Listen to your life. See it for the fathomless mystery it is. In the boredom and pain of it, no less than in the excitement and gladness: touch, taste, smell your way to the holy and hidden heart of it, because in the last analysis all moments are key moments, and life itself is grace.Frederick Buechner
“From the rising of the sun to the place where it sets, the name of the LORD is to be praised.” Psalm 113:3
This morning, while darkness covered the earth in a blanket of black, I slipped out of warm sheets to greet a new day.
Slowly, the sky turned the palest shade of blue.
Now, the soft light of the sun is illuminating houses and people and cars filling busy streets.
And, in the midst of it all, I open my eyes to pages of promises radiating hope.
The Word of the Lord shines so bright, you just cannot help but see the truth. And, when you do, you are compelled to proclaim with the psalmist David:
“Praise the LORD, my soul;
all my inmost being, praise his holy name.
Praise the LORD, my soul,
and forget not all his benefits—
who forgives all your sins
and heals all your diseases,
who redeems your life from the pit
and crowns you with love and compassion,
who satisfies your desires with good things
so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.” Psalm 103:1-5
Today, I am thankful for the simple pleasure of waking up to a new day. For eyes to see the beauty of God’s creation. For another chance to praise Him for life and breath and the hope of unchanging promises.
Lord, help us remember that you are worthy of our praise, from sunrise to sunset. Amen.
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I’m just happy to be taking in the sights and sounds and aromas of every little detail surrounding me. And, since Autumn seems to bring out my nesting nature, I find these little ventures are a way to get great decorating ideas for my home. I should tell that to my perplexed husband who has so often endured my trance-like shopping treks. “See, honey, there is a practical side to these seemingly meaningless, random meanderings.”
The best meal of the day, for me, is breakfast. It is one of the great pleasures of life to wake up to a steaming cup of coffee and the aroma of my favorite comfort food wafting through the air and into my head like a great memory.
I was raised in the South on biscuits and gravy, bacon and eggs and grits and sausage and pancakes, etc, etc. Of course, these days, I enjoy lighter fare too – yogurt and fruit and oatmeal or egg white omelets with wheat toast. Yum!
My husband and I enjoy cooking a big breakfast on weekends – usually biscuits and eggs or french toast or waffles…and the occasional pastry, of course. But my go-to sunrise meal most days during the week is good ol’ cereal.
I LOVE cereal. Over the years, I’ve sampled many different brands and found a couple of favorites that I’ve enjoyed for breakfast, lunch and even dinner sometimes.
I am thankful for the simple pleasure of a tasty meal to start my day. But I am especially thankful for the way God feeds my hungry soul.
“Oh, that men would give thanks to the LORD for His goodness, and for His wonderful works to the children of men! For He satisfies the longing soul, and fills the hungry soul with goodness.” Psalm 107:8-9 NKJV
Today, I am praying that He will fill your hunger and satisfy your longings. Be blessed!
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