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Do you ever feel STUCK? In 2000, I began looking for answers to some tough questions in my life. I'd searched high & low and finally conceded to search the promises found in the Bible. Those promises have sustained & guided me through the loss of a parent, the struggle with anxiety & depression, the loss of a valued relationship and so much more! I've found joy amid the pain. And, I want to share it with you!

03 October 2014

PUTTING THINGS TOGETHER - Atlantic Ocean Sunrise + A Broken Metatarsal

Walking the beach early one morning on a foot that was KILLING ME* resulted in getting several great pictures of the sunrise. And, walking early in the morning (especially by the sea) puts my mind to thinking. This particular morning, I was thinking about how I profess to be a believer in Christ and a follower of Christ. I don't try to hide it. I'm quite open about it. I thought about how that public profession of my personal faith might put me in a position where I'd be closely watched...
  • watched to see if my actions are in alignment with my beliefs
  • watched to see if I'm a contributing member of society or oblivious to what is happening in the world around me
  • watched to see if there's any reason someone else would want to live this way or choose to believe as I do
  • watched to see if I'm kind & accepting or harsh & judgmental.
I wondered...

  • Do people see that my belief in God is real and of value? 
  • Do my actions accurately reflect the saving grace of the One I claim to serve? 
  • Do my reactions to what's happening around me & in my life align with the words I speak about my beliefs & convictions?
  • Do I seem unaccepting of people who don't share my views? 
I don't really know the answers to any of those questions. But, I believe that it's a day to day exercise & commitment to strive to be a better reflection of Christ. 

As I hobbled along on my throbbing foot*, I was reminded of an Old Testament scripture found in Psalms:
"From the rising of the sun to the going down of it and from east to west, the name of the Lord is to be praised!" Psalm 113:3 AMP
I'm praying that my life will praise (or lift up versus drag down) the name of Jesus from the rising of the sun 'til the going down of the same.
right foot exterior metatarsal - ouch!

* About the foot... I took the picture at the top while walking on New Smyrna Beach, Florida 8-14-09... walking on a foot that was KILLING ME... a foot I found out was severely fractured 10 days later! But, I'm glad I went walking that day. I would have never gotten those beautiful shots!

Linked with the Nesting Place community through the write31days challenge, October 2014 - post No 3.

Another beach post:
     Once a Beach Girl, Always a Beach Girl 

Another foot post: 

     Hey, How Did You Break Your Foot?


  1. In November 2012, I attended a Hearts at Home Conference... Walked all over the Mayo Civic Center in excruciating pain. Learned a week later that I'd broken my ankle. I still count those two days as blessing :-)

    1. It's amazing what wonderful things we can do some of the times we feel led to work through the pain :)

  2. My fellow beach walker and sister in Christ. I love your hobbling in search of His sunshine and grace...and your questions, as if drawn out in the glory of sunrise. These are questions we'd like to skim...or at least only be asked when we think we do well...yet, don't we always find the gap widening the longer we walk with Him? I'm guilty! I pray in agreement with you Psalm and seek to live it -113;3 ;) I love your words!

    1. Dawn, thanks for stopping by & for your comments! I totally agree with you, the longer we walk with Him, the more aware we are of our shortcomings... AND HOW HIS GRACE COVERS THEM ALL :)