Over the weekend I worked on the design and code for the blog, and I think I have gotten it in final form now. Please let me know if you have problems viewing any part of the blog. More on the new name, “a little perspective,” coming up. The painting in the title is one of my favorites by Albert Bierstadt, one of the greatest of the Hudson River School of artists and my favorite landscape artist of all time. It is called “Looking Down the Yosemite Valley,” (Broken link, active June 20, 2005) and the original hangs in the Birmingham Museum of Art in Birmingham, Alabama.
The light bursting forth from the dawn and illuminating the valley after the dark night has always reminded me of two scriptures. One: Psalm 23:4, “Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for Thou art with me; Thy rod and Thy staff, they comfort me.” And two: Psalm 119:105: “Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.”
When I realized that this blog has been focusing on my path and the light of scripture shining on it (and also our path as Christians, and our country’s path as Americans), I knew right away I had to incorporate “Looking Down the Yosemite Valley” in the design somehow.
And, the category links are finally working on the right sidebar. Many, many thanks to Jodi of Homegrown Hearts (Broken link, active June 20, 2005) for her help in figuring out the code.