Pier One (and Two) – Venice, FL

My best bud Carl and I took a getaway trip to south FL prior to his recent surgery.  For us, there’s nothing like the “therapy” of shooting and chilling.  He introduced me to the pier in Venice, which is a beautiful structure, and it’s a serene one at daybreak.  I love piers like this.  They are a metaphor of strength, whether in calm seas or turbulent.  This is what I hoped to be for Carl through his upcoming surgery and early recovery.

While the seas were calm on this particular morning, and the lighting “bland”, I hope these two images reflect two distinct circumstances:  Steadiness during peace and tranquility, and equal strength and steadiness when things are anxious and unpredictable.

Philippians 4:6  Don’t fret or worry. Instead of worrying, pray. Let petitions and praises shape your worries into prayers, letting God know your concerns. Before you know it, a sense of God’s wholeness, everything coming together for good, will come and settle you down. It’s wonderful what happens when Christ displaces worry at the center of your life.

I am so grateful for my friend!  He’s excelling in recovery!

Venice Pier - Tranquil

Venice Pier – Tranquil

Venice Pier - Anxious

Venice Pier – Anxious

This entry was written by Mark , posted on Saturday August 20 2016at 07:08 am , filed under Beach, Faith, Landscapes, Water . Bookmark the permalink . Post a comment below or leave a trackback: Trackback URL.

One Response to “Pier One (and Two) – Venice, FL”

  • Carl Gandolfo says:

    Love them both!! Each is unique and evokes a different feeling because of the water’s texture! Love the pastel colors of the water too!
    Thank you for the kind words and for making the trip down to visit and help me out!! You are the truest of the meaning of the word “friend”!!

Leave a Reply

XHTML: You can use these tags: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>

Content Protected Using Blog Protector By: PcDrome.