Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Texture Tuesday and a Splash of Hope

For Texture Tuesday this week, Kim challenged us to focus on the color orange and use one of her textures in our image.  Here is my composition...using her texture:  urban.

Splash of Hope
Sometimes that which we fear

strengthens our spirit

and gives us a splash of hope.

~~ Harley King

 I cannot help but think of the term "fear" in the same way that we think of the word "reverence" or "awe."  Psalm 111:10 tells us,

The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom; all those who practice it have a good understanding.  His praise endures forever! (ESV)

So, taking Harley's quote, and applying to this meaning of fear, I would write,

The reverence and awe of the Lord gives us strength and hope in Him is incessant in my life.

Hope on!  Happy Texture Tuesday!



  1. Beautiful! I hate to rain on your parade, Denise: there are two that's in the first line. Can't help myself to point out things like that. Still, it does not diminish the thought.

  2. So very full of Peace , Hope and Beautiful

  3. Thank you so much for your kind words...these lilies were actually planted on my great-grandfather's grave in West Virginia.

  4. This is the third time this week I have come across the word fear used meaning awe or reverence. I like this texture as the frame looks very nice with the photo.

  5. Thanks so much...I think "fear" can get a bad rap sometimes...there is a healthy fear. Also, I often think about how much irreverence there is in our society...nothing is sacred. Thanks for your taking the time to comment and stopping by!

  6. Love the splash of color and the splash of hope. So very nice!

  7. Beautiful Denise as usual you have found the right quote ... I've not been around much recently with sorting out some family issues but hope to be back on track soon....

  8. Oh Denise...such a beautiful post today...great textture work on your photo too!

  9. Very nice. I like the processing of the image and quote.

  10. LOVE your post and how you've used the word fear in a good way - without God there is no hope. Wonderful photo!


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