Someday, after mastering the winds, the waves, the tides and gravity, we shall harness for God the energies of love, and then, for a second time in the history of the world, man will have discovered fire.
Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

(evening clouds / Julie Cook / 2015)

A swarth of dry-brushed color is swept across a simple canvas
No hesitation
No forethought or plan
Just a joyous sweeping arc from an out stretched arm
A wealth of color and texture.
Soft yet profound
Vibrant yet subtle
Purposeful yet delightfully random
Mere dust particles, ice crystals and fading light. . .?
or. . .
Exuberance catapulted outward by a simple expression of love. . .?






For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.
Ephesians 2:10

(a progression of late summer Georgia clouds / Julie cook / 2015)

9 comments on “Mastery

  1. Lynda says:

    Teilhard’s quote always resonates with my soul and those photos are magnificent along with the quote from Ephesians. A very beautifully inspiring post!

    • It was indeed a magnificent sky last night, which sadly is not justified on the screen of a computer or mere photograph–it’s so engulfing and expansive at both the same time—It’s things such as a beautifully painted sky or even a tiny demure flower which each echoes God’s mastery and majesty 🙂

  2. Reblogged this on Talmidimblogging and commented:
    Amen and Amen Julie!!

    • Vincent, I don’t think I thank you nearly enough or properly for your desire to share many of my posts. Please don’t ever think that I am ungrateful—I am currently spending a good bit of time on the road as I travel from my home town over to my dad in Atlanta—so if I ever fail to verbalize my appreciation, it is not for want of desire, but more a matter of want for adequate time—but please know that I am humbled as well as grateful–

      • No worries Julie, your posts are beautiful and heartfelt, God knows what you need to get done. Besides you already have let me know how my reblogging is appreciated. We’re good, and in God’s hands, if you don’t have the time to post a thank you, it’s o.k., I already know you are 🙂 Our LORD’s blessings be upon you and yours sister!

  3. Awesome photos and post, Julie! I hope things are going well this week. You leave for Ireland soon I think. Hugs, N 🙂 ❤

  4. Very lovely photos…and I love the words of Teilhard de Chardin!

  5. Nicodemas says:

    Wonderful words, and photography.

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