365 Challenge – April 21, 2010

Perseverance – “steady persistence in a course of action, a purpose, a state, etc., esp. in spite of difficulties, obstacles, or discouragement.”  or  Theologically – “continuance in a state of grace to the end, leading to eternal salvation.”

Tree Start in an Old Concrete Staircase

Came across this little tree start today as I was walking to my car after work.  It has somehow found a way to plant itself in a crack in an old concrete stairwell.  Don’t know why, but the word “perseverance” sprang to mind.  Don’t know how this little leaf will fare in the long run, chances are that it will be “weed-whacked” when the ground crews at the base swing into action as we move into spring.  But if were left to it’s own devices, would it survive, sinking it’s roots deeper into the concrete until it breaks through and into the soil below?  With the emotional roller-coaster I’ve been on the last few weeks I feel like I need to sink my roots in deeper, into His truth, mercy and grace, lest I get “weed-whacked” too.

Manual:  Pages 189 – 195 Interval Timer Photography

Inspiration:  Aperture magazine (Spring 2010/Issue 198)

And through perseverance you can grow stronger…

Tree at Keyport

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One Response to “365 Challenge – April 21, 2010”

  1. RAENNSHADOW Says:

    Neat observation. Our next door neighbor has a log post in her yard…and there is a sprig of a cedar tree grasped a foot hold there. Each year I think, poor thing didn’t make it…and then it opens it’s leaves again [needles?]

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