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Gay Lohse on October 27, 2007

One can never question the presence of our Creator God. The colour, texture and perfume of this beautiful bloom shows us living proof. How sensitive of you to recognise the beauty in "Imperfect Glory".

Ian Stehbens on October 27, 2007

Your response is treasured, Gay. I have been thinking about "glory" recently and I sense that it is very close to "suffering" in the Biblical context. Certainly for Apostle Paul, all his theological writing and pastoral perpectives were filtered through his lens of suffering. He was a deeply traumatized person, yet he could live on to see and understand "glorious" things. Something of deep value in that for all of us, especially for those who are or have lived through suffering.

Gay Lohse on October 28, 2007

Ian, It is through our own experience that we are most able to understand the road another travels & in turn show compassion,care and courage.

Ian Stehbens on October 28, 2007

And you do, Gay - generously and wonderfully.

Ian Stehbens on February 14, 2008

Happy Valentine's Day, Gay.

rav200 on February 14, 2008

Thanks, Ian. Your rose is just beautiful...

Marilyn Whiteley on February 14, 2008

Perfect picture of imperfect glory.

Ian Stehbens on February 14, 2008

My dear Marilyn and Rafal,

You are special appreciators! This is a very fragrant rose too, and I would that I could send you enough of it to fill your rooms. It was taken in my daughter's garden.


Roberto Donna on May 3, 2008

The roses are always beautiful!

Ciao, Roberto

Ian Stehbens on May 4, 2008

Thankyou Roberto - I'd have to call you a romantic! In regard to your rose on the piano I have a couple of questions: Do you know what piece of music was on the piano - was it a duet? And, the building in which it was taken is an interesting building, so what is its current function?

Kind regards,


Roberto Donna on May 26, 2008

I don't know the music, but I love it. The place where the photo is located, remembers in me a lot of unforgettable emotions!

Ciao, Roberto

Ian Stehbens on May 26, 2008

Thanks Roberto, for your reply. I trust we both keep making music with our living, and being open to having our spirits stirred into energizing emotion.


Ian Stehbens on September 6, 2008

I am very pleased that you also enjoyed this rose, ketanfol.

Best wishes, Ian

rocco-chiara rosa-ba… on November 30, 2009

fantastica foto!!!!

Ian Stehbens on December 7, 2009

Receive it as a gift, roccochiara.


Peacebuilders Intern… on December 21, 2009

Happy Birthday, Gay.


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