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Like The Flower Of The Field

“All flesh is grass,” Isaiah says. Or God says.

All flesh is grass, and all its loveliness is like the flower of the field.
The grass withers, the flower fades,
When the breath of the Lord blows upon it;
Surely the people are grass.
Isaiah 40:6-7

We whither. We fade.

“As summer flowers we fade and die / Fame, youth and beauty hurry by /But life eternal calls to us / At the cross.” **

Yet, look at this purple coneflower hanging out in my garden. Is it so bad to be compared to something like this? Or this 20160805-172726_22hosta blossom?

In one fell swoop, one simple, raw, and natural image, the testimony of Scripture is of both the tender fragility and unspeakable beauty of human life.

** “My Worth Is Not In What I Own”, by Keith and Kristyn Getty and Graham Kendrick

 

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Gallery Featured Photos

I think I have figured out how to do this. At least, to get a gallery of images to appear on a page. I would love it if I could find a way to add a single image to a post.

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Photonic SmugMug Test Again

In trying to rebuild this web site, I am researching ways to link my SmugMug photo gallery to WordPress. I’ve had a really tough time getting this to work, but now at least have some images showing here. I think I will leave this up for the time being, so I can see what I did, but will probably take it down eventually.

 

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Dead on Arrival

My whole blog and web site died the other day. One day it was working fine, the next, nothing. Couldn’t even get a back up to work.

So I’m taking it as a sign. It means one of three things:

  1. It’s time to change hosting providers. But that’s way too much work and hassle and expense for many reasons.
  2. It’s time to abandon all thought of writing/blogging. But I can’t yet bring myself to do that.
  3. It’s time to start fresh and clean. So here I am. The old stuff is gone. Even if there was value there – and conceivably it could one day be recovered, in theory – it might as well be compost on the forest floor at the moment.

So this is my first post on the re-created blog. Brilliant, I know. But I have to start somewhere. And it’s kind of interesting to see again what a clean install of WordPress looks like.

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