January 13, 2012


My eyes opened quickly this morning as I heard my children calling for me. I am ready for a new day. Like a flower stretching its petals from a bud, I feel my heart beginning to open and reach for the sunlight.

There is an intense pull to praise my God. Through the dark nights and rainy days He has been faithful. His steadfast love has been undeniable.

I will continue to lean on Him as I navigate through this season of healing and change, but I now carry with me a great feeling of hope.

Praise be to the One who leads the way! 

My heart, O God, is steadfast, my heart is steadfast; I will sing and make music.
Awake, my soul! Awake, harp and lyre! I will awaken the dawn.
I will praise you, Lord, among the nations; I will sing of you among the peoples.
For great is your love, reaching to the heavens; your faithfulness reaches to the skies.
Be exalted, O God, above the heavens; let your glory be over all the earth.
Psalm 57:7-11 NIV

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  1. I love that verse! So powerful! It is such a blessing to be able to wake up each day to praise our God, but there are so many times when my heart does not begin by turning toward Him. Thank you for the reminder. :)
    --Visiting from The Gypsy Mama, Lynnea

  2. Beautiful ... Love the photo and the VERSE! :) and your words were so perfectly written! :) He is an amazing GOD isnt he? Blessings to you! -- Visiting from The Gypsy Mama, Amy @ Little ADventures

  3. Perhaps if I envision myself as a flower opening my petals to the light o of the Son, perhaps I'll be a bit happier in the morning!

  4. So fun to cross paths in the blog world!!
    Bobby Jo


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