A Savage World…


Generations gather around the political arena to only view a savage world within. Men, women and children are no longer safe. The unknown savage who wears a mask lurks among us, as we unknowingly walk among them. Savage. A word we choose not to identify with. But in this world of prejudice, injustice and lack of love, we must acknowledge it for what it is. Savage.

Really? Is that what this world has become?  Or is that what the media portrays more often than not?

God created the world. Within this world, He created mankind. Mankind was given this thing called “free-will.” This thing called free-will has given us the power of choice. With that power of choice comes a responsibility to choose right from wrong. When the choice is wrong, most likely…sin occurs. When sin occurs, there are consequences. Consequences in which the just and unjust may be effected.

We live in an imperfect world. Sometimes, a savage world. But God is not the source of the savage. But rather, He is the answer.

Generations gather around the political arena to only view a savage world within. Men, women and children are no longer safe. The unknown savage who wears a mask lurks among us, as we unknowingly walk among them. Savage. A word we choose not to identify with. But in this world of prejudice, injustice and lack of love, we must acknowledge it for what it is. Savage.

Really? Is that what this world has become?  Or is that what the media portrays more often than not?

Despite God’s desire for us…Despite God’s desire for the world…humans have chosen to sin since the very beginning. The world today is the same as before. Sin is sin. Evil is evil. Life on earth is what we make it.

So, let me state the obvious. Evil exists. Let’s acknowledge it. Let’s admit it. Let’s pray about it.  But, let’s not dwell on it.

Yes, evil exists but so does God. God did not create evil but yet, He does not prevent it, either. Have you ever wondered what the world would be like if we had no evil, no sin? I have. It could paint a pretty picture in our minds but what’s the point of that scenario? What could possibly be our purpose on earth if we were not given the privilege of free-will?

Savage as it may be, I am blessed to have the choice of free-will. I am hopeful to know that God is in control. I am appreciative of the reminder that He is not finished. I am optimistic in knowing that something better is yet to come. And, I am thankful that His love surrounds me.

2 Corinthians 4:16-18

Savage. A brokenness that God can heal… if we choose.

These photos were taken while traveling. The fence with the word “savage” is directly in front of the scenic view. I am not sure who wrote the word “savage” nor do I know why, but it was inspiring. The view may be untamed and savage, but hopeful and beautiful, just the same.

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the art of details


The details are not the design. They make the design. ~Charles Eames

Flower petals
sea shells
seashells
eye of a child
eye of a child

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Just Look Up


maybe God created those overcast days just so we will look up.

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WordPress Meet and Greet – All Bloggers Welcome


Well this is the third post I have done like this so far and I have seen some great connections. I’ll keep doing these off and on and I think they provide a great way for “active bloggers” to network. This post now has over 2,000 active bloggers waiting to connect in it. I encourage anyone looking for new blogs to view or people to converse with to browse through the comment section and network.

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It’s Monday… Don’t Forget To Be Awesome!


Never stop reaching for your dreams.

You are never too old, nor too young…

to accomplish great things.

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The Reality of Fear


It’s another Free Flow Friday. The Question is:

“What’s Your Biggest Fear?”

Please click the link below and share your thoughts on Free Flow Friday’s.

FREE FLOW FRIDAY: The Reality of FEAR

fear

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