solitude and sabbath

For the first time in a few weeks I got some down time and solitude while well.**

This time of solitude afforded me the opportunity to take long walks along the shore and up a river valley from the shore. Here are a few of images from those walks.

sunset from hotel porch


a little one learns about waves


a tropical river path to the shore

collision of wave and rock

secluded river pond

currents crossing in the rocks


“O Lord, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth! You have set your glory above the heavens. Out of the mouth of babies and infants, you have established strength because of your foes, to still the enemy and the avenger. When I look at your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place, what is man that you are mindful of him, and the son of man that you care for him? Yet you have made him a little lower than the heavenly beings and crowned him with glory and honor. You have given him dominion over the works of your hands; you have put all things under his feet, all sheep and oxen, and also the beasts of the field, the birds of the heavens, and the fish of the sea, whatever passes along the paths of the seas. O Lord, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth!”

‭‭Psalms‬ ‭8, ESV

This walking and image capturing is an important part of my discipline of sabbath. We all need things that take us out of work and regular activities. What are your diversions to facilitate rest and renewal?

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** (For most is April I was dealing with a virus that really limited me to 2 things: work and rest. The rest was taken at every opportunity so as to have the strength to do the work that could be done. A visit to my buddy Josh’s Doctor a week ago got me some meds that turned the tide. Today, after a near a month of being under the weather, I’m at full strength! Thanks be to God!)

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