Monday, July 26, 2010

I love how similar these four photos are, in their simplicity and composition and style... yet how they clearly all tell different stories and create completely different atmospheres... Actually i have purposefully ordered them in a way which tells my own story, but i doubt that order will make sense to anyone but me...

Photos by: 1. Berta 2. Coquinete 3. Nicole Lynn 4. Coquinete


4 comments:

Anette Acker said...

Hi Becky. I hope you don't mind that I copied the quotes you used in your previous post into a comment on my blog. They were beautiful.

I'll take a guess at what the pictures mean. Picture one means that you used to be busy and have lots of friends. Then you got sick and some of the friends stood by you but others left (picture 2). Then you moved, and you felt all alone (picture 3). But in your loneliness you grew to love God more than anything and anyone, and that is the mountaintop picture.

You've been in my prayers, dear friend. I hope you're doing well. Your blog continues to inspire me more than any other.

Becky said...

Hi Anette, Thanks so much for the comment. I was thinking only today how i hadn't had contact with you for a while and was wondering how you and your family were doing. Of course i don't mind that you used the previous quotes... i must admit i haven't been able to follow all the comments on your blog lately as they are pretty intellectual, but i noted how long and deep your discussions with people had got and i'm really thankful that you engage in them.. i'm sure God is greatly using you and your willingness to take the time to discuss things so much.. i pray that He continues to bless the contact you have with others and continues to use you to sow into their lives. I know i for one have been greatly blessed by the contact i've had with you.

Anyway, thanks for taking a guess at what my pictures meant too. I like your interpretation of them. It wasn't the same as mine... although there were similarities.. but your guess is equally true.. infact, i prefer your interpretation to my own initial one!

Thanks for your prayers too. I appreciate them a lot. I have had a lot more seizures in recent months, but i'm trusting God understands it all. I still think it was right to come off my medication though, as it didn't ever help me much, so now i'm just trying to see if God wants me to keep waiting for Him, or whether there is anything else He wants me to try in order to help reduce the frequency of them. I pray and hope that Ingrid is doing alright too.

Blessings, becky x

Anette Acker said...

Becky,

Ingrid is doing well. She's having very few seizures and the ones she has are mild.

But I've been thinking that we should dialogue via email about the issue of healing. It's something I've thought a lot about over the years because of Ingrid, and I'd like to share with you some of the things I've learned.

I think there is a lot of significance to John 15, where Jesus compares Himself the a vine and we are the branches. I think He wants us to abide in Him through praise and prayer, so that His Spirit flows through us like sap flows through a vine to the branches. And according to John 15:7, that is how we have power in prayer.

I've always had the problem that I can think about these things, but it's very difficult for me to still my mind and just to abide in the presence of the Lord. So I'm suggesting that we pray for each other that we will be able to do just that. That is the most important thing. But Malachi 4:2 says, "But for you who fear My name, the sun of righteousness will rise with healing in its wings."

I think we're in a very similar situation. I can relate to your hope that God "understands." When you say it, it seems so clear to me that God will take care of you and that he understands everything and will meet you where you are. But I've felt like that a lot too. And I see how over the years God has very patiently worked through my weaknesses and strengthened my faith. It seems like a never ending process, though, and sometimes I think I've blown it. But then I remember Abraham and Sarah, and that we are all human. God remembers that we are dust.

I've been thinking recently that God wants us to discuss this, and right now I feel like it's more important than the discussions with the atheists. So feel free to email me if you want to talk further about it.

Becky said...

Thanks Anette... I will e-mail you yeah...