10.20.17 – PSA 139:7-10

My wife and I have spent the last week on a trip for our 10th Anniversary. We made a conscious decision that during this week we would disconnect from the world and focus on us. The rigors that our daily grind puts us through together with “our need” to be connected with the world aren’t always the best recipe for intimacy.
During the trip we had the opportunity to have a photo session in this beautiful setting. As we began the session the photographer was directing our poses, something I wasn’t very comfortable with. However, many of these poses involved holding my wife and drawing her closer to me, which is always a good thing. At one point I was asked to look into her eyes and it was almost too much beauty to bear. I see this woman everyday and at times I overlook this. Not just the aesthetic but the beauty of who she IS and what she means to me.
I also do this with God. He’s part of everyday of my life, yet I become complacent and neglect the beauty in ALL he does for our family. As I sit on our balcony spending these final minutes listening to the ocean and taking in the beauty of the sunrise I am indeed content. Perspective is a beautiful thing, it’s one of the reasons we took this trip. I’m thankful for this time with my wife and to the one who makes all things new!


Psalm 139:7-10 Where shall I go from your Spirit? Or where shall I flee from your presence? If I ascend to heaven, you are there! If I make my bed in Sheol, you are there! If I take the wings of the morning and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea, even there your hand shall lead me, and your right hand shall hold me.