30 Days Of Gratitude…Day 13…Jim’s Words

FROM THE BEACH

The Mystery Of Life can not be more clearly explained then by

comparing Human Life to an Ocean Wave.

Human Life begins as does the Ocean Wave, mysteriously beyond

the horizon and out of sight.

Yet, from the time of their creation, we know they exist. In their

infancy they are recognized as a miracle, a gift from our Creator

and watched with awe.

As they grow, they are affected by the elements and forces of

nature which cannot be; controlled, contained and at times

explained.

In maturity, they can be warm and gentle or cold and forbidding:

productive or destructive.

As they pass maturity, they both strain to hold on to their

individuality and existence.

The Wave, after crashing onto a beach, surges in a froth, spreading

more and more slowly until it can no longer continue, in ‘death’, it is

forced to retreat back to the Ocean, its universe, to be reborn as a

new Force Of Nature.

Man, when no longer able to sustain a worldly existence, in death,

retreats back to his universe to be reborn as a new Force Of Nature, A Child of God.

Life Is Precious…Life Is Eternal.

©JF_June2008

30 Days Of Gratitude..Day 9… Shine Shine Shine ☀️

Even amongst the giants one can stand out. We are all unique and have something special to share. Don’t be dwarfed. Stand tall, stand proud, and let your Inner Light Shine.” ~Linda~

This photograph presented itself to me early one fall morning. I loved how the light seemed to search out and find the smaller of the trees. And once it was given it’s ‘spotlight’, it totally lit up the forest. I could almost hear it saying “I may not be as big as you other trees…yet, but I sure do have something to offer. Now give me room ’cause I’ve got some growing and shining to do!”

I think we all have felt ‘small’ at some time in our lives, I know I have. Low self esteem and no self confidence has a way of doing that to a person. It took me a long time to really wrap my head around the fact that I was giving control of how I felt and was feeling to others. Once I figured that the only One who matter was God, there was no turning back. Shine On!

“Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.” Matthew 5:16

Tuesday Morning Haiku and Prayer ☀️🙏🙌

Awoke this morning to a misty landscape. The sun started its ascent and with it the fog started to dissipate…

Misty veil of fog

Murky Sunlight burning through

Clearer things become

©️lindamarie

The heavens declare the glory of God,
and the sky above proclaims his handiwork. (Psalm 9:1)

Father, Thank You for the gift of this new day and for Your boundless grace. Lord, Your amazing unearned favor has helped put us on the path of Your love and grace. May we abide by the disciplines that you have set out before us regularly, and continue to bring glory to Your name. In Jesus’s name we pray…Amen 🙏