It's this type of summer and this hot of "hot" that makes me long for the lake and the beach. I wish I was doing the same as the little girl in this picture and I am really missing Lake Michigan right now. We aren't able to go to the lake this summer so I'm looking through all my pictures from our last visit to Lake Michigan and remembering those days and times. It's so peaceful there and it always reminds me of just how small I am. So, without the beach this summer I'm finding other ways to hear "the holy silence of God's voice" for reminding myself of my "smallness" and God's "greatness".
I have to admit, I am spoiled, I love hibernating in my air conditioning and that's where I've been. So as I've been hibernating in my air conditioning I've been working on my daughter's journal and I've also been working on my 10 journal pages for a journal swap I'm participating in. All the main work is done, now it just embellishing and final touches then they'll be done for the September 16th due date. This photo below is of the paper and colors I'm using for the journal pages -- yellow, orange, aqua, tan, pink, brown -- it's called "Funky Vintage - Lizzie Collection" from Making Memories that I found at my local Joann store:
I'm still hibernating today but I hope there is a break of some cooler temps soon because I really need to weed my garden. They're getting quite tall!
As silently, as tenderly
The down of peace descends on me.
O, this peace! I have no need
Of friend to talk, of book to read:
A dear Companion here abides:
Close to my thrilling heart He hides:
The holy silence of His voice:
I lie and listen, and rejoice.
~John Townsend Trowbridge~