“There may be a time in life when one is tired of everything
and feels as if all one does is wrong,
and there maybe some truth in it-
do you think this is a feeling one must try to forget and to banish,
or is it ‘the longing for God,’ which one must not fear,
but cherish to see if it may bring us some good?
Is it ‘the longing for God’ which leads us to make a choice which we never regret?
Let us keep courage and try to be patient and gentle.
And not mind being eccentric, and make distinction between good and evil.”
Vincent van Gogh
“No people is fully civilized where a distinction is drawn between stealing an office
and stealing a purse”
(turban squash / Julie Cook / 2016)
God does not draw a distinction between the beautiful verses the plain
The haughty verses the lowly…
the well to do verses the insufficient…
We are the ones who have drawn the line between inviting verses common
extravagant verses meek…
slick verse slow,
powerful verses humble…
Preferring always the greater verses the lesser
the influential to the simple
the rich to the poor…
As we are left to wonder who is the better for this distinction of choice….
For by the grace given me I say to every one of you:
Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought,
but rather think of yourself with sober judgment,
in accordance with the faith God has distributed to each of you.
I love the van Gogh quote and the eccentricities of the squash you’ve photographed. God makes everything unique in his glorious design. Have a great day.
I’m still laughing over carol brunett
Haha😍😍. Glad you’re laughing!
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thank you my dear Vincent—
You’re very welcome Julie God bless you and yours my friend 😇😊
Did you grow that squash? How very cool either way.
I wish I could take credit but my daughter-n-law brought it to me as she knows I have a soft heart for the things others pick over and discard ☺️
It’s really nifty
Is that turban squash really that big or is it just the angle of the photo? 🙂 ❤
It’s really big– the tallest one I’ve ever seen !
Amazingly tall missy‼️😊❤️
I’ve never seen a squash like that! Awesome 😀
Lovely, thought provoking post, as always 🙂 So enjoy reading what you share, dear…
thank you so much for your kind words—the squash is awesome–I don’t know, do people eat turban squash?
It is certainly unique 🙂
Well I’ve seen them in the seed catalogs…perhaps when they’re small?? Don’t know, but THAT one would maje an excellent dining table!!😝😝😝
maybe more like a little kitchen stool 🙂
😀 😀 😀 It looks so much bigger! Close-up shot, I’m guessing? How cool would it be to gut it, dry it, stuff it and shellac it!