Friday, January 16, 2015

Life’s a Theme Park…What’s Your Theme?

Well, we’re finally back from Florida.  This is the first time I covered a whole trip via my iPhone and Face Book.  Mostly I liked doing that and would likely do it again regardless of where we go.  We’re big theme park people.  Thrill rides we enjoy as a family.  I want to showcase a few here that we rode for kicks.  The first one I’ll cover is one of the scariest rides I’ve ever ridden.  335 drop…face down at highway speeds!  It’s called Falcon’s Fury.  Watch if you dare:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tgrgAuXGOLY#t=37.  It’s a breath taking view followed by breath taking terror followed by ecstasy (for me).  Finishing you’re just glad to be alive! 

 

Returning home I began to reflect and dig through the few pictures from my camera that I didn’t yet shareDSC03693 .  American alligators in Busch Gardens laze all day in the sunDSC03694.  The animals nearby show no fearDSC03695.  I guess they know these guys are lazy and well fedDSC03696.  Home put out a different welcome mat then we’ve been used to for the last three weeksDSC03697.  Here a beginning thaw has startedDSC03698and I guess I’m glad we can at least see the welcome matDSC03699.  There’s a long thaw out ahead I’d sayDSC03700.  The winter sun is doing its best right nowDSC03701but the view outside our basement windows is pretty limited stillDSC03702.  Methinks the air conditioner won’t be needed for awhileDSC03703

 

Life is kinda like a theme park…choose your them…for me I choose God’s which is ever so much better than my own.  My themes are fraught with worries, fears, doubts etc.  His theme is filled with hope, faith,,,enduring love unchanged by circumstance.  It makes no difference if you’re a lazy gator or a tiger salamanderDSC03704.  You’re unique in God’s eyes and loved by Him….choose your theme carefully.

6 comments:

  1. Joe. I enjoyed your trip on Facebook and agree..it's easy that way and Immediate,you don't lose a second of your excitement in the whole thing. I haven't been to a "theme park" since childhood. I found it exhilarating back then. I think going from Florida and back home to the cold is a shock to anyone. Hope you all stay well. Take care..

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    1. It was easy to post quickly but I felt somewhat limited with only my phone to do everything. We truly love theme parks so it was easy for us all to enjoy it. It's somewhat warmer here now thankfully...I do miss Florida and our family there. Hopefully some day we can return. Bless you my friend.

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  2. So nice to see you back, Joe, and great photos here!!!

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    1. Good to be back Linda! Thank you!

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  3. I am glad you had a good time in FLA, Joe! I love those alligator pictures and of course I love the snow pictures as always :)

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    1. It's good to be home too...though it's colder. Good to hear from you Keith!

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