Morning Musing

MorningMusing

One of my daily joys is watching the sunrise. I get to do my reading by a big picture window, and we get a pretty good view of the sunrise.

This morning, though, I am in a hurry. We have things to do, and I needed to leave my front-row seat and get busy. As I finished my hot drink, and prepared to get moving, the sun was not really up yet. The beginnings of color were there, but I wanted to sit a while longer and see the brilliant colors.

I wished I could put the sunrise on fast forward, watch it, then rewind so that it could happen in real time; and I could get on with my busy schedule.

But things don’t happen that way. God didn’t design things that way.

Marketers understand that people want to do things their own way, on their own schedules, so they cater to that mindset. It’s becoming increasingly important that we get to do things the way we want.

God doesn’t work that way, and it’s a good thing.

God has His own timing, and He’s in control. We are not in control.

Let’s think about slowing down, paying attention to the way God designed things, and conforming our schedules to His.

Our Trip to the Ocean: Things that Intrigued Me

We took a three-day drive to arrive at the Outer Banks of North Carolina, to a house across the street from the beach. Each morning, I met my little sister on the beach to watch the sunrise. It was amazing every single morning.

On our trip (the drive and the beach), I was intrigued by many things:

Sunrise at the beach…

 

Sunset at the beach…

 

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We saw dolphins! They frolicked and flipped and dipped before us for about half an hour…

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The way the sky looked at different times of the day, in different places…

 

Moonrise over the ocean…

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The way I got to approach the ocean: as I walked up the path, it crested a dune. I heard the ocean before I saw it, and got goose bumps at the rushing sound…

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Things I found on the beach (Yes, John, I found some shells 😊)…

 

Things that grow in that area…

kudzu!

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crape myrtle trees / bushes

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live oak trees…

 

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roadside hibiscus along the Interstate *

 

mountains all covered with trees…

 

driving among the clouds…

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And a cute, very tiny frog among grape leaves…

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God’s creation stunned, awed, and amazed me. Our Lord is so beautiful!

 

*these photos were taken from google photos: the large live oak, two roadside hibiscus, crape myrtle tree. The rest of the photos are my own.