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Seattle

Seattle you're shining bright

Clear skies and blue water

Green trees tall grass

A mountain backdrop

Freeways and lakes

Forests and trails

Happy people full of smiles

A city of goodwill

Flip flops and shorts

shiny reflections

Tall buildings

Clean air

A needle raised high

Pike street market

Alki

Kerry park

Cascade mountains

Clear vision

Breathtaking dressed in sunshine

Seattle you're shining bright

 

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On A Clear Day

Driving to Seattle on a clear day is very revealing.  It shows me what I’ve been missing all the other days of the year.  The things that are there, yet hidden.  The Cascade Mountains, for one.  Suddenly I’m aware that my world isn’t so small after all – and just beyond my ability to perceive them lies untold beauty.

Views of Gas Works Park and Lake Union facing ...

Views of Gas Works Park and Lake Union facing towards the North East from Queen Anne, Seattle WA. The Lake Washington Ship Canal Bridge is in the background with a backdrop of the University of Washington and the Cascade Mountains. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

How many times are we like a cloudy, rainy day in our thoughts – going along through the day with all the correct motions and intentions, and yet perceiving our world as much smaller than it really is.

I was challenged to take a lesson from nature – open up my eyes and LOOK around me – for things I cannot see with my natural limited senses.  I want to reach far beyond the box of “normal” and see with God eyes all the beauty I’m missing.

I thought of the song “On a clear day you can see forever” and was reminded that it is clearness in both our eyes and thoughts that can give us that unique perspective on things around us.  And I want to always remember what is invisible when the storms of life close in on me and I cannot see.

Dear Lord – help me to hang on to that clear vision from those clear days – and to use it when those tough times close in around me.

When was the last time you saw things with “clear vision”?

I heard the following song on Spotify today from a local Seattle band – and have been writing this article with this tune in my head.

Enjoy and God Bless

Tell me somethin’, give me hope for the night
We don’t know how we feel
We’re just prayin’ that we’re doin’ this right
Though that’s not the way it seems

Summer gone, now winter’s on its way
I will miss the days we had
The days we had
I will miss the days we had
The days we had
Oh, I’ll miss the days we had

Loving, leaving, it’s too late for this now
Such esteem for each has gone
Has time driven our season away?
Cause that’s the way it seems
In the world of the speech that is new
I’ll be back again to stay
Again to stay
I’ll be back again to stay
Again to stay
I’ll be back again to stay

The 12th Man

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I just recently found out what this means – the 12th man.  You see I’m not really a football fan.  But I DO live in Seattle – and right now it’s pretty exciting to live here because of our AWESOME Seahawks!!  Who knew that they would come from behind and actually WIN!  And not just one game – but the one that REALLY mattered!  Our pastor played the tape of the legendary run by Lynch  – last Sunday and it was really exciting! Many loud fan bring thunderous results – as you no doubt have heard!

I have trouble understanding the game.  I really have tried – but until this crazy last couple of weeks – I wasn’t interested enough to pay attention – but whether or not I paid attention or was even interested – I AM NOW.

And I love how friendly people are in the stores and around town – suddenly everyone is excited about football – and the Seahawks – and we’re smiling and exchanging stories in the grocery line.  Good times!

I love being the ’12th man’ – it’s very exciting!

 

God Bless

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