As I listened to the speakers at the High School graduation ceremony last night, I could not help but notice he colorful stage lights above. We are only as beautiful as the light source, yet we only reflect a small part of it.
The school is out! The lack of students’ chatter in the classroom is deafening! The classrooms are rearranged to be painted by volunteers. This is a 3-frame HDR shot. It looks much better than real life.
The volunteers showed up the next day. Here’s a shot after I told them to, “Pose, yet make it look like you are working.” :)
Our surroundings speak to us constantly. We just need to focus and listen.
I have driven/jogged by this colorful Palestinian themed stairway in Bethlehem, not too far from the Church of Nativity, dozens of times. I never noticed that it has 51 stairs, the same number as my age!
It inspired me to look up and meditate on John 1:51 – “Very truly I tell you,you will see heaven open, and the angels of God ascending and descending on the Son of Man.”
Wow! It’s all about prayer, which I have not done much lately. It could be coincidence or a result of subconscious logic, but it really doesn’t matter. I listened and I shall pray with more intensity.
It took a few days, but the “new” chicken coop is complete! More than 50% materials were salvaged from the dumpster across the street, because like many other things, you gotta do what you gotta do with whatever you have. The chicken run was not in the original plan, but one of the chicks got snatched by a cat, so I had no choice but to add it as well.