What Do You See Outside YOUR Open Window Today?

What Do You See Outside YOUR Open Window Today?
Remember: "When God closes a door, He always opens a window!" You never know what might be out there waiting for you!

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Spontaneous Joy

"I am the Lord, and there is NO OTHER;
There is NO GOD besides ME.
I will gird you, though you have not known Me,

That they may know from the 


That there is NONE besides Me.
I AM the Lord, and there is NO OTHER;

I form the LIGHT


I make peace and create calamity;

I, the Lord, do all these things.

Rain down, you heavens, from above,

and let the skies pour down

Let the earth open, let them bring forth salvation,

and let righteousness spring up together.

I, the Lord, have created it."

Isaiah 45:5-8

What is so amazing about these verses is that this was the scripture passage pre-selected for our morning devotions today, which we did not read until after my hubby and I came home from a spontaneous trip to our nearby lake/public boat ramp to watch the sunrise.  These sunrise pictures were taken on two separate mornings this weekend, hopefully the first of many with my sweet husband of 45+ years. I cannot begin to express to you first of all, the joy of viewing God's glorious splendor so early in the morning with my hubby...but also the fact that we did it not once, but twice in the same weekend! 

If you find your relationship with your spouse is lacking 
spontaneity, or you are finding it difficult to make time to communicate with one another, 
why not make an effort to wake up a little earlier next weekend (or weekday if you don't have to go to work), grab your travel mugs of coffee or tea, a camera, and a sweatshirt
and take a ride or walk to wherever you can best view
the sunrise together
and just enjoy!
Take a moment to recognize the
majesty and splendor of God's handiwork...
worship and praise Him together...
and then spend a little extra time
sharing the spontaneous joy of the moment with your mate.
This is the best date we've had in a LONG time.
I highly recommend it.


  1. Pam: This sounds like it would be fun.

    1. Indeed, it was! It was the fact that it was something we both wanted to do together that made it really special. Doesn't have to be a sunrise...could be a sunSET! Or some other unique event. The idea is to 'just do it!"

  2. Great sunrise and great that you got to spend it together!

    1. Thank you Sylvia! I guess you could call that our own special "day trip". Great way to start the day any day!

  3. Hi Pam! These photos are just spectacular. I really like the foggy ones, and then to see the sun burn through the fog...wow. How special that you got to enjoy this outing with your husband. I'm so happy that it gave you both some joy! Yay date-mornings!
    The Scripture you quoted was read at church on Sunday, so it's fresh in my mind. I just love the way you illustrated it.

    1. I love how GOD illustrated it for us! I didn't know it was the verse chosen for the day in my daily devotional until after we got home from the sunrise! So appropriate and perfect in every way! Thank you for joining in! God does work in mysterious ways!

  4. Not sure the first comment posted-apologies if it shows up twice. This was perfect for me today because I read Psalm 19 this morning and enjoyed the imagery of the sun being like a bridegroom coming out of his chamber..which led me to thinking about the differences between sunrises and sunset and if anyone could tell the difference in a picture! So here they are. Spectacular.

    1. So glad you stopped by. Yes, there are subtle differences, and both are absolutely wonderful...no two are ever the same. If you look at my previous post to this one, it was all about the sunsets. God is such a master designer...so much creativity in the beauty of each and every new day, sunrise to sunset....and then there are the stars...and the moon...Praise God from Whom ALL blessings flow!


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