Wade in the Water

Wade in the Water

God’s gonna trouble the Water

It’s Forgiving Fridays! Today’s topic is Forgiving & Intimacy

Coney Island in Brooklyn

Brighton Beach



Long time captive far from my Native Land. By the Rivers of Babylon how can I sing a song of joy.

Then Oshun and Black Moses led me across the wilderness to Freedom.

Small Sand Shark almost washed up on the beach.

Surrounded by kids and one adult who was trying to get the little shark back into the ocean I can only imagine how frightening it must be to have all these foreign two legged creatures gawking and screaming. Fortunately the lifeguard rescued him and returned it home to the sea.


At the beach I feel whole and restored. Dipping my toes and feet into the Ocean, wading in up to my waist I experience a return to childhood, carefree, splashing and playing like I did so many years ago.



Like Naaman the Leper who was instructed to dip 7 times by the prophet I dip and dip again washing away years of pain, sorrow, despair, anger, suffering, sadness and anxiety. Fears drift far away beyond the distant shores. Then gazing at the Horizon I beheld New beginnings for the Lord has troubled the Waters.

25 thoughts on “Wade in the Water

    1. For now. Life is an up and down rollercoaster experience as opposed to a Disney movie. Each day brings New challenges. I never think I’ve won or I’m healed. All I did was make it through that particular day in one piece. Tomorrow is another story.

      1. I suppose to the outside world it is. Others perceive it as an accomplishment. For me it might be years before I can see myself as successful or victorious but for the sake of being able to operate in society I play the role that people expect.

  1. Oh DeB, this is so beautiful! I love your collage of photos with such freedom, joy and soothing of the little girl who felt so free in the water. 🙂 🙂 Thank you for this gorgeous contribution for #ForgivingFridays. I really missed your presence, and I’m so glad you’re back. The photo of your feet is really great – made me smile! Bless you DeB. Love, Debbie

  2. Pingback: It’s Forgiving Fridays! Today’s topic is Trusting in My Inner Guidance – One Week Before I Move! – ForgivingConnects

  3. You don’t know how refreshing this is, to see photos of the beach that are not commercial. “At the beach I feel whole and restored. Dipping my toes and feet into the Ocean, wading in up to my waist I experience a return to childhood, carefree, splashing and playing like I did so many years ago. ” I hear you, I feel the same way at the beach, the Ocean does that to you. It rekindles our childhood. Thank you so much for sharing.

    1. Thanks. Just me and my trusty Samsung Galaxy phone. I get there early around 8:30 am or before. The surrounding neighborhood is mostly Russian immigrants who take their exercise by walking along the beach. I enjoy being out with the early risers. We greyheads nod to each other in silent recognition.
      It was a great two beach days. Of course Coney Island beach never closes but after Labor day no more lifeguards so no more ocean dipping. The boardwalk is open year round.

      Hopefully with God’s Blessing I will take Stephen to the aquarium which is in the same neighborhood.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.