Far Away, So Close

Things that appear beautiful from far away can sometimes be not so attractive when you’re close up. The cracks, blemishes, or trash around the object detracts.   Or sometimes, the closer you get, you see more intricate details and brilliant colors, and the true beauty reveals itself.  Here are two sets of pictures, far away and close, for you to consider.  Let me know…which is more beautiful to you, far away or so close?  Slainte, Lisa

Bray’s Head Tower in the distance on the far hill






Bray’s Head Tower up close

ring fort

Leacanabuille Ring Fort far away

ring fort

Leacanabuille Ring Fort up close



*”Stay (Faraway, So Close)” – U2, Zooropa


Keeping the Door Open

“Here I am!  I stand at the door and knock.  If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with him, and he with me.”  – Jesus, Revelation 3:20

“Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.  For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks, the door will be opened.” – Jesus, Matthew 7:7-8

As my family stood at this open door near Cahirciveen, there was no hindrance to our coming in or going out.  It stood open all the time.  In real life, there are many shut doors that try to stand in our way.  And the biggest one is usually the one we try to erect in our heart between ourselves and God.  But He is waiting, right on the other side of that door of pride and independence, waiting to let us know how much He loves us.  He will never leave us or forsake us, and for that, I am so thankful today.  Slainte, Lisa