The Road to Beautiful

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If I had a flying carpet, this is where I would fly.  Right now.  🙂

Memories of past beauty and hope for things to come.

We will either be flying to heaven or flying somewhere, just a matter of time and patience.

Flying to beautiful.

Love, Lisa

*Gleniff Horseshoe, County Sligo, Ireland

Music Things

When I am down, music never fails to lift me up.  One of the greatest gifts God ever gave us is music.  I would like to give away some of my CDs for free to anyone who is interested.  If you would like a free digital copy of my latest CD, An Unexpected Journey, please send me a message below with your email, and I will send you a code to download it.  Or if you prefer a physical CD, send me your address, and I will mail you one.  🙂  With so many negative things everywhere, I just wanted to offer one small positive thing from my corner of the world.

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Or if I can pray for you in any way, please comment below.  I would love to pray for you.  Love, Lisa

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

Furry Things

 

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Honesty morning.  Hard night sleep, pain in ankle.  Feeling sorry for myself more than a little.  But then the soft warm nose comes nudging close beside me.  The big brown eyes look at me, asking, “Are you alright?”  The curly warm hair on his back presses into my side as if to support me if he could.

Finnegan.  My wonderful cockapoo dog.

Something good and true and admirable to think about this morning.

Thanks, buddy.  🙂  Love, Lisa

Strength from the Past

I have been quiet.  It happens when I don’t know quite what to say.  I don’t want to just add to the vast plethora of information and feelings that we are all trying to discern and sift through.  So, I haven’t wanted to write.

But today, I was walking past the photographs we have in our living room of our grandparents.  It hit me that they all went through the Spanish Flu Pandemic of 1918-1919 and also reeling with the end of WWI.  I don’t know the details of what happened to each of them during this time, as they never talked of it.  And I never asked, being wrapped up in the self-focus of youth.  I wish I could talk to them now about it.

I cannot tell you how this has heartened me.  The same God who strengthened them will strengthen us.  It will be hard, it is hard, but we will make it through this time eventually.  Strength from the past.  Hope for the future.  Trust in our God.

Love, Lisa

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My maternal grandparents, engaged in the mid 1920’s

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My husband’s maternal grandparents, married in the mid 1920’s.

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My paternal grandmother, about 5 years old in 1919.