The Wide Ocean

Delightful would it be to me to be in Ulster

On the pinnacle of a rock

That I might often see

The face of the ocean

That I might see its heaving waves

Over the wide ocean

When they chant music to their Father

Upon the world’s course

-Excerpt from Colmcille fecit poem, 6th century

Peace Despite

Rossbeigh Beach, County Kerry

Peace despite the raging sea, the howling wind, uncertainty

Peace despite the circumstance, the strong what-ifs, the hurt within

Peace, it comes as gentle dove, as quiet voice, as ever there

Peace His Name is Jesus Christ, the Son of God, the Risen Lamb

c2022 Lisa Lyons

May you find the peace that passes understanding, resting in the arms of a great and unchanging Savior. Blessings, Lisa

The Beauty of Quiet

Valentia Island, Ed Lyons

“A quiet tongue shows a wise head.” – Irish Proverb

“The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely or unhappy is to go outside, somewhere where they can be quiet, alone with the heavens, nature and God. Because only then does one feel that all is as it should be.” – Anne Frank

“Truth hath a quiet breast.” – William Shakespeare

“I lived in solitude in the country and noticed how the monotony of a quiet life stimulates the creative mind.” – Albert Einstein

“In repentance and rest is your salvation, in quietness and trust is your strength.”-Isaiah 30:15

Blessings, Lisa

Ever After

Photograph taken on Valentia Island, Ireland, Lisa Lyons

Let’s pretend that all is well

and just go back in time

Let’s find the place where hours glowed

and laughter always chimed

There is no perfect time, she said

No matter how you sigh

There always is a time of tears

Intermingled with the cheers

This life we lead is full of joy, of sadness, and of wonder

The way to peace is accepting all, and finding the Creator

The One true God, His name is Jesus, and life eternal after

He is the Way, the Truth, the Life

He is our Ever After

c2022 Lisa Lyons