Saturday, December 31, 2016

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Welcome to A Shutter of Awe! We're glad you took time to visit this site.

Here you will find photography by my sixteen-year old daughter, and other members of our family, that digitally captures the awesome wonder of God's creation. We stand in awe of Him, because all of His works are wonderful. He created all things and by His will they were created and have their being.

"Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, let us be thankful, and so worship God acceptably with reverence and awe." (Heb 12:28, NIV).

"Tremble, and do not sin; Meditate in your heart upon your bed, and be still. Selah." (Ps 4:4)

"'For My hand made all these things, Thus all these things came into being,' declares the LORD 'But to this one I will look, To him who is humble and contrite of spirit, and who trembles at My word.'" (Is 66:2).

"So then, my beloved...work out your salvation with fear and trembling." (Php 2:12b)

"My body trembles because I fear you; I am afraid of your judgments." (Ps 119:120, NET)

"Let all the earth fear the LORD; Let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of Him." (Psa 33:8)

"Even those living in the most remote areas are awestruck by your acts; you cause those living in the east and west to praise you." (Ps 65:8, NET)

"The LORD reigns, let the nations tremble; he sits enthroned between the cherubim, let the earth shake." (Ps 99:1, NIV)

"'Do you not fear Me?' declares the LORD. 'Do you not tremble in My presence? For I have placed the sand as a boundary for the sea, An eternal decree, so it cannot cross over it. Though the waves toss, yet they cannot prevail; Though they roar, yet they cannot cross over it.'" (Jer 5:22)

"Worship the LORD with reverence And rejoice with trembling." (Psa 2:11)

"Therefore stand in awe of God." (Eccl 5:7b, NIV)

In light of God's Word, when we consider all the works His hands have made and Who He is, it should cause us to tremble before Him. We believe a holy shudder of awe in His presence is appropriate, and that's why we've called this blog A Shutter of Awe. We hope you will enjoy it.

Butterflies Flowers Trees
Animals Mountains Water
Sky Fish Grass

Attribution Notice: Water droplets on Rose by H.R. Lacroix. Most Scriptures taken from the NASB. Others Scriptures from the NET Bible and The Holy Bible, New International Version, where noted.

Author's Note: If you enjoyed this blog, you may also enjoy some of my children's other blogs like Words of Hope, Verses to the King, and A Brush with Life. I also encourage you to visit my blogs, Eternal Destinations, Seeking the Lord, Signs of the Times, Working God's Way, Practicing the Presence of the Lord, and The Truth of God's Word. My entire collection of most popular articles are available at Writing for the Master.
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Len Lacroix is the founder of Doulos Missions International.  He was based in Eastern Europe for four years, making disciples, as well as helping leaders to be more effective at making disciples who multiply, developing leaders who multiply, with the ultimate goal of planting churches that multiply. His ministry is now based in the United States with the same goal of helping fulfill the Great Commission. www.dmiworld.org.

Friday, December 30, 2016

Butterflies


Painted Butterfly
-- H.R. Lacroix, age 16


Yellow Butterfly
--H.R., age 16


Orange butterfly
H.R. Lacroix, age 16


Bluish Butterfly
-- H.R. Lacroix

"Then God said, 'Let the earth bring forth living creatures after their kind: cattle and creeping things and beasts of the earth after their kind'; and it was so. God made the beasts of the earth after their kind, and the cattle after their kind, and everything that creeps on the ground after its kind; and God saw that it was good."(Gen 1:24-25)

Author's Note: Please visit Home for other pages like this one. If you enjoyed this blog, you may also enjoy some of my children's other blogs like Words of Hope, Verses to the King, and A Brush with Life. I also encourage you to visit my blogs, Eternal Destinations, Seeking the Lord, Signs of the Times, Working God's Way, and The Truth of God's Word. My entire collection of most popular articles are available at Writing for the Master.
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Len Lacroix is the founder of Doulos Missions International.  He was based in Eastern Europe for four years, making disciples, as well as helping leaders to be more effective at making disciples who multiply, developing leaders who multiply, with the ultimate goal of planting churches that multiply. His ministry is now based in the United States with the same goal of helping fulfill the Great Commission. www.dmiworld.org.

Flowers

Water droplets on Rose
-- H.R. Lacroix, age 16

Yellow flower
--F.R.. Lacroix, age 14


White flowers
-- C.V. Lacroix, age 18


-- Red Cone-like flowers on trees, Budapest, Hungary
L. Lacroix


Sunflowers in Serbia
-- L. Lacroix


Sunflower
-- H.R. Lacroix


Flower bed in Budapest, Hungary
-- L. Lacroix


Red Rose
-- H.R. Lacroix


Lovely Red Rose
-- H.R. Lacroix


Delicate flowers
-- H.R. Lacroix


Red Lily
-- H.R. Lacroix

Then God said, "Let the earth sprout vegetation, plants yielding seed, and fruit trees on the earth bearing fruit after their kind with seed in them"; and it was so. The earth brought forth vegetation, plants yielding seed after their kind, and trees bearing fruit with seed in them, after their kind; and God saw that it was good.
(Gen 1:11-12)

"As for man, his days are like grass; As a flower of the field, so he flourishes. When the wind has passed over it, it is no more, And its place acknowledges it no longer. But the lovingkindness of the LORD is from everlasting to everlasting on those who fear Him, And His righteousness to children's children." (Psa 103:15-17)

"The grass withers, the flower fades, When the breath of the LORD blows upon it; Surely the people are grass. The grass withers, the flower fades, But the word of our God stands forever." (Is 40:7-8)

“For, ‘All flesh is like grass, and all its glory like the flower of grass. the grass withers, and the flower falls off, but the Word of the Lord endures forever.’ And this is the word which was preached to you.” (1Pe 1:24-25)

Author's Note: Please visit Home for other pages like this one. If you enjoyed this blog, you may also enjoy some of my children's other blogs like Words of Hope, Verses to the King, and A Brush with Life. I also encourage you to visit my blogs, Eternal Destinations, Seeking the Lord, Signs of the Times, Working God's Way, and The Truth of God's Word. My entire collection of most popular articles are available at Writing for the Master.
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Len Lacroix is the founder of Doulos Missions International.  He was based in Eastern Europe for four years, making disciples, as well as helping leaders to be more effective at making disciples who multiply, developing leaders who multiply, with the ultimate goal of planting churches that multiply. His ministry is now based in the United States with the same goal of helping fulfill the Great Commission. www.dmiworld.org.

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Animals

Three Giraffes

"Then God said, 'Let the earth bring forth living creatures after their kind: cattle and creeping things and beasts of the earth after their kind'; and it was so. God made the beasts of the earth after their kind, and the cattle after their kind, and everything that creeps on the ground after its kind; and God saw that it was good." (Gen 1:24-25)

Author's Note: Please visit Home for other pages like this one. If you enjoyed this blog, you may also enjoy some of my children's other blogs like Words of HopeVerses to the King, and A Brush with Life. I also encourage you to visit my blogs, Eternal DestinationsSeeking the LordSigns of the TimesWorking God's Way, and The Truth of God's Word. My entire collection of most popular articles are available at Writing for the Master.
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Len Lacroix is the founder of Doulos Missions International.  He was based in Eastern Europe for four years, making disciples, as well as helping leaders to be more effective at making disciples who multiply, developing leaders who multiply, with the ultimate goal of planting churches that multiply. His ministry is now based in the United States with the same goal of helping fulfill the Great Commission. www.dmiworld.org.

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Trees


Trees of North Carolina
-- C.V. Lacroix


Trees of North Carolina
-- C.V. Lacroix


Trees of North Carolina
-- C.V. Lacroix


Trees of North Carolina
-- C.V. Lacroix


Green Pathway
-- H.R. Lacroix


Trees of North Carolina
-- H.R. Lacroix


Trees of North Carolina
-- C.V. Lacroix


Autumn tree
-- H.R. Lacroix


Autumn tree
-- F.R. Lacroix


Autumn tree
-- F.R. Lacroix


Autumn trees
-- F.R. Lacroix


Autumn tree
-- F.R. Lacroix


Forest Beauty
-- H.R. Lacroix

"Then God said, 'Let the earth sprout vegetation, plants yielding seed, and fruit trees on the earth bearing fruit after their kind with seed in them'; and it was so. The earth brought forth vegetation, plants yielding seed after their kind, and trees bearing fruit with seed in them, after their kind; and God saw that it was good." (Gen 1:11-12)

Author's Note: Please visit Home for other pages like this one. If you enjoyed this blog, you may also enjoy some of my children's other blogs like Words of HopeVerses to the King, and A Brush with Life. I also encourage you to visit my blogs, Eternal DestinationsSeeking the LordSigns of the TimesWorking God's Way, and The Truth of God's Word. My entire collection of most popular articles are available at Writing for the Master.
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Len Lacroix is the founder of Doulos Missions International.  He was based in Eastern Europe for four years, making disciples, as well as helping leaders to be more effective at making disciples who multiply, developing leaders who multiply, with the ultimate goal of planting churches that multiply. His ministry is now based in the United States with the same goal of helping fulfill the Great Commission. www.dmiworld.org.

Mountains


White Mountains of New Hampshire


White Mountains of New Hampshire


White Mountains of New Hampshire


Grand Canyon, Arizona


Mountains of Slovakia
-- L. Lacroix

"Then God said, 'Let the waters below the heavens be gathered into one place, and let the dry land appear'; and it was so. God called the dry land earth, and the gathering of the waters He called seas; and God saw that it was good." (Gen 1:9-10)

"For behold, He who forms mountains and creates the wind And declares to man what are His thoughts, He who makes dawn into darkness And treads on the high places of the earth, The LORD God of hosts is His name." (Amo 4:13)

Author's Note: Please visit Home for other pages like this one. If you enjoyed this blog, you may also enjoy some of my children's other blogs like Words of HopeVerses to the King, and A Brush with Life. I also encourage you to visit my blogs, Eternal DestinationsSeeking the LordSigns of the TimesWorking God's Way, and The Truth of God's Word. My entire collection of most popular articles are available at Writing for the Master.
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Len Lacroix is the founder of Doulos Missions International.  He was based in Eastern Europe for four years, making disciples, as well as helping leaders to be more effective at making disciples who multiply, developing leaders who multiply, with the ultimate goal of planting churches that multiply. His ministry is now based in the United States with the same goal of helping fulfill the Great Commission. www.dmiworld.org.

Water


Pond
F.R. Lacroix


Reflections
-- H.R. Lacroix


Horseshoe Falls, Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada


Horseshoe Falls, Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada


Horseshoe Falls, Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada


Horseshoe Falls, Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada*

"Then God said, 'Let the waters below the heavens be gathered into one place, and let the dry land appear'; and it was so. God called the dry land earth, and the gathering of the waters He called seas; and God saw that it was good." (Gen 1:9-10)

* 3,160 tons of water flows over Niagara Falls every second. This accounts for 75,750 gallons of water per second over the American and Bridal Veil Falls and 681,750 gallons per second over the Horseshoe Falls.

Author's Note: Please visit Home for other pages like this one. If you enjoyed this blog, you may also enjoy some of my children's other blogs like Words of HopeVerses to the King, and A Brush with Life. I also encourage you to visit my blogs, Eternal DestinationsSeeking the LordSigns of the TimesWorking God's Way, and The Truth of God's Word. My entire collection of most popular articles are available at Writing for the Master.
_________________________________________________

Len Lacroix is the founder of Doulos Missions International.  He was based in Eastern Europe for four years, making disciples, as well as helping leaders to be more effective at making disciples who multiply, developing leaders who multiply, with the ultimate goal of planting churches that multiply. His ministry is now based in the United States with the same goal of helping fulfill the Great Commission. www.dmiworld.org.