Turning Tides…

Virginia is back from her blogcation with a contemplative thought about tides. No, she’s not going on about how tides come in and go out (although sometimes that’s cool to watch) but about the point where the tide turns. The water gets lower and lower, emptying out the shallows by a beach or river.

Things may seem a bit stagnant, empty, and a little smelly, too.

Then the tide turns and water begins to flow back in filling the emptiness with freshness teaming with opportunities for marine life (like this starfish) to do their thing.

Sometimes life’s tide turns the shores of our dreams into stagnant pools. Here are a few encouraging quotes for when things are at the lowest ebb…

“The lowest ebb is the turn of the tide.”  Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

“When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you, till it seems that you cannot hold on a minute longer… Never give up, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.”  Harriet Beecher Stowe

“Life is uncharted territory. It reveals its story one moment at a time.”  Leo F. Buscaglia

Sometimes on the way to a dream, you get lost and find a better one.”  (Unknown)

grace, peace & turning tides

Virginia : )

Photos: Pemba, Tanzania

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16 Responses to Turning Tides…

  1. Debbie says:

    Welcome back, Miss Virginia! Lovely photos, lovely quotes!

  2. Cindy Kranich says:

    Beautiful pictures, Ginny … what a great application from the turning tides!

    • Virginia says:

      Aren’t those gorgeous pics Cin?! Water still a gorgeous turquoise even on the horizon with the turning of the tide. Much love & big hugs! 💐✨🤗✨💐

  3. arlene says:

    Ĺove your photos. Nice to see you back Virginia.

  4. elvagreen123 says:

    Love that Longfellow!

  5. Welcome back! I love the quotes. thank you.

  6. Karina Teuma says:

    Beautiful photos Virginia and inspiring quotes. Love it 🙂

  7. A very encouraging post. Have had what seemed and felt like stagnant moments in my life. But as God will have it, the tides are turning!!
    Glad to have you back Virginia !! 🤍🤍

    • Virginia says:

      So glad tides are turning, Sunshine! It’s hard to maintain our forward momentum when stagnant pools stay us. Here’s to letting waterfalls of God’s love freshen our spirits & fill us with Light anew… 💦🕯💦

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