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Friday, October 19, 2012

Behold the Glory


Five Minute Friday

      1.    Write for 5 minutes flat – no editing, no over thinking, no backtracking.
2. Link back here and invite others to join in.
3.
 And then absolutely, no ifs, ands or buts about it, you need to visit the person who linked up before you & encourage them in their comments. Seriously. That is, like, the rule. And the fun. And the heart of this community..
Oh and Ahem, if you would take pity and turn off comment verification, it would make leaving some love on your post that much easier for folks! – Lisa Jo
I’ve been hanging out with some absolutely FAB ladies on Twitter for the couple hours before this went up.  I can’t tell you how fun and encouraging they are to me.  But next week it all changes.  The tiny photos and 140 characters will take on flesh and blood as we do this thing live from the Alume conference
Unfortunately, not everyone will be attending, but they will join us online and in our fellowship of words that is our #FMFParty!
Here we go!  Set your timers and write on:LOOK

All around me as I drive I see it.
The glory, the splendor.
This is no simple rainbow of red, orange, yellow, green and blue.
This is the wildness of russet, magenta, amber, cerulean, celadon!
The very image of beauty and wonder that comes from dying. Dying to self, dying for others.
What glory of God is shown to me when the light filters through and illuminates the spectacle of the foliage!  What a gift and blessing to have sight to enjoy it.  To breathe it in.
Before long it will be gone and there will be nothing.  But now, now I am reminded that a passing away from life to death to new life is the miracle and purpose of this world.  I breathe it in and it fills me. Then I can breathe out with confidence in what is to come.

40 comments:

  1. So beautifully written. "I can breathe out with confidence in what is to come"...yes. This. Thank you :)

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    1. Just #1 everywhere aren't you? :) Thanks!

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  2. You are right. Being able to look, to see, all of it is such a blessing. I am grateful I read your words before going to sleep. My dreams are bound to be so colorful now!

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    1. I hope you had beautiful, colorful dreams. What a nice ting to say. I appreciate it.

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  3. So blessed by what you see (and how you see). God's glory is displayed everywhere... including your words. :)

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    1. Thank you, I am truly humbled by your comment.

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  4. Such beauty in your words tonight friend. Thanks so much for sharing them. Blessings!

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    1. Thank you and many blessings to you, friend!

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  5. What a beautiful description of His glorious splendor!

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    1. Thank you, but it pales in comparison to the reality. Sometimes words just fail.

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  6. "The very image of beauty and wonder that comes from dying. Dying to self, dying for others" i love this. there is beauty and wonder that comes from dying to self. There are times I need to learn this daily. But so true. Thank you for a wonderful image and reminder.

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    1. Always I need to learn this daily. Thank you for your comment.

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  7. Yes this--->now I am reminded that a passing away from life to death to new life is the miracle and purpose.

    We enjoy the beauty and the love spelled out in nature but we long for home.

    Can't wait to meet you. Seriously, want to hug you and I'm not really a hugger. That says something!

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    1. If just seeing your name brings a smile, what will seeing YOU do? Can't wait to find out!

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  8. Love, love, love this --> "The very image of beauty and wonder that comes from dying. Dying to self, dying for others."
    What incredible imagery!!
    Not too long now... Allume:)

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    1. Thanks for the compliment. Just a few days, my friend!!

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  9. Looking around us and taking time to really see it, take it all in, it's so important! Happy Friday! Less than a week to Allume! Can you believe it! Hope to get a chance to meet you!

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    1. Oh, I hope so too. I'm so looking forward to the drive up. I'm hoping that I will get to see even more of this gorgeousness.

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  10. Breath out with confidence what is to come! Love. Be blessed:)

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    1. Thank you for coming by again. I appreciate it. :)

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  12. This time of year is just breathtaking...beautiful uplifting words...blessings~

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    1. Don't you just love it. I'm a very visual person and my eyes just go crazy with the color and light.

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  13. Amy!!!! And you thought you weren't a writer?!!! Oh, my friend! What a beautiful way to look at the world- this perspective and reminder is one that will stay with me. Thank you!!!

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    1. Becky, your encouragement means the world to me. I imagine that it is abolute breathtaking in your neck of the woods right now. Thank you for your words.

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  14. Such beautiful prose ... So much to reflect on... Have a wonderful time next week. I'll "see" you via twitter. Have a fabulous day :)

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  15. Ah, thank you for this today, Amy. I revel in your beautiful perspective. You make me feel a little braver that while I'm in a fall season, a season of dying, it won't always be this way--God will bring spring again. I breathe in and out your words. Blessings. {Dropped by from FMF}

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    1. Thank you for coming by. I so appreciate your kind words. I'm humbled that you feel braver because of these words of mine. I hope tht whatever season you are in that you will always see th life that God brings. That is truly our hope.

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  16. Beautiful pictures and words!!! <3

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  17. I am always in awe when I look at the beauty of nature.

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    1. It's amazing what is put on display for us if we just stop and look. Thanks for coming by.

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  18. Absolutely beautiful, Amy--I LOVE your writing! Excited for you that you get to go to Allume and can't wait to hear all about it! =) And wow...look at you, you were way at the top #4 for this weeks FMF; I have yet to write so soon after prompt, but maybe one of these days... ;) Thanks for sharing so beautifully from your heart.

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    1. Rachel, thanks so much for your words. I'm so high up because I decided to stay up late with the girls and play. :)

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  19. what lovely layers in your writing, Amy...I won't be at Allume but I pray that God blesses you with His presence and joy when you attend...Nice to meet you :)

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    1. Thank you so much. So nice to meet you, too.

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