Thursday, April 17, 2014

Thankful Thursday #5 - The Beach

This is a watercolor I did - I love to paint plein air
Thankful Thursday is my weekly discipline - to express my gratitude to Hashem for His over-flowing, abundant blessings.  

I am grateful to live near the ocean.  When I feel stressed or just need to be refreshed, a trip to the water is just the ticket.  The waves, the breeze, the birds, the shells...all are medicine to heal my soul.  If I have the time to paint, that is even more joy!  When I paint, the world stops and I am in a little bit of heaven.

Someone told me long ago to take my worries and cares about my loved ones to the sea.  There, I was to pray about my concerns, and then try to stop the waves.  Ridiculous, right?  I have no more control over other people than I do the waves of the sea.  My loved ones, just like the waves are in the mighty hands of ADONAI.  Just as I trust Him to keep the waves from overflowing the land, I must trust HIm to handle the concerns of my loved ones.
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I'm linking up today with:
All Things Bright and Beautiful Link-Up
Fab Creative Friday
Friendship Friday 
Freedom Friday 

4 comments:

  1. Sweet post. So glad I visited from Kathaleen's party today. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

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  2. Just beautiful. I love the imagery of my cares being washed away by the sea. No wonder you are a published writer. (I saw that in your little bio up there...grin.)

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  3. What a beautiful painting...you are very talented! I love the ocean too and I am drawn to it. I don't live close enough to go every day but I try to go every couple of weeks. It always makes me feel refreshed, especially since I pray there, too. Enjoy your week! Hugs, Diane

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  4. Oh, Gail - what a lovely get-away too be painting at the beach. I have gone there and written poetry. There is something healing in the waves - their constancy like their Creator. A lovely thought shared and I'm so glad you chose to share it at All Things Bright and Beautiful! Looking forward to what you bring to the party next month!!
    Joy!
    Kathy

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