Thursday, August 25, 2022


 What’s on my heart today?

Anxiety rolls in like a wave.  I’m remembering Martha’s Vineyard. The boat rocked, the waves crested and crescendoed, and I was stronger for it. I’m thinking God is rocking my boat so I can focus. I’m distracted and in the what ifs. I must be present in the present. So simple yet so true. What are you learning today?


  1. To me the boat is always rocking and we must steady ourselves lest we fall overboard.

  2. You're reminding me of that story of Jesus in the boat during the storm. Everyone is terrified and He whispers, 'peace, be still' ...

  3. ...God didn't mean for me to be in boats.

  4. I've listen very carefully this:
    Very useful, from my perspective.
    All the best, Regine!❤️😘

  5. Just like you how important staying in the moment is ~ Xo
    but hard to do ~

    Wishing you good health, laughter and love in your days,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  6. I’m smiling, my boat is rocking, too. You help me focus.

  7. I'm just home from a long ship voyage, so I get this very well. And we were incredibly lucky going across the Straits of Denmark from Iceland to Greenland where it was exceptionally calm!

    best... mae at

  8. Ah, the Vineyard. I'm learning how much I love not being in the car today.

  9. "So simple yet so true." - yes, it's a very wise sentence.

    I will be happy to stay on your blog for longer time. :)

  10. I'm learning that it's okay to do what's right for me even if other people want to ridicule me for it so I'm continuing to wear a mask because I don't want to catch Covid.

  11. I like the idea of God as our rocking boat. :)

  12. Voglio regalarti questa parabola.

    Questa notte ho fatto un sogno,
    ho sognato che camminavo sulla sabbia
    accompagnato dal Signore,
    e sullo schermo della notte erano proiettati
    tutti i giorni della mia vita.

    Ho guardato indietro e ho visto che
    per ogni giorno della mia vita,
    apparivano orme sulla sabbia:
    una mia e una del Signore.

    Così sono andato avanti, finché
    tutti i miei giorni si esaurirono.
    Allora mi fermai guardando indietro,
    notando che in certi posti
    c’era solo un’orma…
    Questi posti coincidevano con i giorni
    più difficili della mia vita;
    i giorni di maggior angustia,
    maggiore paura e maggior dolore…

    Ho domandato allora:
    “Signore, Tu avevi detto che saresti stato con me
    in tutti i giorni della mia vita,
    ed io ho accettato di vivere con te,
    ma perché mi hai lasciato solo proprio nei momenti
    peggiori della mia vita?”

    Ed il Signore rispose:
    “Figlio mio, Io ti amo e ti dissi che sarei stato
    con te durante tutta il tuo cammino
    e che non ti avrei lasciato solo
    neppure un attimo,
    e non ti ho lasciato…
    i giorni in cui tu hai visto solo un’orma
    sulla sabbia,
    sono stati i giorni in cui ti ho portato in braccio”.

  13. I was in the Navy aboard a destroyer. You reminded me of riding out a hurricane in the north Atlantic. There were ropes tied off on both sides of the passageways. They were crucial to keep you from being thrown all over the place. The ship would rock and bounce and up and down so much, if were holding onto the ropes you could literally walk on the walls. When the ship rode up a wave it would plaster you to the deck and when it when went over the top and fell, if you weren't holding onto the ropes you would hit the overhead with your head. The ropes in this case is our Lord Jesus. Keep the faith you have always before you. You are in great hands.

    Hugs and Blessings,

  14. I like this, I need to remember this.

  15. Rue, send me your address please and thank you for your sweet comment.

  16. Yes, it is easier said than done, but you can do it.

  17. This is so beautiful. I definitely relate. Sometimes, it can be difficult to be present in the present. <3

  18. I think God does rock us sometimes so we depend on him!

  19. I echo Nancy's comment - be still and know He is God.

  20. Enjoy your day whether calm or unstill

  21. Here's to finding joy in every little thing. It is an on going task, but as you said..stay focused on the good things.

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  22. I like to find the best in everything.