Wednesday, April 6

hi from here.

hi sweet friends!

i have been a little absent because i have been here.
here is actually there and there is actually florida.

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i am sitting on the porch starring down at the ocean that i just left only a few hours ago.
smelling the salt, listening to the waves and feeling the cool breeze on my warm, sunned skinned.

is there anything else quite like this?

this quote always come to my mind when by the ocean: "heaven's a little closer in a house by the sea"

my grandma, who has taught me to love the ocean so, has this framed in her house and i feel it today.

i feel it every time i'm by the sea.

i feel like i'm part of something greater than myself.
i feel the power of my mighty God so much stronger when i am by the ocean.

i cannot imagine what it would be like to live by the ocean year round. would i take this and these feelings for granted? would i love each crash, each wave, each ripple as much?

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the ocean sort of sucks me in, stirs me up and lets me sit and bask in it's beauty.
in HIS beauty.

until next time.

with love,
me, the sun, the sand & the salty sea.

33 comments:

  1. how wonderful. seriously.
    enjoy your time by the sea!

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  2. I'm in Florida!! If you are in cocoa or new symyrna you better email me so I can track you down!!! xoxo

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  3. Danielle- that sounds just perfect right now! and i always wonder the same thing...would i appreciate it as much? have fun!

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  4. I've never been to florida. I think I should go.

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  5. hope you are all having a good time! wish i was there-or anywhere warmer!

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  6. can i join you? :) ha but have a fabulous time!!

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  7. ack!!!! jeal, jeal, JEAL!!!!
    but i hope you're having a fabulous time.
    i feel the same about the ocean and God's marvelous power.
    but i also feel it about thunderstorms.
    and where we live, we get them a lot in summer...
    and there's still just as amazing!
    showing me God's incredible majesty.
    i think it's probably the same, no matter what thing we're talking about in God's creation.
    ok... now that i've written a novela!
    enjoy the sand, sand and sea!!!!
    get some tan lines for me.

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  8. love the beach. it ALWAYS shows God's power to me. the way gazillions of tons of water just STOPS. bizarre. amazing. incredible. have a fabulous, fun and relaxing trip! <3

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  9. that oceanview is absolutely BEAUTIFUL! God creates some gorgeous stuff, doesn't He?! My son asked me today if WE could go to the ocean (random) I was like....we live in Wisconsin. Go get a map so I can show you how far away we are from one! :) ahhhhh. someday. have fun! <3

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  10. yay!! so happy to see mr. foster soaking up the sun!! enjoy every minute of your time there. xoxo

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  11. We were just at a different ocean last week (a much colder, rainier ocean in Oregon :)) and had this same conversation. So much of the ocean speaks of God's power & majesty. I love how even the smallest of my kids stands in awe of God's creation every time we're there. Enjoy your vacation!

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  12. I'm so glad that you are having the best time! Wonderful!

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  13. Oh enjoy it! It was snow-raining here in your home state today:(
    xo,
    Sarah

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  14. no you wouldn't. if you lived by the sea and drove past its grey swirling fury all the time, it would take your breath away each time. and each time, you'd have to force yourself to watch the road becuase it's so hard to take your eyes off the beautiful magnificent sea. if i could see it from my home, like many in my area, i dont think i'd get a thing done all day. so happy to know you're feeling closer to heaven. let that sunshine wrap you up like a giant cozy hug!

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  15. gorgeous! that's not new smyrna beach is it?

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  16. Oh man...you're making me want to go sit by the ocean! Have a blast, friend!

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  17. I live about 20 minutes from the ocean, and I honestly don't enjoy it as much as I should...but it is beatiful. Enjoy!

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  18. ahhh.. this post gave me chills. sounds amazing :)

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  19. oh, which beach are you guys visiting?? you should swing by tallahassee if you're close! :)the ocean shore is one of my favorite places to be; there's something about it that's so spiritual to me... I feel closer to the Creator there. (And the water has healing powers, or so says my mother! :))

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  20. so glad you are having such a beautiful break!
    *sigh* i wanna go to the beach...

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  21. i have been thinking of you. hoping you are having the greatest time.
    come home soon!!!
    -Legohead

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  22. Oh florida, I'm so jealous as i write you this comment from my desk in rainy seattle.

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  23. Lucky you! I know just what you mean about the ocean; I've wondered the same things about living next to it. Just fills my soul right up to the brim : )

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  24. Oh I miss the ocean and sound of waves crashing. Live it up for all of us that are stuck on dry land.

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  25. You are in my neck of the woods....though I'm not sure what part of Florida you are actually at. There are a lot of places that look like that. I live about 45 minutes from the beach and very much take it for granted. My oldest has only been to the beach once and my youngest has never been. How can that possibly be? I think we need to rectify that.

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  26. have a wonderful, relaxing time friend! digg your toes in the sand a little deeper for the rest of us!

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