I met god in the morning when the day was at its best, and his presence came like sunrise, like a glory in my breast.
All day long the Presence lingered, all day long He stayed with me, and we sailed in perfect calmness o’er a very troubled sea.
Other ships were blown and battered, other ships were sore distressed, but the winds that seemed to drive them, brought to us a peace and rest.
Then I thought of other mornings, with a keen remorse of mind, when I too had loosed the moorings, with the Presence left behind.
So, I think I know the secret, learned from many a troubled way; you must see Him in the morning if you want Him through the day!
Ralph Spaulding Cushman
For he laid the earth’s foundation on the seas and built it on the ocean depths. Psalm 24:2 (NLT)
Fort DuPont State Park
St Augustine Preserve
St Augustine Beach
Reedy Point Bridge
There is a pleasure in the pathless woods,
There is a rapture on the lonely shore,
There is society, where none intrudes,
By the deep sea, and music in its roar:
I love not man the less, but Nature more.
~George Gordon, Lord Byron, Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage
You, O LORD, keep my lamp burning; my God turns my darkness into light. Psalm 18:28 (NIV)
The creation of a thousand forests is in one acorn. – Ralph Waldo
Jekyll Island, St Simons Island & Tybee Island
Send forth your light and your truth, let them guide me; let them bring me to your holy mountain, to the place where you dwell. Psalm 43:3 (NIV)
Fort Morgan State Park
Gulf State Park
Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair. ~Kahlil Gibran
This is my favorite beach in all of Florida and tonight God gave me a memorable sunset.
God writes the gospel not in the Bible alone, but on trees and flowers and clouds and stars. – Martin Luther
I’d like to say this was a nostalgic place I would go to with my family but actually I’ve never been and that was always a sore spot since I had to listen to all my cousins brag about going. So that’s why it was included; not for the memories but the lack of them.
“The dance of the palm trees, the oceans calling, the first rays of sun and heaven is here.” Mike Dolan