Rock,Water, and Wind Things

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Power of God crashing right up against each other.

The waves, relentless in their pursuit of the shore, rolling, tumbling, crashing.

The rocks, steady, ancient, solid, holding fast.

The wind, roaring, searching, cleansing.

I will fix my mind today on the things that do not, will not, change.  God things.

Love, Lisa

 

*Cliffside Slieve League, County Donegal, Ireland

The Sea

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“The sea hath no king but God alone.” ~Dante Gabriel Rossetti

“How inappropriate to call this planet Earth when it is clearly Ocean.” ~Arthur C. Clarke

“You rule the raging of the sea; when its waves rise, you still them.” ~Psalm 89:9, ESV

Sometimes, when I feel all churned up inside from too much chaos, it helps me to meditate on something much more powerful and strong.  Thinking of the force of the ocean’s waves, its pull back into the depths of the sea, reminds me that God is so, so much stronger than this temporary life.  Life is good, life is a gift, and life returns to Jesus.  He made all things, He controls all things, He is taking care of me.  Nothing else comes close to this.  I can rest, I can trust.  Blessings, Lisa

Water Plus Power Equals God

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When I sit beside the ocean, I hear power, I hear peace, I hear God.  The power of a wave, even a small wave, as it crashes on top of you is amazingly strong.  The pull of the water as it retreats back into the sea takes all in its path.  The sound of the waves on the shore is all encompassing, drowning out the voices surrounding, the worries, the fears.  Like Jesus.  He draws all of us to himself; He wants all of us to be with Him, to listen to His voice, feel peace, feel encompassing protection.  Listen….can you hear Him?  Blessings, Lisa

The Last Mill in Barbados

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Barbados has one of the two remaining restored sugar mills in the Caribbean, the Morgan Lewis Windmill.  Built 250 years ago, it is a sight to see.  We live beside an old flour mill here at home, so it’s always fascinating to me to see other mills.  If you’re on the fence about visiting Barbados someday, jump over…it’s a great island!  🙂  Have a wonderful Monday, and may God give you the energy you need to move through your day.  Blessings, Lisa

Plugging in the Lights

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Every evening before bed, my hubby and I walk around the house unplugging all the Christmas lights, and then each morning, we make the same circuitous route plugging them back in.  It would be rather ridiculous, if they weren’t so beautiful.  One minute, the tree is dark and drab, and with one quick electrical moment, Presto!  Beauty and sparkling lights everywhere.  The same old, same old house turns into a beautiful winter wonderland.  🙂

Some mornings, I forget to plug in the Light.  You know, the Light that turns me from drab Lisa into Presto! Lisa.  And my power source is always available, and never has outages unless I don’t plug in.  Jesus says, “I am the light of the world.  Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”  (John 8:12)  “Let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven.”  (Matthew 5:16)  Light extravaganza.  🙂  Slainte, Lisa