January 28, 2011

Sunrise Variations

 The sun was scheduled to rise at 7:15 am last Tuesday.
I stood on the boardwalk in the cold blustery morning along with the Eastern sky, watching ... shivering … waiting … eager. 
We were not disappointed.
The day arrived
in splendor,  with magnificence, and breathed fresh hope in my heart.  

I pray that you enjoy these sunrise variations as much as I enjoyed capturing them on film!
Those who live at the ends of the earth stand in awe of your wonders. From where the sun rises to where it sets, you inspire shouts of joy. Psalm 65:8 (NLT) 
Photos: Oceanfront Virginia Beach, Va.

January 2, 2011

New Year's Eve 2010

On eve of the New Year, I visited my two favorite spots. Both were still covered with leftover snow from the 14.2” snowfall that had
fallen the weekend before,
Beauty  in each remained evident: an American Coot and Double Crested Cormorant wait for unsuspecting minnows or catfish to complete their evening meal ... winter grass peeking through disappearing snow ... Friendship Pond partially masked in glazed ice.

As usual, the splendor of nature never fails to evoke awe in my heart.
Father, as another New Year approaches, may I never be too busy to stop, to look, to listen,and to enjoy the beauty of all that you have created,
                                      In Jesus name,   
 Photos: Mt. Trashmore Park, Virginia Beach, Va.& Norfolk Botanical Garden, Norfolk, Va.

January 1, 2011

May I Remind You?

May I remind you?

“Whosoever trusts in Me, Happy is he.”1
“In All your ways acknowledge Me.”2
Pray without ceasing.”3
“I will Perfect that which concerns you.”4
“I have chosen You.”5

“My mercies are New every morning.”6
“I will guide you with My Eye.”7
“I am great, and I do Wondrous things.”8

“I have called you by Your name.”9
Every hair on your head is numbered.”10
All things are possible with Me.”11
“I will give you Rest.”12
                    With all My love ~

1. Prov 16:20b; 2. Prov 3:6; 3. 1 Thes 5:17; 4. Psalm 138:8
5. John 15:16b; 6. Lam 3:23; 7. Psalm 32:8b; 8. Psalm 86:10
9. Is 43:1d; 10. Matt 10:30; 11. Matt 19:26b: 12. Ex 33:14b