Thursday, January 1, 2009

Happy 2009!

This is a snapshot I got on our airboat ride on 12/29 in the Everglades. I think it captures what I see for the next year and it's blank pages:

The Everglade waters flow slowly into the Gulf/Atlantic Ocean there is no end and very few boundaries, only opportunity.

The Everglades may be scary with unknowns like alligators; but beauty is easy to find as well. Life may have some ugliness; but beauty is all around if you take a second to find it.

And sometimes you just have to leap in faith as the bird in this photo soars out of the water and into the air.

This year is bringing new trials to our country and world; please remember to pray for our leaders and our countries. We may not agree when it comes to politics; but I think we can agree that praying that our leaders will have wisdom, grace, kindness, understanding, and self-control can't hurt!