*New Painting* 🌊🌊🌊Psalm 42🕊🌺🌿 I love this beautiful Psalm that lets us listen in on a heart that’s processing pain & abandoned before his God. There’s a whole mix of expressions laid bare...longing, thirst, tears, heart cries, heartbreak, courage, praise, depression, despair, hope, remembering God’s goodness, His glory, strength, deep need, sorrow, singing, prayers, anguish, wounding, promises, declarations, trust, breakthrough, praise again. I see in this Psalm someone wrestling to make sense of some stuff & who’s being face-time-honest with his God about how it feels & what it looks like from his perspective..but then..amidst his lamenting, he speaks encouragement over himself..remembering who he is in God, remembering God’s goodness, God’s faithfulness & that his God is not done yet! His God is not small! He is Glorious, Majestic, Awesome! He’s a Rock, a mighty Mountain of Strength pouring into him His love, promise, life & peace. And within the act of remembering and declaring, Presence fills him, praise whells, hope rises & his eyes and heart are lifted up! Streams of living water flow within as he dips his heart in the Fountain of the Deep Kindness of the Father’s heart!
The rawness of the Psalms are so encouraging to me, especially in passages of pain, shadow & questions & Im so thankful the writer recorded this & modelled something I can seek to emulate.
I love The Passion Translation wording which is what I’ve used here from verse 7, with grateful thanks to @passiontranslation & @broadstreetpublishing.
Hope it brings encouragement.
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"La Canción de los Colibríes"
"The Song of Hummingbirds" 🏜
One of the most fascinating and mystic birds of the desert, the hummingbird, el colibri. Hummingbirds have a long history of symbolism around the globe and in native cultures. The Aztecs saw them as messengers between them and their ancestors or the gods. In Native American culture, hummingbirds are seen as healers and bringers of love, good luck, and joy. This has been one of my favorite murals to paint this year. Massive gratitude first, to @nuevocerveza @bloodymariamix for comissioning this mural for their home but also the town of Pilar, NM.
It was truly humbling to see how many people were affected positively by this mural and what it has done for the people of the region. Make sure to stop by Pilar and take a photo with the wall on your way to Taos, and send it my way! Such gratitude. Huge up to @keaun_b for rad capture of the wall itself and documentation of the work. Sometimes people ask me, how do you know when it's finished? Truth is, these stories are already in the walls. I'm just doing my part to help pull them out into existence. Nuevo Mexico, Puro Amor! Much love. 🌵
There’s A LOT going on in my backyard Just stand still and #be sweet and our #hummingbird will visit 🧚♀️ hummingbirds are the source of some mystic folklore and were often explained to be fairies or angels #howcoolisthat 🧝♀️
Photo of the Day – The Volcano Hummingbird (Selasphorus flammula) is restricted to Costa Rica and Chiriqui, Panama. This species is most common above 2000m, in highland pastures and open grassland. In the breeding season, males perch in the open and aggressively defend their feeding territories.
This lovely photo was taken by Forrest Rowland in Costa Rica
Happy hump day from your beautiful campus farm. I watched the sunrise over our green house today and saw a hummingbird flit over our hummingbird mint, they truly are attracted to it. Have you seen any magical hummingbirds today? #farmhouse#farm#grow#colorado#hummingbird
From big to small, we’ve got them all on the West Texas Hummingbird cam! Meet North America's tiniest breeding bird—the Calliope Hummingbird. Pint-sized even for a hummingbird, the standout feature of the Calliope is the bursting magenta rays on the male's gorget, or throat patch, which can be elevated in elegant star-burst display against that white background of his throat. Take it in LIVE at AllAboutBirds.org/TexasHummers