Thursday, April 19, 2012

New every morning

Is your life an adventure or ho-hum day after day?

I've experienced both kinds of seasons. In one, you know the routines, get in the car at the same time each morning and return each evening, while attending meetings and fill out forms between. In the other, you wait to see what the day brings and how God will speak to and through you.

My checklist today:
  • type at least 10 pages from Alice Wood's diary (from her handwritten notes)
  • translate at least 10 pages from Uncle Erich's autobiography
  • work on Harmonnaires and family reunions (1/2-1 hour)
  • play piano at a CHRISTA luncheon (2 hours)
  • option: watch 2 episodes of My Girl (Korean drama)

I love this season! Ralph Waldo Emerson said it well:
“Be not the slave of your own past––
plunge into the sublime seas,
dive deep, and swim far,
so you shall come back
with self-respect,
with new power,
with an advanced experience,
that shall explain
and overlook
the old.”
Is it any wonder I don't miss the "olden days"?
Read more:
We wait in hope for the LORD;  he is our help and our shield. In him our hearts rejoice, for we trust in his holy name. May your unfailing love rest upon us, O LORD,  even as we put our hope in you. Psalm 33:20-22   NIV
 *You shall be called priests of the Lord; you shall be named ministers of our God. Isaiah 61:6

*You are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God's own people, in order that you may proclaim the mighty acts of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light. 1 Peter 2:9

Moravian Prayer: Dear Father, we pray that we may serve as your ministers, showing love and peace to those around us, sharing faith and hope to all in this world. Empower us with your gifts. In Jesus' name we pray. Amen.

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