and the Sky Proclaims His Handiwork!!!

..The heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky above proclaims His handiwork.
~ Psalm 19:1

Well, the sky really showed out with God's handiwork last night. This is just a little snap shot of the views I had on my run/walk last night. Lately, I have been getting my exercise in around 4 or so, so I miss these little moments. But last night Eleanor was in town spending the night, so I waited until they went to the movies to go for my run. Boy am I glad I waited. I had a full hour of this beauty.. 

Lately, I have been so anxious about our new house and all of the details involved, that I was beginning to  miss out on the present moments in my life. Last night was no different. I was running around the neighborhood, over-analyzing every different brick color and pattern that I passed, trying to come up with the perfect one for our new house, and God sent me this view. It was breath-taking. I believe it was God's little way of calming me down and taking my mind of everything, even if it was just for an hour. To help me actually relax and take in the present moments instead of stress over details that won't even come to fruition for months.

And in the grand scheme of things, do bricks really even matter?


  1. AH! I saw this post last night! I'm a sucker for beautiful sunsets & this one didn't disappoint! It's beautiful! I know what you mean about getting wrapped up in future plans & such - I've been doing that lately with our house and I just started thinking the other day... "Shayna, chill out! Quit rushing the time away and enjoy what you're doing right now." After all, we're not promised tomorrow. Gotta make the best out of today and what we're given. Don't worry though, January will be here in NO time & you WILL be in a whirlwind of picking out brick colors, paint colors, final decisions, etc. It will come, it will all happen... and then you'll be wishing that things were calm again! HA! ;)

  2. Thank you so much for sharing this. I needed to hear and see this today.

    It's so refreshing to know God is in control. It's also really awesome to read such uplifting posts from fellow Christian bloggers! Thanks Callie :)

  3. that's a gorgeous sunset! you're right: so often we focus on little things that take our eyes off His face. & your house will look beautiful no matter what combinations and colors you choose!

  4. Just found your blog! Love this verse with the picture. So beautiful!!

  5. Wow! That little neighborhood and sunset is breathtaking! So happy you have some fun in your future! :)