His Eye is On the Sparrow

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(In this case a Dark-Eyed Junco – Oregon Subspecies)

Dark-Eyed Junco - Oregon Subspecies.

Merry Christmas Everyone!

His Eye Is On the Sparrow
By Civilla Martin, 1869-1948

Why should I feel discouraged, Why should the shadows come?
Why should my heart be lonely and long for Heav’n and home,
When Jesus is my portion? My constant friend is He;
His eye is on the sparrow, and I know He watches me;
His eye is on the sparrow, and I know He watches me.

“Let not your heart be troubled,” His tender word I hear,
And resting on His goodness, I lose my doubts and fears;
Tho’ by the path He leadeth but one step I may see;
His eye is on the sparrow, and I know He watches me;
His eye is on the sparrow, and I know He watches me.

Whenever I am tempted, Whenever clouds arise,
When songs give place to sighing, When hope within me dies.
I draw the closer to Him; From care He sets me free;
His eye is on the sparrow, and I know He watches me;
His eye is on the sparrow, and I know He watches me.

Refrain:
I sing because I’m happy, I sing because I’m free,
For His eye is on the sparrow, and I know He watches me.

“Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet
not one of them will fall to
the ground apart from the will of your Father
in heaven. And even the very
hairs of your head are all numbered. So don’t
be afraid; you are worth
more than sparrows” (Matthew 10:29-31).

Picture by O. Richard (Dick) Kent, 11:24 a.m. AST, December 20, 2011, © 2011

The Light of the World

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The Light of the World

The Light of the World.

Now after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod
the king, behold,wise men from the East came to Jerusalem, saying,
"Where is He who has been born King of the Jews? For we have seen
His star in the East and have come to worship Him."

Matthew 2:1-2 – The Holy Bible


Stylized photo of the Cross formed by blue lights at the Mt. Roberts
Tramway upper terminal tower; looking East from West Juneau.

Picture by O. Richard (Dick) Kent, 4:20 p.m. AST, November 25, 2010, © 2010

Mt. Roberts from Evergreen Cemetery

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Mt. Roberts from Evergreen Cemetery

Mt. Roberts from Evergreen Cemetery.

Mt. Maria is on the left and Gold Ridge of Mt. Roberts is the mostly level ridge at the skyline. The Cross is in the Catholic section of the cemetery with the top of Snowslide Gulch at the eastern end of Last Chance Basin visible above the top of it. The Mt. Roberts Tramway upper terminal platform is visible at the upper right. Evergreen Cemetery is located at the foot of Mt. Juneau and has close to 6,200 recorded burials.

Picture by O. Richard (Dick) Kent, 2:25 p.m. AST, February 22, 2010, © 2010

No Weekly Picture this Week – Merry Christmas!

No Weekly Picture this Week.

Have a Merry Christmas everyone!

From Luke Chapter 2 in the Holy Bible:

11 For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord. 12 And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger. 13 And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying,

14 Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.