Flurry Fly of Energy

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Do you ever have one of those mornings where you have an abundance of energy, but no clear focus? That is definitely me this morning. 🙂 I feel like a newly hatched fly, landing here and there, but not staying very long in any one place. Yet I have an odd sense of excitement.

It always amuses me as to how complex we human beings have been created. Some days we are energetic; others we can barely put two words together. Happy/sad, emotional/stoic, compassionate/hard….the list goes on and on. I am so very thankful that my amazing God holds all of these parts of us together.

So as I buzz about this morning, I will be thankful for the flurry of energy and thankful for this wonderful gift called life. Praying your morning is buzzing along well.

Love, Lisa

Focus

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“For our citizenship is in heaven, from which also we eagerly wait for a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ.” – Philippians 3:20

“But as it is, they desire a better country, that is, a heavenly one. Therefore God is not ashamed to be called their God; for He has prepared a city for them.” – Hebrews 11:16

“So then you are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are fellow citizens with the saints, and are of God’s household.” – Ephesians 2:19

“For here we do not have a lasting city, but we are seeking the city which is to come.” – Hebrews 13:14

“In My Father’s house are many dwelling places; if it were not so, I would have told you; for I go to prepare a place for you.” – John 14:2

May these verses bring you certainty, peace, and focus. Turn your eyes towards Jesus, look full in His wonderful face. And the things of earth will grow strangely dim in the light of His glory and grace.

Love, Lisa

Step Back

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The pier is fuzzy.  I’m too close.  My camera lens searches and focuses on the water beyond.  Clarity, perspective, focus.

Life…sometimes feels fuzzy, unclear, unfocused.  Maybe I need to step back a step or two, or twenty, and see it better from further back.  Not disconnect, but give it more perspective from not being right on top of each situation.  Trusting God more, trusting others to figure things out, trusting that God will work all out for the best end.  Easy to say, hard to do.  Pray for me, and please always let me know if I can pray for you.  Slainte, Lisa

Bridge over Not So Troubled Water

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This picturesque bridge is five minutes from my home in Virginia.  Cars actually drive across this part of the river, as it is part of the road, but if the water gets too high, they can park and walk to their homes.  Wow…talk about a tough commute.  🙂  I thought it would be fun to play the “what do you focus on in the picture?” game again, as all of you have such different and interesting ways of looking at things.  Don’t be shy….let the comments begin!  I’ll let you know my focal point after hearing from some of you.  May God bless your day with smooth waters and bridges with which to cross them.  Slainte, Lisa

Places to Go and People to See


Take a good look at this picture of a street in Dingle, Ireland.  Click on it and blow it up really big so you can see all you need to.  I am always very curious as to what you focus on when you see it.  The cones perhaps and questions of why they are there?  The happy baby in the stroller?  Murphy’s Pub where you could settle down in a cozy snug and eat and drink and listen to some trad musicians?  Maybe the bright yellow shop at the end where you could look for the perfect souvenir or warm Aran sweater to take home?  It’s been so cool throughout the life of this blog to hear what different people see in a picture.  It really shows the wonderful myriad of personalities that God has made in this world, and how we’re so alike, but yet so unique.  🙂

After I hear from some of you, I will share what I focus on primarily.  Slainte, Lisa