Tag: peace

What’s Your Mood Today?

There are days I wake up in a good mood.  There are days I wake up worrying about something.  There are days I wake up feeling depressed.  There are days I wake up feeling tired and lazy.  There are days I wake up energized and ready to hit the day running.  I never really know how I will wake up but I strive to make the day a good one and stay positive the best I can.

Recently,  I was in a great mood as we were going to visit our daughter in college and take her out to dinner.  I was very excited to see her.  In the next minute, I got to thinking about all the things I should be doing at home and got a little anxious.  We also were running about 15 minutes later than I told her that we would be there and I was getting a little stressed.
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Rest in the Nest

The other day I saw a nest of 3 baby birds. I got the binoculars out just so I could watch them. They were asleep for a while. Then they woke up chirping and opening their mouths because they were hungry. Pretty soon the momma bird came over with some worms to feed them. The momma bird seemed to stay around to protect them after they were awake until they settled down in a peaceful state again.

It reminded me of how we are a lot like those baby birds in our lives. We seem to be going through life peacefully and then some sort of problem comes our way and wakes us from that peace. We cry out to the Lord and he comes over with some spiritual food to help us. It’s at this time when we need scripture reading, prayer and worship time to help get us through the tough times.
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Be Patient and Keep Refueling

Have you ever been in a hurry to get to a destination and you are stopped by sudden traffic?  I hate that.  It seems that you are crawling at a snail’s pace – or maybe the snail is crawling faster.  A few years ago my husband and I were on our way home from a weekend trip in Gatlinburg, TN and we got caught in a 4-hour traffic jam from a semi trailer chemical spill.  We were at almost a complete stand-still for 4 hours.  People were running out of gas and pulling off the side of the road.  Others were raising the hoods on their cars to allow some air to flow to cool down the engine.  It was 4 lanes of traffic and no exit in sight.  No where to go.  We just had to be patient and sit.  Fortunately we had snacks, a cooler full of water, a tank full of gas and magazines to read. 
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It’s as Easy as the Hokey Pokey

This morning I was doing my Bible study and I came across these verses:  Psalm 47:1-2:  “Clap your hands, all you nations; shout to God with cries of joy.  How awesome is the Lord Most High, the great King over all the earth!”
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This is the Day the Lord Has Made – Now Straighten Up and Enjoy It!

Yesterday we went to our daughter’s white coat ceremony for the Doctorate of Physical Therapy program at her college.  It was a wonderful ceremony and a great day of fun with her and her roommates and their parents and our family.

But it wasn’t all fun and relaxing up to that point.  I was very stressed trying to get clothes ironed and our daughter needed us to bring her some clothes and her desk and other things.  Read More

Relax in the Rain

Last night I was driving home in the storm and I could not see clearly at all.  The lines on the road were invisible.  The rain was pounding on my windshield and the wipers were washing as fast as the motor would allow but they were not able to keep up.  The road was flooding.  The lightening was flashing all around me.  It was getting dark, and I was getting nervous.  But as I approached the welcomed driveway to my home, I felt peace and comfort knowing I was pulling in the dry garage to waltz into my safe, dry living room out of the storm.
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What if I Can’t Complete the To-Do List?

Proverbs 19:21 – Many are the plans in a man’s heart but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails.

I am a planner.  I am an organizer.   I like lists.  I like marking things off of my to-do lists.  I’ve been known to write something on my list that I’ve already done so I can mark it off.  Don’t laugh………you’ve done it, too!!
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Peace in the Pasture

The other day I was driving to work down a side road and there were baby calves running and chasing each other, playing in the field.  I stopped my car for a couple of minutes just to watch.  They were so peaceful and carefree and happy.  Not a worry in the world; running through the open field of newly greening grass and openness that seemed to go on for miles.  I felt “peaceful, and carefree and happy” as I watched them.  I think I could have sat there for an hour (but didn’t think my boss would appreciate that!) hahahha
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