Tag Archives: Sunset

Directions: West

Directions: West

A day is gonna come
When the sun will set on me
So as I, who came from the darkness
The darkness of the north
Finding a sun rise from the east
That beauty as a walked
Into the light of day
And the warmth of the southern sun
Each step I’ve walk with God
I hope and pray I’ve kept His ways
And when the time comes
To see my sun set in the west
I’ll know my God is with me
And I’ll be finally going home

Book Ends To A Weekend

Over the last few weeks I have persevered with getting up early and just walking, I try to get out most mornings for an 8 mile walk before work and then take longer walks over the weekend, usually 12 to 15 miles, on a Sunday evening I also try to get an extra walk in too.

This week end I got out early Saturday, catching the sunrise at the lake and yesterday evening I manage to catch the sunset, perfect book ends to a great weekend.

THE SUNRISE

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THE SUNSET

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On Saturday morning I heard this song on my iPod, it came on just as I walked past the spot where I got the call four years ago to tell me my Nan had died, I thought of my friend Mark who last weekend lost His Nan too.

ANGELS FLY by REAMONN
She saw the world through her smile
She held your hand you knew it’d be all right
She spoke of places she’d never been
“Now is the time”, she’d say, “to live the dream”

And she told us how she could fly
And she said “no need for goodbyes”
For we’d see her there in the skies
Where angels fly, angels fly

She stayed a while that summers day
Spoke through a smile of how she’d go away
I saw in her eyes, her pain
She took my hand and said “it’d be ok”

And now she’s soaring up into the sky
And she takes us all in her flight
And she told us the reasons why
Angels fly, angels fly

Some summer days I can see the smile
And in so many ways she’s still alive
And the love that she gave I keep down inside
I’m keeping it safe ’till I learn to fly

And she’s soaring up into the sky
And she takes us all in her flight
And I feel she’s still alive
Where angels fly, angels fly

And she told us how she could fly
And she said “no need for goodbyes”
For we’d see her there in the sky
Where angels fly, angels fly
Angels fly, my sweet angel flies.

Verse of the Day – Psalm 65:8

Psalm 65:8

Psalm 65:8

I’m thankful once more for the strength I have received to get through this current trial, strength that allowed me to see the sunset this evening.

MY GOD by LUMINATE
Are you lost, my runaway?
All is spent, squandered away
You’ve had your taste; you’ve had your fill
It’s not enough; you’re wanting still
He said, My son, if you come home
I’ll wrap you in My finest robes
And we will dance until the dawn
No greater love; you are My son

My God, my God
What mercy You have shown to me
My God, my God
Forever I will sing to Thee

Do you feel broke beyond repair?
The crushing weight is too much to bear
And with no hope for innocence
Who will stand in your defense?

But One has come, to claim His own
To fight for you, oh, weary soul
The world you fear, a threat no more
For Earth will hear the victor’s roar
This song will rise, from shore to shore
We are free; we’re bound no more
And we will dance, and all will know
For it’s the coming of my Lord

This song will rise, from shore to shore
We are free, where bound no more

2, 852 & 863

So it’s day 2 without the anti-depressants and once again so far, so good.  I had a couple of minor headaches earlier in the day, but nothing too bad.  As I walked home I had a couple of “dizzy spells”, mainly if I turned my head quickly or stepped heavily, but once again, nothing I couldn’t cope with.

I had a walk up to the Sports Centre and popped into the karate class, my assistant was covering this evening, I had a chat with a few people and decided to walk home.

On the way back I thought about taking a walk up the cycle track and taking in the sunset, but then seemed to talk myself out of it.  But the closer I got to home, the more I found the resolve to force myself to take that walk, I’ve been putting it off all year, making excuses not to get out and walk, to catch a sunset or sunrise, so I decided to take the walk, I’m glad I did, the sunset was great to see.

Light Upon The Wheat

Light Upon The Wheat

Slipping Behind The Horizon

Slipping Behind The Horizon

Evening Sunset

Evening Sunset

Setting

Setting

Light On The Horizon

Light On The Horizon

Golden Blue

Golden Blue

Below The Clouds

Below The Clouds

Across The Fields

Across The Fields

Last Goodbye

Last Goodbye

I’m glad I found the strength to stop taking the easy option and take a walk this evening, now I hope I can do the same in the morning, get back into my old routine and find the time to walk and find some peace.

PURSUIT by JESUS CULTURE
Strip everything away till all I have is You
Undo the veils till all I see is You

Strip everything away till all I have is You
Undo the veils till all I see is You

I will pursue You, I will pursue Your presence
I will pursue You, I will pursue Your presence

I’m pressing in to You so do not pass me by
I’m breaking through the boundaries
I will not be denied

I will pursue You, I will pursue Your presence
I will pursue You, I will pursue Your presence

Open my eyes, search me inside
I cant live without Your presence
I can’t live without Your presence

Reflections Of A Monday Morning

Weekly Photo Challenge: Reflections

Despite the thin layer of frost that covered the ground this morning, the sun was shining brightly, the view of sun on the frosty lake were once again worth taking a few minutes out of my day to see.

Reflective Blue

Reflective Blue

Highlighted

Highlighted

Fishing In The Frost

Fishing In The Frost

Ripples In Reflection

Ripples In Reflection

Swimming In Reflection

Swimming In Reflection

The setting sun beyond the clouds on the journey home was worth seeing too.

Setting Beyond

Setting Beyond

Burning Bright

Burning Bright

Behind The Clouds

Behind The Clouds

DRIVE by ED KOWALCZK
Headed out into my desert
all alone and thirsty for something more
than the whiskey that had become my water
Would you mind if I put this on your shoulder?

I need something more

Here I am,
standing inside your love like a child.
Falling asleep at the wheel of my life
and letting you drive.
I’m letting you drive.

Oooh…

Headed out into my dark night,
like a soldier surrounded in the losing fight.
Probability of a victory’s over.
Would you mind if I put this on your shoulder?

I need something more

Here I am,
standing inside your love like a child.
Falling asleep at the wheel of my life
and letting you drive.
I’m letting you drive.

Oooh….

You’re the only one,
You’re the only one who can save me.

I need something more

Here I am,
standing inside your love like a child.
Falling asleep at the wheel of my life
and letting you drive.
I’m letting you drive.

Here I am,
right where I belong.
On the shoulder, hanging off the keys,
close my eyes and letting you drive
I’m letting you drive.

 

Monday Sun

After the fairly heavy rain over night, the dark clouds slowly passed on by and the sun seemed to shine for most of the day, it would seem we are moving out of winter and into spring, the only disappointing thing is that we only had about one hours worth of snow this winter and none of it settled, oh well, maybe next year!

The Black & The Blue

The Black & The Blue

Across The Pond

Across The Pond

Reflective Blue

Reflective Blue

In The Haze

In The Haze

Slow Fade

Slow Fade

Last Rays

Last Rays

Evening Haze

Evening Haze

BEAUTIFUL WORLD by CAROLINA LIAR
Here it comes in the morning
I’m just trying to forget
Keep it real, keep it simple
And somehow just get out of bed
And this city is endless
I’m as cold as it’s stone
Yeah this city is endless
And I’m, I’m walking alone

Sunlight creeps in between the curtains
Lose the sheets there’s no time for sleep
I lie, I pretend ‘til I’m almost certain
It’s a beautiful world

I wanna ask for direction
But I don’t dare to disturb
I got a thing with affections
Yeah, that’s why I’m walking alone

Sunlight creeps in between the curtains
Lose the sheets there’s no time for sleep
I lie, I pretend ‘til I’m almost certain
It’s a beautiful world

Here it comes in the morning…

Sunlight creeps in between the curtains
Lose the sheets there’s no time for sleep
I lie, I pretend ‘til I’m almost certain
It’s a beautiful world
(Yeah, it’s a beautiful world)
la la la la
I pretend ‘til I’m almost certain
It’s a beautiful world

The Sun May Set, But It Always Rises Again!

Weekly Photo Challenge: Threes

Yesterday evening I managed to catch the sunset as I left work, it was a busy day as usual, but a good end to a good day.

The Burning Beyond The Dark

The Burning Beyond The Dark

Behind The Horizon

Behind The Horizon

Fading Eye

Fading Eye

The evening seemed to be going fine, until the consequences of my past caught up with me again, at that point my spirit dropped considerably.

Then as I prepared my post “Verse of the Day – Jeremiah 29:12-12”, I came to my senses, regardless of what is happening to me now, I am not that person, when I typed the words “God listened and answered me, 99 weeks sober this evening”, the downsides of my past faded away and the feeling of joy and thankfulness returned.

So this morning I witnessed the sunrise again, it was a timely reminder:

The sun may set, but it always rises again!

Between The Trees

Between The Trees

Upon The Waters

Upon The Waters

Rising Eye

Rising Eye

GET UP by CIRCLESLIDE
What if I told you I wasn’t ready for this life
What if I told you this wasn’t what I had in mind
What if this mountain’s just too high

Get up get up 
brush off the dust from your soul
Get up get up 
the past is beyond your control
Get up get up
don’t ever give up on love

What if I told you my whole world broke down last night
What if showed you my surprising ugly side
What if I’ve fallen out of line

What if I told you there was time when I believed
What if I told you I’m exploding with doubt I’m infected with weakness
I’m breaking the silence crying out, crying out

Get up get up 
brush off the dust from your soul
Get up get up 
the past is beyond your control
Get up get up
don’t ever give up on love

Walking Home With A Sunset

Isn’t it great that the days are slowly getting longer, not only is light when I walk to work, but now it’s light when I leave also, which was made even better this evening by the break in the clouds revealing the amazing sunset.

Falling Beyond The Horizon

Falling Beyond The Horizon

Setting Sun

Setting Sun

Radiant Light

Radiant Light

Burning Bright

Burning Bright

Fading

Fading

Falling Behind The Trees

Falling Behind The Trees

Slow Fade

Slow Fade

Last Lights

Last Lights

Not only did I manage to witness this amazing sun set, but I got to listen to Doubts Or Disbelief by Chasen as I walked home, amazing song.

DOUBTS OR DISBELIEF by CHASEN
Oh this Joy
Can only come from one place
It must be your smile
That lays perfectly on your face
You’ve taken these old chains
And these burdens off of me
Now I can show my true light
How you and me ought to be

‘Cause I’m singing oh oh oh
Oh oh oh I’m free
I’m singing oh oh oh
Oh oh oh im free

I can feel you here now
Yes I know theres hope for me
There’s no more fear of your love
No more doubts or disbelief

‘Cause I’m singing oh oh oh
Oh oh oh I’m free
I’m singing oh oh oh
Oh oh oh I’m free

I will not forget
The night you held me safe
And I will not forget
The night you set me free

Oh OH oh OH I’m free
OH oh Oh Oh I’m free
You’re love has set me free
Oh oh oh I’m free
Now I see, I see yeah
OH oh Oh oh I’m free, I’m free
OH oh Oh oh I’m free
OH oh Oh oh I’m free

The Sunset After The Rise

Weekly Photo Challenge: Saturated

After a great sunrise yesterday morning, the only way to begin a great evening at Amplified, was a great sunset as I walked to Church.

As Ben and myself walked, we took a time out grab a few shots of a great sunset over Newark town centre and in particular the parish Church, enjoy.

Evening Falls

Evening Falls

Burning Skies

Burning Skies

In The Fire

In The Fire

In Burning

In Burning

Beyond The Spire

Beyond The Spire

Above The Lights

Above The Lights

SOMETHING BEAUTIFUL by NEEDTOBREATHE
In your ocean, I’m ankle deep
I feel the waves crashin’ on my feet
It’s like I know where I need to be
But I can’t figure out, yeah I can’t figure out

Just how much air I will need to breathe
When your tide rushes over me
There’s only one way to figure out
Will ya let me drown, will ya let me drown

Hey now, this is my desire
Consume me like a fire, ’cause I just want something beautiful
To touch me, I know that I’m in reach
‘Cause I am down on my knees, I’m waiting for something beautiful
Oh, something beautiful

And the water is risin’ quick
And for years I was scared of it
We can’t be sure when it will subside
So I won’t leave your side, no I can’t leave your side

Hey now, this is my desire
Consume me like a fire, ’cause I just want something beautiful
To touch me, I know that I’m in reach
‘Cause I am down on my knees, I’m waiting for something beautiful
Oh, something beautiful

In a daydream, I couldn’t live like this
I wouldn’t stop until I found something beautiful
When I wake up, I know I will have
No, I still won’t have what I need

Hey now, this is my desire
Consume me like a fire, ’cause I just want something beautiful
To touch me, I know that I’m in reach
‘Cause I am down on my knees, I’m waiting for something beautiful
Oh, something beautiful

Along The Sunset

I kinda did things the other way around today, I missed my walk this morning, I grabbed that extra hour or so in bed instead.  So after church, a bit of lunch and then teaching this afternoon, I left the sports centre at 5.45pm to walk home, the sun was at that point beginning to set so as I walked toward the bridge over the cycle track I made a snap decision, to take a walk along this cycle track to take in the sun set.

I’m so glad I took that time out, the images were just amazing, I hope you enjoy them also.

Across Fields

Across Fields

Between Pylons

Between Pylons

Beyond

Beyond

Hedgerows

Hedgerows

Beyond The Stream

Beyond The Stream

Solar Powered

Solar Powered

Falling Slowly

Falling Slowly

Between Lonely Trees

Between Lonely Trees

Fading

Fading

Dipping Below

Dipping Below

Touching Horizons

Touching Horizons

Orange Whisps

Orange Whisps

Final Goodbye

Final Goodbye

Gone

Gone

Lines To The Sunset

Lines To The Sunset

Bird In The Fading

Bird In The Fading

SEEK JUSTICE, LOVE MERCY by ME IN MOTION
A million lives and the numbers climb
We go so numb and we close our eyes
Say a prayer and wonder
Who’s gonna answer their cries?

The easy thing is to close our minds
Drown out the noise of the world outside
But what if the answer to all this injustice
Is you and I?

How will we know if we don’t try?

Who’s gonna set the captives free
Who’s gonna love the refugee?
Our God is calling us to seek justice and mercy
Seek justice, love mercy

Will we choose to live selfishly
Or give our lives to the least of these?
Well, I wanna make a difference
That lasts for eternity

So let your heart move my feet

Who’s gonna set the captives free
Who’s gonna love the refugee?
Our God is calling us to seek justice and mercy
Seek justice, love mercy

We gotta do what Jesus said
Comfort the broken
Give hope for the orphan
Love with all we have
He said what you do unto these, Oh you do it unto me