Monday, November 08, 2010

How Newness Keeps Me Writing



"... so that just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glorious [power] of the Father, so we too might [habitually] live and behave in newness of life." ... Romans 6:4

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Now, you all know how I adore old-fashioned stuff. Practically my whole blog is dedicated to old-fashioned.

And yet, oh my, I do love the newness thing, too, as mentioned in the above verse. Newness of life! And the way God's mercies are new every morning.

That kind of new fascinates me. The God kind of newness keeps my blog going year after blogging year. Everyday is an opportunity to learn new ways to live and think and be, to find new methods for decorating, saving money and writing. New days in which to treat people better and to teach them what God's been teaching me.

"Behold, He makes all things new."

New, new, newness of life. Brand new. Every morning, afternoon, evening. Always, there's something new to write about--but only if I'm listening and keeping myself unstuck and my neck not twisting to the back, but rather, the front, so my eyes can look ahead and my ears can listen for what will be new tomorrow.





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"Guard your heart with all diligence for out of it flows the issues of Life." ... Proverbs 4:23



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I mentioned my grandfather yesterday on his 105th birthday and here is my favorite picture of him and my grandmother. I've shared it before, but well, I never tire of it:





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And I really love my autumnal photo at the top of this post. It seems to be moving (yes, it was taken from our moving car) and the tree on the right is raising his arm, as though he's trying to speak. It's like a frame from Disney's Fantasia, or something. Well, to me it's like that. Enlarge it and see what you think. :)

5 comments:

Kim said...

I think the tree (maybe it's an Ent!) is waving at the cars passing by, taking pictures of his (and his friends') beautiful fall coats.

Debra said...

Kim--I love that perspective. Thanks! Blessings, Debra

Anonymous said...

As soon as I saw that photo today, I thought,"That looks like a "'tree person'"! What a great tree. What a great photo!
nancyr

Odie Langley said...

I am forever finding newness in your blogs and constantly learning something that helps me in my walk through this life. How refreshing your blogs are.
Odie

Anonymous said...

Yes, that tree is definitely waving, how fun! And I could see it has a long pointy nose too.
Smiles, Barbara