Thursday, December 10, 2009

Reflections about Reflections

We've so many pictures posted all over our 'frig in honor of our Grandchildren that we thought we'd post our newest picture here. 
This is our Grand- daughter Caitlin's entry in the Reflec- tions Contest: a picture of a horse named Coconut.  (Caitlin is Great and Great Papa's GREAT GRANDDAUGHTER!)

Great is actually a Master Painter. The very large landscape with the mountains and running water is one of her paintings. She never paints from a photograph and rarely from actual views.  Instead, Great has always painted the views that reflect her dreams, and her hopes about heaven.
Nana's idea of Reflections is what you see in the mirror.  Look, and you can just see her hand holding the camera. 

She hopes that her Grandchildren will each see themself as a Child of God when they look at their Reflection in the mirror.

She hopes that they will see themselves with Christ and develop His Image in their countenances.

Outside, the view always Reflects God's Handiwork upon the world.  Even when it storms and blankets the earth in snow, how we look at it reflects our attitude about the Lord.  What we see reflects who we are.
Our present view through the glass fence surrounding the pool shows a world of ice and snow. Fresh snow now covers the pool and the lake, making the heavens appear even blue-er and adding magnificent contrasts to God's colors.

Our INSPIRATIONAL FAMILY thought come from Elder Neil L. Anderson, in an NEW ERA article called 'Looking Back and Looking Forward':  "Notice in President Hinckley’s words that he looked both back through his generations—his parents, grandparents, great-grandparents—and forward through his generations—his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. As you can learn to see through the generations—by looking back and by looking forward—you will see more clearly who you are and what you must become."
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