Sunday, August 28, 2011

Something Beautiful

I just wanted to share with you what has become my most favorite place in the world. I could park a chair here and just sit from sun up to sun down. One day, I might just do that.

Here it is, when we first arrived this evening:

And tonight as we were loading the van to leave, I turned around and caught this:


In case you're wondering, these are the lighthouses at Silver Beach on Lake Michigan. It is a beautiful beach, and I have always loved lighthouses, but there is something about the beauty of the sky and the water there that just makes me worship the Creator of the universe.

There is a song that our choir at BeechHaven Baptist did (and probably still does) that I always, and I mean always, think of when something in God's creation takes my breath away. It is based on Psalm 8, and the words are:

When I gaze into the night sky,
And see the work of Your fingers;
The moon and stars suspended in space.
Oh, what is man that you are mindful of him?
You have given man a crown of glory and honor,
And have made him a little lower than the angels.
You have put him in charge of all creation:
The beasts of the field,
The birds of the air,
The fish of the sea.
But what is man, oh, what is man that You are mindful of him?
O Lord, our God, the majesty and glory of Your name,
Transcends the earth and fills the heavens.
O Lord, our God, little children praise you perfectly,
And so should we, and so should we.
Alleluia! The majesty and glory of Your name! Alleluia!

I wish I had a video of them singing it, but I don't, and I have found no other version that will do. :-)

Just for the fun of it, here are some pictures from the rest of our much-needed fun night at Silver Beach:

 All four girls, ready for some fun!

 Running to the beach!

 Clara kept wanting me to take pictures of the 'lake' gulls' footprints, but I would rather take pictures of hers. They have made a permanent imprint on my heart.

 Megan absolutely loved chasing the gulls! It was hilarious!!

 More chasing...

 Wet and happy!

Sometimes it is just fun to play with these pictures.

 Cold and happy!

 This didn't turn out like I thought it would, but I still think it's cute.

 Clara loved making sand angels.

 Even after scrubbing her hair twice tonight, there is still sand ground into her scalp. We will probably be getting it out for days!

 I just thought this was neat.

 Emilie loves the water.

 Clara said she was making "drag-prints". I thought it looked like (free) physical therapy. Drag on!


 ...and Glory

 Clara got tired, dug a hole, wrapped herself in a towel, and laid down. She's resourceful, to say the least.


 Megan was wiped out! She played HARD!

Have a Blessed Night!


  1. I am smiling so big watching your sweet girls have such a blast and feeling your worship and awe in Christ!! I miss you, my sweet, sweet sister!!! Love you bunches!!!

  2. Wow, what a beautiful place. We'll have to check it out sometime. Looks like a fun day was had by all. We really enjoyed being with you all last week.