2018: Page 67

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

  • Another day, another fresh coating of snow on the ground to start the day.
  • My first task at work was to clear the walks.  The clean snow covering everything was beautiful even if it did create a little extra work.
  • I don’t remember any songs running through my mind as I did my morning prayer, cleaning, and building prep tasks.  Songs are good, but quietness can be good too.
  • When I took the trash out after the inside of the building was ready for the day, I discovered that my cleared walks were once again covered with snow . . . it must have snowed rather intensely while I was inside cleaning.
  • As I cleared the walks a second time, I thought about the ongoing need for cleansing in my life.  Sure, it would be nice to experience the cleansing power of the blood of Jesus once and never need it again, but life doesn’t work that way . . . at least not for anyone I know.
  • Today was a day to work on missions accounting and correspondence, so I turned my attention to that once the walks were cleared again.
  • Once the sun came up, it warmed up the sidewalks enough that what little snow fell throughout the day melted as it landed so I didn’t have to keep going out.
  • Between my work with the missions ministry and continued preparation for Saturday’s prayer breakfast in Warsaw, my morning was gone before I knew it.
  • They say time flies when your having fun . . . I guess that is even true of work if you enjoy what you are working on.
  • Lunch was spent with a friend but we were both in pretty quiet moods for some reason.  As I dropped him off after lunch he said, “I guess that says a lot about how comfortable we are with each other that we can both be quiet during the entire lunch time and each be okay with that.”
  • I think most people are afraid of quietness and it was interesting to me that my day began with a reminder of the benefit of times of quietness and then at lunch had another reminder of the same thing.
  • After lunch I took care of some errands to finish up the work I had begun in the morning, and then headed home to unwind.
  • As evening came, we headed down to Potato Creek to see if the bald eagles were out and wanting photographed.  We saw them chasing each other through the sky and shot what photos we could, but they were too far away to get the shots we really wanted.
  • Even if we don’t find what we’re looking for to photograph, a visit to the park is never wasted.  The sunset view over the lake was incredible tonight and was a good way to rest in God’s presence.
  • Today’s photo is one of the sunset photos I took tonight.  It seemed to fit with the lesson from earlier in the day on cleansing.  I would do well to clean my camera lens more often than I do if I want to avoid the spots showing up on my photos. 🙂

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2 thoughts on “2018: Page 67

  1. I love the look of the water in the photo! As for quiet, we seem to think that we need to fill all silence with sound. I imagine God is often disgusted with us 0 trying to get a word in edgewise! I was always told that a conversation required talking AND listening… I try to do a fair share of listening during my prayer time.

    • Thanks! It was a rather brisk night to be out photographing, but it was so beautiful it was worth it. I think many people avoid quietness for a number of different reasons, but one of them has to do with that photo (sort of) . . . the more still the water becomes, the more accurate the reflection of that which is around it and the observation of that which is in it. Sometimes we would rather not stop long enough to see either when it is us.

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