Soul distancing: the practice of separating your soul from the day to day rush the deadline driven exhaustion the anxiety saturated social media the identity robbing expense of living for someone's approval the heart hardening fallout of unforgiveness the countless heart deadening diversions and instead connecting to whatever it is that helps you to s l o w d o w n a walk on the shore... a hike... sitting in stillness... prayer... coffee and a good book... you may discover what you are really living for and decide to change course you may discover what you really worship and decide to reach higher in the affections of your heart and mind you may discover an ocean of tears that were held back by your hardness becasue you need to be right or you won't let it go or you refuse to forgive or because you know you need to confess and make it right you may discover in the stillness the voice of God
the songs are breaking on the shores of my story reminding me of family friends and love gifts of Grace are all around in every wave i hear the sound of Your love and care the songs are breaking on the shores of my story reminding me of things undone hurt and tears seem to abound in every wave i hear the sound of my lack of love dear God forgive me the songs are breaking on the shores of my story reminding me of my dearest love high school days then wedding day home and kids all gifts from above in every breath i breathe your love so grateful for your love the songs are breaking on the shores of my story reminding me i soon must leave so may i sing to my Father above so may i sing to those i love may He find me ready to walk on the shore of my new home no more tears and endless Light faith hope and the greatest Love
It’s wonderful to see the Jones Beach boardwalk come to life as New York slowly exits out of pandemic social restrictions.
I really should stop in and eat here some time instead of just taking exterior photos! 🙂 Thanks for stopping by!
Enjoying the view at Jones Beach.
New York officially “opens” today, so, this water element at the beach will soon be filled with kids, and….. water! Thanks for stopping by!
The first of a few posts during my trip back to my home town in New York, which always means time spent enjoying walks at Jones Beach State Park in New York. Thanks for stopping by.
The third post from a recent trip to New York, when I took a long hike on the West End of Jones Beach on a cold, windy, winter day. Thanks for stopping by!
The second post of some images from my recent trip to Long Island. This is the West End of Jones Beach State Park. It was a fiercely cold and windy day, but it was also a beautiful day. Thanks for stopping by.
Back to my recent trip to New York and Jones beach for a few posts. I grew up on Long Island which, for me, also meant growing up at Jones Beach. Ever since I left the East Coast for the Midwest (back in the dark ages – 1985) I have been returning to visit family in NY and have also returned to this beach. Through all those years I never visited the West End of Jones Beach. During this last trip to NY, I decided to go exploring. It was an absolutely gorgeous day that featured frigid temperatures, pushed lower by a strong North wind that carried stinging sand off shore. It was awesome!