Enjoyed greeting the new day at Jones Beach with my dear dad.
These are images from a recent road trip back to New York. We (my wife and I) made the trip to attend a memorial service and decided to head back to visit the area where we lived during our college days. We visited Briarcliff Manor, Tarrytown and Ossining, NY, and thoroughly enjoyed our trip down memory lane.
Regarding the images: ‘GW Bridge’ is short for the George Washington Bridge, connecting New Jersey and Manhattan. We take the Whitestone Bridge to go from the Bronx to Long Island. We enjoyed lunch at Horsefeathers, and the view of the amazing Tappan Zee Bridge, which connects Tarrytown, NY to Nyack, NY. The homes in Tarrytown and Ossining were 2 of the places we lived in after we were married while in college. It was fun taking in the sights of these old, beautiful towns!
dear God really glad you're here i'll receive all you have for me with gratitude for i know this new day is a gift from You so today if i see a hurting soul let me be a comfort so today if someone hurts me let me be grace and forgiveness so today if i stumble in word or deed please help me change me on this new day make me new on this new day
Wonderful way to end the day. Thanks for stopping by.
so i woke up and all the clouds remind me of the words i said oh God the words i said the anger in my head so i woke up and all the clouds can’t hold the tears that just rain down down down it hurts and i don’t know why oh those clouds in the sky so i woke up and all the clouds press on my shoulders and i manage to pray oh God i just want to be okay just one day can i be okay one day faith help me to trust that just behind those clouds Your promises still shine help me to hear the light of Your words and rest oh God i’m so tired so i rest in You hope i choose to reach beyond the now one day only light and no more tears so today while i’m in the clouds i place my hope in You alone in You alone love let me see Your Light let me know Your promises let me hope that one day soon all will be well all must be well because You are Love You are Love so i woke up today and all the clouds remind me that today right now You are here not hidden so i’ll search for You and make it through this cloudy day with You with You
I am more comfortable photographing landscapes, and don’t feel as confident photographing people, but I like how this turned out from a recent wedding. Thanks for stopping by.
Took a long ride and ended up in one of my favorite spots: The Marseilles Ruins, in Marseilles, Illinois.
Our youngest son is getting married tomorrow... I walked into his room and reflected on what I found... dear son thank you for the empty room it tells me the time has come to see you journey on and say how proud i am of you dear son thank you for my heart is full it tells me that the time has come to listen to my memories and watch you make your own dear God thank you for your grace for me it tells me there is grace for him let him be so much more than me let him soar and sing and be a wonderful man a wonderful man who was once a boy to me
Just in case you were interested in what the past four sunrises looked like in our little town. Have a great weekend!
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