(As most of you know, Steve has retired from the pastorate, after serving forty years in Florida. We have recently moved to the Midwest, close to our sons and their families. Now if our daughter and her family would move east from Washington State, life would be near-perfect!
No doubt you’re also aware that packing and unpacking are time-consuming tasks, so I’m putting the blog on hold for a few weeks. But please continue to visit! I’ll re-blog some previous posts, and hopefully you’ll find them meaningful again, or perhaps for the first time.
The following post was first published 11-25-13.)
I don’t know what’s better:
That first sip of coffee in the morning, or the first moment on the pillow at night.
The anticipation of an exciting event, or the lingering memories after.
Ice cream in the summertime, or thick, hot soup in winter.
Gazing at a wide vista of mountains and trees, or studying a tiny flower up close.
Snuggled up by the fire, or walking through crisp, autumn leaves.
Dark chocolate or white popcorn!
A new book with a tantalizing title, or an old, prized volume, underlined and dog-eared.
The raucous noise of a festive party, or the delicious quiet afterward.
The uplift of a clear, cloudless day, or the coziness of a cloud canopy.
Looking forward to wonders yet to be discovered, or looking back on wonders already known.
Oh, yes, Lord. “You have made everything beautiful in its time” (Ecclesiastes 3:11).
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Thank you, Father, for continually blessing your people—not just corporately but individually. You even bestow custom-blessings, specifically designed for the pleasure of one! And thank You that, as I draw near to you with a grateful heart, your presence fills me with awe and joy.
What blessings are you hard-pressed to choose between? Share your thoughts in the Comments below!
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