Grander Than Ocean’s Story ~ Hymn

Grander Than Ocean’s Story

Grander than ocean’s story,
Or songs of forest trees;
Purer than breath of morning,
Or evening’s gentle breeze;
Clearer than mountain echoes
Ring out from peaks above,
Rolls on the glorious anthem
Of God’s eternal love.

Dearer than any friendship
Our truest comrades show;
Stronger than all the yearning
A mother’s heart may know;
Deeper than earth’s foundations,
And far above all thought;
Broader than Heav’n’s high arches—
The love that Christ has brought.

Richer than all earth’s treasures,
The wealth my soul receives;
Brighter than royal jewels,
The crown that Jesus gives;
Wondrous the condescension,
And grace beyond degree!
I would be ever singing
The love of Christ to me.

Words: William F. Sherman 1826-1888

Land or Sea…

It’s time for the Round Robin Photo Challenge and I had to go to my archives because I’ve been buried in the garage packing and unpacking boxes from the condo. The boxes are from California so I thought it fitting to show you a California beach shot. This was taken in January of 2010. I am now in Washington State full-time so you’ll be seeing more Pacific Northwest shots in the future. Happy May 8th everyone and a very Happy Mother’s Day to any mothers that stop by!

Stop by the Round Robin Photo Challenge blog to see more…

Round Robin Challenge ~ Water!

Our challenge for January 30th is water. Just so happens I took about 200 or so photos of the wild California surf after our recent storms. I am narrowing it down to one photo.

 

If you like wild surf click here to see more of my wild waves!

Visit the Round Robin Photo Challenge Blog to see other entries. This is a twice a month challenge that I’ve enjoyed participating in. You might like to join in, also. We’ll hear what the new challenge is on Sunday or Monday for next time…

Photobucket is holding all my photos that I stored on their site from 2007-2015 hostage replacing them with ugly grey and black boxes and asking for a large ransom to retrieve them. It is a slow process to go through all my posts deleting the ugly boxes.

OW ~ Rough Seas!

Time for Outdoor Wednesday hosted by Susan at A Southern DayDreamer!

All of my photos were taken at Surfer’s Point in Ventura, California this past Saturday. Hope your scrolling finger isn’t tired!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Have a wonderful last week of January everyone!!

Photobucket is holding all my photos that I stored on their site from 2007-2015 hostage replacing them with ugly grey and black boxes and asking for a large ransom to retrieve them. It is a slow process to go through all my posts deleting the ugly boxes.

Mosaic Monday ~ Stormy Surf…

Time to check in with Mary at the Little Red House to see mosaics from around Bloggy World.

 

After breakfast on Saturday we drove to Ventura to check out the powerful surf. Because of the storms that have pushed through Southern California we have been seeing rough seas pounding the shore and piers. Several piers have been shut down to pedestrians because of the chance of damage. It was an amazing to see these waves up close. I’ll be posting more photos over the coming week.

Photobucket is holding all my photos that I stored on their site from 2007-2015 hostage replacing them with ugly grey and black boxes and asking for a large ransom to retrieve them. It is a slow process to go through all my posts deleting the ugly boxes.

After the Mist and Shadow ~ Hymn

After the Mist and Shadow

After the mist and shadow,
After the dreary night,
After the sleepless watching,
Cometh the morning light;
Beautiful, soft and tender,
Leading the soul along,
Over the silent river,
Into the land of song.

After the thorny pathway,
After the storms we meet,
After the heart’s deep longing,
Joy and communion sweet;
After the weary conflict,
Rest in the Savior’s love,
Over the silent river,
Safe in the home above.

After the cares and trials,
After the toils and tears,
After the time of sowing,
Reaping thro’ endless years;
After the pilgrim journey,
Rapture that ne’er shall cease,
Over the silent river,
Rest in the land of peace.

Words: Fanny Crosby