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Photography

The photography in Walking On HIS Footstool is a compelling focus for readers.  Although I am not a trained photographer, I photographed all the pictures in the book, aside from one, which my son shot.  I would call the photos prophetic in nature.  I believe that I was blessed to be in the presence of a spiritual force, the One, Most High, in order to take these photographs and communicate their meaning through my book.

I’ve often asked myself, why was it me that He gave these images to, to photograph?  I think the message in the giving and receiving is about choosing faith in God and living His will in our choices,  in order to receive His help for us, to help ourselves.  The scripture is a lead in to the wonder of the inspiring gifts He gives us when we act with His will.

10 Romans 10  The Word of Faith Brings Salvation

“For with the heart a person believes,
Resulting in righteousness.
And with the mouth he confesses,
Resulting in salvation.”

12 Romans 2-21  DEDICATED SERVICE

2  And do not be conformed to this world, but
be transformed by the renewing of your mind,
so that you may prove what the will of God is,
that which is good, acceptable and perfect.

3  For through the grace given to me I say
to everyone among you not to think
more highly of himself than he ought to think;
but to think so as to have sound judgment,
as God allotted to each of us a measure of faith.

4  For just as we have many members in one body
and all the members do not have the same function,

5  So we, who are many, are one body in Christ,
and individually members one of another.

6  Since we have gifts that differ
according to the grace given us,
each of us is to exercise them accordingly:  if prophecy,
according to the proportion of his faith;

7  If service, in his serving, or he who teaches,
in his teaching;

8 Or he who exhorts, in his exhortation; he who gives,
with liberality; he who leads, with diligence,
he who shows mercy, with cheerfulness.

 9  Let love be without hypocrisy.  Abhor what is evil,
cling to what is good.

10 Be devoted to one another in brotherly love;
give preference to one another in honor;

 11 Not lagging behind in diligence, fervent in spirit,
serving the Lord;

12  Rejoicing in hope, persevering in tribulation, devoted to prayer,

13  Contributing to the needs of the saints, practicing hospitality.

14  Bless those who persecute you, bless and do not curse.

15  Rejoice with those who rejoice; and weep with those who weep.

16  Be of the same mind toward one another;  do not be haughty
in mind, but associate with the lowly.  Do not be wise in your own
estimation.

17  Never pay back evil for evil to anyone.
Respect what is right in the sight of all men.

18  If possible, so far as it depends on you,  be at peace with all men.

19  Never take your own revenge, beloved, but leave room for the
wrath of God, for it is written, “VENGEANCE IS MINE, I WILL REPAY,”
says the Lord.

20  (THIS VERSE IS IN CAPS, WHEW!)  “BUT IF YOUR ENEMY IS HUNGRY,
FEED HIM, AND IF HE IS THIRSTY, GIVE HIM A DRINK; FOR IN  SO DOING,
YOU WILL HEAP BURNING COALS ON HIS HEAD.”  (the feeling of guilt one has for hurting another.)

21  Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.

I think that for all of us, living in our human state as sinners, that these verses of His light are a mighty, hefty call to invite us to realize the inherent value that He has given us in Divine Respect, in order for us to believe that we can live up to these invitations of His light.  But we can, in our own way, to our own degree, when we increase our measure  of faith in God.

And He is the One, who will give us our gifts of light that we may live on our Earth.

 Here are five riveting and spiritually profound photographs that are included in my book, “Walking On HIS Footstool.”

The skyline on Mt. Jumbo, Missoula, Montana, 2008. I turned around one evening while hiking with my family during a summer vacation and was immediately in the presence of this photo, which can be found on page 110 of the book along with its corresponding poem, "Alignment," on page 111.

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