile, and leave.

I live through my art. I know that sounds cliche but, there you go. Because, I am a solitary sort, a hermit that dreams on canvas. In that lies the paradox. I hate being alone but steal away at my first opportunity.


Chocolate Cheesecake kicks MY ass.

Ice cream trumps cake.

Alcohol sucks; and don't ask me why.

I don't have a list of qualities I abhor in humans, just a general disgust of stupidity. I don't understand stubborn, blind, following or leadership.

I don't get angry, I get internal. I've never been a screamer, I walk away and sulk. If you want to make me happy... Hug me.



THIS IS HOW IT ALL STARTED ...this is a reminder of the photography beginnings .....


one of my first shots with canon 1000d.... reposting


The lonely walks on Irish beaches were such a good time for me. I feel so good in my company.


sorry I deleted all your favourites here... did not do it on purpose. I simply clicked private and all the faves were gone... Thanks for the new ones

Here’s one from after the sun had set at Poi Pu Beach in Kauai. It’s pretty cool to see the colors the camera picks up after the sun has been down for a while.


“For the Lord is good and his love endures forever; his faithfulness continues through all generations” – Psalm 100:5

I don't want to start whining because vacation's over but I'd like to thank God instead. I thank Him for giving me a lighter load today and for the next two days. It's not a regular class for our school but more of a Spiritual Emphasis for students. I was given a very light task: STORYTELLING. In short, after the first hour in the morning, I get to Flickr all day long!!! YEEEEEEEES!!! To God be the glory!!!


***EXPLORE: January 4, 2009

"Health is the greatest gift, contentment the greatest wealth, faithfulness the best relationship." -Buddha


I am feeling like being lazy but my inner voice is telling me to get up, get out, and get those things done. I will listen to that voice but, first, I will have one more cup of coffee to get me on my way.


odc - a special place, the kitchen in my home is the place where some of my best memories are located.


Hope you had a great Thanksgiving if you are here in America! My front page is filled with shots that I took in North Carolina recently....what a beautiful place!

We had a wonderful day ....Thanksgiving was by the shore for us this year. The weather was gorgeous and for that I am so very thankful. So whether you are "bundled up" or "sleeveless", I hope you enjoyed this very memorable day and keep remembering to "take 5" throughout every day to ponder on things that you have to be THANKFUL for....I know it will take me a lifetime, but one day at a time....there is so much!


Psalm 100.......‎"Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth! Serve the Lord with gladness! Come into his presence with singing! Know that the Lord, he is God! It is he who made us, and we are his; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture. Enter his gates with thanksgiving, and his courts with praise! Give thanks to him; bless his name! For the Lord is good; his steadfast love endures forever, and his faithfulness to all generations." Psalm 100.


Many Blessings, to you and your family my wonderful Flickr friends!!

“The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law" (Galatians 5:22)

"But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law. " Galatians 5:22-23


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Textures from Shadowhouse Creations

and Kerstin Frank art




Administrator's choice for the front page of In the Memories' Book group for December, 2012.

I wanted to dedicate this Canna to Ron, for your wonderful generosity, your faithfulness to friends, and your dedication to your Flickr members and Galleries. Thank you, you are a special man.


My thanks to JoesSistah for her gorgeous textures!

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His name is Reiki, he is a young baby...

and it's not a toy, it's a real donkey.

I took this picture in Braives, Belgium.



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I wrote the following poem in 2003, it's only available in French.


Une Première et Unique Fois


Par Ben Heine


Qu'il est divin d'aborder quelqu'un,

Les premiers jeux sont un festin,

Aucune gêne ne nous tiraille, ni restreinte.

Les gestes se veulent sincères, sans feinte.


Bien vite, une complicité s'installe,

Le plaisir nouveau est partagé,

La découverte se veut totale.

Tout cela d'abord sans crainte ni pitié.


Le rapport se veut paisible,

Les dialogues s'éternisent,

Une confiance naive s'organise.

Nous abordons les sujets sensibles.


Mais que dérape l'un ou l'autre,

Et on est entièrement déchirés,

Car une chance s'écroule. Navrés.

On devient pauvre.


Et puis, on se dit "à la prochaine",

Mais, en fait, tout est perdu.

On aimerait pardonner sans peine,

Car ça sent le "déjà vu".

5 Walk in wisdom toward outsiders, making the best use of the time. 6 Let your speech always be gracious, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how you ought to answer each person.


The Holy Bible: English Standard Version (Wheaton: Standard Bible Society, 2001), Col 4:5–6.

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Circle B Bar Reserve, Lakeland, Florida USA


My favorite heron, especially in breeding plumage, the slender Snowy Egret sets off immaculate white plumage with black legs and brilliant yellow feet. Those feet seem to play a role in stirring up or herding small aquatic animals as the egret forages.


Nikon D7200 with Nikon 500 mm f4 G VR ED lens

1/2000 F 8 ISO 640


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It is good to give thanks to the LORD, and to sing praises to Your name, O Most High; to declare Your lovingkindness in the morning, and Your faithfulness every night, - Psa 92:1-2


Explored : #360 February 15, 2009

Thank you all!!

Dove, a bird of the pigeon family. There is no scientific difference between a dove and a pigeon, but the term dove usually refers to one of the smaller kinds of pigeon. The dove has a round, soft, sleek head. Its plump, deep-chested body is covered with a dense growth of soft, smooth feathers. Because these birds are deeply affectionate when mated, the dove has become a symbol of faithfulness. The dove bearing an olive branch is a symbol of peace. In Christian art the dove represents the Holy Spirit.

Lamentations 3:22-23New International Version (NIV)


22 Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed,

for his compassions never fail.

23 They are new every morning;

great is your faithfulness.

Lamentations 3:22-23

22 The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases;

His mercies never come to an end;

23 they are new every morning;

great is Your faithfulness.


Yet this I call to mind and therefore I have hope: Because

of the LORD's great love we are not consumed, for his

compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is

your faithfulness. I say to myself, "The LORD is my portion;

therefore I will wait for him."

Lamentations 3:21-24


"Lord Jesus, you are faithful even when I fail. Help me to persevere in faithfulness and not shrink back in the face of challenges or difficulties. May I never forget your presence with me and may I always be ready to receive you when you call me to your home."


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Thank you for all the sweet comments! My mum is feeling better and my life is slowly getting to a more (;-) normal schedule!

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“Health is the greatest gift, contentment the greatest wealth, faithfulness the best relationship.”












~ Keep Looking Up, For We Are Not Home Yet~


HEBREWS 12:2 My Faith Comes From the Lord Who is FaithFuL

Health is the greatest gift, contentment the greatest wealth, faithfulness the best relationship.


For you Sasha:D

(My friendship, toghether with my best wishes............ this quote of Buddha...............and this image of a SUNRISE in Bagan, Burma...............FROM THE ARCHIVES...........Grazie Leopoldo))




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