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I am reminded :: at the beach

August 31, 2012

I am reminded how small I can feel:: when I go to paint and everything around me seems so beautiful that I just can’t do it justice…so just try new techniques.

I am reminded when I see  darkness at the beach::   it will  often be won over  by light reflected off a sea never ending….and there is a lot to be learned in that alone.



I am reminded that sometimes the best person to talk to after you have been tossed around by unexpected waves :: Is someone who has most recently gone through it AND has gone back unafraid.  Someone who doesn’t let it stop them…who brushed themselves off and kept going.

I am reminded how beautiful adoption is :: when I watch my children touched by the Son, reflect differently but walk in unity. And how we have all been adopted by a King.


I am reminded kids are always happy about sunglasses:: even when they wash up on shore…guh.

I am reminded that I was raised in a completely different world :: when I remember how I made sand castles and my kids carve out sand offices.

But mostly I am reminded to Lectio Divina again and again... and I am so blessed by this meditiation. Today I am just being reminded over and over that it isn’t that I will eventually be gifted with abundance and rich legacy…. but that in this moment I am gifted in these things. Don’t argue with Him about it… He said it…and either you believe the things He says to you…or you think Him a liar…(yep, that made it easier didn’t it?)…so today just sit with this…roll it over and over in your mind like a piece of sea glass…

My home is surrounded in beauty;
You have gifted me with abundance and a rich legacy.
The Voice Translation


linking with Jennifer at StudioJRU

26 Comments leave one →
  1. August 31, 2012 11:21 am

    Just looking at the pictures made me feel the peace that being at the beach brings…and I checked out the Lectio Divina post – as I am so drawn to this as part of my year of “contemplation” – would you mind sharing the source from Amazon you are being guided by? I loved your gentle instruction on that post!


    • August 31, 2012 12:17 pm

      Oh wow… how did I come across it? I can’t remember the book but it was just on the same page, so I read a few pages of this and that… and so then I started looking up Lectio Divina online. I wish I could be more help but it was late at night and it was sort of a rabbit trail from there on. I knew there are 4 steps to it… and I told my husband “we are doing this at the beach” so everyone who has shown up has partcipated in it.
      I really think we all need to absorb more for sure.

      • cjfort permalink
        August 31, 2012 12:58 pm

        LOL! I sooooooo understand the rabbit trails! I believe I will be “hunting rabbits” this long holiday weekend…

  2. ro elliott permalink
    August 31, 2012 11:41 am

    just beautiful…pictures…words…you…blessings

  3. August 31, 2012 1:47 pm

    Beautiful words, sketch and pictures. I can feel the peace! Lovely!!

  4. August 31, 2012 4:21 pm

    oh dolphins ;), remembering our walk last year and all that this year has held, so so so glad Jesus brought me your friendship, you are a gift!

    • August 31, 2012 7:02 pm

      nothing like giving a person “a word” about going and hearing from “High Places” and the next thing a weather meter falls from the sky and washes up in front of your feet with a sign saying…it “gets frequencies from high above”… talk about confirmation!
      and now look at ya!!!!!
      you are a good friend.

  5. August 31, 2012 4:35 pm

    This post has really encouraged me today. The abundance in the gifts of each moment make us so much richer than the world’s measurement of riches, don’t they. Thank you for the reminder!

  6. August 31, 2012 5:28 pm

    beautiful. living as adopted sons and daughters of the King… I want to remember that more each moment of each day. How true it is. And what a gift – the gift of adoption. Unconditional love. Beautiful post; appreciate the encouragement, as well as the beautiful writing.

  7. marycnasser permalink
    August 31, 2012 7:42 pm

    Beautiful artwork inspired by nature!
    Wonderful photos, too!
    Happy PPF!!

  8. August 31, 2012 9:31 pm

    such a wonderful post… makes me long for Summer which is just around the corner for us here in Australia…xx

  9. September 1, 2012 10:12 pm

    This is such a beautiful post. A blessing to read. And i LOVE your watercolour work. They captured me, I scrolled down to comment and then got captivated by your photos and words. Thank you for sharing.

  10. September 2, 2012 12:46 am

    What a beautiful post, wonderful pictures too.

  11. September 2, 2012 5:51 pm

    Beautiful and peaceful and encouraging. Thank you for this, T… perfect reading today! 🙂

  12. September 4, 2012 12:17 pm

    wonderful pictures!!!

  13. September 5, 2012 6:55 am

    This is really beautiful and the pics are wonderful!

  14. September 5, 2012 2:37 pm

    I like that you started out with the things of the beach and went from there to the family and the beach and your feelings. The pictures are spectacular and precious. This brings back memories of my 2 daughters seeing the beach for the very first time. Blessings, Janet PPF

  15. September 10, 2012 3:04 am

    I got that ‘zen’ kind of feeling reading your post and it also made me fold my handa in gratitude …love it all !

  16. September 14, 2012 12:11 am

    All the beautiful posts you have been writing while I have been resting. Just loving. It. All. I haven’t heard of the voice translation and wonder if I will like it as I do my Message? My dear daughter needs her mama to wrap up a new “Truth. ” It helped me when I was struggling. A new way of SEEING. Will go look it up.

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