Thoughts on Nature

Orange Lion King Sunset Caution Everglades Sign Bird Diving Orange Lion King Sunset over water Orange Sunset Road Glades on 1 Side Bird Flying over Everglades  Sunset with Palm Boys on a JeepOrange and Blue Sunset

I am a sucker for nature; pretty much any kind.  Being emerged in the beauty of the outdoors brings me peace and tranquility like nothing else.  As I sit there soaking it all in, I lose track of time and all worries of this world.  Nature is one of the places that I easily connect with God.  I see him everywhere; His majesty and wonder surrounds me. Florida sunsets are simply the best! What a great way to end an awesome weekend.


Quote for the Day

“That’s your solution? Have a cookie?’ Astrid asked. ‘No, my solution is to run down to the beach and hide out until this is all over,’ Sam said. ‘But a cookie never hurts.” -Michael Grant (Author of Gone)

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Quote for the Day

“What can you do to promote world peace? Go home and love your family.” -Mother Teresa


A Crazy Life

Life has been a bit crazy lately.  Our home is currently filled with small changes like multiple home renovations, volunteering changes, financial struggles, and kids starting school.  But we had the recent realization that there are big life changes on the horizon; job search/change and potential move.  With current life struggles and knowing that there are more to come, it’s easy to fall into the trappings of worry and stress.  Needless to say, I’ve been striving for relaxation, peace and joy through this time.  I’ve been reading through Psalm 119 and I have found that the only way to find true peace and joy, especially though tough times is to rest in God.  Live fully and completely for today and let God handle tomorrow.  And let me tell you, friends, this really does work.

…and sometimes you have to slow down and take the time to enjoy the beauty around you or simply look at your cat.

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Sunrise Runs

I was able to get in four morning beach runs this week!  It is most definitely one of the best ways to start the day; quite invigorating, energizing and beautiful.  Here is a summary of my sunrise running view each day this week.





Start the Day with Beauty

I’ve recently added in morning beach runs a few times per week.  I’ve figured out how to time my runs so that I get to see the sunrise and I have to say…what a way to start the day!  It is breathtaking, beautiful and magnificent.  The beach is my happy place; my peaceful dwelling.  To add the beautiful sunrise just makes it almost magical.  I just praise God to get to see His breath taking creation each morning!

Here is the sunrise this morning in stages.  Enjoy!