“Lights, camera…” my action or God’s

I was raised in an era where the phrase “lights,  camera, action” was popular. It was a catch word for what we as individuals, the “directors” of our lives,  could accomplish on our own.  I find I continue to be influenced by that concept.  I can choose “my” words, “my” thoughts, “my” actions. Yet my plans frequently result in an obvious, sometimes a subtle, dissatisfaction or mild depression.  Only when I align my way with God’s love, mercy, and justice do find lasting hope and fullness. 

The paradox of possessions: If I try to keep my things, I lose them; it I give them to God, they are preserved and purified in Heaven.
“The principle runs through all life from top to bottom.  Give up yourself, and you will find your real self….Keep back nothing.  Nothing that you have not given away will ever be really yours.  Nothing in you that has not died will ever be raised from the dead.  Look for your self, and you will find in the long run only hatred, loneliness, despair, rage, ruin, and decay.  But look for Christ and you will find Him, and with Him everything else thrown in.”  C.S. Lewis

Pueblo Mts, Alvord Desert, eastern Oregon

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