Friday, December 4, 2015


Photo: "Serenity" by Sally L. Smith

In the beginning God
created the heavens
    and the earth.
The earth was barren,
    with no form of life;
it was under a roaring ocean
    covered with darkness.
But the Spirit of God
    was moving over the water.
Genesis 1:1-2
 Scripture taken from the Contemporary English Version © 1991, 1992, 1995
 by American Bible Society, Used by Permission.

We were blessed to spend a short time in Florida last weekend.  When I say "short" I mean it.  We stayed a total of 18 hours, 7 of which were spent sleeping.  That time, however, provided a respite from our mid-American scenery and provided some serenity we can't find where we live.  There is something majestic about the ocean/gulf because God is there in all His glory with His paint brush in hand.  It was awe-inspiring with a beauty that cannot be matched.  I took this shot with my phone from the balcony we shared with our daughter, son-in-law and their children.  That is something we will do again and will definitely stay longer next time.  No, we didn't drive that far for less than a day's stay.  We were visiting our older son in South Alabama and took the 1 1/2 hour drive to FL just to see this.  It was worth it!

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