When I Am By the Sea

My son, long ago, yet as yesterday, as he sits beside the sea in Ireland.

When I am by the sea, all the noise stops

Save the roar and crash of waves and wind

The Voice of God speaks loudest

When I stay and rest and listen

The rocks, the sand, the waters’ force

Bid me stay forever

I must go, but always know

I’ll be there in my heart

c2021 Lisa Lyons

Is Your…?

Is your eye drawn to the blue in the sky, the oncoming or outgoing storm cloud, or the angel rays coming down on the left of the picture? Comment below. I love hearing how others see things. God made all of us to be such individuals, seeing the world in our own ways. 🙂 This picture was taken standing on the rocks on the outskirts of Doolin, Ireland. Slainte, Lisa

P.S. The Ballycarberry castle ruin won by a substantial margin yesterday over Cahir Castle as your go-to place for the day. Thanks for traveling with me yesterday! 😉

Wide Open Space


Ever wanted to be free?  Free from guilt, free from past pain, free from the feeling that you’re not good enough, free to just be in some wide open space?  There is a way…..

“We throw open our doors to God and discover at the same moment that He has already thrown open his door to us.  We find ourselves standing where we always hoped we might stand – out in the wide open spaces of God’s grace and glory.” – Romans 5:2 The Message

“If the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.” – Jesus, John 8:36 NIV

He forgives, he loves you, he lets you start over.  And that’s true freedom.  Blessings on your day, Lisa

Waiting for Mom

This face says it all.  I had been in this music store in Doolin for over an hour, drooling and looking and generally coveting all the wonderful whistles and music books contained within.  He tried to hang with me for a while, but his seven year old self finally took to the window in a sulk.  My husband captured this wonderful picture for posterity.  🙂

Aren’t pictures great?  They can take you back in time in one instant, just by seeing them.  And think of all the things we have yet to take pictures of, to experience, to delight in God’s stuff…what a wonderful life.  Thankful, Lisa

A New Day

The sun breaking through the rain clouds off of Doolin’s coast.

O God who created the sun, You are the sun of my soul & I adore Your brightness.

I love You, O Everlasting Light.  May I see You in the bright light of Your glory.

-Irish blessing

Some mornings you wake up, and you’re not really awake.  But other mornings, you wake up and begin to realize how amazing the gift of life is.  To be alive, to have a purpose, to breathe deeply of God’s good air, to see the sunshine or the clouds and be glad that you’re seeing them.  Take a moment…breathe deeply….thank God for whatever blessings are around you right now.  Be blessed.  Slainte, Lisa