I have been playing the piano this morning. Longing, sweet, melancholy melodies that express what is inside me in a way that words can never do. Pouring frustrations out upon the keys. Feeling the feelings as they come.
Healing through the keys, through the instrument, through the music. One note at a time.
If you are looking for a listening or playing recommendation this morning, I heartily and unreservedly recommend Benny Andersson, Piano.
“The sea hath no king but God alone.” ~Dante Gabriel Rossetti
“How inappropriate to call this planet Earth when it is clearly Ocean.” ~Arthur C. Clarke
“You rule the raging of the sea; when its waves rise, you still them.” ~Psalm 89:9, ESV
Sometimes, when I feel all churned up inside from too much chaos, it helps me to meditate on something much more powerful and strong. Thinking of the force of the ocean’s waves, its pull back into the depths of the sea, reminds me that God is so, so much stronger than this temporary life. Life is good, life is a gift, and life returns to Jesus. He made all things, He controls all things, He is taking care of me. Nothing else comes close to this. I can rest, I can trust. Blessings, Lisa
“I’m bouncy, bouncy, bouncy, bouncy, fun, fun,fun, fun, FUNNNNN….but the most wonderful thing about tiggers is I’m the only one!” ~Tigger, from Winnie the Pooh fame. I was rolling through my old pictures this morning, and I got stuck looking at our Disney World photos from two years ago. What really struck me is how happy we all look in all the pictures, even though it was about 150 degrees farenheit in Florida all the time. I have included our photos with good old Tigger. What is amazing is how all of us still love that childhood feeling of wonder and imagination and excitement. Part of you still says, “Look! There’s Tigger!” 🙂 Have a bouncy fun kind of day. Blessings, Lisa