Friday, September 30, 2011

Fingerprints on Friday

Psalm 143:8
Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love, for I have put my trust in you.  Show me the way I should go, for to you I lift up my soul.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Sunny Memories on Saturday

It's one of those days here, when the sun is competing with the big fluffy clouds but we've had some really sunny days this week, all leading up to the first day of fall so I'm feeling rather sunny myself.  And I'm not just saying that because I got some sweet deals at the city wide yard sales this morning, or baked brownies for Bingo, and made extras for us to share with our hot chocolate later.  There are still some roses blooming and looking at their velvety petals always warms my heart and makes me think of wearing my sweaters again this fall.  My favorite one this week was the golden flower that just beamed with the sunshine, telling me fall is on its way, get out your fall colors.  I think it's time.  We had some beautiful sunsets that really brightened the whole sky, even while the clouds were coming and as I was taking in my peaceful moment before going inside, I turned around to see Mary had already taken off her shoes, enjoying the cool air of the evening.

Friday, September 9, 2011

Fingerprints on Friday

A feeling of peace and calmness came to me as I watched these ducks swim around the lake at the park that we went to for the Sweetcorn Festival.  It was a hurried pace throughout the festival of people, but these ducks were just the fingerprints of God I needed that day to slow down a bit and watch how graceful they were in the lake.  They didn't seem to mind the noise all around the park and as I got closer to them, I could feel their quietness within, something good that we all need to feel amist the hurried pace.

Psalm 30:5
Weeping may remain for a night, but rejoicing comes in the morning.

Friday, September 2, 2011

Fingerprints on Friday

Some days decisions are easier to make than others, and I find myself sitting on the fence a little longer than I probably should.  It's the procrastinator in me, I'm sure.  I recently read an article about decision making, and felt my eyes roll a bit when I read that sometimes your mind moves ahead of your body when busy..."the schedule is packed, the pressure is on..."  So I take my walks, take in all the simple joys and all the wonderful fingerprints of God, breathe deeply, and try to leave the fence sitting for the squirrels.

John 14:27
I'm leaving you with a gift:  peace of mind and heart!  And the peace I give isn't fragile like the peace the world gives.  So don't be troubled or afraid.