Friday, 30 September 2016

Operation Adam

By faith we understand that the universe was formed at God’s command, so that what is seen was not made out of what was visible. Heb 11:3.

The answer to our very existence is not to be found on comets, distant planets & the like. Do the maths, do the physics, do the science, load in assumptions as much as liked.

For humankind to become so enlightened & fixated as to create modern myths that hinder the truth is a pattern that bears witness over the ages. Put robots on Mars & fill the sky above with satellites, talk about panspermia & non-living matter transforming into living matter for years on end in the hope of a discovery that has already been revealed beneath our eyes, ears & hands in old writings preserved for humankind.

God is not dead, man is dead & lost in sin. humanity has lost connection with God & wanders with an aimless purposefulness. Only Christ can truly give us the hope & deliverance we need. In him all things come together & converge. Earth is where it is at & it is why Christ came & entered our world.


Thursday, 29 September 2016

more photography

Earlier in the week we did a road trip to Cobar, a mining town (copper & gold) way out west in NSW where we have family. It was a full day of driving to get there & it was good to spend time with them & there were many opportunities for photography. 

Recent rainfall meant rivers & creeks were running & high & much of the landscape was bursting with green growth. Big trucks came & went on the network of roads that verged at Cobar where the dust and dirt has a red and orange richness.

I spotted a Kingfisher in an industrial area & noticed its colouring differed slightly, it turns out it was a Red Backed Kingfisher, The Sacred Kingfisher was also present around dams & waterways. Hawks were often overhead gliding around with watchful eyes. 

Further back around Nyngan wheat & cotton fields spanned for miles & miles where emus strolled & lots of bugs formed dark clouds hovering over roads at dusk to be splatted by windscreens & front ends of cars & trucks.

Wednesday, 28 September 2016

recent photography

The beauty of inequality creates freedom

There is structure all around us, within & without. We reflect the image of our creator God. We see it in the plant & animal kingdom but what humanity has received is greater than that. When we mess with God’s structure we are playing with fire & should expect to be burned.

There is a way to gain knowledge that is not dependant on the middle man or woman of human indulgence & that way is to go straight to the maker of heaven & earth. Here is order, structure & freedom, it is wisdom from on high.

Sharing in common design (not plant or animal ancestry) we come to realise that we are not equal with plants & animals or God. Cleared of confusion we get to know our place in the history of things, where we fit & why, more than birds & more than bees & more than equality.

To over indulge our senses & set up rights that are contrary to God's immeasurable insight is to invite unhealthy & unwise practices that lead to devastation. If we cannot see the beauty & wisdom of God then we need Jesus to open our hearts & minds to what we see with our eyes. It all begins & ends with Him. John 1:1-4.


Friday, 23 September 2016

Channelling Darwin

Theology is on the march just as much as science. Much of science goes round in circles & backtracks as it settled on false assumptions & not facts. Such is forensic science built on naturalism. The truth is evolution is not a demonstrable scientific fact but a construed argument.

Theology hasn’t changed that much as God has provided sufficient knowledge for living & dying & the fundamental things of life, death & eternity.

Our Creator God walks, talks & teaches us. He tells us all that we need to know, nothing more & nothing less as we grow in the knowledge of Him.

Wandering restlessly from hypothesis to hypothesis while believing nature is the amount of everything is nothing short of worshipping & giving your life to an idol and like them you shall become in the cause as in the effect.

We hear much about the failings of religious people, over & over again but very little about the deception & failings of scientists in the media, such is bias & distortion.


Thursday, 22 September 2016

Dear Digital Diary

I had to drop our car off for a mechanical inspection yesterday morning. I had a camera in the car already so I went for a walk down the street & ended up in two local reserves. It was a joy to discover some of the creatures about & fun/challenging to catch some in digital image.

The night before on the way home from work I pulled over 
& took some shots of an approaching storm around sunset.

The water dragons were telling me to back off I think, 
but also just as ready to do the bolt if I invaded their comfort zone anymore 
(I have never had one shape up to me like that & it was a fair distance away too.)
I have seen chameleons behave like that on the net.

I had stumbled across the mother duck with ducklings not seeing them to the last moment. 
I reversed up the track so as not to alarm them any further but eventually came across them again on a looping track, it was then that they took refuge in the creek.

The small & delicate birds were chirping away here & there.

The Jezebel butterfly came to rest as I was walking along. 
I am really enjoying the old school manual focus lens.

The car passed its rego inspection.


Wednesday, 21 September 2016

Lion vs Lion

So the cat is out of the bag & both sides are out to reframe marriage for a debate for a society where some of the people have changed.

Both sides have introduced children into the marriage debate, both sides have introduced love & both sides have introduced equality. One side says equality is to be grasped, the other says it isn’t.

One side wants a sympathy vote that hovers around mental health (everybody has mental health issues by the way), the other side wants the traditional bond of one man and one woman to be preserved as a defining factor. Both sides have 'scientific' data & claim moralistic grounds.

It’s no surprise really. God ordained relationships have been on the decline since the fall. One way or another they display brokenness, but I don’t see that as a reason to smash it up into smaller pieces that blur the lines even further in the name of equality that is actually just another damaging division line in the name of humanity that often goes astray.

A secular society isn’t interested in God, it’s on a deliberate crusade to wedge out Christianity as it conforms to humanistic ideals of love, tolerance & marriage which will probably change again into another distortion of God’s original design of one man & one woman joined together in love & faithfulness expressing purity in the biological & spiritual beings that we are.

God's word matters as people get tangled up in all kinds of deceptions & those deceptions will have repercussions.The tangled web of sin with its many tangents creates equality for all. Only in Christ can its grip be broken.Seperating marriage from God is about equality with God, something that satan in all his pride would be in full favour of. 

Monday, 19 September 2016

Sword Paper Rock

I am not sure what it would take to smile or laugh your way through life. In the end I would think that leads to a type of insane behaviour, a type of stoicism that separates us from who we were meant to be, a man made religion of the mind that seeks happiness as the ultimate goal. Like an immature mind quickly forgetting that sorrow & pain can be for our own good when we see its worth.

The Holy Bible addresses our lot & speaks to our misery & brokenness, our grief & shame, our hurt & pain. God is the provider of our comfort & strength. He wipes away our tears & fills us with joy. There is only so much we can cope with by ourselves, there is only so much we can cope with in the company of others but God is our all in all. Lam 3:19-24. Job 42:1-17.Eccl 3:1-17.

Many opt for the Ying & the Yang of eastern mysticism, the windscreen & the bug & the seemingly enlightened meditations. In doing so the maker of all is missed & denied. Humanity begins to assert its religions on God’s heaven & earth.

All those man made religions are the same, looking for meaning in nature & the mind with heavenly aspirations, Atheism & Deism is no different. It is a broad path, a wide & deep path filled with all kinds of knowledge except the knowledge of God.Habakkuk 2:12-14.

To not build on Christ is to build on shaky ground that will enevitably fall beneath your feet as your world crashes in around you. That is the warning for our being that is the call to heed.Matt 7:24-29.


Sunday, 18 September 2016

Away from the hustle & bustle

Living near rural & bush life makes for some good photo opportunities. Its not uncommon to see farms & fields being worked. If I have time to spare I will take a back road in search of a scene.

Car & bike clubs also make use of country roads & towns. Drives in the country were more common place generations ago, along with that people would buy their fruit & veg at the farm gate.Farmers markets seem to have taken their place along with the big super markets competing for every dollar & cent while shoppers compete for car parks.

I remember seeing the old car in my reveiw mirror, I couldnt make out the make or model but decided to speed up the road a bit & find a place to photograph it as it passed by. The Australian Holden motor car had connections with Chevrolet in the US. The styling & design has similarities with the 57 Chev from what I can see.


Saturday, 17 September 2016

large file photos taken in our yard

The aptly named rainbow parrot, a honey gem grevillia tree, 
a bee & small white spider in the lily flower.