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Tired Mornings

Weekly Photo Challenge: Good Morning!

After a week off work, it was a return to the usual daily routine on Monday or so I thought!

When I got to work I found out that we were short of yard staff and both the Assistant Manager and the Branch Manager would be in the yard most of the week, leaving me pretty much on the Sales Counter on my own most of the week, to say I’ve been tired this week is an understatement, but other than that it’s not been a bad week, apart from the weather that is.

Between Morning Clouds

Between Morning Clouds

Brightness Between

Brightness Between

Beyond The Path

Beyond The Path

Early Rising

Early Rising

Beyond Far Trees

Beyond Far Trees

I NEED A FATHER by STARFIELD
Hold me somebody, don’t let me be alone
Love me, stay with me, I am dying to be known
My heart cries out, I need a Father
Whose love will never fail me
A friend like no other
Whose trusted arms will hold me
I need a Father

I am wounded but I took the pain away
Free me, heal me, I don’t want to be afraid
My heart cries out, I need a Father
Whose love will never fail me
A friend like no other
Whose trusted arms will hold me

Here’s my heart
Be tender, please
Let me love Your love for me
Here’s my heart
I’m on my knees
I will trust cause I believe

You are my Father
Your love will never fail me
A friend like no other
Your trusted arms will hold me
You are my Father

From Saturated to Subtle

Weekly Photo Challenge: Saturated

After the vivid colours of the sunrise yesterday morning, this morning was a complete contrast, the light mist of the lake and the solitary patch of cloud in the sky made for a subtle colours, more of pastel than the saturated scenes of yesterday, but in it’s own way, just as amazing.

Subtle Reflections

Subtle Reflections

Gentle Rise

Gentle Rise

Ribbons Of Cloud

Ribbons Of Cloud

Pastel Morning

Pastel Morning

On The Tip Of The Trees

On The Tip Of The Trees

Reflecting Pastels

Reflecting Pastels

Shining Through

Shining Through

Across The Waters

Across The Waters

On The Gentle Waves

On The Gentle Waves

A Different Light

A Different Light

Along The Trail

Along The Trail

OCEANS (WHERE MY FEET MAY FAIL) by HILLSONG UNITED
You call me out upon the waters
The great unknown where feet may fail
And there I find You in the mystery
In oceans deep my faith will stand

I will call upon Your Name
And keep my eyes above the waves
When oceans rise
My soul will rest in Your embrace
For I am Yours and You are mine

Your grace abounds in deepest waters
Your sovereign hand will be my guide
Where feet may fail and fear surrounds me
You’ve never failed and You won’t start now

Spirit lead me where my trust is without borders
Let me walk upon the waters
Wherever You would call me

Take me deeper than my feet could ever wander
And my faith will be made stronger
In the presence of my Saviour

I will call upon Your Name
Keep my eyes above the waves
My soul will rest in Your embrace
I am Yours and You are mine

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

Back To The Web

Weekly Photo Challenge: From Lines To Patterns

Two weeks ago I chanced across a spiders web whilst on a long walk, through which I was able to capture the sunrise behind it.  Along the same route this morning, although there wasn’t the clear sunrise, just blankets of mists, but the moist morning air highlighted every spiders web along the way.

This made for some great images, with the morning dew hanging off the intricate patterns of the webs, with the misty sunrise behind.

Morning Dew

Morning Dew

Before The Mist

Before The Mist

Distant Glow

Distant Glow

Morning Web

Morning Web

Home

Home

TAPESTRY by HILLSONG UNITED
Maker of earth and sky
And everything before our eyes
Your word formed life and light
Within the crucible of time
The genesis of all mankind

Our lives a tapestry of grace
Your hand has weaved together
In You no thread will ever fray
This hope is ours forever

Your work of art a mystery
Beyond all earthly measure
Your love for us a masterpiece
Jesus our hope always

Author of grace divine
Love orchestrated in our lives
The cross of Calvary
The gift of God the centrepiece
Upon that cross You set us free

Our lives a tapestry of grace
Your hand has weaved together
In You no thread will ever fray
This hope is ours forever

Your work of art a mystery
Beyond all earthly measure
Your love for us a masterpiece
Jesus our hope always

Lift our eyes towards the Son
Glorious You stand alone
Raised to life You’ve overcome
Holy is the Lord our God

Your love is unrivalled
Your glory spans eternity
Your word is final
The cross of Christ our victory
Every knee will bow at the Name of Jesus
For there is no name like the Name of Jesus

Inside & Out – Lincoln Cathedral

Inside & out – Lincoln Cathedral – Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside

My kids and I took a bit of time out of shopping to visit Lincoln Cathedral earlier, I took a number of pictures which seemed to fit with this challenge.

Inside The Central Tower - Lincoln Cathedral

Inside The Central Tower – Lincoln Cathedral

Outside The Central Tower - Lincoln Cathedral

Outside The Central Tower – Lincoln Cathedral

Outside The Deans Eye Rose

Outside The Deans Eye Rose

Inside The Deans Eye Rose

Inside The Deans Eye Rose

Lincoln Cathedral

Lincoln Cathedral

Cathedral From Under The Arch Access

Cathedral From Under The Arch Access

It Is Well (Instrumental) by Josh Wilson

From The Spiders Point Of View

From The Spiders Point Of View – Weekly Photo Challenge: An Unusual POV

I’ve been looking over the last few mornings for an image which fitted this weeks challenge, something unusual, I think I found one this morning, the sunrise through a spiders web.

Please note: no spiders were harmed in the taking of this photograph!

Sunrise From The Spiders View

Sunrise From The Spiders View

SLOW YOUR BREATH DOWN by FUTURE OF FORESTRY
I’ll give you more to own than
All of this
And I’ll give you more than years
For you were once a child of innocence
And I see you just the same
Your burdens couldn’t win or
Lose a thing
Oh, I’d tell you once again
But you’re always on the run

Slow your breath down
Just take it slow
Find your heart now, oh
You can trust and love again
Slow your breath down, just take it slow
Find your smile now, oh
You can trust and love again

If you leave I’ll still be close to you
When all your fears rain down
I’ll take you back a thousand times again
I’ll take you as my own
I would sing you songs of innocence
‘Til the light of morning comes
‘Til the rays of gold and honey cover you
In the sweetness of the dawn
But you’re always on the run

You’re not alone
You’re now a part of me
You feel the cure
I’ll feel the toil it brought you

Smile, The Sun Is Setting

Weekly Photo Challenge: Carefree

Friday evening was a great way to end a hard week at work.  I’ve been in this job for over 20 months now, but I’ve don’t think I have a week as challenging as this last one, it just never seemed to stop, hectic from first think Monday morning to last thing Friday.

So to the end weekend we held a BBQ at Amplified for our youth group at Church, both myself and Ben attended, even Victoria popped in with Eve later on, by that time though the kids had all gone inside whilst we cleared up outside.

As we search the storage areas for games to set up outside, we found a number of letters that had been used on stage previously, so as we searched through what letters we had, we tried to think of words to spell out and use, I came up with the word smile, so we set it up on the entrance for everyone to see as they came in, I do have the odd good idea every now and again!

Smile

Smile

The Sun set as the youngsters played a number of games whilst enjoying their burgers and sausages, it was just a great way to end the week.

Slowly Setting

Slowly Setting

Final Goodbye

Final Goodbye

SUNNY DAYS by JARS OF CLAY
Sunny days keepin’ the clouds away
I think we’re coming to a clearing and a brighter day

So far away. Still I think they say
The wait will make the heart grow stronger or fonder
I can’t quite remember anyway

So if you’re waitin’ for love
Well it’s a promise I’ll keep
If you don’t mind believing that it changes everything
Then time will never matter

Winter, Spring… is what love can truly bring
Ice turns to water, water flows to everything
You can lose your mind, maybe then your heart you’ll find
I hope you won’t give up what’s moving you inside

If the car won’t start, when you turn the key
When the music comes on, all your cold, cold heart can do is skip a beat

It’s a promise I’ll keep
When you’re waitin’ for love
If you don’t mind believing that it changes everything
Then time will never matter

One Shot, Two Ways: Take Two

Weekly Photo Challenge: One Shot, Two Ways

Just a couple of photos to share from today, taken again from roughly the same position on the lake, but the first one taken at 7.15am this morning, then the second on taken at 5.15pm.

Morning on the Lake

Morning on the Lake

Evening on the Lake

Evening on the Lake

GUIDE YOU HOME by REMEDY DRIVE
Has your love run dry
A flower under the desert sky
withered before your eyes
Have your flood walls failed
Built so high still the storm prevailed
And the water rises to your soul

If you’re a ship and you’re lost in the ocean
I’ll be the wind in your sails give you motion
I will guide you home
If you’re too far out that you can’t see the shoreline
I’ll be the light house shining in the night time
I will guide you home

Is your compass wrong
Misplaced trust for far too long
Off track and you can’t get back
Did you loose your calm
You’re not sure where but you know it’s gone
It’s a sad sad song playing in your soul

If you’re a ship and you’re lost in the ocean
I’ll be the wind in your sails give you motion
I will guide you home
If you’re too far out that you can’t see the shoreline
I’ll be the light house shining in the night time
I will guide you home

When the night is long
When the storm is strong
I will guide you
I will guide you home
I will guide you home

If you’re a ship and you’re lost in the ocean
I’ll be the wind in your sails give you motion
I will guide you home
If you’re too far out that you can’t see the shoreline
I’ll be the light house shining in the night time
I will guide you home

When the night is long
When the storm is strong
I will guide you
I will guide you home
I will guide you home

Just A Baby, Growing Up To Quickly

Weekly Photo Challenge: From Above

Last week my daughter ran into the room brandishing a photo in her hand, when she calmed down from her hysterical laughter we found she had this picture of herself when she was just a few months old, she couldn’t actually believe it was her and that she may of actually looked like that once.

Eve

Eve

This was taken almost seven years ago, doesn’t time fly, now she’s seven going on seventeen, a real madame at times and at others the most loving little girl you could ever wish for.

There one thing she is expert at and that is giving her Dad a hug when he needs one and just lately he’s needed quite a few.

Days will come when you don’t have the strength
And all you hear is you’re not worth anything
Wondering if you ever could be loved
And if they truly saw your heart
They’d see too much
You’re beautiful, You’re beautiful
You are made for so much more than all of this
You’re beautiful, You’re beautiful
You are treasured, you are sacred, you are His
You’re beautiful
(Beautiful by MercyMe)

Up, Another Great Sunrise

Weekly Photo Challenge – Up

A bit of strange start to the morning, despite the warm weather this week there was a deep frost this morning, but the day moved on to probably the best day of the year so far, so good I even brought the shorts today and gave the little legs a bit of air, sadly I have no pictures of those to dare, not a great sight to be honest, so just the morning sunrise to share.

Orange Dawns

Orange Dawns

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Early Rays

Early Rays

Highlighting The Cloud

Highlighting The Cloud

Between The Trees

Between The Trees

Peace On The Lake

Peace On The Lake

Climbing Above The Mist

Climbing Above The Mist

Look beyond the old you
Everything you held to
Oh, you don’t need it anymore
Welcome to daylight
Open your eyes
When the light breaks out like a midnight sun
Blazing right in front of you
Life is here and now and it’s just begun
Your destiny is breaking through
Welcome to daylight
(Welcome To Daylight by Luminate)