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Stay Centered

21 Jan

When your mind is focused on Christ, he can shape the patterns of your life into one of creative beauty.

During our time at SonScape in September, we were introduced to a sand pendulum. We liked it so much we picked one up for ourselves. It is a reminder to keep our mind, heart, and life centered on Jesus Christ. Though we may go to various extremes, we always come back to the center. In the process, intricate and creative patterns of beauty are formed.

 

The pendulum provides a helpful, visual reminder of the importance of maintaining healthy habits of the heart, practicing spiritual disciplines.

“If then you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth. For you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. When Christ who is your life appears, then you also will appear with him in glory. (Colossians 3:1–4)

“And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose. For those whom he foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, in order that he might be the firstborn among many brothers.” (Romans 8:28–29)

 

4 responses to “Stay Centered

  1. Ray B.

    January 21, 2012 at 3:11 pm

    Speaking of creative beauty, you should look at the earthquake rose created by a sand pendulum at Port Townsend, Washington during the big 2001 earthquake in Western Washington. The shifting earth and violent shaking left a true object of visual beauty in it’s wake after the pendulum returned to it’s center.

     
  2. Ray B.

    January 21, 2012 at 3:11 pm

    Oops. Here is the link to see the image created by the earthquake.

     
  3. Ray B.

    January 21, 2012 at 3:13 pm

    http://www.earthquakerose.com
    (Still getting the hang of blogs and learning to slow down before hitting the “post comment” button.)

     
    • wheelsms

      January 22, 2012 at 9:19 am

      Ray, This is very cool. Thanks for sharing it.

       

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