Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Romans 6:8

"If we died with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with Him."

It is not the external circumstances themselves that enable us to reproduce the pattern of His death, but our willingness to accept the circumstances for His sake.
It is loss to keep when God says give.

-Elisabeth Elliot

7 comments:

Rachel Marie said...

Oh, AMEN, a thousand times over!

Wow- that E.E. quote is so profound!!!

THANK YOU, Bethany, for sharing this inspiration! :)

abi said...

Wow! Thank you, Bethany for the encouragement...what a blessing! So simple, yet so profound. Oh, how I desire to give Him my ALL! I really miss you! Love and hugs! :)

Dustynne said...

Amen!

Jacob said...

This makes me think of Philippians 3, verse 7: "But what things were gain to me, those I counted loss for Christ." Paul knew that these things were just obstacles. He was counting them loss "for Christ," because he stood to gain the person of Christ-- the Ultimate Reward.

Jessica said...

Hey Bethany,

I come to your blog a LOT to read your interesting posts, and to see all the BEATIFUL picutres that you take. But today I have a question for you. It is a "photography" question, and you were the first person that I thought of, since you take sch wonderful pictures!! :)

So here is the question...

My camera has options where you can adjust aperture, shutter speed, exposure, ISO sensitivity, Exposure metering type, white balance, focus, etc... and while I can see a difference in these things, when I take a picture, I would like to understand "What" they actually mean and "how" they work. So I was wondering if you knew of any websites that explain this, or any books that are good about teaching all of these things to someone that loves to take pictures, but doesn't really know much about the camera itself!

I also just purchased a UV filter, FDL filter, Polarizer Filter, Telephoto Lens, and a wide angle lens. And while I bought them because they look neat, and I just KNOW they do something! LOL! I don't really know what they do, or when to use them!

So any help or advice you could give would be MUCH appreciated!!

Thanks,
Jessica

Goldfish said...

I'll be praying for you on Saturday, Bethany (and for your assistant ;)!

Gorgeous picture and wonderful quote, BTW!

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