Thursday, April 14, 2011

Skywatch Friday Thoughts and More

April Sunset

I've found a new place to view sunsets and it's just down the road from the house.  I will be visiting this spot quite a bit in the future.
What is your desire?  Have  you ever thought about what you desire in life or what you desire to get out of life?  It's an interesting question.  As far as this life goes, I suppose many aspects have exceeded my expectations.  I don't know about my desires.  I never truly desired to be famous.  I once desired to be able to really sing well and to play an instrument, but that was not to be.  I had a desire to become an architect and that did happen, although I don't know if it is what I was truly expecting.  Now, I desire to be close to family and friends.  I desire to slow down a little bit and enjoy the rest of this life.  I am making plans now.  Our daughter and her family all live close by, so that is accomplished.  I am busier at work than I have ever been, so that will have to change, but plans are in the to speak.  
As I grow older, I find that my desire is to have a closer relationship with my God, the one true living God, the God of all Creation.  That is a journey in itself and a quest that many of us never under take.  However, it is God's will that we have a close relationship with Him.  And the only way that can happen, is to spend time with Him.  A relationship with God is not unlike any other relationship.  It is only as close as you allow it to be.  Your friends are only as close to you as you allow them to be.  God is only as close to you as you allow Him to be.  I need to allow Him much closer to me.  This song by Jeremy Camp expresses it better than I can.  The lyrics are printed below.  Enjoy and have a blessed week-end.

You want to be real
You want to be empty inside
You want to be someone laying down your pride
You want to be someone someday
Then lay it all down before the King
You want to be whole
You want to have purpose inside
You want to have virtue and purify your mind
You want to be set free today then lay it all down before the King

This is my desire
This is my return
This is my desire to be used by You

You want to be real
You want to be emptied inside
And I know my heart is to feel You near
And I know my life
It's to do Your will
It's to do Your will


  1. It is great finding one special place not too far form home to visit on a regular basis. I shoot at the same spot morning after morning about 7:00 or so on my way to school...and NEVER are the images the same. There is something different and exciting....just like this...each day. This sky is stunning in its beauty. Fabulous capture.

  2. "Driller's Place" has been included in this weeks Sites To See. I hope you like the image I featured, and I hope this helps to attract many new visitors here.

  3. Beautiful shot!

    I would be so happy if you could visit my Sky Watch at Kids e-Connection, thank you so much!

  4. You have indeed found a great place for sunsets.

    My desires have changed. I used to want to be rich but I have been acquaintances with some very wealthy people who are truly miserable and some very poor people who are happy. Right now my main desire is for my son to have a happy and fulfilling life.