Focus Matters …

Some of you may remember when this was the view from my kitchen window. (HERE‘s the post if you want to read it.)


I’m so glad that’s not the case anymore!


This beautiful site caused me to grab the camera and head outside.
Not even the slight haze of early evening could stop me!


Someday perhaps I’ll tell you a fun hot air balloon story, but this day I just stopped and marveled at the whole idea of peace and safety … and a world so much bigger than me.


I was enjoying the serenity and calm when suddenly the balloon started to descend.  At least it seemed sudden; I certainly wasn’t expecting it.  I’d been standing there virtually “zoned out” … watching life pass by on auto pilot.


Then the view I was counting on was gone. The balloon sank quickly behind the trees, and the beautiful spectacle was abruptly ended. But I wasn’t finished watching!  I realized I was a little disappointed. I wanted to “walk down that path” just a little bit longer …


As I was about to put away the camera and go back inside, I saw it … a tiny glimpse of color above the trees. Was it possible that there was more to come?  That a situation I saw as “over” actually wasn’t?  Was there any hope of that?


As the balloon, previously hidden from sight, began to rise once again above the treetops, I felt hopeful.  Hopeful that it would continue to rise … and grateful that I hadn’t missed it. I almost had.


Then with a burst of power, the balloon rose majestically, almost as if saying, “I am here. You can count on me to show you my beauty. All you have to do is keep your eye on me.”


And so I did.  And so it did.


And this verse came to mind …


My  soul  finds  rest  in  God  alone
Psalm 62:1

All you have to do is keep your eye on me …
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I pray you’ll have a blessed Lord’s Day …
and that you’ll join me for Spiritual Sundays. 


  1. What a wonderful view you have now! I like the way you carry your blog. Following now 🙂

  2. Have you ever done the study, “Spiritual Mothering” by Susan Hunt? It begins with, “God is our reference point in all things.” It is based on Titus 2:3-5. I think that you would really enjoy the book. Love your reference. Thanks. Cherry Kay

  3. I love hot air balloons. Not long after we moved into our present house we looked out one morning and there were hot air balloons everywhere. Of course I grabbed my camera and started shooting.
    Love the scripture.
    Thanks for sharing.

  4. I love when something in life brings to mind a scripture and the blessings with it. Very uplifting post, no pun intended! 🙂