Horses

By Elaine Baldwin | @elainehbaldwin

I don’t know of anything more majestic than horses. 1400 pounds of power wrapped in beauty and grace. And the Olympics are a global stage exhibiting these magnificent animals. It takes me back to our horse ownership days.

This is my daughter with her horse, Delta, back in the days before college and adult responsibilities.  This mare may not be worth six figures, but she was priceless to our little girl. Aw…the joys of childhood.

My daughter learned a great deal from her years of training and taking care of Delta and we learned just how expensive such an undertaking can be. But, the value of our personal experience with this magnificent animal was invaluable. I think we learned more about ourselves than we did about horses and for that I am eternally grateful.

Some trust in chariots, and some in horses: but we will remember the name of the LORD our God. Psalm 20:7

So, as you enjoy these photos of God’s creation in action at the London Games remember the Creator who graces us with these amazing animals.

The Lesser Light

Super moon taken from Brunswick, Ohio, USA-March 2011

When we humans have special days to celebrate creation, like Moon Day which is today, I always want to re-purpose that celebration to the Creator of said creation…in this case the moon. Enjoy a little slice of His creation and His Word!

Then God said, “Let there be lights in the expanse of the heavens to separate the day from the night, and let them be for signs and for seasons and for days and years; and let them be for lights in the expanse of the heavens to give light on the earth”; and it was so. God made the two great lights, the greater light to govern the day, and the lesser light to govern the night; He made the stars also. God placed them in the expanse of the heavens to give light on the earth, and to govern the day and the night, and to separate the light from the darkness; and God saw that it was good. There was evening and there was morning, a fourth day. (Genesis 1:14-19 NASB)

Hoffman Lake near Gaylord, MI, USA-July 2012

Moon’s Glow,  Midnight, St. Louis, MO, USA-December, 2010