Took our two grandsons to the river to break ice and throw it into the river… because… you know… we’re just boys. 🙂
What can I give Him, Poor as I am? — If I were a Shepherd I would bring a lamb; If I were a Wise Man I would do my part, — Yet what I can I give Him, — Give my heart. - Christina Georgina Rossetti To my WordPress family: Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! May this season of light and joy be filled with peace for you and yours. May your new year be seasoned with adventure, love and contentment.
This is a collection of way too many images from a beautiful sunrise this morning. Taken at McKinley Woods, a local Illinois state park. Thanks for stopping by.
Starved Rock Sate Park, in Utica, IL, is always fun to visit, but in the Fall it can be just breathtaking. Situated along the Illinois River, it is a welcome contrast to the soybean fields and corn fields that dominate the landscape in this part of the midwest.
dear Lord when i am restless let the tranquility of your Spirit the comfort of your word the light of your love be my peace and still my stirring
when i am anxious let the power of your grace the assurance of your sovereignty the goodness of your will warm the frozen fear i feel inside release the heart shackles and settle my thoughts in the river of your presence
when i am triggered angry let your mercy help me remember how much is broken in me let your justice be the end of my longing let my heart be open to you and this world send me as your loving healing presence as i receive your love and your healing
when i am lost bring me home when i am so sad that light seems a memory and hope a forgotten song reorient my mind reset my spirit
help me see that the suffering is but a moment that all i long for awaits in your house no more tears no need of light or sun no darkness
thank you my dear Lord thank you
sometimes i feel like i don’t belong i’m not a part of the song that everyone seems to know and i wonder if i’ll ever know how to sing again you see i’m not quite sure what’s deep inside i’m not quite sure that i’m all right i’m not quite sure if i matter did i ever matter hey world i wonder if it’s okay with you to quietly say i’m not okay i’m sad and don’t know why i’m mad and even when i try to find some rest all i find is just a mess i’m just a mess so i still will pray peace be still God please invade my heart and my will and let me see what you see in me and rest i am a mess but i’ll rest in You i’ll rest in You
there is a river of love coming down for us flowing down for us my Lord there is a river of hope reaching out for us speaking into us my Lord i don’t know what to make of this world anymore i’m tired of crying want to see a different shore i don’t know what to make of these anxious thoughts i don’t think i can take all this pain we’ve wrought my Lord here’s my life here’s my heart there is a river of peace oh He’s here for me oh He’s here for you my Lord there is a river of life washing over us healing all of us my Lord i don’t know what to make of this world anymore i’m tired of crying want to see a different shore i don’t know what to make of this sadness inside just want to be awake on the other side my Lord here’s my life here’s my heart there is a river of light shining in the dark singing in my heart my Lord there is a river of time forever i am yours forever i am yours my Lord forever i am yours my Lord
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o eternal Light of the world i need Your peace it's so stormy in my soul and there's trouble in the world let me find peace in You o eternal Light of the world come fill my mind with gentle whispers from your Word all the truth i think i know i surrender i need to see and i want to rest just rest in You o eternal Light of the world thank You for the quiet morning river song thank You for dancing colors and of course thank You for a little tugboat help me to swim upstream today in Your love in Your peace i'm still trying to do when all You desire is for me to be just be in You
Happy February to you. Happy February to you. Happy February, happy February, happy February to you! It’s a new day. Make it a great one.