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.
Turn off alarm at 4:00 AM, check! Head out to the boxing gym at 4:30 AM, check! 5:00 AM workout, check! Protein shake at 6:00 AM, check! Grab the Fuji X-T30 at 6:08 AM and park adjacent to the corn field, check! Enjoy a beautiful sunrise and snap some shots at 6-something AM, check! Nook-morning to you! Have a wonderful day!
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
you are not the lies that tattle and rattle inside a beauty will rise when you tell those lies to slip away and die in the Light of your Maker oh the song of your life is greater than those failures want you to believe because we’re all a crazy remix and mash up of brilliant stars and tattered rags of bumps and dents that’s who we are so don’t do anything just stand in the Light of your Maker oh the song of your life is greater than shame and blame want you to believe breathe just be and breathe and see the Light inside you breathe just be and breathe and see the Light inside you you are more than all you do just breathe your identity is more than all you do you are here a masterpiece just breathe and be at peace and receive His love His light receive
so i think that we should sing about the sad sad shadows why do i keep remembering their darkened glance it seems that they want to dance into the story and at any moment the sad sad shadows fall on me so about those sad sad shadows inside those weathered picture frames a broken promise here something undone there framed fractures and failures each one calls my name and the struggle starts again with one word oh the shadow of shame falls on me so listen sad sad shadows i remembered today that you don’t have to stay you’re not the whole story Light and Glory can rewrite your songs mend all the wrongs and scatter the darkness not just for a moment but for eternity all these parts of me will be restored once more oh sad sad shadow the final say will not be yours the Light will end the night and all the sad sad shadows will go away and there will be only Light
so welcome to your new day time to tell your story time to give yourself away let go of the worry and why so much hurry time to slow down what story will you tell this day so welcome to your new day don’t compare and don’t stare at all the insta-images that sometimes just won’t dare to be real and to say i’m who i am occasionally stumbling always broken anxiety has stolen some joy but i’m who i am loved by God an image bearer of my Creator i am here on this new day so see the Light who makes wrongs right and mends our hurting souls He lifts our heads shows us the way each time we go astray He forgives welcome to your new day let go of that worry don’t hurry past the Light on this new day
March is usually malcontent in the Midwest, which means a moody, sometimes malicious maze of temperatures and a minefield of uncertainty. So! I mounted my trusty motorcycle and meandered through a magnificent field of wind catchers marvelously moving their blades on this most beautiful of spring days. That is all.
Hope you have a wonderful day! Thank you for stopping by.
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
how can we still be missing so much beauty our brother our sister all the treasures of the world right beside you right beside me how can we still be hurting each other oh can't you see the glorious ruin for that is who we are who we all are and we cry for love just to be loved oh God open our eyes to your presence image bearers all around us and let us treasure the treasures we see and let this love start in me how can we still be silent speak let your words embrace the sorrow let your words heal the pain speak be present embrace the treasures oh God help me see