September 21, 2015

Bethany




Trust in the Lord with all your heart 
and lean not on your own understanding.
In all your ways acknowledge Him
and He will direct your paths.
Proverbs 3:5-6


Bethany, I can see why that's a favorite verse!
And how fitting :>)


Before I go on, I MUST say,
the morning of this photoshoot had the
most.amazing.light.EVER.



Luminescent light of sunrise
and
morning mist.


The makings of a fairy castle tale...


...also fitting for the daughter of a King :>)
And that is who she is.


Open up the Storybook...


The King's daughter has clothed herself with
the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit
- which is precious in his Majesty's sight.







She knows she is dearly loved by her Father...


She trusts Him as He leads her,
and He gives her times of rest beside quiet waters in life.


Amazing love, how can it be?

Swirling musical strains proclaiming her Father's love
flow gratefully from her heart.


The sun comes up
It's a new day dawning
It's time to sing Your song again
Whatever may pass
And whatever lies before me
Let me be singing
When the evening comes...


You're rich in love
And You're slow to anger
Your name is great
And Your heart is kind
For all Your goodness
I will keep on singing
Ten thousand reasons
For my heart to find


She was given a mission of mercy by the King and sent to a faraway land.
And although she and her Kingly Father may be worlds apart,
they are close in Spirit.


God's not dead; He's surely alive.
He's living on the inside roaring like a lion...




Emotions and songs are bosom friends.Withdraw from the garden for a moment to observe Bethany's other playful emotions.


The King's Psalms are songs... and those lyrics recorded in the King's Book are said to be a map of the human soul. His people will find all of their emotions penned there, from the highest to the low. 

Someday she shall see her King face to face...


Surrounded by your glory 
What will my heart feel? 
Will I dance for your Jesus 
Or in awe of you be still? 
Will I stand in your presence 
Or to my knees will I fall? 
Will I sing hallelujah 
Will I be able to speak at all? 
I can only imagine! 





 Escorting you back...




Now, although she is a dearly loved King's child,
do not think that Bethany's paths given for her to travel and explore have led to life's ease.





Dragons have waylaid her paths,
and the battles have been fierce and wearying.





Yet, strongly the King's spirit in her roars like that lion:
"Shall I accept good from God, and not trouble?”




Both pleasant paths and the thorny thickets have plunged her into the songs of her King...




In them she discovers and embraces those hidden depths and heights written there...




These ancient Words and new songs are growing her into the beautiful Daughter...




and strong Warrior that she is.




She is so loved... and




Brave.



THE END

♦♦♦♦


This concludes the last post of my clicksandkeys journal!
Given the castle, the mist, the sunrise...
it made a good storybook ending.

Who knew there IS more than corn in Indiana?
Yes, this took place in Indiana...
as only Mr. Hamstra can transform the Midwest farmland.
We are so grateful for his kindness to photoshoot at his home.


Thank you, all, for your help, patience, advice, and encouragement along my way!
Couldn't have made it without you
(and a few brownie-bribes).

Thank you, Roger, for your gifts to me 
- both your love and my camera, in this case -
and also for accepting my quirkiness :>)
Hugs!

Should the King have another path for me to journal,
I shall add a link here to find me.

It is my joy to honor You, Lord.


September 19, 2015

Friends Are Friends Forever...

Aw, man.  I'm missing the fun Buiter family!  *sniff!

 So many beautiful smiles in one place...







Hi, Kate!
I always enjoyed catching up with your school news!





Hi, everyone!
Not only do I miss all your faces...
I miss Rob's Cobs!





By the way, your color selections are stunning...




And friends are friends forever
If the Lord's the Lord of them ...





And friends will not say never
'Cause the welcome will not end ...








Buwahaha!  
Perfect!


These just make me so happy....




Hey, Rob!
I could use some chicken encouragement... :>)








Just beautiful.






Hi, Leanna!
Keep nurturing your musical gift from the Lord!
I think we should try a Skype improv session.
Really :>)




Hi, Megan!
I miss your smile and fun stories.
Hoping your enjoying your college adventure -
it's fun seeing Facebook updates :>) 




Hi, Renae!
I've always admired your fun adventures.
I was hoping to take some epic cattle photos with you :>)
Maybe you can still pull that off!

p.s.  I absolutely love the free spirit of this photo...




Madelyn...
Where did you go???
I'd love to hear about your sports activities...
and when you will sneak in a few minutes for playing piano :>)




Hi, Wendy!
Ugh.  We need to catch up with each other soon.
I miss your friendship!








Epic beauty.



Or in full color...
still epic.












Though it's hard to let you go
In the Father's hands we know ...


That a lifetime's not too long
To live as friends.


God bless and keep my friends!