Absolute calm

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A slight breeze, but a whisper, a soft caress, a cooling hand.
The Infinite. Present and Eternal. There is no need to speak. No chaos or turbulence boiling and churning for You are here. My Breath. My All Sufficient One. Outside of time yet all things consist and hold together by Your decree. There is nothing hidden from You. All things are laid bare before Your eyes. There is nothing hidden that will not be exposed. You know the motives and intents of the heart. You know my heart. To do Your will, O Lord, is my bread. Speak for Your servant is listening.

Labor Day fun at the lake

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It was amazingly calm and the boat traffic almost zero on the lake today.  A perfect day for playing on the shore and water skiing.  Kris got in the water first with each of the two older kids to help them get up for their first time on real kid skies.  They gave it their best shots but the water was pretty cold and it wasn’t so easy so we tried getting Kris and Adam up together but that wasn’t a good fit so Adam got up on his wake board then he drove the boat so Ken could take his turn on skies.  Perfect!

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Skiing was definitely a hair raising experience!  lol.

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Then, between runs, this adorable amphibian boat “drove” by.  Isn’t that so great?!!!

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Then this biker made his way around the lake.  Must be quite a work out.

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Rainy mountain blessings

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The path it calls, invites and beckons.  It sings a song of praise.  For new discoveries and haunting memories of sunny and carefree days.

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The evening lights so warm invites “Come in and stay awhile.   Come sit a spell and we will talk and laugh alot and smile.  For falling rain and mist is wet and inside is so cozy.  And when we’re warm and contented be we’ll feel so nice and dozy.

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But I am loving this gift from God.  This quiet is compelling.  It fills a void withing my soul with love beyond the telling.  So out I’ll linger here awhile.  I’ll smile and weep and dream.   For God is big and has great plans beyond my wildest schemes.

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Saved the best til last: final Tahoe treasures

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The last full day of exploring and treasure hunting took us around the north shore of Lake Tahoe and into the heart of Reno, Nevada, where we haggled a beat up Stradivarius viola and case dated 1739 from a fiesty antique dealer.  We haven’t a clue as to its true value but it makes beautiful sounds.  When I take it to a reputable music store I’ll let you know what I found out.

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Here are the awesome discoveries we found on our tour around Tahoe’s north shore.

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