Monday, January 4, 2010


It was 6 degrees Fahrenheit, and I was snuggled under the covers when Verne entered the room and said, "Grab your camera and come outside." It looked like someone had sprinkled glitter everywhere, and truly was beautiful. I doubted that I would be able to capture it with my camera, though.

When I came back into the house, I deleted almost all of the photos that I had taken. Nothing looked as special as it had outside. Just as I went to delete the last few photos, I noticed that I had captured some of the sparkle in an unexpected way. Bokeh! You have to look past what's in focus to see the beauty.

Isn't that just like real life? Sometimes we're in the thick of things and can't see what lies ahead clearly.

It reminds me that God is in control.

For I know the thoughts that I think toward you says the LORD, thoughts of peace and not of evil to give you a future and a hope.

Jeremiah 29:11

It may take awhile for us to find it, but the beauty is there. Trust in Him.


Susan said...


Becky K. said...

Very true and very pretty.

Danielle said...

Wow! How neat!

Mrs.Rabe said...

A really neat analogy, Tracy. So, so true!

randi said...

Lovely post. Thanks for sharing!


willowcaroline said...

What a wonderful message, and also what lovely photos.. thanks!

Amanda said...

That's beautiful Tracy.

MrsKassandra said...

Such beautiful pictures,and so true!

shelia said...

simply lovely!