Sunday, January 9, 2011

Sunday by the Sea

I just got back from a Sunday stroll with my mom and sister on a trail that goes by the sea. Whether you live close to an ocean or not, I hope you get to spend some time outdoors today and enjoy the beauty of God's creation!

"When I consider thy heavens, the work of thy fingers, the moon and the stars, which thou hast ordained;
What is man, that thou art mindful of him? and the son of man, that thou visitest him?
For thou hast made him a little lower than the angels, and hast crowned him with glory and honour.
Thou madest him to have dominion over the works of thy hands: thou hast put all things under his feet:
All sheep and oxen, yea, and the beasts of the field;
The fowl of the air, and the fish of the sea, and whatsoever passeth through the paths of the seas.
O Lord our Lord, how excellent is thy name in all the earth!"
~ Psalm 8:3-9

Have a wonderful Sunday!

(Note: The picture above is from my trip to Texas. Today I walked a part of the Hammond Trail in Northern California that goes through some of the woods and by the coast. I enjoyed the sunshine and seeing the beautiful sea!)


Casey said...

Hmm, I love that verse! It is one of my favorites of the Psalms. :)

Amber S. said...

I love those verses, as well! :) Very powerful and humbling. Thanks for stopping by, and hope you are having a great Sunday!


P.S. I like your new picture. ;) A Passion Most Pure was my favorite Julie Lessman book!

Joy Tamsin David said...

Happy Sunday Amber. :)

Wouldn't I love to change places with you! Can I interest you in a nice, scenic trip to Buffalo? There's only a couple feet of snow. I could definitely go for a walk on the beach right about now.

Renee Ann said...

Love those verses!

Kav said...

LOL. I was thinking about how blustery, snowy and cold it would be by the ocean, but I guess you don't have the frigid temperatures I do. I have the flu so I enjoyed the new fallen snow from my window. But it is beautiful and I am thankful to God for creating it!

Amber S. said...


Happy Sunday to you, as well! :)

Hmmm...Buffalo... Well, it certainly would be interesting to visit the East Coast! ;) And I would love to see some snow, although I don't envy you the cold! It's cold here, for sure, but I'm sure it's not nearly as cold as where you are. Stay warm!


Amber S. said...

Renee Ann,

Me, too! :)


Amber S. said...


It was definitely blustery and cold by the ocean here, but not too cold for a short walk--and no snow! ;)

I'm sorry you have the flu, and I hope you feel better soon! Thank you for sharing your positive attitude as you enjoy the beautiful snow. :)


Amanda said...

Beautiful verses, my friend! And I'm so happy you, your mom and sister got to spend some special time together admiring the awesome work of the Lord- peaceful and restoring to be sure :) Standing next to His ocean can make you feel so small, but also so special. The same God who created all this wonder and majesty is mindful of YOU- His most beautiful creation :) What a mighty God we serve!

Praying you can enjoy many more such strolls with your dear family before school starts again :)


P.S.- Just sent you an email- two actually ;)

Amber S. said...


They are, indeed! :) Thank you for sharing in our happiness; it was nice to just take a walk together and enjoy the lovely (if cold!) day.

Thank you for your kind reminders and your prayers, my friend! You are such a sweet friend, and your support has meant more to me (and my family) than you will ever know. :)


Faith O'Connor said...

Amber, thank you my dear. It's for today only as I am a guest on Seekerville comments. Very nice people there, I can see why Julie has taken to a liking to them. You should join the party if you get a moment. ;)

Amber S. said...


I heard about the party, and I stopped by briefly yesterday just to glance at the guests. ;) I'm sorry I didn't join in the fun--looks like ya'll had a great time!