2018: Page 80

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

  • As it was dark when I headed to work, I found it fascinating that my morning began with song lyrics running through my mind that included the words “There is sunshine in my soul today.  More glorious and bright . . . For Jesus is my Light!”
  • Darkness comes in many forms and the darkness that is not caused by a lack of sunlight is often where the light of Jesus is most needed.
  • In the darkest hour, even a small amount of light can illuminate a path to its source.
  • The morning cleaning and building prep was fairly routine and went smoothly.  Once it was done, I turned my attention to taking care of the accounting and record-keeping for the missions ministry of the church.
  • By early afternoon I was ready to set aside my accounting  hat and get some lunch.  While I’m not sure I would want to do accounting work everyday, it is a good change of pace from the usual daily tasks I find myself involved in.
  • It can be good to every once in a while “spread our wings” and do something that requires us to use gifts or abilities God has given us that don’t get used as often as other ones.
  • When the workday was done I headed home and by early evening we decided to head to Potato Creek for a family walk.  It is nice to have such a beautiful park close by where we can enjoy time and nature together.
  • While we were hoping to see at least one of the bald eagles, they weren’t cooperative today.  We did see a lot of nature’s beauty and four different osprey in the park in addition to the great walk, so it was a good time even being different from what we had hoped.
  • It is okay, and even good, to hope and plan for things that you would like.  The important part, however, is to be appreciative of what God provides even if it doesn’t look exactly like you wanted it to.
  • Today’s photo is one that I took during our hike.  While yesterday was the first “official” day of spring, these buds say spring may not be here just yet but it is surely on its way!

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2 thoughts on “2018: Page 80

    • There is a protected hillside along one of the trails in the park where these always seem to bloom early. You’re right, I don’t think it will be long for these to fully open — especially if we get a few more warm, sunny days.

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