As seen on a late, warm summer day in Minooka, Illinois.
stillness reflection quiet contemplation listen He is here presence surrender holy encounter He is here searching heart open hope filled and broken He is here rest now oh my soul let grace fill the questions the doubts have no fear His love is here He is here
My home town is in the state of Illinois. We are considered a southwest suburb of Chicago. The town is all but surrounded by corn and soy bean fields and so it often seems like any kind of major city is far, far away, even though, if the traffic gods are smiling, we can be in beautiful downtown Chicago in about an hour. These Minooka, Midwest skies are treasures that I always enjoy. Thanks for stopping by.
Stepped outside my home to go to rehearsal and was greeted by this.
dear God really glad you're here i'll receive all you have for me with gratitude for i know this new day is a gift from You so today if i see a hurting soul let me be a comfort so today if someone hurts me let me be grace and forgiveness so today if i stumble in word or deed please help me change me on this new day make me new on this new day
Wonderful way to end the day. Thanks for stopping by.
so i woke up and all the clouds remind me of the words i said oh God the words i said the anger in my head so i woke up and all the clouds can’t hold the tears that just rain down down down it hurts and i don’t know why oh those clouds in the sky so i woke up and all the clouds press on my shoulders and i manage to pray oh God i just want to be okay just one day can i be okay one day faith help me to trust that just behind those clouds Your promises still shine help me to hear the light of Your words and rest oh God i’m so tired so i rest in You hope i choose to reach beyond the now one day only light and no more tears so today while i’m in the clouds i place my hope in You alone in You alone love let me see Your Light let me know Your promises let me hope that one day soon all will be well all must be well because You are Love You are Love so i woke up today and all the clouds remind me that today right now You are here not hidden so i’ll search for You and make it through this cloudy day with You with You
Took a long ride and ended up in one of my favorite spots: The Marseilles Ruins, in Marseilles, Illinois.
Just in case you were interested in what the past four sunrises looked like in our little town. Have a great weekend!
so here we are again another day has dawned lets get it right today and see what we’ve become so here we are again another chance to love to give and not to take to set our hearts on things above dear God we need to hear your voice let all the change i want to see let all the change begin in me dear God please change me