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.
It was a wonderful way to begin the day! Thanks for stopping by.
what if today you stopped and decided to be and not just to do stillness instead of the illness of this or that can you be with yourself can you open your heart to the presence of He who made all of the stars and thought of you before your first cry before the first time you opened your eyes just close your eyes breathe He knows your name breathe He loves you just be take time to remind your mind that you are loved you are His just be
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
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
another day to cry so many whys we can weep together another day to dance its okay take a chance we can hold each other another day to dream close your eyes and see the light come to chase away all the darkness in our hearts can we just start again on this new day its okay don’t say a word we can just be another day to take a breath and rest we can see each other we can hear each other and be together another day
Hope you have a wonderful day! Thank you for stopping by.
i saw and heard the dawn sing color songs that danced in my mind though my eyes saw the beauty solace i could not find i wondered what song was sung by the sky to other sets of eyes that wept for peace shut tight in disbelief in a land covered with grievous dawns unbearable loss hovers over the streets like so many tear drops ever falling that never drain the ocean of sorrow and pain i pray for new dawns singing color songs children dancing sing along for joy and light to fill each soul and peace to fall in stillness let peace fall in stillness