•SOLD• Stinson Oasis .
•Congratulations to my buyers who are now the owners of this magical oceanfront beach house in Stinson Beach. I wish you good health, wonderful gatherings and love all while being barefoot as much as possible.
Perhaps the most important thing we bring to another person is the silence in us, not the sort of silence that is filled with unspoken criticism or hard withdrawal. The sort of silence that is a place of refuge, of rest, of acceptance of someone as they are. We are all hungry for this other silence. It is hard to find. In it's presence we can remember something beyond the moment, a strength on which to build a life. Silence is a place of great power and healing. - Rachel Naomi Remen
Yesterday at 8AM I boarded a small bus to take the very first tour of the former Seneca Army Depot, now Deer Haven Park, under the guidance of Seneca White Deer, Inc.. Once a sprawling 10,000 acres of highly guarded military storage of munitions, including nuclear weapons, it also had the distinction of being home for a rare genetic variation causing the deer to be as white as snow. They are not albino. The 24 miles of fencing allowed this gene to flourish and the Army protected them. The base closed in 2000 and was slowly reclaimed by the forces of nature. The white deer population suffered due to the change of habitat. In 2016 a local businessman acquired 7000 acres of the former depot with the intention of helping the white deer population grow and be sustainable. This is accomplished with countless hours of local volunteer effort. Maintaining open grassy areas and planting of various crops help sustain them through the winter.
While the bus was far from an ideal photographic platform... and my limited shots testify to that, there is great potential for photo-centric smaller tours and they are in the works.
The white deer are easy to spot during fall and winter when the leaves are down, but like most deer they are a bit wary and it requires some luck to see them very close for a clear shot.
For history buffs, the tour is a fascinating education about a formerly highly guarded and secretive complex. There are over 500 "igloos", where munitions were stored.
You can visit senecawhitedeer.org to schedule your own tour. Highly recommended.
BTW... lots of birds, too... including eagles!
That is The number of young adults and minors being sex trafficked in Texas today. The Post-it notes in our window represent the 79,000 children. Join us in store on Sunday between 3 and 7 PM for our Be the One, Give One event. Buy one item from the @west elm Wishlist and help bring comfort to one of the girls @therefugedmst #hopefor79k#austin#giveback#refuge
Easing back into [[ DATING ]] is interesting.
It’s probably one of the hardest “things” to balance well living in Christ.
You’re slowly exposing your heart to someone, while simultaneously guarding your heart wisely bc there’s NO safety in dating.
There’s a reason why dating isn’t in the Bible...
it sucks IMO 😂
You’re not in a covenant with this person, and yet share deep conversations exposing our minds 🙇🏻♀️ + grow emotionally & spiritually intimate through prayer and seeking the Lord together 💙... and at the end of the day, battling the fear of losing them bc they are not promised to us or the fears of abandonment bc we lose sight of our validation in ✨Jesus✨
We have to continuously remind ourselves, renew our minds, and choose the Lord as our security + our rock + and our stability; NOT a human being.🙅🏻♀️
Instead of dreading the experience and running away 🏃🏻♀️ bc singleness is for me, much easier to walk in the spirit... I choose to see dating as a great opportunity to challenge my faith. 🙏🏼
Taking Every single thought captive & testing it bc if I don’t, it will swallow me up which causes me to take it out on the other person.
This not only just hurts me, but now I’m hurting another person within the body of Christ.
I, myself, am the body too but there’s less control to pursue healing when you hurt another person.
Dating is an opportunity to fix my eyes on the Lord, WHILE caring for someone else.🤗
I get to experience the floodgate of emotions, along with insecurities & fears while clinging to the Lord as He walks me through the waterfall of lies each day.
I am grateful to be rooted in my relationship with my ✨Jesus✨more now than ever before so that my joy remains in him.👆🏼
The person we date should reflect the grace of God CONSTANTLY & His character left & right to help us not fall into lies of inadequacy.
And vice versa.
We’re to help each other.
BUILD one another up.
I can confidently say NOW that No man can or will ever take the place of my first love again.
What a glorifying testimony to the Power of the Holy Spirit✨ whom dwells within me & grew my heart to magnify the Lord through all things.🙌🏼
There’s no place I’d rather be, than here in HIS love.
Have a love for music? Are you an experienced musician? We invite you to join us for our Music classes this Wednesday at 5007 Southside Dr. Wednesday music lessons are primarily to help high school students learn how to play instruments while providing them a space to create and collaborate with other musicians. We will have lessons for the piano, guitar, ukulele, vocals, and drums. #Music#Refugees#Refuge#RefugeLouisville#Servewhereyouare
Et puisqu’on est un temps que les moins de 20 ans... cette librairie qui m’intimidait. Parce qu’il y avait sous les arcades du Palais Royal, face à la Banque de France, rue de Valois, la plus belle , la plus petite et la plus riche des librairies. Et le plus extraordinaire des libraires que je n’ai jamais rencontré . Celui qui m’a donné le goût des livres, la passion de la lecture et des bibliothèques. Et des librairies . Celui à qui je dois mon rêve éternel d’ouvrir une librairie salon de thé, celui qui m’a permis de passer mes jeudis et mes mercredis tapie dans un recoin de sa boutique à lire TOUT ce que je voulais, celui qui m’a fait aimé ce que je n’osais lire, qui m’a fait decouvrir 100000 pages à jamais gravées, celui qui m’engueulait parce que « lire ça, c’était facile » , et qui m’a fait avoir presque 20 au bac.. et puis après ... Delamain, qui, au départ de ce libraire magnifique, est devenu mon nouveau refuge . #librairie#refuge#passion#libraire#livres#books#bookstore#bookslover#booksaddicted#booksaddict#palaisroyal#delamain#enfance#nostalgie
J'ai dit bonjour, je voudrais un chat, j'ai 3 enfants, une petite chienne de 9 ans que j'ai prise ici il y a 3 ans, et donc une maison où la vie fait beaucoup de bruit...
J'ai dit les enfants préfèraient un chaton, moi je me pose la question d'un jeune adulte, parce qu'un chaton ça s'éduque et j'ai déjà 3 zouaves à la maison...
J'ai dit mais au fond je m'en fiche un peu, je voudrais juste un chat qui corresponde à notre famille... ?
Vous m'avez dit venez donc voir la petite Butterfly...
C'était il y 3 jours. J'ai bien essayé d'aller voir les autres chats, les adultes... mais rien à faire, mon coup de cœur c'était toi. Je suis revenue te voir le lendemain, avec les enfants, et l'évidence s'est imposée : on ne repartirait pas sans toi.
Tu es devenue Luna en franchissant la porte de notre maison, tu n'es probablement pas la plus jolie des chatonnes, ma petite noiraude à la queue coupée, mais je sais déjà, comme il y a 3 ans pour notre Praline, que tu es celle qu'il nous fallait.
Merci la SPA Carquefou pour votre travail et les rencontres de qualité que vous permettez.
I run to you, Lord, for protection. Don’t disappoint me. You do what is right, so come to my rescue. Listen to my prayer and keep me safe. Be my mighty rock, the place where I can always run for protection. Save me by your command! You are my mighty rock and my fortress. (Psalm 71: 1-3)
I depend on God alone; I put my hope in him. He alone protects and saves me; he is my defender, and I shall never be defeated. My salvation and honor depend on God; he is my strong protector; he is my shelter. Trust in God at all times, my people. Tell him all your troubles, for he is our refuge.(Psalm 62:5-8)
King David called God his “rock.” Whenever David found his security, his family, or his reputation under attack, he ran to the cleft of the rock and found a never-failing source of aid and protection. In the Bible, a rock symbolizes the invincible, immutable, and changeless character of God. Therefore, David did not pray feeble prayers, saying, “I hope You can do this.” He knew God is more than sufficient to rule over any problem even when circumstances seem out of control.⠀
David overcame some of life’s worst situations by making confident requests of God, calmly reasoning with God, and acknowledging he had cause for rejoicing because God would assuredly answer his prayers.⠀
What has failed you in your life? The company you counted on? The spouse you trusted? Your health? When your world collapses before your eyes, do you turn to God, the rock, or do you wonder how God allowed this to happen to you? David’s proven method of running to God will help you find direction for and protection from the difficulties you are facing right now. He is your rock, your unfailing refuge in times of trouble.⠀
Prayer: God, I need to run to You, my rock, today. Teach me how to pray confidently in the knowledge that You will answer my prayers. I pray in the name of Jesus. Amen.⠀
“The LORD is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer; my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold” (Psalm 18:2).⠀