2018: Page 51

Some thoughts, lessons, and/or reflections from the day:

  • It was warmer than I expected it would be when I went in to work early this morning.  My first thought was that it would be a nice day if it wasn’t raining . . . then I decided it ought to be able to be a nice day even with the rain. 🙂
  • It suppose it was only fitting that the song in my mind as I went about my morning prayer, cleaning and building prep included the lines, “There shall be showers of blessings . . . Mercy drops ’round us are falling, but for the showers we plead.”
  • Once the building was ready, I turned my attention to the formatting and scheduling of the prayer guide to go out next week.  While it is good to hear reports from time to time of how the prayer guide is being used, it should be satisfaction enough just to write them as a way for me to spend time with God.
  • Much of the morning was spent doing some more writing for one of the next books I’m working on.  It will be a second collection of 13 weeks of daily devotions wrapped around how we ought to serve.  In a change from when I began, the current working title is, “All In: Devotions For Those Who Serve”.
  • By mid-afternoon the rain had let up a bit so I headed down to Potato Creek to see what I could find to photograph.  On the way I stopped and got a white chocolate mocha which I proceeded to dump on myself, so the first part of my time at the park was spent cleaning up the inside of my truck.
  • Once I had cleaned up my spilled drink, I drove through the park without seeing anything that would cause me to stop so I parked the truck and headed out on a trail to see what I could find.
  • As soon as I got out of my truck, several different groups of sandhill cranes flew overhead with their distinctive sound filling the air.
  • Sometimes I think we rush past important lessons in life because they’re not easily noticeable and we don’t want to stop what we’re doing to search for the lessons we need.
  • As I walked the trail, I saw an eagle circle in the distance and then fly past me to land in a tree across the water from where I was.  It was such a beautiful sight to watch and I was glad I had not let the poor weather keep me from getting out.
  • Most things worth experiencing in life have an element of risk to them, even if it’s just a risk of time.  If we don’t take the risk, we will not experience that moment we could have enjoyed.
  • Today’s photo is one I took of the eagle as it sat across the channel from me.  It was pretty intent on watching the water below for most of the time I was watching.


2 thoughts on “2018: Page 51

  1. “Most things worth experiencing in life have an element of risk to them, even if it’s just a risk of time. If we don’t take the risk, we will not experience that moment we could have enjoyed.” This is so true!! Not being a risk taker I struggle with that daily. My mother’s mantra still plays in my head: Nothing ventured, nothing gained and You’ll never know until you try!!

    • It sounds like we each grew up hearing the same kinds of things from our moms. I am also not a risk taker at heart so it’s when the small things, like the risk of getting wet, are rewarded that I learn to risk a little more. 🙂

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