Monday, May 14, 2007

Wayside Stops

Good hazy morning, Dear Friends and Prayer Partners! This is the day that the Lord has made and we will rejoice and be glad in it! I hope all the mothers on this list had a wonderful day being remembered for all the things that you do regularly! I had a wonderful day, from the church service to the cards from friends and sons and grandson. God blessed me!

After a provided lunch from Brian, we drove to Dunedin to see what was going on in that small city, after their Scottish celebration. It was a nice ride and a good drive.

We went through Sawgrass and a few people were there, since the air was a little clearer. I did not try to walk, though, it was too warm.

From Quiet Moments:

A sanctuary is a place of refuge and protection-a place where you can leave the world behind.

Travelers in the Middle Ages found little shrines set up along the roadway. In each shrine, a cross and the image of a saint were hung. Travelers could stop at these "sanctuaries" for rest and prayer, regaining strength to continue their journey.

We do not have wayside shrines for rest stops. But our minds and hearts still get weary. We have to devise our own wayside stops, not on actual roads, but in the road of daily life.

We need something more than a worship service on a weekend to keep us going until the next service. We need stopping places during the week, intimate sanctuaries here and there whee we can stop and let God refresh our souls with His presence.

. Reading Scripture is one such stopping place. Immerse yourself in a favorite passage or Psalm.

. A little book of devotion is a good way to restore energy.

. A trusted Christian friend with whom you can be yourself is a type of sanctuary. You can gain a great deal from the faith, encouragement, and insight of others.

. Going to a park or sitting in your own backyard and reading gives you a chance to rest while enjoying God's creation.

.Singing aloud a great hymn or praise song helps to restore your joy.

Jesus is your Example, and He often went away to a quiet place to gain strength from His Heavenly Father. Establish your own personal shrines today!

What sweet delight
a quiet life affords.
William Hawthorden Drummond

John 6:15 Jesus withdrew again to a mountain by himself.

I always give thanks for you remembering you in my prayers with thanksgiving, joy and love!

Love and hugs,