Tuesday, November 22, 2011

More from the Cold North...

Life has been a crazy mess these past few days. Some good. Some sad - but mostly just busy. As I posted last week - the hubs and I took a much needed vacation to Vancouver, BC (which now feels like a distant memory) and part of that time was spent at the aquarium.... looking at butterflies. (I know. It doesn't make sense to me either)

I have a confession to make. I like butterflies just fine. But moths? Those guys are right up there on my list with spiders. Maybe even a little higher to be honest... I just think of it like a spider - who can fly. Nobody wants that.

All that aside - God has created some pretty terrific creatures (even the moth has it's beauty)

But I feel like I would be missing a significant part of the picture if I didn't also show that it's not like what you see on TV. You aren't just one day a mess and the next day perfection. It's a process of molding and making and shaping and growing and sometimes your in a dark place - one you feel like has made you completely alone. You might as well wrap yourself up and hide yourself from the world...

But this is a time in which God's plans - his handiwork - is working more fervently than any other. When you feel like God is furthest from you - that's when he's doing a work that is unimaginable. 

To come out of this darkness with a beauty that is incomparable - well, its incomprehensible. 

But it happens every time. Without fail. 

Also linking up with "Growing Up Gardner"... I couldn't be more thankful for the process mentioned above.


  1. The one looks like what we call a "Buckeye" butterfly as the big eye looks like a nut called a buckeye.

  2. It does happen every time! Such a wonderful post! HIS beauty always amazes me. I love these photos. Beautiful!

  3. gorgeous! what camera do you use?

  4. Wow, beautiful images, Christina!

  5. Lovely photos! And what an awesome way to illustrate how God works in our lives!

  6. So many beautiful shots and I love the message as well! That last shot is just lovely, by the way. What are those?
    Thanks for joining us in the Shades of Autumn Photo Challenge. I'm following you now via GFC. Don't forget to share your favorite autumn photos with us during Friday's finale. We've got amazing prizes up for grabs! Have a great day. :)

  7. Love the metaphor. And your photos, of course.

    I have to say, too, that butterflies and moths really creep me out. I always jump a mile when one flies near my face. My kids totally make fun of me.


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