To dare more boldly

Spouting Horn – my ocean Old Faithful

Disturb us, Lord, when
We are too pleased with ourselves,

When our dreams have come true
Because we dreamed too little,

When we arrived safely
Because we sailed too close to the shore.

Thor’s Well

Disturb us, Lord, when
with the abundance of things we possess
We have lost our thirst
For the waters of life;

Having fallen in love with life,
We have ceased to dream of eternity
And in our efforts to build a new earth,
We have allowed our vision
Of the new Heaven to dim.

Disturb us, Lord, to dare more boldly,
To venture on wilder seas
Where storms will show Your mastery;
Where losing sight of land,
We shall find the stars.

We ask you to push back
The horizons of our hopes;
And to push back the future
In strength, courage, hope, and love.

This we ask in the name of our Captain,
Who is Jesus Christ.

– Sir Francis Drake

3 Responses

  1. Dad R

    Beautiful pictures! But,oh! What more grand and beautiful verse! Such a concept expressed! Gravity and mortality pull not only on our feet, but also our mind. Yes, we need to live beyond the comfortable, and find the deeper meaning of faith, in God and in our eternal selves.
    Thank you for finding and sharing this!
    Love to all the ocean wigglies!
    Dad R.

    September 28, 2014 at 6:12 am

  2. heather

    Are these all photos you’ve taken? I love them and I love that poem! What a timely message for me right now! Thank you for sharing. Although,it just reminded me of all the reasons I miss you! You have a gift a loving people into something more than they already are!hugs and love to all!!!!

    September 28, 2014 at 7:41 am

  3. Wonderful, heartfelt…will reach across the globe to hearts looking for solace.

    September 29, 2014 at 6:47 am

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