Saturday, August 20, 2011

Scavenger Hunting

I've been on a scavenger hunt since my life changed in an instant and I found myself looking for work.  My youngest sister and I were talking about the latest disappointment in the job search, and she wrote this:

"I can't help but wonder if God was just saying: "No way, this isn't the route I want for you right now."  It would be so nice if He could just say, 'No, I plan on this for you and you're going to have to get through these things, but in the end you will end up in this place doing this thing...'  Why can't it be more of a road map?..." 

My response and the insight of the week for me:
"He is definitely not into road maps, scavenger hunts maybe, with some very sketchy clues, but definitely not road maps." 

I took these photos at Lawrencetown Beach.  It was a sweltering hot day, but when I arrived at the beach the fog had rolled in.  Somehow though, the first picture suits where I'm at right now and I find it comforting.


Bren said...

Great post sis, love your and Ree's insights. And the pictures, fantastic, those rocks are transformed through your lens, they become precious gems, stone of great value and beauty. There's a lesson in that I'm sure of it :-)

Kel said...

road maps are great aren't they, showing the end destination, so we know exactly where we'll end up as we take each turn on the road

when I saw these photos, this popped into my head, "follow the sound of the waves..."

isn't it true that when one sense is taken away from us, we gain extra strength in our others?

you may not be able to see the end of the beach, but if you follow the sound of the waves swooshing on the shoreline you will eventually reach the end of the stony section of your path

Jodene Shaw said...

Hi Kellie, Thanks so much for visiting my blog and leaving such kind words . . . and for following too! I'm so glad I stopped in here. What breathtaking photos...I live SO FAR from the ocean and water of any vast amount, that these just call to me to come and see and dip my toes in. And your words are such wisdom . . . a scavenger hunt is so fitting. Makes me smile!