Hello. It’s Hump Day. Since I’m on a tight deadline and I need the words to pour through me in record time, I’ll let my pictures do the talking. Prayer on that deadline need would be greatly appreciated. But even with a deadline looming, I have to take my own advice. I need to be still and know God will see me through. In the meantime, I thought I’d share some recent pictures I’ve taken in some of those Be Still moments. In case anyone reading this need a little mini-break, too.
I snapped this photo while attending a Kentucky Derby party held at a lovely home on the bay. The sun was setting over the water and I wanted to capture that. But I love the tree, too. A good old live oak to remind me to stay strong.
The one below was taken last Sunday afternoon in our current back yard. We lived on the bay for almost four years and now we’re about a mile away from the water. But I love this new yard as much as I loved having that big water right out my back door. God’s beauty is everywhere. We have birds singing to us all day long here and ospreys flying high in the sky. And we have beautiful sunsets and a wide open sky. We hope to make our “blank canvas” back yard into a tropical retreat. We have a nice porch and a little forest behind us to serve as a backdrop. I need Deb and Ken Raney to come and help me accomplish this!
I found this charming porch on the depositphotos.com site while searching for ideas for the book I’m working on. I love the little boy running along the porch since there is a two-year-old in my story. Who wouldn’t love a sunny, deep place such as this one to sit and read a good book. Can anyone tell me why we paint our porch ceilings light blue in the South. I know the answer, but do you?
So what do you do to calm yourself when you’re spinning too many plates? What kind of Be Still moments have helped you through stressful or difficult times? I’d love to hear some of the ways you cope! I hope you’ve enjoyed some of my special places. And … let’s pray I make this deadline!