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July 23 Anecdote for a Monday Morning

Anecdote for Monday Mornings, or just thoughts when things might seem overwhelming or bleak.

     “It is of the Lord’s mercies that we are not consumed because his compassions fail not, they are new every morning, great is Thy faithfulness” (Lamentations 3:22-23).  This was my mom’s favorite verse, and I’ve claimed it for many years – still good for things in our lives today. This would make a great Monday morning verse, or morning verse for any mourning.

     On days when grief or pain has been a tremendous weight upon my shoulders, I have discovered yet another place of refuge for my heart. “My God is able to do exceedingly, abundantly, above all we ask or THINK, according to His riches in Christ Jesus” (Ephesians 3:20).  In an ever changing economy, that’s a verse to take to the bank!

     And I just love this one out of the heart cry of David the Psalmist; “He heals the broken in heart; and binds up their wounds.  He tells the number of the stars; He calls them by their names.  Great is our Lord, and of great power; His understanding is infinite” (Psalm 147: 3-5).  In the evening when I stand outside my camper, I am able to gaze into the heavens and see the stars spread out across a velvety, navy-blue sky.  The knowledge that I am looking into the heavens just as David did so long ago, brings me a sense of comfort, protection, peace, and praise. Great stuff, huh.  The kind of stuff to make you catch a falling star and put it in your pocket.

         Here’s to a terrific Monday – everyday of the week.

July 2 Misty Morning

There are really no words to describe the morning we stood on a bank above this view in Seaside, Oregon. It had rained on us as we hiked along the shore. Suddenly the sun began to part the clouds, the mist covered the sea, and we were standing in a cathedral made for praise. I felt “caught up” in the mist as the curtain rose on the first act of the new day.

Misty Morning in Seaside, Oregon

James 4:14 "You do not know what tomorrow will bring. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes."

     In October 2004, my husband and I flew to Seaside, Oregon for a three-day get-away.  We kept a hectic schedule in an attempt to “see everything”. 
      On our final morning  before returning home,  it was cold and raining.  We decided to go one last time to see the beauty of the coastline, and were rewarded by this magnificent scenery.          
      Today as I look through my pictures, I am reminded again of the  thoughts I had as I saw the mist rising off the sea. My life is a vapor – temporary, fleeting, quickly passing.  I have to daily choose  to cast my cares upon the Lord, “for He cares for me.”  John Tindsley said  it like this “Today is the tomorrow you worried about yesterday and all is well”. 

Misty Morning

Morning on the Quarry Overlook   March 2010  Williston Crossings, FL

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