Seeking Peace-No Matter What

1 Mar

On the Porch

Onisha Ellis

 

Every time I read this verse it resonates in my soul.

Though the fig tree does not bud and there are no grapes on the vines, though the olive crop fails and the fields produce no food, though there are no sheep in the pen and no cattle in the stalls, yet I will rejoice in the LORD, I will be joyful in God my Savior.

—HABAKKUK 3:17–18

Today I was blessed to enjoy a picnic lunch with precious friends at a new park on the river. My happy places always involve water or mountains. There is something elemental in them that calls to me and soothes.

 

Today the humidity was high and a haze blurred the V.A.B. (Vehicle Assembly Building) that stands proudly across the river at Kennedy Space Center. I love the swings. Tonight this small park will be jammed with locals and out-of-town folks, hoping to witness the first flight of the Space X crew module.

 

UPDATE ON SPACE X Launch:  We got up at 2AM to view from the river. Liftoff was exactly on time, the rumble was a roaring success. Heat lightning flashed behind the rocket, adding drama.  Loved it.

 

 

After lunch  my husband and I drove the road to Playalinda Beach to get photos of the rocket on the pad. The beach road crosses marsh and if you like that sort of thing as I do, it was peaceful and beautiful.

Love- Experiencing the love of friends who accept me with all my flaws and models Christ’s love for me.

Joy- Being rooted and grounded in No Matter What.

Peace- Savoring the beauty that God created in nature and in friends.

3 Responses to “Seeking Peace-No Matter What”

  1. Onisha Ellis March 3, 2019 at 10:31 pm #

    We had a wild mountain drive once with an uncle who was a bus driver and drove on mountain roads like he was driving a bus. Scared us to death.

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  2. Timelesslady March 3, 2019 at 2:23 pm #

    I’m in complete agreement with water as a happy place…mountains…not so much for me. Since I’m near the ocean and don’t see many mountains, they are daunting when I am near them or have to travel up and over them. I still laugh when I think of myself in the back seat with a crazy driver whipping around the mountains in Jamaica.

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  3. divoran09 March 1, 2019 at 6:18 pm #

    Such a lovely post and what a lovely day, too

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