Tag Archives: beauty

Sunshine in the midst.

I have been waking up at least once a week and watching the sunrise the past few weeks.  I was prompted to do it a lot this year, but finally just following the call.

Its early.   Its beautiful.   It gives me great inspiration.

Today was my day to go, but I almost didn’t.

It rained a lot last night.   It was  cloudy.   The sun was not popping up or peeking out when I headed to my spot.

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But I went and I’m glad I did. Here is what I realized in going….and what I wrote while poised there (sans sunrise):

Just keep showing up.
Even when the sun isn’t rising or shining, even when you think it’s going to be cloudy and uncomfortable and you’re not going to see a “show”….keep showing up and see the beauty around.  Focusing, in this case, on the sunrise, as the sole and only beauty of why I show up, made me miss the water, the flocks of birds, the beauty and wisdom of the trees all around, just the everyday, every moment of this place.
Don’t miss the everyday beauty.
Show up.
Be Present.
Listen.
Watch.

Admire.

I hope this finds you where you are today.  In your everyday.  And lets you see the beauty in the moment.  Whether its at your desk, in your kitchen, in your regular commute.  Find the beauty.  I did and look whatI found!

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In love and healing,

Sera Fiana

 

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In awe.

I am in awe.

Respectful fear and wonder. I hold in my heart.

This year has been, on paper, in theory, one of the most difficult of my life: I had reconstructive surgery, across the country on my stomach and had to rehab my way back for the majority of the year, my beautiful mother was diagnosed and went through treatment for breast cancer, my grandfather died, and my grandmother recently died…and weaved through this story is me learning how be comfortable in love after having a wounded heart (no small feat) and leading my team to excellence while living remotely as I navigated all of this.

I am in awe because of how God led me and continues to lead me through all of this.

It has been one of the most magical, beautiful years of my life because people were courageous, bold and loving enough, obedient enough to encourage me in my way with Christ. To tell me the truth about him and to lead me to my Salvation.

God leads and I follow.
It’s simple.
If I surrender.
I can relax into crisis and difficulty.
I am in awe.
Every day. And I hope I am that way for the rest of my life. I pray for that.

I hope I always rest in the Lord….
Because if it feels this glorious during crisis. I can only imagine what it’s like during triumph.

Thank you to those that pursued and prayed and believed in my relationship with Him. You know who you are.

Thank you God for loving me so fervently, so fiercely, so gently.

In love and healing,
Sera

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