365 Creativity Project–Day Nine

Today’s entry is a poem on a subject very dear to me:

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A few pictures from my mile walk with Hope:

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 A plant green despite Winter.

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These were experimental shots of our shadows.

Mom and I are doing Read The Bible For Life every day, and we are working our way through Genesis. Mom commented today that she did not realize how much violence and immorality went on in biblical times. She has read the Bible through before, but she read the King James Version and the stories did not communicate to her as clearly. We discussed how everything we experience in our society today was present in olden times. Technology has changed, but people are much the same as ever. The same challenges to faith and belief we face today were there for people of the past. We can learn from their examples.

Today, many sites on the internet went black to protest SOPA and PIPA, which are bills under consideration by government here in the United States. These two pieces of legislation have the potential to bring widespread censorship to the internet. I encourage you to let your representatives know that you want the internet to remain a free place for the exchange of information. Tell them you do not agree with SOPA and PIPA.

I talked to Alex, my son, for almost an hour this morning. It was wonderful hearing his voice. He is currently training in Hawaii and will be going to California before returning to his station in Okinawa, Japan. He seemed very upbeat and our conversation was enjoyable.

I hope there is peace and love wherever you are. May you be inspired to create some beauty in the world today.

Always,
Jo Ann

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  1. #1 by Anita Archer on January 18, 2012 - 11:31 pm

    I really like the poem, JoAnn. Very profound. I like the shadow pics, too. Hope has no idea what you are doing, but she is sitting there faithfully watching you just the same. It’s funny how even in shadow, her loyalty shines through.

    • #2 by Jo Ann J. A. Jordan on January 18, 2012 - 11:48 pm

      Thanks Anita. I am glad you liked the poem. I tried to express my deep appreciation for the Lord. I am amazed by His love, and eternally grateful for His care.

      The shadow pictures were an idea, and I am not sure they turned out as well as I would like, but I think I will be trying to refine them.

      Hope is very patient when I have the camera on our walks. She seems to realize it means something to me. She is totally loyal, although were she loose without the leash she would be capering elsewhere. She stays because I don’t let her wander. I dare not let her loose even though we are away from the road. If something happened to her that I allowed out of carelessness, I would be totally devastated. Hope is a very special dog, at least to me. She is a wonderful companion.

      Always,
      Jo Ann

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