Sunday, November 2, 2008

Diversity

There is a lot of talk these days about diversity. I know where I work they like to get a "mix" of people with different backgrounds and beliefs. According to some, that makes for a better work environment. It does make things more "interesting" at times. When they talk about diversity though for the most part people think about skin color or nationality. However each of us is different so whenever you have more than one person working in an office, you have diversity. Just because two people come from similar backgrounds doesn't make them think or act the same.


Throughout history, people can be traced back to narrow common backgrounds however we are still diverse in our thinking and actions. Small groups of people with the same interests and beliefs settled in remote areas however through time, they became different in their thinking. It happened with the first Americans and it happened with the Israelites. Both escaped from slavery and wanted religious freedom however through time each society again became diverse. I just finished reading the Old Testament by the way and I was amazed at how similar these times are to those.


So this morning I was thinking about diversity and I thought about how diverse our entire world is. I found this log and on it were a number of liken and fungi growing together. At first all I saw was two but when I looked closer, I discovered that there were many different varieties. So here is my diverse log. There are even a few other creatures lurking on the log.

















Have a great day,
Greg

10 comments:

Sandy said...

I love diversiness, and I love those photos! Great choice of subject to illustrate the topic. Have a great sunday.

Celticspirit said...

Those are very beautiful pictures Greg. Diversity is one of the most amazing things about life, in my opinion. Thanks for a great post.

Janice Thomson said...

Neat photos Greg that really exemplify your post. I've recently been intrigued by all the different kinds of fungus out there. Great post.

Chatty Kelly said...

I am so impressed you read the old testament! Awesome.

You know, my sister & I are as opposite as day & night, raised in the same house by the same parents.

Not surprisingly my 2 daughters are also opposite. We can be diverse & similar. As a matter of fact - we are all children of God, so we all share that heritage no matter how different.

Greg, my sisters blog is sheer craziness, but if you ever want a laugh check her out at:
myadhdme.blogspot.com

It's only for crazy people - so don't come over on a serious day. :D

Scarlet said...

I live in a city that's full of diversity...and it's just like the log in your photos. We can appear alike in many ways, but we are also different.

I'll have you know I opened up the Bible today for the first time in over a year. I read it through about three years ago, and it took me forever to get through all those names in the Old Testament, so I congratulate you for completing it.

Angie said...

Yes, there can be diversity even within a close family unit. It's pretty obvious to me that God likes variety, yet at the same time unity. I love how all these diverse elements and even people can work together in harmony. Wonderful pictures and thoughts, Greg.

Chel's Leaving a Legacy said...

The neat thing about diversity (in terms of personality) is that all mankind was made in the image of God...so in all our diverseness, we can be unified in Christ to make a complete reflection of God.

Cool.

Renie Burghardt said...

Neat pictures of the logs with the diverse fungi and plants growing on them. There is much diversity in the forest, as there is in the world among people. Viva la difference!

God bless!

Renie

Lori said...

I enjoyed your topic today. This was a little different post for you? I like it!

Keep reading through the Word. I am proud of you.

I like how you applied these pictures to your topic.

Lori

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