This rock is called "Split Rock"
and it is located on the Split Rock Road
near Saranac Lake, NY.
It reminds me of how our world is broken
Nature has grown around this rock
making it quite attractive and interesting.
If we give God a chance
to work on our broken world
He will make it and us beautiful too.
Is it beyond repair?
Is it hopeless?
Hurricane Dorian is raging
in the Carolinas but has at least diminished to a Category 1.
The Bahamas are absolutely devastated, leveled, beaten to a pulp with the death and destruction of Dorian when he was Category 5 raging through the islands.
There was another mass shooting in Texas.
Then there was the horrible boat fire in California.
This is the news for the United States just this one past week and does not include what is happening abroad.
There is so much heartache.
So many people’s lives are broken. Both the victims and the perpetrators.
Is it hopeless?
I don’t believe it for a moment.
Believe it or not, I firmly believe that God is in control.
I don’t know why God allowed all this to happen.
I don’t know why so many people had to suffer and so many to die.
But I do know God has a plan.
And I know in my heart of hearts that if we all turn to Him, He will guide us through the storm of this life.
I know He wants us to love and honor Him first in our lives.
I know He wants us to reach out to the people He puts in our paths to treat them as we want to be treated.
I am certain that if we can do these, which are the commandments that Jesus gave us, that we can turn this world around.
And remember to pray, the power of prayer is incredible. God does love us and really does answer prayers in the way that is the very best for us.
There will still be storms, there will still be problems, but if we follow God’s laws, the world will no longer be broken.
If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land. 2Chronicles 7:14
This swamp is located near Waddington, NY.
It joins the St. Lawrence River
I took this picture last fall.
Some of the trees are bare.
The colors are past prime.
But it is still a beautiful scene.
God makes all things beautiful,
at the right time,
Another beautiful swamp scene.
This one was located near Lisbon, NY
It has been almost 2 months since I posted a blog. I have been busy and had a couple of major illnesses. I apologize that it has been so long. This piece obviously was written last month. The message is at least as vital today as it was a month ago. Our country is in turmoil today and desperately needs our prayers to unite us. We need to put our differences aside and become one nation under God. I'm not saying that there are not issues that need to be dealt with because there are. I pray to God that they are dealt His way. We need to return to decency, manners and consideration for all our brothers. Who are are brothers? Are they just Americans? What would Jesus answer to that question? Listen to your heart and follow what it says.
The moon is covered with craters.
Sometimes we can see "the man in the moon"
in the craters.
It has been seriously damaged by meteors
that caused those craters.
Our land has been damaged
by so much turmoil
from so many sources.
If we all turn to God and pray,
He will heal our land
and we will be whole again.
All photos taken by Debbie McEwen
All bible reference from the NIV
unless otherwise noted.
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I have not posted regularly and I apologize
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Life, health issues and grandchildren
continue to interfere.
Blessings on you, my friend.
May our Loving Father bless you
and all your endeavors
May you see Him in the colorful leaves
from the changing season
May you see Him in the eyes
of your loved ones
May you feel the peace, love and JOY
that only comes from the Great I Am.
And may His grace mend our land
as only He can
As the sun sets on our day
God gives us hope for our tomorrow.