Happy 2016 Halloween!
Ahh!!! They are eating my flowers!
They must be starving poor doves. So little green for them to eat. I just let them be the flowers will recover and be even more beautiful next week.
Ephesians 2 versus 8 and 9
8 For by grace are you saved through faith; and not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: 9 Not of works, lest any man should boast.
All the time we see people push a view that salvation is by works. This is false! Paul makes it clear over and over that God gave us grace and we are saved by faith in his atoning blood. That he died for our sins, was buried and rose again in resurrection power.
Understanding and having Faith in Paul’s Gospel (1st Corinthians 15 1-5) is salvation. Today take a moment to reflect and study Ephesians 2 versus 8 and 9.
The petunias have started blooming!
Yeah, no helmet because those self driving cars would never crash into you. Seems they are copying TRON light cycles to me and they *NEVER* crash. Maybe I’m just a bit cranky right now.
Image of Christmas Lights on palm trees at Scottsdale Quarter taken on a Nikon D3300 with 18-55mm VR2 Kit Lens at 55mm, f5.6, ISO 100, 1/30th sec. Hand Held using VR.
While it was cool on the 4th, Heloise and I got out and went for a hike. Well hike wasn’t intentionally done. We decided to go to Papago Park which borders Phoenix, Tempe, and Scottsdale. The entrance I used to go into was a guarded gate so we parked on McDowell near the amphitheater and walked to see if there was a better place to park.
While *hiking* we shot pictures, and I grabbed this one which is of the rocks on the north side of McDowell Rd. at the Army Reserves using the Nikon D7200 with a Tamron 150-600mm G1 at 600mm 1/100th, ISO 100, f6.3. The Tamron lens VC (stabilization) is really good for most of the shooting I do. Normally a picture like below would need to be at 1/600th or even 1/1200th or above to get a clean shot like this. I like the contrast of the shaded rock close and sunny Camelback Mountain in the distance.
Our unintentional hike ended up taking us all the way around the perimeter of the park and it is now closed down around the whole park. Years ago one could drive all the way to the picnic table and enjoy a moment of zen. Now you will need to plan a hike to get there. They improved a few trails so disabled people in chairs will be able to enjoy the view a bit. But while that is an improvement it reduces accessibility a bunch, since people like me just have trouble walking and don’t have a chair.
The hike took a lot out of me, and there is no doubt that the Lord helped carry me since I made it all the way around. Thank God for his Grace and Love!