When I got my Canon 20D camera, my apartment complex fence seemed a logical beginning for my new photography hobby. After chasing the hummingbird for quite a span, I decided to set up a tripod and wait. An interminable hour later the elusive creature chose to extract the nectar from the flower I was focused on!

The lesson is to focus on the flower and what we’re chasing will come into focus at the right time.

This shot was taken in 2002.

Let Your Confinement Refine, Not Define You!

In light of the current Covid 19 Shelter in Place…

I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation… I can do all this through him who gives me strength. Philippians 4:12-13

Was it better walled in comfort’s womb?
      Wrapped so warmly there, a hopeful tomb?
Waiting, workless, fed by unseen hands,
      Placed so timely by the Master’s plans.
Moses’ desert bush by flaming words,
      Set his heart aglow, for he had heard.
Jacob’s wrestling angel in his night,
      Timely set his soul to promise’ flight.
Job confused by paradox’s pain did sigh,
      Accuser’s friends of comfort wondered why.
Righteous pawn of God’s omniscient plan,
      Rose again, a broken, honest man.
Or was caterpillar’s time on wonder’s stage,
      Held and loved by children—with no cage,
Better than the painful process plan,
      Masterminded by the Maker’s hand?
Yours the choice to stay just where you are,
      Caterpillar dazed, caught in a jar;
Or confined to hope’s now dark cocoon,
      Trusting that your time is coming soon.

      Die caterpillar…
      Sigh cocoon…
      Fly wondrous wings!

Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will. Romans 12:2

Butterfly Wishes