november rose i wonder if you know that there is snow that the cold and chill and wind will still your crimson petals will fall and tumble your proud will will be humbled i wonder if you know that the season will bring death but in the midst of dark cold air and icy nights there right there new life and so we all must wait through the winters of our days we all must breathe the cold air surrender what we fear and let the clear icy skies revive restore and make us alive and help us remember that there is more that needs to die surrender in order to be alive once more alive
all the color will soon fall and the barren trees will sing cold and wind snow and ice will paint the boughs with chilled beauty as leaves are tossed and lost are the dried and cracked memories of hues and tones that proudly shouted i am here let's welcome winter when it enters our souls sometimes what we think is gold needs to fade be swept away in the wind of the Spirit may we bend and break let proud color and hues fall in surrender self must fade and give way to the dark long nights He will hold us tight through the cold and the questions and the monochrome feelings we must stand still as the tree and wait for life to start again in His time His way His truth His life will spring for we wait and in the waiting He is present we wait He is comfort He is love we wait in His love
Another set of images from a long walk on a windy day at Jones Beach.
Grateful to be back in New York spending time with my elderly parents. Equally grateful to take long walks at Jones Beach. I love the winter shore.
o eternal Light of the world i need Your peace it's so stormy in my soul and there's trouble in the world let me find peace in You o eternal Light of the world come fill my mind with gentle whispers from your Word all the truth i think i know i surrender i need to see and i want to rest just rest in You o eternal Light of the world thank You for the quiet morning river song thank You for dancing colors and of course thank You for a little tugboat help me to swim upstream today in Your love in Your peace i'm still trying to do when all You desire is for me to be just be in You
…hope you have a beautiful day! Thanks for stopping by!
and can it be you came for me a withered soul so tired so cold and can it be surrendered glory for this heart of pride all the shame inside o withered soul lift up your voice o withered soul cry out rejoice your light has come your peace is near Immanuel is here and can it be once blind i see forgiven free You died for me and can it be new life is mine and for all time not just a while i'll sing and shine i am your child this withered soul now your son your own and can it be
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!
Back to my recent trip to New York for the next few posts. Just love the wind, the clouds, the endless waves and the distant edge of the sea...