What You’re Looking For

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There is an old saying, “You will find what you are looking for.”  This reminds me of the time my husband and I were looking for a certain castle near the Burren.  We thought we had followed the inconspicuous signs correctly, and we pulled up in front of an impressive building full of hope and upcoming adventure.

We knocked and tried to gain access to said castle, and finally a very nice gentleman came to the door and asked if he could help us.  We asked to take a tour of the castle, and he politely told us that this was a private home.  🙂

In our minds, it was a castle, and looked like a castle.  To the man who lived there, it is his castle.  So, I guess it’s a castle.

What we look for is often what we find.  Good or bad….a lot of times it is how we choose to look at something.   Love, Lisa

P.S.  By the way, if you are reading this, and this happens to be your home….it is beautiful!  🙂

Things of the Light

I love castles, but they can be rather dark affairs inside.  When the light floods in, through an open doorway, exposed crack, or window, it is a glorious thing.  You realize how very much you were craving the light, needing it, waiting for it.

Here is Donegal Castle in Ireland to illustrate.  Note to where your eye is drawn.  The light illuminates all else, reveals the beauty.

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I can focus on the darkness, or I can focus on the light.  And I choose the light.  Love, Lisa

“The light shines in the darkness, but the darkness has not understood it.” -John 1:5

“I have come into the world as a light, so that no one who believes in me should stay in darkness.” (Jesus) – John 12:46

 

 

Rock,Water, and Wind Things

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Power of God crashing right up against each other.

The waves, relentless in their pursuit of the shore, rolling, tumbling, crashing.

The rocks, steady, ancient, solid, holding fast.

The wind, roaring, searching, cleansing.

I will fix my mind today on the things that do not, will not, change.  God things.

Love, Lisa

 

*Cliffside Slieve League, County Donegal, Ireland

Think About These Things

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I don’t know about you, but I need to refocus.  To turn away from all the bad, and focus my eyes and my attention on the beautiful, the true, the right, the things of God.

Therefore, a new look to the blog, a new title, a new outlook for this world-weary soul.  I am going to try my very best, with the Lord’s help, to focus on the good.  To think about these things.  Because the things of God never change and bring great peace.

Hummingbirds, puffy white clouds, sunlight playing amid the dark green summer leaves, the roar of oceans, the castles with stories, the people who love, Jesus who knows and loves me completely.

“Whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable – if anything is excellent or praiseworthy – think about such things.”  – Philippians 4:8

Love, Lisa

The Shield of Christ

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Protection.  Safety.  Victory.  Power.  Love.  Righteousness.  Forgiveness.  Life eternal.

The Shield of Christ.

“He is a shield to those who take refuge in Him.”  – Proverbs 30:5b

“Christ, be with me, Christ before me, Christ behind me,
Christ in me, Christ beneath me, Christ above me,
Christ on my right, Christ on my left, Christ where I lie, Christ where I sit,
Christ where I arise, Christ in the heart of every man who thinks of me,
Christ in the mouth of every man who speaks of me,
Christ in every eye that sees me, Christ in every ear that hears me.” – St. Patrick’s Lorica

Comfort, peace.  Love, Lisa

 

*Celtic high cross, Clonmacnoise, Ireland.