In The Morning When I Rise…

The outside is one of my favorite places to begin my day. I usually get up early, get ready, make a cup of coffee, head outside to one of my favorite rocking chairs, open up my Bible and start my dday under the great big, wide open sky.

To end my day, I like to head out in the evening under the canopy of darkness and look up into the night sky at the moon and the stars. It is a great reminder at how big my God is and how small my challenges are.

“When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place, what is mankind that you are mindful of them, human beings that you care for them?” -Psalms 8:3-4

The awesomeness of God is all around us and cannot be denied. When I begin and end my day by observing God and His wonders and amazement, I find that I am even more moved to know that God thinks of me. As the classis hymn puts it: “He walks with me and talks with me and He even calls me by name.”

Take some time today to get outside and allow God to get inside your heart, mind and soul…

Wake Up To The Light!

If you get up early enough in the morning, it will still be dark. I usually get up somewhere between 5:30 AM and 6:00 AM, get ready, make a cup of coffee and head outside, where it is usually dark, still and quiet, to spend the first moments of my day with my Master.

I take a little time to pray, read some Scripture and just meditate. In the process of taking this time, I am blessed with the added benefit of watching as the sun comes up and the light chases away the darkness and presents us all with the gift of a brand new day.

During these mornings, I am blown away by what a special gift “light” is. I mean just think about it: The light not only chases away the darkness, but reveals blessings we couldn’t see. When we open the eyes of our heart, mind and soul to the light that is all around us, we will receive the blessing of living an amazing life.

“When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” -John 8:12

Wake up to the light and enjoy the life of freedom you were createf for! 🙏🏻

The Gift Of Together!

The mornings are an extra special gift that I have learned to aprreciate more and more, especially as I get a little older and hopefully wiser. This moring was a beautiful morning out and this is another thing I have learned to appreciate – the outside, nature and the surroundings of creation.

This morning I woke up thinking about how blessed I am to get to do this thing called life with others. I mean, the fact that I don’t have to do it all by myself, but that I get to do it with family and friends of all ages from all walks of life, who make the tapestry of my day to day reality so much sweeter is really a very special thing.

The Bible says in Galatians 6:2 – “Bear ye one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.” which seems to be an indication that we are not meant to do life on our own but with the help of one another. We hlep others, because God has helped us.

I am very grateful for all of those who contribute to my life and living and to all of those, who allow me to contribute to their life and living. The give and take of doing life together with those that we love and appreciate really does make a difference in the quality of the life we live.

Take some time today to think about the family and friends who make your life better. Think about the diffrence they make and then take the time to let them know how much you appreciate it – they will be glad you did and you will too!