Friday, September 26, 2008

God's Creation

Good morning, dear friends and Prayer Partners! This is another beautiful day that the Lord has made and we will rejoice and be glad in it! Don't you just love this dry, cooler weather? When I stepped outside this morning, the crescent moon was hanging in the blue of the early morning sky and the breeze was quite cool. No sign of the froggie today.

Well, I have my van back and it looks like brand new! The body shop did an excellent job of repairing and painting and cleaning the headlight lenses! While the rental van was this year's model, I did not like it as well as my old one, but at least, I had transportation and I am grateful.

I enjoy my walk yesterday, and the visit with Terry and the two Marks. They were all in the building when I got there and Terry had a big 3 scrawled on his ID badge, for his remaining days. Yesterday was Mark G.'s last day. I will really miss all of them, since I have been walking at Sawgrass for twenty five years. Sigh.

I did not see any gators yesterday, but enjoyed the cool breeze and seeing a regular who moved away, He stopped to chat and then we both walked on...

From Quiet Moments with God for Teachers:

Be glad and rejoice for ever in that which I created.
Isaiah 65:RSV

What is it that gives you that warm fuzzy feeling inside? Certain smells, like the aroma of homemade bread right out of the oven or the cinnamony smell of hot apple cider, make you feel everything will be all right.

What about the whistling of a teakettle ready to brew a pot of your favorite tea? Or listening to a favorite recording of Beethoven's "Moonlight Sonata"? When was the last time you sat outside to do nothing else but watch the sun set?

To Oscar Hammerstein, that warm, fuzzy everything-is-going- to- be-OK feeling came from "whiskers on kittens, and warm, woolen mittens." What are some of your favorite things?

When was the last time you gave yourself permission to be nonproductive and enjoy some of life's simple pleasures?

Logan Pearsall Smith wrote, " If you are losing your leisure, look out! You may be losing your soul.

When we don't take time for leisure or relaxation, when we give our discretionary time away to busyness and relentless activity, we are living in a way that says, "Everything depends upon me and my efforts."

Consequently , God prescribes a day of rest, the Sabbath, to enjoy His creation, to give us time to reflect and remember all He has done for us and all that He is . The Sabbath is time to remember God is God--and we're not!

The Sabbath doesn't have to be Sunday. You can take a Sabbath rest anytime you relax and turn yoour focus to God and His creation. Sometimes you have nothing better to do than relax. You may have something else to do, but you don't have anything better to do.

Relax and just enjoy God's creation.After all, He created it for you to enjoy.

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

Love and hugs,