Thursday, October 01, 2009

Fingerprint Friday

There is a song by Steven Curtis Chapman that says:
I can see the fingerprints of god
When I look at you
I can see the fingerprints of god
And I know its true
You're a masterpiece
That all creation quietly applauds
And you're covered with the fingerprints of god

So look around you and see where YOU can see God's fingerprints. Is it in nature? Kids? Animals? Where do you see them? Here's how to join in.

1. Blog with your interpretation of God's fingerprints. Be sure to link back here so others can find the entire list of participants!
2. After you've posted your blog, sign the MckLinky below. Have fun exploring the other links as well!
Please only sign in if you're participating. Hopefully this will make us look at things through fresh eyes throughout the week!

I passed this old school house one day while just driving down the road.
I wanted so badly to get closer and take better pictures, but my kids were with me and there was a No Trespassing sign. I didn't think it would set a great example for me to cross it with them watching. Ha!
I love that this school is still standing though.
I think about all the children that were taught here. How they learned about God right along with their spelling and math.

Of course God is a taboo subject in schools these days.
But that won't ever stop us from teaching our kids about Him.

Only be careful, and watch yourselves closely so that you do not forget the things your eyes have seen or let them slip from your heart as long as you live. Teach them to your children and to their children after them.
Deuteronomy 4:8-10


Wendy said...

Gorgeous! Okay, if I was there, I totally would have trespassed with you. After blindfolding the kids, of course.

A Family of Love said...

Awesome! I would have trespassed with you too! You could have bribed the kids just once not to say anything! LOL!

Erica said...

i am in love with that little schoolhouse. i would have wanted to trespass as well!

i hate that they can't teach God is school now. but i am learning to take every day situations and teach my children the truth through them.

Vanessa said...

That is just beautiful Beki!! Too bad you couldnt get closer but the view you had was pretty awesome. God is good. Love the verse you picked. I love everything about this post. Now I better go put together my Fingerprint Friday.

Rosebud Collection said...

What a beautiful picture. Isn't it odd, that being a Christian is the one thing the ACLU likes to go after. Can't say "Merry Christmas" or call it a "Christmas Tree",etc.. because it is not correct..What I find interesting, Jesus taught about love and it seems to bother people. Makes one wonder where this will end.

Farmgirl Paints said...

Love this Beki. That school house was just beautiful! Thank you so much for sharing. I'm loving this regular feature on your blog. Hope you have a great weekend.

The Flying Bee said...

What a beautiful picture. That's a great song, too.

Have a wonderful day!

artsyclay said...

Beautiful photo! It really makes me long for a simpler time.

Your story reminds me of one time when my 2 older sons were very young (maybe around 2 and 4) and I got lost really badly, and crossed the state line from Illinois (where we lived) into Indiana by mistake.

I had to pay like 25 or 50 cents to go through an automated toll booth, then turned around, and all I had left in my purse was a $20 bill, no change. So I ran through the toll booth without paying (this was back when there were no barricades) and an alarm blared at us as I was driving away. My sons kept yelling, "MOM BROKE THE LAW!" Of course they didn't understand about the money and not wanting to go search for a store to get change and risk getting even more lost. But I felt terrible about such being a bad example.

rentz said...

Old school houses are so neat. And great verse. So glad God gave us the privilege of teaching our kids about Him. It's a huge responsibility, but a great privilege.

Snowcatcher said...

Just a beautiful post, all the way around. I, too, long for the time when we weren't prohibited from teaching school children things that really matter. Anyone else remember when being chosen to say grace in the lunchroom for the entire student body was just about the biggest honor one could attain in grade school?

Kari J said...

That is such a Kansas picture and something I miss soooo much! I LOVE it!!

Want to know something kind of cool - my Uncle now owns the farm land that my Gandma (his mom) went to school on - when they bought the land the school house was STILL there and it is to this day. It was so amazing when I was little to go and play in that old house and think of my Grandma going to school there.

Thanks Beki!!

Elisa Seaba said...

Very cool picture!!

Beth said...

I've driven by that school house (I think . . north of Florence?) and always been fascinated by it. Nice photo! I linked to you on my blog today :) Thanks for the gummy candy corn tip!

Kathleen said...

Great photo! Just makes me want to walk out there and paint it! Umm... excepting for the no trespassing sign =p

littlebird said...

Well done you for not trespassing i think i might have...
but you were good and were rewarded with a great shot!

Free At Last said...

My the photo.

Recently I gathered in front our local high school with my daughter for "See you at the Pole". Over 30teenagers stood before their peers joined hands and prayed.

I was so humbled by the expereince.

Unknown said...

Absolutely perfect. Isn't God the most amazing artist? And architect? captured a glimpse of His creativity and it's perfect.

Bunny Chic Boutique said...

LOVE this picture of the old Schoolhouse!!