Fun Fridays – April 23, 2021

Since the snow has finally melted for most of you and spring is in bloom, I thought it would be fun to look at the melting of snowflakes, in reverse.

Start with the drop of water and see it turn into something of great beauty.

Sort of like your writing. Each one of you is unique, no two alike. Nor are your books or articles or words. Ask two people to write a story based on a famous Norman Rockwell painting, and enjoy the creativity. (This was an exercise we had in an English composition class in college, regarding the painting linked here.)

Enjoy today’s beautiful video.

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18 Responses to Fun Fridays – April 23, 2021

  1. Sheri Dean Parmelee, Ph.D. April 23, 2021 at 5:08 am #

    Steve, that’s so stunning. It is a reminder of how special we all are, because of the plans of our Creator. It reminds me of the question of which came first: the chicken or the egg. The answer is simple: The chicken, because the created is never greater than the Creator. Thanks for sharing.

  2. marilyn pardine April 23, 2021 at 5:29 am #

    This exquisite video shows just how finite we are and how infinite God is to create such perfect beauty in each snow flake and great creation of each and every person. How thankful we should be. Thank you for sharing this wonderful video with us. Marilyn

  3. Denise Kohlmeyer April 23, 2021 at 6:11 am #

    Amazing and beautiful! Such a poignant simile. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Tom April 23, 2021 at 6:12 am #

    Wow! Awesome photography and example of the incredible complexity of God’s creation. Nature pointing a finger toward God.
    Thank you.

  5. Karen Ingle April 23, 2021 at 6:44 am #

    Ahhh! Memories sprang to life with this video. In my organic chemistry lab class, all the analytical tension disappeared into silence as I watched a substance melt under a magnifying lens. I was supposed to be identifying the material by its unique melting point. But all I could see was matter dancing in honor of its Creator, the One who assembled all its molecules and choreographed for them a sparkling transformation.

  6. Cindy Fowell April 23, 2021 at 6:56 am #

    Amazing! From an amazing God. Great way to start the day as I prepared a Discipleship Class on the Preeminence of Christ, the Creator.
    Thank you.
    LOL It is snowing at my house this morning.

  7. Bill Bethel April 23, 2021 at 7:36 am #

    Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new (2 Corinthians 5:17).

  8. Lisa Larsen Hill April 23, 2021 at 7:37 am #

    How creative is our God ? A great inspiration! Thank you for sharing this!

  9. Elliott Slaughter April 23, 2021 at 8:43 am #

    This reminds me of the feeling that I get reading a great sci-fi/fantasy… the worldbuilding spirals out, growing more detailed the further you go. Infinite diversity in infinite combinations. Thanks for sharing.

  10. Matthew Konar April 23, 2021 at 8:45 am #

    My wife and I recently moved to Grants Pass, Oregon. Our new home has many windows with views of God’s amazing creation . . . these views have made a difference in my life, instead of viewing the wonderful buildings that man has made using Gods creation, I get to view God’s creation directly. The heavens, the waters above, and the mountains.

    Rockwell’s illustrations and reminders of a simpler, better life, are soul nourishing and spectacular.

    Thanks for sharing!

  11. Becky Van Vleet April 23, 2021 at 9:16 am #

    Absolutely beautiful, all designed by our Heavenly Father!

  12. Roberta Sarver April 23, 2021 at 9:24 am #

    Even the most gifted makers of jewelry can’t compete with the complexity of God’s creations, hidden in tiny snowflakes. I like to think He smiles when He sees them.

  13. Pam Harstad April 23, 2021 at 9:45 am #

    Awesome idea.

  14. Kay DiBianca April 23, 2021 at 11:00 am #


  15. Georjean Allenbach April 23, 2021 at 11:10 am #

    This is wonderful, the creation of the Lord, He is the greatest artist of beauty and it is all for His pleasure! What a blessing He allows us to share it with Him!!! Rejoice!!!

  16. Norma Brumbaugh April 23, 2021 at 11:54 am #

    There’s something about the creation that makes the heart sing. Pure loveliness unfurls in resplendence.

  17. Kristen Joy Wilks April 24, 2021 at 3:06 pm #

    Well, our snow hasn’t totally melted yet, we still have some piles here and there. But those snowflakes were gorgeous!

  18. Donna Lowrance April 26, 2021 at 6:52 am #

    Beautiful video.

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