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

Step Back

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The pier is fuzzy.  I’m too close.  My camera lens searches and focuses on the water beyond.  Clarity, perspective, focus.

Life…sometimes feels fuzzy, unclear, unfocused.  Maybe I need to step back a step or two, or twenty, and see it better from further back.  Not disconnect, but give it more perspective from not being right on top of each situation.  Trusting God more, trusting others to figure things out, trusting that God will work all out for the best end.  Easy to say, hard to do.  Pray for me, and please always let me know if I can pray for you.  Slainte, Lisa

God Knows No Distance

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“If I rise on the wings of the dawn, if I settle on the far side of the sea, even there your hand will guide me, your right hand will hold me fast.”            ~Psalm 139:9-10

Sometimes our feelings say that God is far away, but He’s always right here, right now.  It’s usually me who has moved away.  The amazing thing is that as soon as I say His name, “Jesus….” , the distance is breached.  We’re close, He’s listening.  Be encouraged today.  Slainte, Lisa

The Way It Looks

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The old priory wall is tall; I am not.  In fact, I look positively wee in comparison.  Which I say with a certain amount of glee, as I’ve never considered myself wee at any point!  🙂

My Christmas to-do list is huge; my time and energy is not.  But is getting it all done really the point?

Life is here and now, and seems big.  But eternity with God lasts forever, and from what I’ve read, sounds amazingly stress-free and joyful.  And when I’m there, looking back, this will all seem wee.

“Living simply means concentrating on what’s important in light of eternity, and not taking the rest of life too seriously.”  -Annie Chapman

Blessings, Lisa

A Day in the Life of a Town

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This is Cahir, Ireland, as seen from a bridge by Cahir Castle.  (which just happens to be my very, very favorite castle in Ireland)  An ordinary day in the life of a town, except that it happened to be a day that we stumbled upon the bridge, gazed down and took a picture.  Given the advantage of height and distance, we could see most of the street, the small cars, the delivery truck, the pedestrians on the sidewalks, the contrasting colors of the shops.  (I’ll give you one guess as to which is the souvenir shop!)

Time, distance, perspective can make things seem charming that are sometimes irritating when you are right in the middle of it.  🙂  The challenge is trying to remember that when I’m in the midst of the irritation.  Eventually, with enough space and time, it might end up being a good story and I will appreciate it better.    Blessings on your day, Lisa