Friday, March 23, 2012

Friday Skywatch: Take Joy

"The gloom of the world is but a shadow.
Behind it, yet within our reach, is joy. Take joy!"
 Fra Giovanni (1513 A.D.)

Take joy... yes, that is exactly what we need to do. We must reach out for it -- because in the same way we catch a glimpse of a stunning sunset peeking out from behind darkened clouds and trees, the joy we long for -- and need -- is right there too.

I took this photo at sunset one summer evening as storm clouds gathered. The combo of light and dark, black against fiery reds, was breath-taking.

 Wishing you glimpses of heaven in unexpected places,

Linking with Friday Skywatch



  1. Such rich contrasts in that photo. Have always loved that quote...

  2. Calling by to visit as another SkyWatch Friday participant, what a great quote and photo.

  3. I love that thought, "take joy." :) Lovely, inspiring post.

  4. Rocked my sweet baby girl on the front porch today during a lovely spring rain. She was cuddled under a blanket with her tiny hand curled around my finger. Joy:)

    Blessings to you Brenda dear!

  5. What a wonderful post ~
    Stunning photo and beautiful quote! I will save that quote to my favorites!
    Happy Friday!

  6. GOD has created beautiful memories for us in Mother Nature's gorgeous sunsets, thoughtfulness in the written word quotes and having beautiful people as our best friends!! ^)^linda

  7. Love the quote and the photo. Happy skywatching!

  8. This is such a gorgeous photo and great quote. Wishing you a super nice weekend.


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