Sea and Sky

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God has placed images all around us to show us how to proceed.

I can look at the ground beneath my feet, the pebbles that trip.

Or I can look at the sea, the sky, the clouds, the blue.

I can look forward in hope of the future, or look longingly backwards toward the past.

I am constantly presented these choices….hope or despair.  Trust or fear.

The sea and the sky are calling me onward.

Love, Lisa

“Now choose life, so that you and your children may live and that you may love the Lord your God, listen to his voice, and hold fast to him.  For the Lord is your life.”

-Deuteronomy 30:19b-20a

 

 

All the Feelings

Life is a roller coaster of days and emotions.  Good days, hard days, crazy busy days, happy, sad, confused.  The list goes on and on.

But I am so thankful for all the feelings.  All the wonderful crazy feelings that I feel.  What a gift from God.  Because I would rather feel and love and hurt and cry than feel nothing at all.

This day, this picture, was one of those feelings days.  Crying, laughing, loving, and wondering at majesty of creation all within seconds.  Imprinted in my memory forever.

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Gleniff Horseshoe, Ben Bulben, Sligo

Enjoy the wonderful roller coaster of life today.  All the feelings.  A gift from God.

Love, Lisa

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