Drawing from the waters

Today feels like a good day to pretend we’re sitting beneath rainbow colored canvas on a pebbly beach, watching the ebb and flow of the waves. I don’t need a day of rest so much as I need a day to remember  joy. I read this verse in the book of Isaiah this morning and I thought of joy and I thought of you.

“Therefore with joy you will draw water from the wells of salvation.” ~Isaiah 12:3
The wells of salvation run deeper and wider than the greatest of oceans. They give relief broader and more pleasant than any spot of shade. They reach higher than the sky and we cannot fathom the depths of them. God invites us to draw from their waters and to do so with joy. 
Draw with joy, friends. Reach into the cool waters of salvation and let them refresh your spirit and bring life to every part of you that feels dry and barren. May salvation flow over your friendships, your marriage, your daily work, your people, your art, your calling, and your spirit. And may you find joy in its healing waters. 


I mentioned last week that I am in the process of transferring this blog over to a wordpress site, or more truthfully, my husband is in the process of transferring it over. For a little while, the new site will look much like the old, but behind the scenes she’ll be getting a makeover. I don’t know exactly what she’ll look like yet, but as with any baby, I suppose I will think her beautiful.

If you have a moment to spare, I’d love to hear what you like about the current blog and what you don’t. Feel free to leave your thoughts in the comments or email me at: kimberly@teamcoyle.net. You can also find me on twitter if you prefer to meet up over there: @KimberlyACoyle. I welcome any of your suggestions regarding design and/or content. Unless you want me to write more about my dog and his penchant for eating poop. I find it exceedingly difficult to find the joy there.


  • I LOVE this picture. To be honest I don’t really ever come to your site. You come to me on my phone…! I am currently trying to sort out my own site and I have no words for the amount of frustration it has caused so far… What I like about yours – the white space, the peace and calm – good backdrops for lovely, actually stunning, words and images. x

  • I have one of those dogs too. Cat poop is her delicacy of choice.