Where We’ve Been

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Monasterboice, established 5th century, County Louth, Ireland

History is a story.  A story of where we’ve been, lessons we’ve learned, both good and bad.  History forgotten is time wasted.  It sets people up for repeating mistakes over and over.

One of the best things about Ireland is the respect shown for the past.  They don’t tear down the past, simply because it might be empty, falling apart, or what is considered to be culturally irrelevant by some.  The celtic crosses, the monasteries, the abandoned cottages.  They remain as a testament to what was, what was learned, where they have been.  And gives an amazing sense of hope for the future.  That the things of God remain, that no matter what man might say, God is alive and well in 2020 and forever.

Love, Lisa

Courage of a Rabbit

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Who shows the most courage?

A lion being a lion?

Or a rabbit, living life in the midst of lions?

The courage that a rabbit shows, hopping through grassy fields in search of a good nibble, having relatively small defenses, is great courage indeed.

If you ever feel more rabbit than lion, take heart.  You are stronger and more courageous than you think❤,

Love, Lisa

Distance and Time

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Ben Bulben, close by

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Ben Bulben, just a few moments later and few hundred feet down the road

Sometimes when we are too close to something, it loses all perspective.

Clouded, muddy, overwhelming.

Distance and time usually help.

Taking a step back, or two or ten.

Waiting for a day or a year.

The clouds will pass, and the beauty of the mountain revealed.

“I wait for the Lord, my soul waits, and in His word I put my hope.  My soul waits for the Lord more than watchmen wait for the morning.”  – Psalm 130:6

Love, Lisa

Built on the Rock

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Dunluce Castle in County Antrim, Ireland, was built around 1500.  Impressive, beautiful, terrifying.  The ruins that remain teeter right on the edge of the cliff.  Yet, they remain.  The rock and stone hold, through many years of waves and wind.

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I am held and sustained, much more so than man-made castle walls, by my Lord God Creator.  The Rock holds me fast.  My walls may crumble a bit, but He has me held tightly in His grasp, firm in the Rock.

“The LORD is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer; my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.” – Psalm 18:2

Love, Lisa

Perspective and Permanence

 

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“For our present troubles are small and won’t last very long. Yet they produce for us a glory that vastly outweighs them and will last forever!

So we don’t look at the troubles we can see now; rather, we fix our gaze on things that cannot be seen. For the things we see now will soon be gone, but the things we cannot see will last forever.”

-2Corinthians 4:17-18