A few images from a day trip to Chicago with my colleagues earlier this week.
stillness reflection quiet contemplation listen He is here presence surrender holy encounter He is here searching heart open hope filled and broken He is here rest now oh my soul let grace fill the questions the doubts have no fear His love is here He is here
Enjoyed greeting the new day at Jones Beach with my dear dad.
Wonderful way to end the day. Thanks for stopping by.
Took a long ride and ended up in one of my favorite spots: The Marseilles Ruins, in Marseilles, Illinois.
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!