Thursday, June 21, 2012

Peace and Freedom: Red, White, and Blue

The flag of the united states flying as old glory in might and majesty

What a lovely site. The international symbol of freedom. Many people have been liberated from the grasp of tyranny as this flag approached on the horizon. The Flag of the United States, Old Glory. We can only pray that this flag flies over the land of the free and the home of the brave for many years to come. We cannot allow myopic banter about lackluster political maneuvers tear us apart. We cannot let others set up false dichotomies to pit us against each other. Reach out to your neighbor and use your freedom to bless the lives of those around you. Rather than fight your brother in hopes they will change their hearts, reach out with love and the word of God, which has the power to soften the hearts of even the most stubborn. Others may use their freedom and power to obstruct justice or prosecute a vendetta, but if we use ours to bring good into the world the bad cannot prevail. 
Joshua Kirton
Other Flag Posts: The Smithsonian Castle and Daytona USA

Monday, June 11, 2012

Purple Flower Power: Natural Beauty at its Apex

Clematis jackmanii purple flower

Purple is the color of royalty and this flower is truly clad in regal glory. Size matters so little when your natural  beauty overshadows the greatest creations of man. This little purple flower in its delicate frailty has power to bring awe to the heart of man.
Clematis jackmanii
By Becca Kirton