My wish for you

rainbow in St Thomas, VI JHT
rainbow in St Thomas, VI

My wish for you . . .As you receive the gift of this new year, one day at a time, one breath at a time, my wish for you is for beauty. Beauty of the soul, where you relax into the shape of who you are, created in the image of God and held by nail-scarred hands.

Sunset in Florida Keys JHT
Sunset in Florida Keys

Beauty of the eye, seeing the splendor of what is above,


Bahama sky, JHT
Bahama sky

What is around you, the exquisite very near,

butterfly on flowers, JHT
butterfly on flowers
uplifted coral, Isabella, Galapagos , JHT
uplifted coral, Isabella, Galapagos
Penguin, Fernandina, Galapagos, JHT
Penguin, Fernandina, Galapagos

And far,

sunset at Bartholomew, Galapagos, JHT
sunset at Bartholomew, Galapagos
Storm off Ft Jefferson, Dry Tortugas, JHT
Storm off Ft Jefferson, Dry Tortugas
Swiss Alps, JHT
Swiss Alps

And within,

Even your scars.

scarred tree trunk in Switzlerland© Jack H Thompson
scarred tree trunk in Switzerland

All that you have lived

and suffered

and danced through

wraps up into you,

going forward today,

Sea Lion, Fernandina, Galapagos, JHT
Sea Lion, Fernandina, Galapagos
newborn in NICU
newborn in NICU
J and Jane loading patient into ambulance
J and Jane loading patient into ambulance
a taste of heaven
Mom singing

only this day,

for we have no other.


I wish for you beauty of the skin, soft breezes or brisk winds 

Windsurfing in Dry Tortugas
Windsurfing in Dry Tortugas
kiss from Lady Pitkeithly, JHT
kiss from Lady Pitkeithly

gentle rains or strong waves

Jane body surfing in Bahamas, JHT
Jane body surfing in Bahamas

And hugs.

Mommom love
Mommom love

Beauty for your ears, listening to the music of rustling leaves, crunching snow, crackling fire, to the hearts of those God brings to you

school children in Switzerland , JHT
school children in Switzerland
Christmas Eve 2014
Christmas Eve 2014

And to your heart

heart shaped shell, Sanibel Island, FL, JHT
heart-shaped shell, Sanibel Island, FL

And song. Always song.

Praise gives us life.

Where do you find the beauty in your life?

The photos and the video below, “Beautiful”,  are best viewed on the website. (Click the title.)


6 thoughts on “My wish for you

  1. “…only this day,

    for we have no other.”

    Thank you for this sacred reminder, Jane.
    And for the beautiful images (especially the tree).

    Blessings for wholeness, despite the brokenness.
    Blessings of Truth.
    And blessings upon the golden threads of knit souls.

    With heart,

    P.S. Thank you for your beautiful cards, both Christmas and New Year’s. They were much appreciated, as are you ❤

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  2. Hello Jane, Want you to know I always enjoy your Glimpses of Peace, and your photos today of Bahamas skies brought back many happy memories of my honeymoon in Harbour Island in the Bahamas in 1954 (in my real life). Hope to see you in church next Saturday. Today I won’t be there as I’m still recovering from laryngitis and a cough. Happy New Year to you and Jack and may you receive His blessings in abundance. Colleen Date: Sat, 3 Jan 2015 02:55:22 +0000 To:


    1. Thank you, Colleen. I pray a speedy recovery for you. I went through that in Switzerland — no fun!
      It may not be the way you want to live, with the limitations age imposes on our bodies and the losses you have endured, but you are still in your real life. (Well, as real as it gets until you get to the other side. That will be real life!)

      So, I’m wishing you a real year — the ability to taste and see and feel, and love — no matter the circumstances. (And I think part of that is savoring the good memories.)



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