Lake of the Woods

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The lake near near my house brings so much pleasure to me in the morning. It fills me with a sense of calmness before the demands of life take control.

“Be in love with your life. Every minute of it.” – Jack Kerouac

“I have a dream that one day every valley shall be exalted, every hill and mountain shall be made low, the rough places shall be made straight and the glory of the Lord shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together.” -Martin Luther King

Kids At The Beach

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I love watching kids of any age sleeping, relaxing, and just playing on the beach. Right away old memories make their way into my brain of when I would walk on the beach with my father and catch the waves with my siblings. When every care in the world was gone and my mind was free for just a few days.

“All flesh is like grass, and all its glory like the flower of grass. The grass withers, and the flower falls off, but the word of the Lord endures forever.”

Old Salem Station

Buildings like this make me wonder what it was like in the days where the only way to travel was by train or wagon.

“Each of us has a fire in our hearts for something. Its our goal to find it and keep it.”- Mary Lou Retton