Wayzata, Minnesota

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Thematic Photographic 193 - Faith


Man cannot live without an enduring faith
 in something indestructible within him." Franz Kafka

"My daddy's home again!"

Carmi, couldn't have selected a better theme for today.  Faith is our theme, and faith is my game for today! My son-in-law returned home from his deployment in Iraq and Kuwait after leaving last May 2011!   Hooray!  My faith is restored again.

"Faith and doubt go hand in hand, they are complementaries.  One who never doubts will never truly believe." - Hermann Hesse

No matter where you are.
Or, what faith you believe.
You just need faith
to believe.

Anything is possible.

Trusting, that this too, shall pass, if you're willing to mend all the pieces.

"Faith is not being sure where you're going but going anyway." -Fredrick Buechner

....and believing your own two hands, and a bounty of sweat, can take you anywhere.
Even after mother nature's Machiavellian ways produced a bitter destruction. 

Will you walk this best view of faith ever?

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R. Mac Wheeler said...

loved your photos

Kalei's Best Friend said...

I love the unusual! that first photo is great... Reminicent of Edward Scissorhands/tin definitely has an innocent quality to it.. well done.

Cloudia said...

thank you for this soul encouraging post! Thank YOU

Aloha from Waikiki
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Lisa Shafer said...

What a quirky little statue! Where is it located?

Karen S. said...

Lisa, if only I could say my own yard! It's in Shakopee, Minnesota just as you enter town.

Gilly said...

Love the metal angel! And great shots!

And encouraging words. Thank you.

Little Nell said...

Great shots Karen. Thst poor litle snow covered cherb with the broken arm!

A year is a heck of a long time for a posting - no wonder they were happy to have him home!

Steve Gravano said...

Excellent photos once again Karen, especially the photo of your son-in-law's return. You captured the moment perfectly.

Rob From Amersfoort said...

About the first photo: that is a peculiar piece of art. The landscape looks almost like Holland.

CameraCruise said...

Great post as always, Karen.
Beautiful photos, my favorite is the one of your son-in-law.
Thanks for sharing.
Wish you a wonderful day.

laurak@forestwalkart said...

LOVE the metal sculpture!!
and happy to hear that your son-in-law is home! much thanks goes to him for doing what he does.

Max Sartin said...

Great pictures and congrats on the son-in-law returning safely! I love that first statue, weird but beautiful.

Holly Michael said...

Great pictures. Great posts. Love the blog. Im now a follower! Holly

anitamombanita said...

Hey Karen, hooray for having your son-in-law home. That must be a huge relief!! Thanks for stopping by my blog. We're still in requested, taking lots of photos! I'm way behind on my blog reading but will try to get caught up when we get home. Meanwhile, have a great week...and stop by to see more photos!

Snowcatcher said...

Congratulations on getting your son-in-law back home, and many thanks to him and his family for his service. This was such a beautiful theme, I didn't want it to end!

Jann Olson said...

Faith is so important in life. So glad that your SIL arrived home safely. Love the pic of him and your granddaughter!

Karen S. said...

Thank you so much everyone for your kind words!

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

My son-in-law returned home from his deployment in Iraq and Kuwait after leaving last May 2011! Hooray! My faith is restored again.


Bob Scotney said...

The shot of the post is your son-in-law and his daughter.

I'm afraid I switched off the video after the appearance of George W Bush.

Carmi Levy said...

I'm so glad your son-in-law is home safe and sound, Karen. And my goodness, what a powerful picture of him and his daughter. I needed a couple of minutes after seeing it before I could open up the comment window and start writing.

You've reminded us that faith can be many things - especially knowing that the people who matter most will ultimately come back to us. What a beautiful way to share it, Karen.