Welcome to this episode of Guatemala: the photoblog posts. Today’s episode: Why we went to Guatemala. If you are just tuning in, this is the second post from a recent trip to San Lucas Sacatepequez, Guatemala. I was part of a team who volunteered from our church to work at this church: Iglesia Galilea. We helped pour the concrete floor for their sanctuary. This was all done by hand! We helped make the concrete (we went through 340 bags of cement), then brought it inside with wheelbarrows, then the Guatemalans finished the floor. It was HARD work, but so rewarding and fun. The team was outstanding, but I was never able to stop the mixer from spitting cement all over me! Coming in the next episode: volcanoes! Thanks for stopping by.
Each late Spring, early Summer I say to myself: “Yay! Summer is coming. Looking forward to slowing down a bit.” Well, still looking forward to slowing down a bit! It has been just as busy as any other summer, but a wonderful summer as well. One of the ingredients that have made this summer wonderful is an unexpected missions trip to Guatemala.
So, this is the first in an as yet unknown number of posts on my Guatemala experiences. I am not a traveler, so I tip my lens cap to those travel bloggers out there. (For a fantastic travel blog check out https://julesvernex2.com)
These images were taken on the grounds of the home we stayed in. Our home was in San Lucas Sacatepequez, a beautiful town located about 7,000 ft above sea level. Stay tuned for the next episode featuring the reason for our trip to Guatemala. Thanks for stopping by.
Tried to take some images of what I will call “spider nets.” The are flat, and I see them on the grass and bushes. Just amazing! Thanks for dropping in!
so welcome to your new day time to tell your story time to give yourself away let go of the worry and why so much hurry time to slow down what story will you tell this day so welcome to your new day don’t compare and don’t stare at all the insta-images that sometimes just won’t dare to be real and to say i’m who i am occasionally stumbling always broken anxiety has stolen some joy but i’m who i am loved by God an image bearer of my Creator i am here on this new day so see the Light who makes wrongs right and mends our hurting souls He lifts our heads shows us the way each time we go astray He forgives welcome to your new day let go of that worry don’t hurry past the Light on this new day
Decided to capture some light that was dancing in front of me this afternoon. Major bonus points if you can figure out what I photographed. I’ll post the source of these images in a few days. Thanks for stopping by.
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i took a breath listen i took another one i can hear the soft hush of oxygen entering my lungs bringing life listen another hush is this what life sounds like i opened my eyes color light darkness shadows hues stars sunsets waterfalls my little girl’s impossibly tiny fingers the gaze of my beloved eyes they all fell through the windows of my eyes i opened my eyes is this what life looks like i felt something the slightest variation of texture of temperature an embrace a fall day wrapped in a favorite sweatshirt the caress of snowflakes on my face is this what life feels like i heard a sound a song a melody the waves crashing on the shore the symphony of autumn leaves my little boy is crying thunder calling across the sky someone said i love you is this what life sounds like and life can taste so sweet as coffee chases the donut ice cream’s creamy comfort the delight of strawberries i can smell each fallen leaf calling winter near the scent of summer rain and the blackened marshmallow in the snappy campfire is this the aroma and flavor of life and what of all the pain and sorrow too countless tears and so alone and shame chases me down the years is this what life is transcendence calls me home the unseen real touches my soul i long for a place that is real that is safe at home with the author of my soul complete and whole finally at peace is this what eternal life is yes to all the above and more i am here no one took me away so yes to life yes to the story teller of life
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i'm so glad the Light found me just as i am i began to be free identity restored i'm not trying to earn anymore i'm so glad the Light found me and now a love has touched my soul all of my past all that’s yet to unfold slowly being restored i was blind but now i see oh, i’m so glad the light found me i still stumble and fall it’s a journey after all so be patient with me i’ve got miles to go i’m not what i will be it’s a struggle you see but this Light found me so i trust and i wait it’s the mess i call faith but i’m so glad the Light found me
sometimes i feel like i don’t belong i’m not a part of the song that everyone seems to know and i wonder if i’ll ever know how to sing again you see i’m not quite sure what’s deep inside i’m not quite sure that i’m all right i’m not quite sure if i matter did i ever matter hey world i wonder if it’s okay with you to quietly say i’m not okay i’m sad and don’t know why i’m mad and even when i try to find some rest all i find is just a mess i’m just a mess so i still will pray peace be still God please invade my heart and my will and let me see what you see in me and rest i am a mess but i’ll rest in You i’ll rest in You