Friday, February 17, 2012

Sculpted With Perfection

As I stroll peacefully
Along the seashore,
I see the shells.
They line the sand,
Telling their story,
Similar to mine.
Created by The Artist,
Sculpted with perfection,
Uniquely, carefully.
Carried away relentlessly
By powerful waves,
Battered, Broken, Polished.
Surviving still, so their
Story can be told
To people like me.
Each delicate formation
Is a picture of the good God
Who created me well
And loves me still.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Naples Is Nice

My husband and I are having a great time on our "run away from the snow" trip to Florida for the month of February. Naples is a beautiful town. We are staying in a friend's house this week across the street from beautiful Vanderbilt Beach. For Valentine's Day we walked across and down the street for a lovely lunch on a patio overlooking the beach. The weather has been picture perfect. Between 70-80 degrees with sunshine and blue cloudless skies. Every day I'm amazed at the beauty of God's creation. He really is the most amazing artist. Nature is so beautiful that it cries out "God did this! God did this!" until we're knocked to our knees in awe at the wonder of it all. I hope you all had a wonderful day with your husbands and sweethearts. By God's grace my husband and I still enjoy each other's company. This trip has been a test of this because some of the time we have been sleeping in a van size RV and that is up close And personal living arrangements. But so far we are getting along and having fun. All praise goes to God on this Valentine's Day for His Love, His Grace and His Goodness. Have a Happy Day!

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Sanibel, Seashells & Sunshine

My husband and I are a week into our month of February "escape to the sun" trip. We are staying in Ft. Myers Beach. Today we went to Sanibel Island and collected shells along the beach in the bright sunshine. It is wonderful to be taking lots of walks in this warm weather. I'm feeling much better. God is so good. And His creation is never more beautiful than around the ocean. There were pink and dotted and all kinds of lovely shells in the sand. And we saw several unusual sea creatures that had washed ashore. My granddaughter identified them for me. At 7 years old she's something of an authority on sea creatures.
I can't believe it's been a year since I started my blog. Sometimes I think I should quit writing it because not many people read it. But then God reminds me that I'm doing it for Him and it's between Him and me & I do it because He told me to & I want to honor Him. It's not about anything else. And I enjoy doing it for God who has done so much for me. I'll post pictures of my trip if I can figure out how to do it from my iPad. I love all the friends I've made doing this-an unexpected bonus. "Wish you were here"!