Saturday, August 10, 2013

Sunrise at Carolina Beach


Could we with ink the ocean fill, 
And were the skies of parchment made, 
Were every stalk on earth a quill, 
And every man a scribe by trade, 
To write the love of God above, 
Would drain the ocean dry. 
Nor could the scroll contain the whole, 
Though stretched from sky to sky.

O love of God, how rich and pure!
 How measureless and strong! 
It shall forevermore endure 
The saints' and angels' song.

(from the hymn 'The Love of God" ~ Frederick Lehman)


I pray you experience the love of God this week!

sharing at:

http://bloggerspirit.blogspot.com/2013/08/welcome-once-again.html
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56 comments:

  1. So beautiful......I feel calm and serene just looking at it...thanks...I needed that...:)

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    1. So glad you are feeling calm now...hope the poison ivy is better! :)

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  2. How beautiful and what a glorious beach! Enjoy your weekend my friend!

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    1. Thanks...I love it there. You have a blessed weekend as well!

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  3. HI Debbie! What gorgeous photos! The purple in the second one is just amazing. And the love of God is so much purer than even this! Hard to believe, isn't it??

    Thanks for the peace of this blogpost!
    Ceil

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    1. Thanks, Ceil...this is my absolute favorite thing...being on the beach at daybreak. You can almost hear the voice of God speaking. Have a blessed weekend!

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  4. So much peace to be found in these.

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    1. It's the one place I truly feel His peace...don't get there as often as I'd like.

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  5. Debby.

    Beautiful, beaming and bold photos of the sky and the sea! They go hand-in-hand, don't they? The big picture is bigger than life; I see a shining, pure light of a cross. Do you?

    Hope you are having a wonderful day!

    Poppy

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  6. Yes, Poppy...I did see the cross! I feel His presence so close to me when I'm at the ocean.

    Blessings!

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  7. It's a poetry kind of day, and yours is beautiful!

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    1. I see I forgot to put the author's name in my post...I can't take credit or the words to that beautiful hymn. Thanks for your sweet comment though!

      Blessings!

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  8. Lovely poem and a beautiful sunrise capture. Enjoy your week ahead!

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    1. Thanks Eileen...I hope for week is blessed!

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    1. Thank you, Rajesh...have a blessed week :)

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  10. A beautiful sunrise. I feel like I've "met" you before, but I have enjoyed looking through some of your posts as we live in the same state. I really liked the foot shot on the porch in Fancy Gap! :-)

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    1. You know I have felt the same way about a few folks I've "met" on here since I started this blogging thing! There is just something about it...kind of like an extended family or something. So, you like the pic of my ugly feet...lol! I tried to hide my bunion that I inherited from my mom!

      Thanks for stopping by and your sweet comment!

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  11. what a beautiful sunrise, love being by the ocean.

    Come and link up with us today for Travel Photo Mondays, the link is open all week.

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    1. Thank you for your comment and stopping by!

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  12. Debby, these are absolutely breathtakingly beautiful~

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    1. Mary,

      Thanks so much. I love the beach...seeing it every time is like seeing it for the first time for me. Thanks for stopping by!

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  13. Magnificent photography of nature's beauty ~ thanks, carol, xo

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  14. There isn't anything more spectacular than sunsets and sunrises. I think it's a God thing. I love the old hymn you posted and play it often on my piano. Great pictures!

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    1. Thanks Gayle...you are right, it's a God thing. I feel so close to Him at the ocean. Old hymns usually say it best :)

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  15. An inspiring sunrise giving promise to a good day.

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    1. Love the rising and setting of the sun! Thanks for stopping by :)

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  16. What a special place and what a beautiful sunrise. Give thanks. Valerie

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  17. Valerie...thanks for the sweet comment! Yes, it is a special place and thank you for visiting my blog.

    Blessings,
    Debby

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  18. We love Carolina Beach, too. Your photos are so lovely and peaceful. Thank you for sharing.

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    1. Thank you Beverly! Glad you stopped by :)

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  19. Beautiful photos, and a beautiful hymn. God's love - greater and deeper than the ocean. Thank you.

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    1. Thank you, Lorrie...nothing quite as captivating as the ocean...a true example of just one of many beautiful gift He has given!

      Blessings,
      Debby

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  20. Hi, thanks for the encouragement and reminder of God's love.

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  21. thanks for the beautiful carolina sunrise, It reminds me of the trips to South Carolina (hilton Head) and how beautiful it was!
    Sarah from http://www.thehopejourney.wordpress.com

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    1. Sarah...thanks for stopping by and glad you enjoyed watching the sun rise!

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  22. Hello Debby,
    I am so glad His love will never run dry, for it is more than all the oceans and sea's and rivers and every rain drop and tear combined. He is awesome! So glad He is one of your favorite things!
    Blessings, Roxy

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    1. He absolutely is, Roxy and I know He is yours too!

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  23. Lovely pictures of the sunrise. Visiting from Mosaic Mondays, thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thanks for your comment and for visiting, Diane :)

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  24. Oh wow, what a gorgeous view. Thanks tons for joining Inspire Me. Hugs, marty

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  25. Thank you for sharing....now I'm relaxed and feeling inspired. Love the ocean- Love all of God's creations.

    Blessings,
    Carol

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    1. Thanks Carol,

      I'm glad I was able to help you feel relaxed and inspired....nothing does that like the ocean. I feel closer to God when I see it! Thanks for coming by!

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  26. Ahhhhhh. .. . we're heading to Edisto Beach this weekend. I can't wait to see the beauty of the ocean and the beach up close! Thanks for the sneak preview :)

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  27. Lori,

    Is this the first time seeing it? Whether it is or not, if you re like, every time you see it is like your first. I never get tired of it! I am soooo ready to get back before it gets cold. I have a niece in SC that goes to Edisto Beach...I have never been there. Have a great trip and thank you for visiting me!

    Debby

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  28. This was always one of my favorite hymns to sing in Bible Study Fellowship! Thanks for sharing with Inspired Sunday at Sunday View.

    Laura at www.sundayview.blogspot.com

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    1. You are so welcome....thank YOU for hosting!

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  29. I don't know how anyone could look at those amazing views and not feel the love and presence of God! Gorgeous!!!
    Thanks so much for sharing at Amaze Me Monday, hope you'll hop back over...
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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  30. Thank you, Cindy. Yes, I feel the same way...the ocean always amazes me. Truly one of most beautiful gifts of His creation.

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  31. Oh, Debby. These images are gorgeous - I am so wishing I had gotten up for the sunrise when Darling Daughter and I were at the beach in June! The verses go beautifully with the photos! I am delighted that you shared with A Return to Loveliness,
    Kathy

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  32. Kathy...this is one reason to be grateful for being the early bird that I am! I don't think I could sleep past 6:00 am if I tried...believe me, I have! Normally I am out of bed every morning at 5 am regardless if it is a workday or a weekend!

    Blessings!

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  33. What fabulous photos with their purple hues! Carolina beach isn't far from me....I'm now midway between Oak Island and Holden Beach and lovin' it!
    I'm gonna go follow you now....your pics make me swoon!
    JP

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    1. Thank you for your sweet comments and being my newest follower....NEIGHBOR! :)

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