A picture is able to show others ones point of view. The photo itself does the work for you. One does not need to describe what one saw. Readers could join the journey through the photos. The writer doesn’t have to work as hard describing the environment, people, and emotion for the reader. When the description is replaced with a picture as viewed above. Photography is an art.
There are stories from the past that are mention about art that I could think of in
Exodus 31: 1-11 ESV “The Lord said to Moses, “See, I have called by name Bezalel the son of Uri, son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah, and I have filled him with the Spirit of God, with ability and intelligence, with knowledge and all craftsmanship, to devise artistic designs, to work in gold, silver, and bronze, in cutting stones for setting, and in carving wood, to work in every craft. And behold, I have appointed with him Oholiab, the son of Ahisamach, of the tribe of Dan. And I have given to all able men ability, that they may make all that I have commanded you: the tent of meeting, and the ark of the testimony, and the mercy seat that is on it, and all the furnishings of the tent, the table and its utensils, and the pure lampstand with all its utensils, and the altar of incense, and the altar of burnt offering with all its utensils, and the basin and its stand, and the finely worked garments, the holy garments for Aaron the priest and the garments of his sons, for their service as priests, and the anointing oil and the fragrant incense for the Holy Place. According to all that I have commanded you, they shall do.””
Not only art yet a responsibility these artists had. So should be artistic, creative, well executed, and well crafted. What I’m trying to say nothing comes easy it’s hard work. There’s a greek phrase Kalepa ta kala which means that beauty is harsh translation things are not beautiful without difficulty.
Photography is a art that expressing feelings, thoughts, and observations. It impacts our world, and even into the deepest part of our existence. So in the end I thank God for being our ultimate source and putting in the hearts of man to create beautiful things.
Significant ministry flows out of significant relationships. The discussion in the class was on the grace of God. Hope this is helpful as it was for me.
The life transforming gift of God that will keep you and sustain you.
• Justice– Getting what one deserves.
• Mercy– Not getting what one deserve.
• Grace– Is getting what one doesn’t deserve.
What are you Grace to do?
-Pastor Bruce Monk
The teaching on grace was
Who are you?
What do you do?
Who do you do it for?
Thanking and Praying for John Sparrow for taking the time to share on God’s gift of Grace.
“But by the grace of God I am what I am, and his grace toward me was not in vain. On the contrary, I worked harder than any of them, though it was not I, but the grace of God that is with me.”
1 Corinthians 15:10 ESV
March 2017 Its the last week for students before they graduate. Students arrived in LAX from Greece safely. Students are recovering from their jet lag. If you like to read a little more about students outreach click on the link.
At this moment I ask you to join our team in prayer for these students as they’ve gone through much change. That students may rest and adjust to the time here in California. As they prepare to go into another chapter in their lives.
Team and I had a chance to fellowship with local high school and middle school youth.
I’m perplexed! There is nothing I could do or say that could express how deep God love is. He’s given me opportunity to work with YWAM Pismo Beach. I’m deeply grateful for your contributions. I would not be here if it wasn’t for you. He’s such a great God that he speaks to us in vision, dreams and through a burning bush.
“And the angel of the Lord appeared to him in a flame of fire out of the midst of a bush. He looked, and behold, the bush was burning, yet it was not consumed.”
Exodus 3:2 ESV
YWAM Pismo Beach 2017 Graduates
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I don’t learn, no I don’t learn cause of pride. That is one thing I have to improve on and understand to walk in humility. Arrogance is like a thief at night that robs you from learning. I don’t want to become an unteachable man. I’ve lost this battle and in addition to it I must write a three page paper. “ignorant pride I am superior to you highly/lowly pride I don’t count you do have worth. Don’t think highly or lowly. Humility is a correct assessment (truth).” “help me out, don’t let me down I could learn from you, I could learn from you.”
Improve my listening, if I was sitting attentively I would not be in this situation. Comprehend what the message is first then wait till the message has come across and the person is finished talking. Once the person is finish, I have the ok to respond. This is one habit I know I have to work on. Not to cut people off while they are talking. Its not that my opinion is more important then what they might be saying, I just don’t want to lose my thought. However it is disrespectful when I talk over some one. This is something that has been brought to my attention many times. To write down my thought and comment back once that opportunity is open. Im not saying not to talk. Im saying to talk when it is my time to talk.
I am grateful that I am still here in YWAM. One thing that I’m grateful is confessing that I’m not so great with boundaries. Boundaries is something I to have to work on. Now that I know about boundaries I must apply it in to my life. Example respecting others when I speak, think, or act? Am I being loving or selfish. Im not saying dong it once makes me an expert. Yet put into use in my daily life. I must not waste my words, just say ok im wrong. I believe there is a time to pick up the white flag and surrender. Know that I been wrong, allow another to teach me. In this case I Mr. Rodriugez give consent unto instructor to teach me in what I must learn and I am willing to submit to his teaching.
Ive become aware that I could become dubious at times. This is not a good thing. The definition of Dubious, wavering or hesitating in opinion, inclined to doubt. That sums up the word, now who want to be around some one that is not completely honest, safe, or reliable. I no for sure I don’t. so what I could do is the opposite. Put it in to practice and be honest, reliable, and show others that I am trustworthy. I will also say the cause for me still being here is the tribe of believers. Granting leaders to educate myself not just letting any one show, yet those who are mature in the faith. That I may be wise and able to spot them.
I found out I enjoy working for people who I believe what they believe. Show up and feel apart of something bigger then yourself. One could go much further if we go as a team then on my own. Education is the most powerful weapon you can use to change the world. Since one of my strengths is learner I enjoy focusing on the technical skill, which is why I’m here and now that I could always grow.
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