Friday, March 29, 2013

Focusing On Life 52 Weeks~ Week 13~ Have Faith


My faith runs deep and strong
It sustains me in uncertain times
Calms my fears
Quiets the noise in my head
Directs me in the ways I should go.


I have faith in a power greater than myself
One who holds the master plan that I am not privy to
I realize that each of us has to walk our own path in this life
Find our own way
Deal with the pitfalls and obstacles and detours
Inherently ours alone.

That for as much as we would like to spare someone
the experience of what we perceive to be mistakes and bad decisions
and the subsequent growing pains sure to follow
we must let them go
 and  hold onto the faith that we are all right where we should be
when we should be there
learning exactly what it is we need to learn
every step of the way.

Join the rest of the faithful at The Studio Sublime

45 comments:

  1. What beautiful photos! Looks like the seasons on a similar path? Have a wonderful, beautiful weekend.

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  2. Actually, I shot all 3 of these just a fews hours ago along the same path at different points.

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  3. Love your pictures and how they fit into your prose.

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    1. Thank you Mary, the thoughts were in my head and I went to find a picture of a path somewhere that day!

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  4. Well said. Beautiful photos, so peaceful to look at.

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    1. Thank you, I too have revisited this post to feel the calm.

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  5. I love your interpretation of the prompt, and evocative pictures.

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    1. Thank you Beti, my idea for the prompt was in a completely different direction the first part of the week. Funny how a day can change your outlook entirely!

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  6. Those are gorgeous photos and I love how they fit into the theme. It's easy to second guess your choices and your path in life. It's harder to have the faith that you are right where you need to be.

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    1. And even harder to remember that for your children:)

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  7. What a wonderful place to walk and be lost in your thoughts. Your photos made me feel like I was there.

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    1. Thank you Paula, it was a really peaceful spot and we were the only ones there, perfect!

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  8. Great photos of a bit of the path you follow!

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  9. Great photos and fabulous words. "One who holds the master plan that I am not privy to" - that's a huge part of my faith too!

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    1. Sometimes, especially as a parent, it's hard for me to remember that when i think I know what's best and then I let go.

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  10. You said it beautifully and perfectly! Your photos are just as beautiful and perfect too! :)

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    1. Thank you Annette, you always say the kindest things! I am so glad you visit each week!

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  11. Those are some stunning shots Laura! What a beautiful post.

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    1. Thank you! I think when I post from the heart I get it right!

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  12. I love your photos! The pathways are so intriguing and exciting. Be blessed!

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  13. I love everything about your post. Thank you for sharing!

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    1. Thank you Debi, sometimes it just flows!

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  14. Florida? Eastern Shore? Awesome post - words and photos! <3

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    1. Thanks again Carol, I know I talked to you but this is the Eastern Shore. Thanks for all your support!

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  15. Lovely pictures of the boardwalk, and a thoughtful post!

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    1. Thank you, it truly came from the heart that day!

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  16. Really wonderful pathways... Each beautiful in its own way.

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    1. Thanks janet, it is actually the same path at different points, appropriate to life I think.

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  17. Beautiful pictures & thoughts from a very beautiful person, inside & out...we all need to remember that our path is designed by a Higher Power !!Enjoy the ride ...love you, Mom

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    1. Thanks Mom, what a wild ride it can be at times too! I LOve you too! Thanks for always being there <3

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  18. Beautiful pictures of a beautiful place, both physically and emotionally! Love your thoughts - powerful...

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    1. Thank you Alicia, I am so glad I was able to put into words what i was feeling and that it resonated with so many of you here!

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  19. Lovely post, Laura...see you in just a few weeks!!!

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  20. Had to read again. Soak it up! Very powerful. Beautiful. Loved the divine appointment with you and Ray tonight. Love you both.

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    1. Love you too Carol, your friendship is a blessing and a gift to me!

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  21. Fabulous post. I love the photos to go along with your meaningful words.

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    1. Thank you Bonnie, this was one time when I went searching for the pictures to go along with the words in my heart and head instead of putting words to a photo!

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  22. Laura, you always marry the most wonderful words with your beautiful photography. I think you are truly a wordsmith. ;-) Where were your amazing pictures taken? For some reason, they remind me of Assateague.

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  23. I'm just getting around to all the blogs for this recent challenge. What beautiful photos...this path is winding, representing our own winding path through life. We continue on, our faith guiding us along the way. Beautiful post!!!

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    1. Thanks Alice, so glad you could visit, i am just catching up as well! I matched the photos this week to what was going 'round in my head and heart.

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