F is for...FOAM or FROTH like the kind we saw all over the beach on a windy, stormy day about a month ago. Should have been able to get a better photo than this but it's been a busy week, one way and another.
FIREWORKS not always easy to catch and get a good shot. I think Moth took this one.
FIFTY golden roses for our FIFTIETH Anniversary last October
FLAMBOROUGH LIGHTHOUSEAn ATC done in pen and ink and a little water color. That means NO ERASING! I'm very new to this kind of work. It took about thirty minutes to do.
Surely you didn't think I would let you get away with not using 'Flamborough' for the letter 'F' !!!
(For the uninitiated, I am obsessed with my home village of Flamborough 6,000 miles away in the UK. See the photo on my banner.)
I remember one of my elementary school teachers frequently saying, "Don't believe anything you hear and only half of what you see". That was in the late 1940's, and if anything, that adage is more widely and consistently accepted in today's western culture. Yet this was not always the case. It is only since the so-called "Enlightenment" that this cultural attitude has prevailed. It regards faith as being primitive, old fashioned or even dangerous. But I wonder, is there really more enlightenment today than there was 250 years ago? Knowledge and achievement, yes, but enlightenment in the expression of fundamental human nature? I don't think so.
Suppose we have been led astray all these years to believe that knowledge and achievement is the greatest enlightenment and there is no place for faith. Yet to be truly enlightened we surely have to include ethics and morality or it really would be "a jungle out there".
So knowledge and achievement is not enough. But here's our problem: who decides whose ethics and which morality?
For many people, FAITH is an obstacle to believing in Jesus Christ, yet "Without FAITH it is impossible to please God." Hebrews 11:6.
Faith is not so difficult to achieve. It begins by acknowledging the fact that we don't have all the answers in this world and accepting the thought that maybe God does.