Spring Will Come

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Virginia in the spring

Winter is difficult for those of us with chronic pain.  Cold does not agree with already stiff and painful joints.  But every step we are taking is bringing us one step closer to Spring.  It is right there, beneath the ground, ready to spring forth with blossoms, breezes, wafts of fragrance.

New life.  New dreams.

“Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed,

for His compassions never fail.

They are new every morning;

Great is your faithfulness.

I say to myself, ‘The Lord is my portion;

Therefore I will wait for him.’ ”

-Lamentations 3:22-24

Love, Lisa

 

Letting the Wind Hold You Up

There have been many memorable moments in our Ireland journeys where the wind felt like it was literally holding us up, pushing us along, carrying us on the distinctive Irish scent of salt air and green fields.  Moments that took your breath away, pushed all the worry far from mind.

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Braving the winds outside Glencolmcille, so we could hear the sheep below.

 

 

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Our son braving knock you down wind in 2011 in County Kerry

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The beauty of an isolated windswept beach, County Kerry.

Sometimes, the wind that feels like it could knock you down, actually holds you up.  And rewards you with beauty and clarity unknown before.

“He makes the clouds his chariot and rides on the wings of the wind.  He makes winds his messengers.” -Psalm 104:3b, 4a

Lean into the wind.  He will hold you up.  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