Friday, December 5, 2014

Sunset - Skywatch Friday

From the rising of the sun unto the going down of the same the Lord's name is to be praised. --Psalm 113:3
Oh, How I love to put into verse and rhyme
Things that have been filling my mind:

A beautiful red, orange, and purple sky at night,
Fireflies twinkling, like stars in my sight,

My wonderful God, who made all these things,
And to whom His creatures sing,
The sun that shines off a window,
Turning it in color like gold from the mines.

Let God shine off the window of your heart.
Let Him place on your lips the beautiful phrase:
Not my will but Thine.
As I write these things,
With an open window before mine eyes,
I hear a bird fluttering in the trees.

I know that God made all these things,
and that to Him, the birds do sing!

I know too, that He wants me also,
To thank Him for filling my desires
And for giving me more than life requires.
"Let God Shine off the Window of Your Heart" © 2006 Bethany Carson
Linking with: Skywatch Friday

54 comments:

  1. A lovely poem and stunning sunsets!! That's a sweet little bird, but am unfamiliar with it. Do you know what it is? Have a great weekend Bethany :) Wendy x

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    1. Unfortunately, I'm not sure, Wendy. Have a great weekend as well!

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  2. Oh Bethany, what a glorious sight! God has given us so much beauty - thanks for sharing it in your photos. Happy weekend!

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  3. Wow, beautiful photos and very nice message to go with. Neat post!

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  4. Hi Bethany! Beautiful photos!

    Is that a butcher bird= Love it.

    Greetings, Phil

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    1. I don't think so, but I'm not sure what it is.

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  5. Gorgeous Bethany, just gorgeous!! It's so nice to see someone of your age, enjoying the simple and free, parts of nature and life!! Not many your age appreciate these beautiful things!!

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    1. I think appreciating the beauty God has given nature is often essential to maintaining a positive outlook on life. :)

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  6. Your poetry is lovely, Bethany! And so are your photos - such a wonderful sunset. I would also like to know what kind of bird that is. He's cute.

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  7. Such beautiful sunsets! Have a great weekend!

    Shantana

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  8. Such stunning colors in the sky. Lovely captures.

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  9. Stunning images of the sunset Bethany.
    Best regards, Irma

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  10. A-mazing poem and photos Bethany!

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  11. just lovely poem and photos too. Is there any snow at your place?

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  12. oh my goodness, Bethany! i read the first line of this poem and was immediately sucked in and taken away by the words. how beautiful! and the sunset, though. even though i've been photographing them fairly consistently for almost three years, they never ever cease to amaze me. and thumbs up for the midwest, the biggest and most open skies anywhere!

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  13. Lovely sky image and poem! Have a happy weekend!

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  14. How beautiful! Gorgeous colours! Have a lovely day!

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  15. That second photo is amazing. I'm not sure I've ever seen such a vibrant sky.

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  16. Those are some beautiful colors!

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  17. Beautiful photos and poem. I wish you a wonderful weekend!

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  18. Lovely picture and I enjoyed the poem too!

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  19. beautiful poem and images to go with it Bethany. Thanks so much for sharing.

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  20. Lovely poem and the photos are perfectly matched here! Wonderful post!

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  21. You are talented Bethany! I really enjoyed your photos and your poetry today.

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  22. Gorgeous skies! Enjoy your weekend!

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  23. Stunning...absolutely gorgeous Bethany.

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  24. What a glorious sunset! Your poem is beautiful. God has indeed created yet another beautiful sunset.

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  25. Beautiful poem and stunning photos! May God bless you today and always, dear girl!

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  26. What a gorgeous sunset - lovely. And a fun poem!

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  27. The writing and the pictures are beautiful!! And joyful.

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  28. Splendid picture. Love the Wind Turbines.

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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  29. Beautiful verse, poetry and photos! Often the sight and sounds of nature turn my thoughts towards our Creator!
    Advent Blessings,
    Aimee

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  30. This is just lovely, Bethany. Peaceful and joyful!

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  31. It looks like if I replied to every comment this time, it would just be a long line of thank yous! So I'll say it here: thank you all for the kind words!

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  32. Thank you Beth for your these photos! Your kind words always have been encouraging me. Have a good evening! x

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  33. Stunning sunsets, pretty bird, and lovely poetry!

    Lindy

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  34. if only we could all see life and creation and nature from God's perspective, many more voices would be heard singing praise. thanks for the pictures and words

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    1. Amen! There are so many things in life that I wish we could see from God's perspective; He is all-knowing and wise.

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