Goodnight Hug

{Photo 271/365}  I’ve been craving a sunset — I knew tonights would be awesome, I could just tell, and it was.  I love how from our back yard through the different seasons the sunsets move.  This season, it goes down behind the barn in the distance.  The photo only captured a fraction of the beauty.  I love living out here — when I can take the time to be still and enjoy what this area has to offer.  I see God everywhere.  This was my goodnight hug…I needed it.

Glorious Day

{Photo 177/365}  I needed to see this tonight.  I’ve been craving a hug from God, that’s what sunsets are to me.  They are also a reminder of His promises, His goodness, His faithfulness, His love.  He’s an artist who paints such colorful skies, they are never the same and for me, they never get old.  Zach and I walked to the beach together to soak this up.  The sky reminded me of the song by Casting Crowns, Glorious Day, “…living He loved me, dying He saved me and buried He carried my sins far away.  Rising He justified freely forever one day He’s coming, oh, glorious day…” masterpiece.

BIG Hug

{Photo 122/365}  It was beautiful; the sunset tonight.  One of my favorite things about living in our new home are the sunsets.  It’s been quite a few days since I’ve been able to enjoy one, since the weather has been icky.  But today, I captured this from our back deck.  I tipped toed outside barefoot – freezing – to experience this hug from God.  I know He wanted me to see this today.  It’s His way of blessing me and reminding me of His promises.  I finished writing a chapter today – I had no clue what I was going to write when I woke up this morning.  But I desperately cried out to Him determined to press on, not procrastinate.  I asked Him to lead me and fill me up with what He wanted to write; He did.  He continues to wow me and provide me with every detail.  Even this special gift.  sunset.