This is a collection of way too many images from a beautiful sunrise this morning. Taken at McKinley Woods, a local Illinois state park. Thanks for stopping by.
It was a wonderful way to begin the day! Thanks for stopping by.
what if today you stopped and decided to be and not just to do stillness instead of the illness of this or that can you be with yourself can you open your heart to the presence of He who made all of the stars and thought of you before your first cry before the first time you opened your eyes just close your eyes breathe He knows your name breathe He loves you just be take time to remind your mind that you are loved you are His just be
Turn off alarm at 4:00 AM, check! Head out to the boxing gym at 4:30 AM, check! 5:00 AM workout, check! Protein shake at 6:00 AM, check! Grab the Fuji X-T30 at 6:08 AM and park adjacent to the corn field, check! Enjoy a beautiful sunrise and snap some shots at 6-something AM, check! Nook-morning to you! Have a wonderful day!
what do i see when i see me let's see i suppose i see what i want to see and at times i see what i long to be at times i'm such a selfie self is proud and can be so loud i can push away by the words i say those i say i love why am i that way if my attitude or my words hurt you please forgive me i hope you can see a way to forgive me i suppose i need to see through eyes that are not mine but belong to the One who makes me whole and sees all that makes me me and when i'm known by the One who knows all that's inside i can decide that i won't hide anymore Lord help me see my wife and kids the family my friends my neighbor too and say no to self and live to serve Lord help me let go of me and be free to love to give to be alive to others and die to me and be free
no sun today and that's ok i won't tell the clouds to go away they can stay it's a cloudrise day
dear cloudrise help me feel the sad in me and to be real and just be free to be sad pensive gray apprehensive stay here with me
there is beauty in the shadow longing in the sky questions in my soul sometimes all i know is i don't know why it's overcast and colorless and with a sigh the teacher said everything is meaningless so i just breathe just breathe
so help me wait in this pale dawn help me to see that i belong to You though the light is dim i still see Him and i will remain still quiet hopeful one day no tears one day no fear one day all will be right all will be Light until then my tears will help me welcome this cloudrise
I was walking past our kitchen glass siding doors this morning when this caught my eye. Any guesses as to what I photographed? Thanks for stopping by.
Starved Rock Sate Park, in Utica, IL, is always fun to visit, but in the Fall it can be just breathtaking. Situated along the Illinois River, it is a welcome contrast to the soybean fields and corn fields that dominate the landscape in this part of the midwest.
dear Lord when i am restless let the tranquility of your Spirit the comfort of your word the light of your love be my peace and still my stirring
when i am anxious let the power of your grace the assurance of your sovereignty the goodness of your will warm the frozen fear i feel inside release the heart shackles and settle my thoughts in the river of your presence
when i am triggered angry let your mercy help me remember how much is broken in me let your justice be the end of my longing let my heart be open to you and this world send me as your loving healing presence as i receive your love and your healing
when i am lost bring me home when i am so sad that light seems a memory and hope a forgotten song reorient my mind reset my spirit
help me see that the suffering is but a moment that all i long for awaits in your house no more tears no need of light or sun no darkness
thank you my dear Lord thank you
Back to Flushing Meadows-Corona Park in Queens for this Summer of 2022 post. The Unisphere is as spectacular as I remember it when I was at the New York World’s Fair in 1965. However, I don’t remember it being so large: 140 feet high and 120 feet in diameter. When I was there this past summer, the pool that the sphere rests in seemed to be under some kind of renovation, so you could walk right up to the base of the sphere. It was wonderful to see families and so many enjoying this gem of a park and iconic structure in Queens.