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Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Okie Adventures: Prisoner's Lament


Mindee said...

Good food for thought and of course the pictures are amazing.

Thanks for stopping by my blog. :)

Cowgirl said...

Very Cool. Thanks for posting!

Allie said...

I appreciate it! Sometimes I take a series of photographs that evoke certain emotions from my mind which I then transcribe onto paper/the internet.

Thanks for looking!

Tracy Berta-daughter to the King, wife, mother, speaker, writer said...

Allie, these were all so beautiful! (I read all the way down, and could have left hundreds of comments!) I, too, love to photogragh flowers. And, I LOVE the montage of the ice. My Ashley, now 10 called 911 when she was 2. She didn't purposely dial 9-1-1, just the order she was dialing. They just called and asked if there was an emergency. The lady that called was NOT as nice as the officer who came to your home looked!!!!

I choose this post to comment on because of the prison theme. Wow. I think all humans can relate to often we are in prisons of our own making.

I'm not sure if you depend on Jesus Christ as your Savior. When you wrote, "and only I can set me free!", it made me think of my own prisons. I had allowed the enemy and myself to put me in prisons, but it was Jesus Christ who set me free! I wanted to share that Jesus came to "set the captives free" and "he who the Son sets free is free indeed!" There are so many who need Jesus to set them free from pain, addictions, a life of bondage...(I am one!) And, if you have never trusted in the One who sets you free, oh, how I implore you to!

Oh, my new friend, now talented you are! These photos are breathtaking and the honesty of your heart is beautiful.

Am looking forward to reading more of your work...


Screwed Up Texan said...

Thank you Tracy for the kind words. I do not usually talk about religion in my posts, although I do consider myself a Christian. I look forward to reading your blog more and learning through your journey.

I do believe Jesus can set us free...but I also think that freedom starts within ourselves b/c if we do not accept ourselves, then I also believe that we cannot accept Jesus fully (even though He already accepts us fully). Its just like loving others...we must love ourselves before we can love others. All virtue starts within ourselves as we try to emulate God-given charecteristics, thereby honoring God. I believe that God can and will certainly help us with our journey towards virtuous living, but we must accept ourselves as faulty before we can accept His intercession in our lives. Perhaps I am wrong, but that is my take on it.

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