Saturday, January 30, 2010

Water


Hello again...looks like I'm becoming a better blogger after all!

I'm back in the swing with Carly's Round Robin Challenge, and the theme this time is "Water".

The first 2 shots were taken in Watkin Glens, NY (Finger Lakes Region). What an incredibly beautiful area...with loads of wineries nearby too..tee hee!

The last one I took after walking down my street to a small bridge overlooking the River. I just loved the sunset's reflection in the water....made me say "Ahhhhh".

To see the other entries, go see Carly's site over yonder!































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29 comments:

Linda said...

Wow, I want to go visit that area the first 2 photos are taken--so pretty. Great job.

Cindy said...

Ah, I was just going to say I would love to go to Watkins Glens, too! It looks beautiful Nance! Seeing the sunset reflected on water must be lovely. :) Miss you!!! xo Phin

Jimmy's Journal said...

I love those shots...gonna borrow 'em (with due credit, of course)

Jimmy

Carly said...

Hi Nancy

Goodness, I have missed you! Great photographs. I especially loved the bottom one. It's just wonderful! Thanks for joining us!

-Carly

sunflowerkat321 said...

All are beautiful Nance...

I think you've got a bunch of us yearning to go to Watkins Glen.

Love you!

madcobug said...

Those are beautiful Nancy. Helen

Martha@Menagerie said...

Monday photo shoot and round robin all in one week? ::thud:: that was me passing out on the floor ;-)

Beautiful shots Nance! Glad you are back to blogging a bit more.

Suzanne R said...

What a beautiful place Watkins Glen is! I will join the others if they come to see it. Nice photos, all of them.

Karen Funk Blocher said...

Watkins Glen! I remember Watkins Glen. Wonderful place! I haven;t been there since I was about seven years old. I remember walking behind little cascades, and a red rubber ball going around and around a whirlpool, popping out and doing it all over again. I love your two pics of it, especially clicking to see them full size. Cool third pic, too!

Jama said...

wow! awesome waterfall!

MariesImages said...

Beautiful shots Nancy!

ellen b. said...

Oh these are beautiful shots. Looks like a great place to visit...

Blasé said...

I agree with whatever everyone else said...

Gattina said...

That looks very wild ! Beautiful !

comfycook said...

I am glad I found your blog. Those photos are interesting. I know nothing about photography other than I like it or I don't and I do like yours.

Rita said...

Nancy, I will have to add Watkin Glen to my list of places to visit. I could easily spend a day sitting in that first picture.

Thanks for the visit my way and for joining my humble blog.

I have spent a pleasant quarter hour this AM browsing your archives and I will be back again to see what is happening in your world.

Rita Aka Cashjocky

daveg4g said...

WHAT MUST I DO TO BE SAVED?

27 When the jailer woke up and saw the prison doors wide open, he drew (his) sword and was about to kill himself, thinking that the prisoners had escaped.

28 But Paul shouted out in a loud voice, "Do no harm to yourself; we are all here."

29 He asked for a light and rushed in and, trembling with fear, he fell down before Paul and Silas.

30 Then he brought them out and said, "Sirs, what must I do to be saved?"

31 And they said, "Believe in the Lord Jesus and you and your household will be saved."

32 So they spoke the word of the Lord to him and to everyone in his house.

33 He took them in at that hour of the night and bathed their wounds; then he and all his family were baptized at once. (Acts 16: 27 – 33)

Anonymous said...

The truths that have to do with God and the relations between God and men completely surpass the sensible order and demand self-surrender and self-abnegation in order to be put into practice and to influence practical life.

Now the human intellect, in gaining the knowledge of such truths is hampered both by the activity of the senses and the imagination, and by evil passions arising from original sin.

Hence men easily persuade themselves in such matters that what they do not wish to believe is false or at least doubtful.

Read more…

Tortoise said...

But I Cannot Find that in the Bible!

One of the many false charges made against the Catholic Church:

False charge #1. "The Catholic Church and / or the Pope is the 'Whore of Babylon.'

Many non-Catholic books have been written 'proving' that this is what the Bible 'clearly' says!"

Answer to false charge #1. Proving??? Clearly??? I have now donned my Sola Scriptura glasses for a reply using Sola Scriptura believers non-Catholic rules, and first of all, I cannot find the phrase 'whore of Babylon' in the Bible.

Not only that but I cannot find a single reference that says 'Catholic Church' or the word 'Pope' to connect to the non-existent 'whore of Babylon'.

This is irrefutable proof that non-Catholics have a double standard (doublethink*).

When Catholic's make a statement, they are greeted with Sola Scriptura, and nothing else.

End of conversation. However, when non-Catholics make a charge against the Catholic Church like this one, there is no such thing as Sola Scriptura.

They pull these charges out of thin air with not a single thread of proof.

Hypocrisy???

Answers anyone???

7 Make no mistake: God is not mocked, for a person will reap only what he sows,
8 because the one who sows for his flesh will reap corruption from the flesh, but the one who sows for the spirit will reap eternal life from the spirit. (Galatians 6: 7-8)

*Doublethink...! You cannot have it both ways, but some non-Catholic Sola Scriptura believers sure do try.

p160 said...

WHAT YOU MUST DO TO BE SAVED

Best of all, the promise of eternal life is a gift, freely offered to us by God (CCC 1727).

The Catholic Church teaches what the apostles taught and what the Bible teaches: We are saved by grace alone, but not by faith alone (which is what "Bible Christians" teach; see James. 2:24).

When we come to God and are justified (that is, enter a right relationship with God), nothing preceding justification, whether faith or good works, earns grace. But then God plants his love in our hearts, and we should live out our faith by doing acts of love (Gal. 6:2).

Even though only God’s grace enables us to love others, these acts of love please him, and he promises to reward them with eternal life (Rom. 2:6–7, Gal. 6:6–10).

Thus good works are meritorious. When we first come to God in faith, we have nothing in our hands to offer him.

Then he gives us grace to obey his commandments in love, and he rewards us with salvation when we offer these acts of love back to him (Rom. 2:6–11, Gal. 6:6–10, Matt. 25:34–40).

15 Nor do they light a lamp and then put it under a bushel basket; it is set on a lampstand, where it gives light to all in the house.

16 Just so, your light must shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your heavenly Father. (Matthew 5: 15-16)

Jesus said it is not enough to have faith in him; we also must obey his commandments. "Why do you call me ‘Lord, Lord,’ but do not do the things I command?" (Luke 6:46, Matt. 7:21–23, 19:16–21).

We do not "earn" our salvation through good works (Eph. 2:8–9, Rom. 9:16), but our faith in Christ puts us in a special grace-filled relationship with God so that our obedience and love, combined with our faith, will be rewarded with eternal life (Rom. 2:7, Gal. 6:8–9).

Paul said, "God is the one who, for his good purpose, works in you both to desire and to work" (Phil. 2:13).

John explained that "the way we may be sure that we know him is to keep his commandments. Whoever says, ‘I know him,’ but does not keep his commandments is a liar, and the truth is not in him" (1 John 2:3–4, 3:19–24, 5:3–4).

Since no gift can be forced on the recipient—gifts always can be rejected—even after we become justified, we can throw away the gift of salvation.

We throw it away through grave (mortal) sin (John 15:5–6, Rom. 11:22–23, 1 Cor. 15:1–2; CCC 1854–1863). Paul tells us, "The wages of sin is death" (Rom. 6:23).

Read his letters and see how often Paul warned Christians against sin! He would not have felt compelled to do so if their sins could not exclude them from heaven (see, for example, 1 Cor. 6:9–10, Gal. 5:19–21).

Paul reminded the Christians in Rome that God "will repay everyone according to his works: eternal life for those who seek glory, honor, and immortality through perseverance in good works, but wrath and fury to those who selfishly disobey the truth and obey wickedness" (Rom. 2:6–8).

Sins are nothing but evil works (CCC 1849–1850). We can avoid sins by habitually performing good works.

Every saint has known that the best way to keep free from sins is to embrace regular prayer, the sacraments (the Eucharist first of all), and charitable acts.

Anonymous said...

PSALM 23

1 The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not be in want.

2 He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters,

3 he restores my soul. He guides me in paths of righteousness for his name's sake.

4 Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff,
they comfort me.

5 You prepare a table before me
in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows.

6 Surely goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life,
and I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever.

Anonymous said...

LIVING WATER
7 A woman of Samaria came to draw water. Jesus said to her, "Give me a drink."

8 His disciples had gone into the town to buy food.

9 The Samaritan woman said to him, "How can you, a Jew, ask me, a Samaritan woman, for a drink?" (For Jews use nothing in common with Samaritans.)

10 Jesus answered and said to her, "If you knew the gift of God and who is saying to you, 'Give me a drink,' you would have asked him and he would have given you living water."

11 (The woman) said to him, "Sir, you do not even have a bucket and the cistern is deep; where then can you get this living water?

12 Are you greater than our father Jacob, who gave us this cistern and drank from it himself with his children and his flocks?"

13 Jesus answered and said to her, "Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again;

14 but whoever drinks the water I shall give will never thirst; the water I shall give will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life."


15 The woman said to him, "Sir, give me this water, so that I may not be thirsty or have to keep coming here to draw water."
(John 4: 7 – 15)

mg159 said...

What is required in order to have Jesus ABIDE in us and we in Him?

Can we do it:
1. By accepting Him as our our own personal Lord and Savior ?
No. Where does the Bible say that?

2. By the grace of GOD only? Sola Gracias?
No. Where does the Bible say that?

3. By faith in GOD alone? Sola Fides?
No. Where does the Bible say that?

It is simple common sense that since He commanded that we must do something, then doesn't it stand to reason that He would also tell us how to do it?

Jesus was very clear in what we must do in order to have Him ABIDE in us and we in Him.

Jesus left this command for us in John 6:53-57:

53 "Truly, truly, I say to you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of man and drink his blood, you have no life in you (the taken away branch);

54 he who eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I will raise him up at the last day. 55 For my flesh is food indeed, and my blood is drink indeed.

56 HE WHO EATS MY FLESH AND DRINKS MY BLOOD ABIDES IN ME, AND I IN HIM.

57 As the living Father sent me, and I live because of the Father, so he who eats me will live because of me."

mtrib2 said...

Beautiful photos since the last visit I made. Is someone trying to flood your blog with holywater at the comment section? I just thought I would make a humorous observation. mark/salty

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Toon said...

Cool! The shots look as if you stepped inside a dream to get them.


Russ

nancy said...

Hi NANCY, I haven't been to your blog in a long while. I love all your entries. The memory is a great challenge. I got something to show,but now I have to hold off a few days. I have been to Watkins Glens several times. Yes indeed love the wine trails and the NY wineries. I just added as followers. PS you know me through D"S designs-my sister.Take care. ♥Nancy

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