My father is on a trip right now, alone, for 17 days. He's making several "travel" stops, while also visiting family and a few main events (conference, belly dancing superstars). And while traveling he's been sending us photos. Here is last night's sunset in Portland, OR. I just finished my morning study which was about suffering and restoring. When I look at this photo I first think of God's artistry. Man, what beauty! Secondly I think of His mercy and grace. Each new day is woken with His mercy renewed.
The month of June up to present has been major struggle and suffering of my heart. I have slipped back into old pits, given in to temptations (curiosity really does bite you in the butt sometimes!), and cried my heart out fearing I have lost! Yet His hand comes down the pit's roof and offers me a lift, reminds me of who I am, that I am loved, that this suffering and sadness will leave soon enough, and God has a plan. He has a plan for me.
I have been sitting in this chair for almost two weeks now working on my site. Heh, and after loading everything discovered I will have to load everything again. But alas, its moving. Once its "there" pray for me that I stay focused on His purpose for my life, and that my work, site, and business reflects Him and His love. :)