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.
Braving the winds outside Glencolmcille, so we could hear the sheep below.
Our son braving knock you down wind in 2011 in County Kerry
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
Those who know me know that I love the wind. Cleansing, refreshing, roaring, invigorating wind.
New starts and reinvigorated beginnings feel like fresh wind. I am so thankful that God gives us that shot in the arm just when we need it. “The wind blows wherever it pleases. You hear its sound, but you cannot tell where it comes from or where it is going. So it is with everyone born of the Spirit.” ~Jesus, John 3:8
Hair, flattened clothing, and big smile complements of Narin Beach, Ireland wind.
Usually change terrifies me….but God is doing something new in me. Changes are coming in our family, and I’m feeling rather exhilarated, excited, anticipatory. (Plus, I’m wanting to use flowery adjectives, which is not such a good thing. haha) New schools, new job, new challenges and schedules. Not boring, not predictable, and definitely not the same-old, same-old. 🙂 The winds of change are blowing, but I’m not afraid because my good God is in the middle of it all. Blessings to you today, Lisa
Our dog Finnegan has taught me many things, but the thing I love the most is his total appreciation for the feel of the wind on his face. He faces the wind full on, lifts his nose to smell all the fresh outside, and closes his eyes as if he’s totally experiencing it and loving it. 🙂 After watching him do this several times, I stood beside him and tried it. Closed my eyes, lifted my head up, and breathed deeply. And it was wonderful. Relaxing yet awakening at the same time. So if you drive by our house and see a dog and a girl with their eyes closed, wind whipping their hair back, we’re not crazy. We’re happy. Slainte, Lisa
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