Friday, November 30, 2012

Winters Beauty

When the colorful leaves of a beautiful season is erased 
by dreary cold and lifeless surroundings...

 the dawn still paints the backdrop in a new season
that's filled with beauty and life if you look
 toward the horizon.

Sometimes we feel as though our world becomes lifeless when we lose loved ones, lose friends, lose jobs, lose homes, but life still goes on and there is still hope. We just have to trust that there is something bigger than ourselves taking place, that God a loving Father, has a greater love for us that outshines any problems we have.  I can still see His love shining even when I look around at the sadness in the world and my life is not so empty because of Him; I can only extend that love to others because of Him, and I think that is how He brings hope to a lifeless world.

Thursday, November 29, 2012


Give something to the world and it will give back.

If we only take, we will only feel it taking from us.

We are all in this together.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012


When you're trying to find comfort to soothe your soul,
 don't try to pull things in from the world around you.
  Take what is within your soul and give it to comfort others
 and in doing so, your soul will find it's purpose
 and this is true comfort.

My dads hat; 
he always wore hats and this was his special dress up one.

Linked to foto friday

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

An Ocean of Treasure

When this time of year starts to bring stress, what to get who and who to get what...

remember that material things only bring momentary joy, and try to dig deeper into the treasures of your heart. 

Because the gifts that last are the ones rust or moths can not destroy,

 reaching out to someone in need or giving someone your time,

 doing things together make us better.

Cocoa Beach at I Dream of Jeannie Rd/Lori Wilson Park
Linked to weekly top shot

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Reflecting at the Lake

Sometimes if we allow ourselves to get quiet and remove our self from the busyness around us, we might accomplish more ...

...and sometimes, if we stop talking we will hear something besides our own voice ringing in our ears...

...because distracting ourselves from the peace and calm that is around us doesn't really fill any voids... keeps us from hearing our neighbors heart, it keeps us from hearing God.

Photos taken at a park in Orlando, Florida.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Updates On Life

The beach at Patrick Air Force Base.

Mom and I are hanging in there. We are still just taking each day as it comes. I recently just spent a couple of weeks down in Florida looking at homes, which 2 weeks isn't a lot of time to find one. 

I  loved the warmth and just getting away and being able to sink my toes into the sand and ocean again.  I feel so at home when I'm near the coast. 

Since I didn't find anything, not even a rental to stay in so we can look, I guess right  now is just not the right timing and I don't want to fight against something that just isn't working out right now.  I will do things in God's time and not my own. Like I said in a previous post... no more forcing plans of my own to work, especially since that hasn't seemed to work for me in the past. 

So this post is to let everyone know, my mom and I are considering moving to Florida. Central Florida's east coast. We've also thrown around the idea of moving to Nashville, TN. So I'm a little excited to see where we will finally end up.  My mom even joked with me the other day and said she's ready to move to Thailand with me! 

I took quite a few pictures while I was in FL and will post some of the pics in the next couple of posts. The photo above was taken by my friend Lou of me photographing the ocean.