Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Peace Like A River

I've got peace like a river,
I've got peace like a rivier,
I've got peace like a river in my soul.
~~Traditional American hymn

It's early in the morning on the Orange River in Fort Myers, Florida
and I've come to Blossom's for a cup of coffee.
The river is steamy like the coffee. Misty. Mysterious. Reflective.
A few states north, tornadoes have torn up the landscape.
I wish them peace.
Like a river.



Tornado season is upon us. I pray for protection for all of us ... and peace like a river, for sure.


rosaria said...

So sad when the weather is so horrendous. Peace Like a River is one of my favorite books.

S. Etole said...

It's been a long time since I've heard that song and tonight is the perfect night for it.

Hanne Bente said...

Good morning Becky.
Beautiful pictures you show - but there are no crocodiles there?
I do not like reptiles - snakes neither electricity.
Wishing you a good day.
Hugs Hanne Bente ♥

Midlife Jobhunter said...

Peace like a River is one of my favorite books. By Leif Enger. Lovely story - a tad of magical realism. Sort of like the photos of your river. Magical and real. Lovely.

Hanne Bente said...

Hello Becky.
Thank you for your comment.
The weather here is not as good as with you - but we have sun + 11.4 degrees - nice spring weather.
We will have afternoon tea in the garden.
Wishing you a good day.
Hugs Hanne Bente ♥

Kaybe said...

Amen - xo

Linda@ Lime in the Coconut said...

Peace....and an alligator or two.

Leslie said...

i love winter mist on a florida river... and i love that you went for coffee to a cafe named, "blossoms." so very "cross creek" sounding.

Debbie said...

I agree, Becky. We are living in perilous times. May we continue to pray for peace.
God Bless You!!!

RuneE said...

Absolutely a place for peace and contemplation.

Life 101 said...

There's no place I'd rather be than by the water.

Beth said...

Between the school shooting incident and the tornadoes, Ohioans could use 'peace like a river' as long as that river doesn't flood! (We're in flooding season now in my area.)
Beautiful photo with peace emanating from it.
Thanks for your thoughtful comment on my corner view post. It took me a few years to get over the hurt, but once I let God take over completely, everything fell into place.

Cobalt Violet said...

Oh my, how beautiful! I want to go and paint it!

SD ~ Dawning Inspiration said...

oooh - yes - definitely peace here.

Dimple said...

This is gorgeous, Becky. The mist and reflections bring depth to the image and questions to my soul. I want to go into the mist and see what it holds...

ELK said...

how very beautiful calm and quiet it seems!!

Magdalena said...

Lovely photos.
Greetings from Poland ✿ܓ