2018: Page 75

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

  • The sky was clear once again as I headed to work and the beauty of the stars shining brightly through the crisp air was amazing.
  • It was a rather cool drive today.  Usually about halfway to work the truck finally warms up enough for the heater to work but today it didn’t seem to get warm . . . then as I pulled into the drive at work I realized the temperature control was still set on the coolest position after yesterday afternoon’s pleasant temperatures — oops.
  • Sometimes when things aren’t what we know they should be, we would do well to examine what we might have done to change the outcome.
  • It’s a Friday, so I headed into the day knowing it would be a long one and trying to set an appropriate pace in order to find the closest thing to balance as I can.
  • As I went about the morning prayer, cleaning and building prep, my mind was filled with the song lyrics that go something like this: “I need Thee! O, I need Thee!  Every hour I need Thee!  Bless me now my Savior, I come to Thee!”
  • I’m not sure there is a better way to begin a day than to acknowledge my need of Jesus in everything I do.
  • As I had time, I continued work on my next devotional book with today’s writing finishing up the week focused on serving with gentleness and beginning a section about serving with honesty.
  • I am scheduled to set up the prayer ministry display at another camp conference next week, so I selected two of my photos to have made into prints for the door prize giveaway at the conference.  When I went to pick them up, the lady at the photo counter said she really liked them. 🙂
  • By mid-afternoon I had finished one eight hour shift and headed out for a late lunch and a break until the building cleared out so I could get it cleaned for Sunday.
  • During the break, we took a family trip to Potato Creek to look for the eagles and take a walk.  The eagles did not make themselves known, but we did find some ducks, geese, swans, and a blue heron.
  • After our walks, I dropped my family off at home and headed back to work to finish out the day.  I had to work around some other things that were going on, but eventually the building cleared out and I was able to finish my work.
  • Today’s photo is of the heron as it was fishing along the edge of the lake.  It kept slowly crouching down and then just as I took this photo I could see the ripples on the surface of the water just out of reach as the intended meal swam away.

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2 thoughts on “2018: Page 75

    • Thank you! When I set up a display at various conferences, they like each person with a display to donate something for prize drawings they do to build interest in the exhibitors. Many give away Starbucks gift cards, but I decided to do something more personal — at least to me. For regional conferences I try to choose photos I’ve taken within the area most people would be attending from. I’ve always had a good response from people who see the photos displayed and from those who end up winning them.

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